Legal Counsel

Datum:  18-sep-2022
Categorie:  Legal & Compliance

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Het is de kern van alles wat we doen. Zo maken we een verschil in het leven van patiënten, klanten en medewerkers.

Department Info

The Legal & Compliance department support the other business units and support teams with expert advise regarding contract law, GDPR, compliance related issues and many other topics requiring legal support.

Job Summary

The Legal & Compliance Counsel is responsible to provide and co-ordinate professional legal and compliance services on a wide range of topics to the different Terumo businesses and functions across EMEA and collaborate with colleagues in EMEA and globally when required. 

Job Responsibilities

Legal & Compliance

Within the Legal & compliance Team, you act as a team member in the Terumo Legal & Compliance Department with the objective to defend and protect the interests of Terumo and the various businesses. 

  • Understand, evaluate and timely, clearly, and effectively communicate the legal implications, risks and opportunities associated with commercial transactions, business operations and projects, while at the same time understanding the business requirements and needs of the company. 
  • Render professional legal advice and support in matters covering a broad spectrum of commercial and related legal subjects, including contracts, transactions, litigation, trade, distribution, fair competition, and business practices, and with a particular focus on ethics and compliance
  • Interact at all levels including General Counsel and Business President level, functional specialists throughout the company, Legal advisers in numerous jurisdictions, suppliers, customers, business partners, competitors, and authorities.
  • Draft, review and recommend common company contracts, participate in negotiations, draft and recommend amendments to (EMEA wide) standard contracts for customers, suppliers and business partners
  • Contract administration using CMS
  • Support legal projects such as drafting standard documentation and processes and automated tools


Regarding Business support, you provide legal services to identified business units (BU’s) and Supporting Functions (eg. HR, Finance, IT, ...) as assigned to you.

  • Remain informed of and keep substantive oversight of legal issues and risks concerning the assigned BU’s and Functions. The position requires a thorough understanding of all aspects of the Business and the Function. 
  • Identify legal and related BU/Functional objectives and issues and play a key role in ensuring that appropriate responses and actions are identified, planned and progressed (Legal Services Action Plan) 
  • Work in the matrix organisation and discuss and pro-actively resolve any overlaps or ambiguities and ensure collaboration, open communication and sharing of information with other members in the Legal and Compliance Department 
  • Liaise with other functions and legal functional specialists in EMEA, other Terumo companies and globally as necessary on the BU/Function legal matters and also matters concerning Terumo Corporation


As one of our Legal Experts, you act an internal expert in commercial law and in the areas of expertise assigned to you and be the go-to person in your area of expertise; keep legal knowledge up to date. 


With regards to Ethics and Compliance, you support the implementation of compliance policies and the development of a compliance culture and implement and manage specific compliance programs assigned to you. 

  • Draft and launch clear, concise compliance policies and guidance, training employees and third-party service providers, interpreting complex legislation and providing guidance to senior management on compliance issues relating to specific compliance matters assigned to you by the GC;   
  • Assist in setting standards for implementation of compliance policies, standards and programs, ensure appropriate training opportunities, and secure and maintain the support and commitment of the BU/Function senior management to these policies and programs.

Profile Description

•    University degree in law;
•    Demonstrating 5 to 10 year experience in the Legal area, either as a solicitor or an in-house counsel. An outside counsel experience is a plus.
•    Typically intellectually demanding, with high urgencies and contradictory priorities. Involves the oversight of BU matters handled by professional staff including at a senior level 
•    A mature, flexible and commercially oriented approach is at all times expected. The environment is fast-moving, involving the management of and prioritising of a large volume of complex work, ensuring timely delivery and high quality
•    Ability to work confidently in foreign jurisdictions.
•    Excellent communication skills in English.
•    IT savvy 


Working for Terumo means contributing to society through healthcare.  

Terumo offers an attractive salary and benefits package. Besides meal vouchers, interesting insurances, 100% public transport reimbursement, you also have the possibility to lease an (e-)bike (in Belgium).  

We offer an opportunity to work in a top performing team. An organisation where everyone is treated with respect. We strive to create a diverse, equal and inclusive work environment. We invest in our associates by offering a broad array of development opportunities.  

Linked with our core value Care, Terumo allows a hybrid way of working, combining office with home-based work. For the Legal team this means, 50% in the office, 50% at home, ensuring team connection face to face in the office on a fixed working day. 

During your recruitment process, you’ll be able to have conversations with Sarah Wijns as the hiring manager and other passionate Terumo associates. You'll also have the opportunity to have an interview with our CEO. 

Interested to contribute to the growth of Terumo? Interested to find out more? Take a look at Terumo Europe's Corporate Video or at our website !

Contact Person

Please upload your CV + cover letter, both in English.

Bethsabee Bellinck. 

Talent Acquisition Partner - Terumo Europe

Due to holiday, new applications will be handled as of September.

Terumo Europe is een belangrijke speler in de EMEA healthcare markt. We maken deel uit van Terumo Corporation (Japan) en produceren, verdelen & verkopen medisch materiaal. Het EMEA hoofdkwartier en productiefaciliteiten van Terumo Europe zijn gevestigd in Leuven (België). Onze saleskantoren zijn verspreid over de EMEA regio.

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