Global Head Trademarks & Domain Names, Sandoz, Germany (m/w/d)

Division SANDOZ
Geschäftseinheit Global Legal SZ
Standort Holzkirchen (near Munich)
Funktionsbereich Legal & Intellectual Property & Compliance
Art der Stelle Vollzeit
Anstellungsverhältnis Regular
StellenID 265741BR


25.000 Is the number of active trademarks in Sandoz portfolio. Join our team to contribute actively to the performance of the global Novartis skill center of Intellectual Property, through leading a team of 7 professionals.

Would you like to work for a Global Generics and Biosimilars company and contribute to our mission to extend and improve people’s lives? Join Sandoz!

A division of Novartis, Sandoz is a global leader in Generic and Biosimilar medicines, committed to playing a leading role in driving access to medicine worldwide.

Your responsibilities:

• Lead the team to proactively manage all IP-related aspects of the allocated global trademark, design and domain name portfolios as well as copyright topics
• Drive the development, optimization and implementation of strategies, policies and guidelines
• Leverage Sandoz TM as a valued and impactful partner to customers
• Prepare and lead TM litigation to successful conclusions and oversee litigation budget
as well as select/control of relationship with external counsels including monitoring of their quality and performance
• Advance state-of-the-art, transparent, budget management with customers
• Lead Sandoz TM in a motivating manner that attracts, develops and retains talented professionals, maximizes synergies and promotes team spirit
• Support partners on divestments, BD&Ls as well as M&As and negotiate draft as well as review agreements regarding TM or related IP matters
• Representation of Sandoz TM policy and practice issues
• Actively participate in/provide leadership at cross-divisional TM Leadership Team


What you’ll bring to the role:

• Application of best practice standards and tools to ensure availability of trademarks, designs and domain names, timely and efficiently
• Customer satisfaction; successful management of risks and opportunities
• Ensuring Sandoz TM is recognized as a center of competence in the management of global trademark portfolios
• Adding value by being a strategic and respected partner to all relevant interfaces
• Maximize efficiency and synergies within Sandoz
• Awareness of, and influence on, developing trends; proactive advice to the business

Legal & Intellectual Property & Compliance


Desirable Requirements:

• University Degree or equivalent; internationally recognized Trademark qualifications
• Proficiency in English (written and spoken), proficiency in another language desirable
• Proven 7-10+ years of experience in global TM environment (including litigation experience)
• Substantive leadership experience in management of complex TM/IP tasks/teams
• IP experience in Pharma/Healthcare environment is a plus
• Ability to work within a highly matrixed organization
• Ability to handle multiple priorities and work under tight timelines in a fast paced environment

You’ll receive: (optional)
• Competitive salary
• Performance based annual bonus
• Work/life integration
• Eligible to Sandoz pension plan
• 30 working days' holiday per calendar year
• Subsidised on-site cafeteria
• Free shuttle bus between Sandoz and Holzkirchen train station
• Additional benefits

Why consider Novartis Group of Companies?

750 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2018. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks. And where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges..

We are Sandoz, a Novartis Division. Join us and help reimagine medicine.

We develop breakthrough treatments and find new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible to improve and extend peoples’ lives. We do this, by supporting and promoting the knowledge and strengths of our employees and specifically use them to deepen our understanding of our patients and customers. Motivating conditions and an attractive salary are also part of our working environment, as well as our company culture, which is based on collaboration, curiosity, enthusiasm, courage and integrity.

Novartis stands up for equal opportunities and for the integration of persons with disabilities. Hiring decisions are only based on the qualification for the position, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age and disability.

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