We're a truly international company, fourth largest in our industry and operating across 120 markets. An inclusive, innovative global FMCG business supported by over 27,500 employees. As we embrace a new era of growth, we are transforming. Our ways of working and culture are driven by a challenger mindset, constantly questioning the status quo. Our agility and entrepreneurial spirit, alongside award winning development programmes, enable innovation and success while creating exciting and rewarding career choices.
As we move forward, our customers will be at the heart of what we do, evolving to needs and expectations and committing to a more meaningful contribution to harm reduction by building a successful NGP business. Integral to our long-term success is our sustainability strategy, behaving responsibly and supporting our ambitions, all underpinned by high governance.
Encouraging inclusion at local levels and supporting a developing and robust diversity agenda globally, we’re fully committed to creating and maintaining an environment that celebrates and respects difference.
We are looking for a Senior Patent Counsel to join our Group Legal function based in either of our Liverpool or Bristol offices (between which our IP team is currently split) and reporting to our Head of Patents.
The successful candidate will need sufficient experience to efficiently manage, optimise and defend the Group’s patent portfolios, manage IP risk and provide strategic advice to the Group regarding patent matters across a range of technology areas.
The role is suited to a confident, commercially astute, qualified European patent attorney with excellent communication skills who would enjoy working with a diverse group of stakeholders (including technical experts, product category managers and senior management) on a wide range of patent issues, including idea captures, patent filings and prosecution, oppositions, portfolio management and filing strategies, FTO exercises, IP due diligence & advice on corporate transactions and patent litigation.
Imperial Brands offers a competitive package of salary, bonus scheme, pension and 25 days holiday (with an additional 4 days on top to cover the Christmas period and bank holidays).
Interested applicants should apply with their CV highlighting their suitability for the role.