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Legal Counsel

  • Terumo Europe
Leuven, Belgium
  • Terumo Europe
Leuven, Belgium

At Terumo, we enhance lifesaving medical technologies for the benefit of society. Are you eager to contribute to people's health and patients' wellbeing? We'll challenge you to become a master in your field of expertise. You can invest your talents in balance with your personal aspirations - live and work in harmony. Built on our Japanese origins; we are driven by respect, ownership and continuous improvement. It is at the heart of everything we do. This is how we make a difference in the lives of patients, customers and associates.


The EMEA Legal & Compliance department, lead by our General Counsel/VP Legal Affairs,  supports our 5 Business Units and Support Departments with expert advice regarding contract law, GDPR, compliance and many other topics requiring legal support.


As legal counsel, you’ll apply your expertise in a range of legal and compliance areas to provide legal and compliance advice and services to our in-house clients, aligning with our policies and guidelines. When needed, you’ll actively seek the wisdom of more senior lawyers in the team. Independently, you’ll handle day-to-day matters of moderate complexity and risk, seeking guidance and direction as necessary. As a business partner, you’ll dive into understanding our organization’s needs, objectives, and context. Under the supervision of a more senior legal counsel, you may also coordinate activities and coach other staff within the legal and compliance department. This position will report to Peter Van den Eynde, Lead Laywer within the EMEA legal affairs team.


Business Partnering

  • Shape our future by driving negotiations with global pharma companies and critical suppliers to our Haasrode plant (recognized as a “Factory of the Future” by Agoria, 2022);

  • Demonstrate a committed, can-do attitude to meet business needs. Apply an agile and solution-oriented approach to thrive in our fast-paced environment;

  • Proactively identify issues and propose practical solutions. Help drive business process improvement projects;

  • Where it matters, collaborate seamlessly with outside counsel under the supervision of a more senior lawyer.

Geographic Scope

  • Become a key contributor to our 15+ strong and growing EMEA Legal & Compliance Team;

  • Impact BU matters across all of EMEA & APAC regions;

  • Support the BU leadership team on projects with global relevance.


  • Work effectively in a matrix organization: Be a pro-active, open communicator to resolve overlaps or ambiguities and share information, knowledge and learnings;

  • Engage with diverse stakeholders and SMEs across functions;

  • Work on or lead Legal & Compliance projects and innovate using modern tools;

  • Apply project and change management skills to drive efficiency and adoption of new processes & tools.

Compliance Champion

  • Be a guardian of integrity and responsibility;

  • Implement compliance policies and foster a compliance culture within the BU/Function across EMEA.


  • You have a sharp legal mind with strong writing, communication and presentation skills;

  • Experience: minimum 5 years in a legal practice (in-house or law firm);

  • Expertise in commercial contracts is a must;

  • You have a solid understanding of Pharma/Medtech industry and additional expertise in areas such as M&A, R&D, IP/IT, and/or data protection is a plus;

  • Flexibility & Adaptability: You demonstrate a business-minded and solution-oriented, “can-do” attitude. Eager to learn, handle complex tasks and tackle new challenges; You navigate foreign jurisdictions with ease and engages confidently with senior leadership members both in EMEA and the global BU organizations;

  • Strong Interpersonal Skills: You collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders,communicates openly to establish trust and build strong relationships;

  • Tech Affinity: You embrace technology to enhance efficiency and improve compliance;

  • Language Skills: Fluent in English; other languages are a bonus.


Working for Terumo means contributing to society through healthcare. Terumo offers an attractive salary and benefits package. Besides meal vouchers, competitive insurances, company car and other benefits, you also have the possibility to lease an (e-)bike. 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 Peter Van den Eynde as the hiring manager and other passionate Terumo associates. 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 !

Terumo Europe is a core player in the EMEA healthcare market. We are a strong actor of the Terumo Corporation (Japan), producing, distributing, marketing and selling a vast range of medical devices. Terumo Europe EMEA headquarters and production facilities are located in Leuven (Belgium) with sales and marketing offices across the EMEA region.
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