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Associate Director Ethics & Compliance Training - United Kingdom  

Astellas (company)


Posted on : 07 May 2017

Project Description

  • We have a newly created opportunity within our EMEA Ethics & Compliance (E&C) Operations group based at our EHQ in Chertsey
  • The role has responsibility for collaboratively executing the process for the E&C EMEA training programme across Affiliates (including  global activities), ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, Codes of Practice and company policies and processes. 
  • The position will provide a single point of contact for all E&C training , including Data Privacy, Healthcare Compliance and Transparency.
  • Working closely with E&C regional and local personnel the focus will be on the development and implementation of aligned training to support a culture of high performance, continual operational improvement. The Associate Director must ensure close collaboration and communication with global E&C employees responsible for regional training and communications activities, harmonizing global processes where required.


Key Activities:  
  • Development, initiation, delivery, maintenance and monitoring of the E&C training curriculum and programme for relevant staff in company  EMEA Operations, affiliates and third parties where appropriate 
  • Create and implement novel, targeted and effective electronic, written and in-person E&C communications and training materials, following up with appropriate support to embed learning 
  • Provide initial assessments/validations and annual reassessments where appropriate to relevant colleagues & ensure Ethics & Compliance training records for EMEA Operations are maintained 
  •  Play a key role in the implementation of annual and long-term strategic plans for Ethics & Compliance training and communications. 
  • Support to Global Ethics and Compliance related training within the region as required, producing compliance reports to highlight issues such as overdue training 
  • Oversee the coordination of communications activities alongside the central comms teams to drive training activities and processes on an ongoing basis 
  • Liaise with Regional and Affiliate E&C Directors to ensure timelines of the pipeline of training are understood alongside overseeing the translations process for any local materials 
  • Oversee the E&C department’s webpage on the intranet, creating new materials and serve as a key point of contact for the E&C helpline/mailbox to ensure inquiries are appropriately directed, answered and documented for reference. 

Requirements for the role:  
  • Candidates must be able to evidence Pharmaceutical Industry experience with strong customer focus from a compliance training environment 
  • Good experience in the creation and process delivery of training programmes and training management with global collaboration skills 
  • Expertise in effective adult learning methods and a track-record of leading both gap analysis and planning processes   
  • Demonstrable examples of ability to develop, coach and enable high performance teams and proactively promote best practice and knowledge sharing. 
  • The ability to influence, (appropriately) challenge and engage diverse senior stakeholders.   
  • Fluent in both written and verbal business English 
  • Authorization to work in the UK without sponsorship