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IP Manager

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For a well-known pharmaceutical company, we’re searching for an IP Manager. The company is focused on innovating, reinventing, and optimising existing medications to address important healthcare needs and deliver relevant improvements for patients, healthcare professionals and payors. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing a diverse portfolio of intellectual property rights from disclosure to protection which requires constant follow-up.


Your responsibilities include:

  • Review new invention disclosures and provide assessment regarding patentability
  • Manage an IP portfolio for a wide range of products
  • liaise with patent attorneys and service providers
  • Be in charge of carrying out or organizing patent searches
  • Initiate and monitor the patent protection process
  • Follow-up the patent prosecution
  • Follow-up the administrative part for obtaining and maintaining a patent
  • Instruct external agencies timely on procedural actions
  • Closely monitor costs


  • Keen interest in intellectual property, especially patent protection.
  • Experience in intellectual property and/or training in patent law
  • Research Experience (e.g. during a PhD) is a plus
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills (very good English – written and spoken, French and/or other languages are an asset)
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams) and experience with an IP document management system


  • Flexibility to work in a continuously changing start-up environment
  • High ethical standards with demonstrated experience handling highly sensitive information
  • Be flexible and have a strong team player attitude with the ability to motivate and to inject energy into the project teams.
  • People-centric professional with excellent attention to detail and capable of working in a structured way
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative and trust enabling working style for building partnerships among key stakeholders.
  • Have the adaptability, flexibility, independence and resourcefulness to roll-up-sleeves and multi-task to thrive in a growing environment.
  • Enjoy investigating and digging deeper to find answers/solutions
  • Have affinity for legal proceedings and its rules and deadlines
  • Show respect for individuals and cultural difference across different countries.
  • Demonstrate efficient utilization of time and resources.
  • Be proactive and result-oriented with a focus on business.


Executive search


Minimum 3 years


Higher Education




Pharmaceutical industry



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