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Legal Counsel (m/f/d)- unlimited, part-time contract

at Johnson & Johnson GmbH in Neuss

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Johnson & Johnson is one of the world’s most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of healthcare products, as well as a provider of related services. The values that guide our decision making are motivated by a culture of caring. Caring for the world … one person at a time inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. The company is operating in the fields of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and consumer health care products with 117.000 employees in more than 250 companies around the world. In Germany the Johnson & Johnson GmbH represents the consumer health care business. With a broad portfolio of well-known brands, we are in touch with the consumer at every stage of life.

Johnson & Johnson GmbH is recruiting for a Legal Counsel (f/m/d) for our Central Europe Law Department located in Neuss, Germany, on part-time basis (30 hours)

The Central Europe Legal Department supports the consumer products sector for the Central and Eastern European Countries. We are a small team of highly engaged lawyers supporting the businesses on diverse legal matters. We work in the international environment of a multi-national company with a large local component.

  • Support marketing teams of, among others, cosmetic products and “over the counter” drugs on all legal aspects (artwork approval, legal check of marketing activities (such as sweepstakes, social media activities, promotions etc.), regulatory matters, coordination of disputes with competitors in collaboration with outside counsel)
  • Advise on contractual matters
  • Support the Sales teams (traditional and eCommerce) on all legal questions
  • Potentially take over responsibility for one or more other Central European countries
  • Advise and collaborate with Health Care Compliance Officer
  • Support all other departments regarding legal questions as needed
  • Connect with other functions and groups within the group of companies on larger projects across the J&J sectors and/or countries and regions
  • Support Legal Director in establishing and setting up trainings for the employees on legal and related matters

  • Fully qualified Lawyer (Volljurist, accreditation in Germany) with a minimum of 16 points out of both exams

Experience and Skills


  • 2-5 years practical experience, ideally in the consumer products/health care industry
  • Good knowledge of UWG, HWG, General Civil Law
  • Business fluent German and English
  • Very good analytical and communication skills, open mindedness, team spirit, agility, enthusiasm and willingness to take decisions
  • Independent and responsible way of working


  • Knowledge of Antitrust Laws and Data Protection Laws, experience in Social Media and eCommerce tools would be an additional asset
  • Experience in Pharmaceutical Laws
  • Experience in Regulatory Matters



  • Versatile array of tasks
  • International environment
  • Very flexible and close interaction with your immediate colleagues in the German legal team, and the broader EMEA and global Legal team
  • Independent work
  • Agile working environment
  • Team spirit and open culture
  • Company benefits, such as childcare (up to 3 years old children), canteen, fitness opportunities on campus

This position is a great opportunity for an experienced (in-house) lawyer looking to return to work on a part time basis with flexible working times yet with an interesting and challenging scope of work.

The well-being and development of our employees are central aspects of our company credo. Individuals who would like to fully realize their potential as part of our international, innovation-driven corporate family and who aspire to have challenging work, will find that our company provides just the right conditions. We consider intensive initial training, further education that is tailored to our employees' work and excellent opportunities for development - both nationally and internationally - to be just as essential as a good work-life balance, attractive compensation and above-average employee benefits. One aspect that distinguishes our company is the large number of measures we have to support our trainees and promote career development in ways that are also compatible with family life.




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