Compliance Officer, UK/Ireland/Canada - United Kingdom
|External Posting Title||Compliance Officer, UK/Ireland/Canada|
|Job Description||The Compliance Officer (CO) for UK/Ireland/Canada, as a participant of the local leadership teams in the affiliates he/she supports, will lead with management the mission of driving a robust corporate culture that|
embraces integrity in our operations, consistent with the core values and principles of Biogen's Code of Conduct. This includes providing subject matter expertise and leadership on compliance-related matters within the organization and fostering a proactive compliance program and ensuring that the Affiliates follow through on implementing a plan to continuously
assess and enhance processes, maintaining world-class controls that are effective in managing identified risks in a manner that are easily understood and applied. The function is in charge of driving risk assessments in compliance,monitoring key control areas, ensuring that key stakeholders locally and regionally are informed on relevant risks and implementing remediation plans. As a member of the Affiliate's leadership teams, the CO
partners with the business to deliver sustainable business strategies, drive the right behaviors through communication and training, and is responsible for helping shape the external environment through driving
industry-wide standards that are ethical and consistent with Biogen's core values. The function reports into Compliance and has an accountability to the Country Managers of the respective Affiliates.
• Design and pull through of a compliance strategic plan consistent with the Global Corporate Compliance strategy, the Company's business strategy and aligned with local needs and regional requirements.
• Design and maintain updated and well-organized systems and records of management decisions, policies, processes, trainings, assessments, remediation plans, investigations, and enforcement actions. Documentary evidence must be managed in a clear and easily accessible manner in conjunction with other business documentation.
• Provide advice and guidance to the business on compliance matters, including interactions and practices with health care professionals, government officials, health care institutions, patients and patient associations.
• Design and maintain the architecture and excellence in effectiveness of policies, procedures, and controls through continuous monitoring of operational effectiveness, assessment and redesign or enhancement as needed.
• Actively engage the leadership team in each applicable Affiliate in driving
the tone from the top in integrity and leveraging communication
cascaded to the organization to maintain a high level of awareness in
ethical business conduct.
• Champion speak-up, transparency and a culture of integrity throughout
• Fully understand the complex landscape of global risk, reputational risk,
local legal and regulatory risk, and local codes and ethics standards as it
pertains to and impacts the activities conducted by the organization.
• Conduct periodic risk assessments to identify and rank risks to help define prioritization of resources and activities.
• Execute robust monitoring plans based on the risk assessment.
• Ensure that results are effectively communicated to the local leadership
team and Corporate Compliance, that root causes are analyzed, trends
• Ensure accountability is exercised through enforcement of our policies
and applicable regulation.
• Ensure allegations of misconduct are timely reported pursuant to
• As directed, conduct internal investigations and maintain
confidentiality of information.
• Counsel the local leadership team on the design and implementation of
corrective actions and ensure that corrective action standards are
consistently applied across the organization
• Actively follow compliance trends in the market and regulatory
environment including in busines practices and evolving compliance-
related legislation. Affiliate staff, Corporate Compliance
• Actively engage in relevant industry associations and other compliance related
stakeholder groups to drive ethical standards consistent with Biogen core
values. External Stakeholders, Corporate
• Job holder must respect internal rules and all rules based on the respective legal and ethical (AIFP codex) standards. Any safety related information concerning Biogen products (adverse event I suspicion on adverse event etc.) must report to the Affiliate Safety Designated Staff in accordance with current internal company rules. Any quality related information concerning Biogen
|Job Category||Legal & Compliance|
|Qualifications||Minimum of 7 years working in compliance, which can be comprised of 5 years working directly in compliance and additional experience in othergovernance areas, such as legal, finance, quality, internal controls, or external or internal audit.|
•Prior management experiences a plus.
5+ years in the life sciences industry is optimal.
• Ability to influence others to drive action and unlock problems, without creating disruption
• Effective communication and presentation skills directed to sophisticated and front-line junior
audiences, including the ability to synthetize complex information into executive messages
• Strong learning agility to relate past experiences to new challenges
• Ability to absorb partial information from different sources and make sound judgment even with ambiguity
• Experience working in and being comfortable with matrix organization and reporting lines,and cross-functional
teams without clear single leadership
• Strong project management and strategic planning skills
• Work effectively with Windows Office package to design policies, management documents, presentations, control
databases, KPis, and dashboards
• Able to work independently and to prioritize multiple demands
• Ability to identify compliance issues quickly, synthesize impact and determine root cause
• Bachelors (equivalent) degree required. Advanced degree in law, accounting, or business administration highly desired
|About Biogen||Biogen (NASDAQ: BIIB) is a biotechnology leader that discovers, develops and delivers innovative therapies for the treatment of neurodegenerative and rare diseases. Patients worldwide benefit every day from our medicines for multiple sclerosis (MS) and hemophilia. |
Founded in 1978, Biogen is one of the world’s oldest independent biotechnology companies. Our development pipeline is focused on areas of high unmet medical need, as we pursue new therapies for patients suffering from diseases with few or no treatment options. These include programs for Alzheimer’s Disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s disease, spinal muscular atrophy and neuropathic pain amongst others.
With more than 7,000 people worldwide, Biogen is truly a global organization. We are headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which is home to our research operations. Our international operations are based in Zug, Switzerland and we have world-class manufacturing facilities in North Carolina and Denmark. We offer therapies globally through direct affiliate presence in 30 countries and a network of distribution partners in over 50 additional countries.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Biogen is an E-Verify Employer in the United States.
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