Stryker Senior Regional Counsel, EEMEA in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Requisition ID 29898BR

Job Title Senior Regional Counsel, EEMEA

Group Corporate

Division Corporate

Business Function Legal


City Amsterdam

Employment Category Full Time

Percent Travel Required Up to 30%

Shift 1st

About Stryker

Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and, together with its customers, is driven to make healthcare better. The company offers innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. More information is available at All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We are an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Job Description / Information

TheSenior Regional Counsel EEMEA provides professional legal services to the Stryker entities in EEMEA to ensure that Stryker’s legal rights are protected and that the business is compliant with local, international and corporate requirements.

  • Provide timely advice and counsel to clients, including Stryker management and the EEMEA Leadership Team.

  • Effectively manage, lead and engage a team of Legal professionals across the EEMEA division.

  • Participate in the due diligence process for new indirect channels (“ICs”), renewals of existing agreements and review of contractual documentation for ICs.

  • Supervise and oversee the drafting of and review commercial agreements, and participate in negotiations to ensure the legal rights of Stryker are protected.

  • Supervise and oversee the drafting and implementation of appropriate agreements for surgeon consultancies, research, sponsorship and fellowships and ensure that appropriate compliance principles are included and that compliance standard operating procedures are followed.

  • Supervise and oversee the drafting and negotiation of various agreements, including tender agreements, hospital supply/pricing agreements, and consignment and loan kit agreements and proactively handling various commercial matters through to resolution.

  • Provide advice on employment–related issues where there is an issue to assess and/or when external legal advice may be required.

  • Provide counsel and guidance in navigating local laws and regulations that directly and indirectly impact the various businesses.

  • Provide counsel and advice in the termination of distributors, agents, and other third parties, including negotiation and drafting of termination and settlement agreements.

  • Provide counsel and advice in acquisition integration activities and support the implementation of integration strategies.

  • Monitor legal developments across the EEMEA region, provide updates to the various stakeholders and take such action to address such developments internally.

  • Instruct external counsel in litigation and other legal matters, and monitor as appropriate.

  • Review and establish standard forms for agreements in EEMEA.

  • Assist and support Stryker’s compliance programs and work closely with the Compliance Officer in this area, including serving as a member of the EEMEA Compliance Committee.

  • Provide assistance in relation to governance of the EEMEA entities, ensuring that board meetings are properly conducted, and that annual meeting and filing requirements are observed.

  • Actively participate in the projects and work undertaken by the Legal and Compliance Department team including regular reports to the Chief Legal Counsel.

  • Advise the business on laws, regulations, and Stryker policies with strong knowledge of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the MedTech Europe Code of Ethics.

  • Initiate, develop and provide in-house training and education.

  • Follow, implement, develop and improve internal processes.

  • Collaborate and communicate with colleagues, senior management, and outside counsel, and lead projects in a global organization.

  • Assist on other matters as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Law degree and admission to practice law.

  • Minimum 8 years of applicable professional experience within a law firm or a legal department.

  • demonstrates excellent judgment, professional demeanor, business acumen and executive presence

  • initiates, embraces and drives change in a dynamic environment

  • reacts positively to changing needs and demands

  • inspires, educates and empowers others

  • ability to work well independently and in a team

  • possesses strong analytical and drafting skills

  • experience providing timely legal advice in a highly regulated environment preferred

  • demonstrates and drives a commitment to integrity and accountability

  • provides guidance and direction to others and demonstrates excellent leadership skills

  • possesses excellent communication skills and ability to convey complex legal principles clearly and concisely

  • has a general understanding of business financials and reporting

  • has the ability to allocate resources effectively and, where relevant, general understanding of the budgeting process, expense and headcount management.

  • possesses excellent organizational skills and is able to manage numerous projects and conflicting demands in a fast-paced environment

  • possesses excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels of corporate organization, including the senior executive level

  • maintains confidential information

  • demonstrates proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite

  • English fluency required; other European languages beneficial.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability