Corporate Governance Officer

Do you have experience with corporate governance and a background in Dutch law combined with sound experience in this area? Then Astellas has an interesting job opportunity for you!

Corporate Governance Officer
Part-time, 24 hours, Leiden, The Netherlands


Your job as a Corporate Governance Officer
As Corporate Governance Officer, you are part of the legal department who contributes to the sustained success of the business, by minimizing legal risk and supporting the clients with timely, proactive, risk balanced and collaborative legal advice and solutions. In this position you support the board, supervisory board and works council. 
You are responsible for the preparation and facilitation of the corporate governance calendar for each of the bodies at least one year ahead on a continuous cycle. You circulate the draft agendas well ahead of the meetings, soliciting agenda items and agreeing the final agendas with the relevant bodies. Next to this you prepare minutes in a timely manner, prepare the action points. 

Furthermore you prepare written board resolutions and e-approvals as requested by clients, being part of the business as usual cycle e.g. approval of statutory accounts, payment of dividends etc. 
Next to this you act as subject matter expert for corporate governance. You maintain knowledge of corporate governance developments in The Netherlands and inform stakeholders of best practice, regulations and law, which will impact Astellas. In the role as Corporate Governance Officer you prepare powers of attorney and onboard and off board appointed directors. You author requests for advice and other correspondence with the works council.

Your personal qualifications as a Corporate Governance Officer

  • Degree level in law
  • Experience of interacting with works councils, boards of directors and statutory bodies e.g. commercial registry
  • Demonstrable track record of tact and discretion


As Corporate Governance Officer you have experience in corporate secretariat activities like organizing meetings, authoring minutes and the annual corporate governance cycle. Next to this, you have demonstrable experience of tasks and activities at manager level with strong customer focus in a multi-disciplinary, matrix and cross-cultural environment. 
You also have excellent organizational and planning skills and the ability to multitask and to work to tight deadlines. As Corporate Governance Officer you have excellent interpersonal written and verbal communication skills in English. Next to this you can work on different levels and you can build great relationships with people from other cultures.
Furthermore, you have the ability to deal with highly confidential information with discretion and sensitivity. Next to this you have expertise and proven track record in executing many tasks and activities at the same time, capability to resolve conflict and understand when and how to escalate issues for resolution. In addition, you have the ability to problem solve independently based on expertise in corporate governance across both a range of corporate bodies and business processes.
You act as subject matter expert for corporate governance for Astellas The Netherlands.

We offer

  • A challenging and diversified job in an international setting
  • Inspiring work climate
  • Attractive remuneration, which includes:
    - a 13th month
    - excellent pension policy
    - health insurance compensation
    - collective health insurance
    - company own saving scheme arrangement
    - 25 Holidays + 13 so called ADV Days
    - and more….


At Astellas, we believe that nurturing a good relationship with our employees delivers good business results.
It is our stated aim in the VISION for Astellas to be recognised as an Employer of Choice. This means ensuring we are a highly effective organisation, that applies best-in-class people management, creates a positive working environment and has an inspirational company culture.. This reflects the working culture of Astellas, outlines our expectations as an employer and captures the essence of our company ethos; CHANGING TOMORROW.

About Astellas
Astellas is a Japanese multinational pharmaceutical company employing over 17,000 people worldwide with global sales exceeding 11 billion euro. The group’s EMEA headquarters are based in London, with affiliates throughout Europe engaged in research & development (R&D), manufacturing and sales & marketing. With over 4,500 employees, EMEA is an important and growing Astellas region, having key strengths in the therapy areas of Urology, Transplantation, Anti Infectives, Pain Management and Oncology. The global annual R&D investment of 15% to 20% of sales is evidence of the group’s commitment to improving the health of people worldwide through the provision of innovative and reliable products.
Astellas employs around 950 persons in the Netherlands, in Leiden and Meppel.

Mirai House, located in Leiden Bio Science Park, is home to a number of divisions, including the European R&D organization focusing on the development of medicines in the areas of Urology, Nephrology, Pain, and Diabetes/Metabolic diseases. 

In Leiden Bio Science Park about 93 companies together with research institutes, Leiden University and the LUMC are dedicated to the development of innovative drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and platform technologies. 

A VOG and/or background check can be part of the recruitment process.

Interested? Please apply via the 'Apply' button.

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Keywords: Vacancy, Part-time, Leiden, Legal consultant, Legal risk.


Vergelijkbare zoekopdrachten: Bedrijfsjurist, Gezondheidszorg/Welzijn, Jurist