Chief Legal Counsel (m/f/d) DACH


Hamburg, DE

Job Family:  Legal
Country/Region:  Germany

Chief Legal Counsel (m/f/d) DACH


Are you looking for a career opportunity within one of the most successful companies in the med-tech industry worldwide?

We are looking for a Chief Legal Counsel to join us at our location in Hamburg, Germany – permanently and full time. If you are keen on leading challenging, inspiring and future-oriented initiatives, then keep reading:

As Chief Legal Counsel you are a senior member and stakeholder of the German management team. You will report directly to the VP, General Counsel, Corporate Commercial and M&A – based in Denmark and you will need to build up a small team in Germany. The main purpose of your job is to be an enabler for better business decisions in one of our significant markets across all Coloplast`s business areas: Ostomy Care, Continence Care, Advanced Wound Care, Interventional Urology and Voice and Respiratory Care. You act as a trusted advisor and sparring partner who serves as a center of expertise within our business areas in Germany, Austria & Switzerland.


Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Work closely with the leadership team in Region DACH to support strategic business objectives and initiatives
  • Design legal pathways for commercial roll-out of new products throughout Region DACH
  • Manages impactful and strategic projects to advance the legal and business area objectives
  • Liases with other legal teams as well as related functions globally and locally, such as Compliance, Interllectual Property, Finance, Regulatory Affairs, Medical Affairs etc.
  • Prepares, reviews, and negotiates a wide variety of large and highly complex contracts and agreements for the assigned business areas
  • Assesses legal risks across Region DACH and develops appropriate risk mitigation strategies in collaboration with relevant stakeholders

You come with:

  • Fully qualified lawyer (completion of the 2nd state examination) in Germany with several years of relevant senior experience, master`s degree in law or similar master`s degree a plus
  • Ideally focused on Med-tech, Pharma or similar
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to create trust and influence at all levels in the organization
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Forward-thinking with good commercial understanding and ability to balance legal risks with business risk and business needs
  • Strong personality with team spirit
  • Business fluent in German and English

What we offer:

  • Getting up in the morning with a real purpose: making life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs
  • High impact in a growth environment within one of the most successful companies in the med-tech industry
  • Taking responsibility for a growing organization
  • A new and modern office location in Hamburg-Wandsbek  
  • Benefits: Company Car (or compensation), flexible working hours, Home-Office, Canteen, attractive social benefits (like Company Bike, EGYM-Wellpass), pension scheme and more

Interested? We are really looking forward to your CV (EN). Please get in contact via LinkedIn with Svenja Schulte-Bahrenburg, Talent Acquisition Manager DACH, who will be happy to answer your questions you may have upfront about this position.



Pursuing an ambitious growth agenda, Coloplast develops and markets products and services that make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs. Employing about 14.000 people and with products available in more than 143 countries, we are one of the world´s leading medical device companies. We are constantly growing our business and always looking for new ways to move forward – we explore, learn and look for new ways of doing things.


Coloplast is committed to being an inclusive organization, where people bring their differences to work each day, fulfil their potential and have a strong sense of belonging because – and not despite – of their differences. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, age, race, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious belief or physical ability.


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