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Director Ethics & Compliance (UK Affiliate) - United Kingdom  

Astellas (company)


Posted on : 29 June 2017

Project Description

Purpose of position

This position is a critical leader for enhancing local compliance standards in our UK Affilliate, assisting the local Ethics and Compliance Leader in developing and implementing the key elements of a robust Compliance Program  

 

Key Responsibilities

 

  • To implement and continuously improve the Ethics & Compliance (E&C) program in the affiliate under the direction of the local Ethics and Compliance Leader, working closely with E&C regional and global operations.
  • Support for the enhancement of the Ethics & Compliance program in the Medical department.
  • Ensure effective leadership to drive compliance culture locally, including accountability and consequences for non-compliance.
  • Support effective local compliance standards through risk assessment, effective communication, training, risk monitoring, SOP development and other key initiatives/projects across the functions
  • Lead Tone from the Top and other compliance communication programs such as a speak up culture
  • Deliver Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption program, including third-party due diligence processes relating to compliance.
  • Implement local privacy policies, procedures and training and awareness campaigns to support and embed a culture of privacy
  • Ensure compliance with respect to payment or funding to HCPs or healthcare organizations and transparency activities.
  • Responsible for the oversight of tracking, trending and appropriate investigation of and follow-up on ethics and compliance related issues, concerns or actual or potential violations consistent with global and regional processes; this includes implementing appropriate corrective actions if violations occur.
  • Support for the cross-functional local Compliance Committees with appropriate governance.

 

Knowledge, Experience, and Ability

  • Degree level qualification preferably in law, business administration, corporate governance, compliance, medical or other related fields
  • An established career in the pharmaceutical industry in a legal or compliance role
  • Substantive knowledge and experience with compliance with law, regulations and industry codes relevant to the pharmaceutical industry particularly UK e.g ABPI.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural regional and global environment.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret rules and guidelines,  conceptualize policies, procedures and controls.
  • Ability to demonstrate integrity, sound and independent judgment, prudence and maturity in complex and sensitive cases.
  • Provide evidence of Leadership from a change management perspective.
  • A strong commitment to integrity and professionalism and a commitment to excellence.
  • Be able to evidence strong written and verbal communications, fully fluent in businines English


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