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Compliance Director Neurology US

Company: UCB
Location: Smyrna
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Help us transform patients' lives.

At UCB, we put our heart, soul and skills into making a difference for people living with significant unmet needs. Working together, we blend the best of our talents to deliver thoughtful solutions that patients value. Will you join us in this pioneering adventure?

The Compliance Director (E&C Lead) serves as the primary Ethics & Compliance contact to the US Neurology business to implement effective E&C programs to identify and mitigate risks in scope (bribery & corruption, inappropriate promotion, Data Privacy and adherence to local industry regulations). The E&C Lead is responsible for the design, localization and/or operationalization of ethics & compliance program elements and for advising business colleagues to drive integration of E&C into their plans & operations. The E&C Lead may manage a team of E&C Partners to achieve stated goals

You will contribute by:

  • Maintaining thorough knowledge of all industry codes, and in cooperation with Legal, of all applicable laws and regulations. Monitoring and following up on key developments that would impact the business. Advising the business regarding existing and future provisions, ensuring appropriate planning and preparation of remediation actions if needed.
  • Driving risk assessments for Ethics & Compliance in the geographical area, ensuring that key stakeholders locally and regionally are informed of relevant risks and implementing remediation plans.
  • Actively participating in local industry trade association compliance (or related) committees, helping drive appropriate decision-making on key issues as well as integrating best practices and benchmarking into the overall approach.
  • Representing the Ethics & Compliance Team in/to internal and external governance bodies/authorities.
  • Working with relevant internal stakeholders, develops, implements, coordinates, and delivering awareness education, policies and procedures training, and other necessary training programs to internal and external business partners.
  • Implementing (where applicable, in collaboration with E&C operations) robust monitoring plans based on the risk assessment; communicate results to leadership, analyze root causes and trends.
  • Ensuring accountability is exercised through enforcement of our policies and applicable regulations; ensuring allegation of misconduct are reported timely and discipline actions are implemented after investigations are done. Providing support during investigations as needed.
  • Partnering with Area/Affiliate and Global Internal Audit (GIA) on audits, while maintaining full objectivity and independence from both parties.
  • Conducting (where applicable, in collaboration with E&C operations) due diligence activities of third parties with the Affiliate and associated compliance risk assessment and minimization (e.g. through training) of the pertaining high risk third parties.
  • Ensuring ethics and compliance documents, records, and files are organized and maintained in an effective way.
  • Providing advice and guidance to the business on ethics & compliance matters, including identified risk areas and interactions with healthcare professionals, government officials, healthcare institutions, patients and patient groups.
  • Co-creating and collaborating on business initiatives to foster innovation and creation of meaningful solutions for patients while ensuring integrity and ethical principles are respected.

Culture of Ethics & Compliance

  • Actively engaging the leadership team in each applicable Affiliate in driving the tone from the top in integrity and leveraging communication cascade to the organization to maintain a high level of awareness in ethical business conduct.
  • Championing speak-up, transparency, and a culture of integrity throughout the organization.
  • Acting as coach and mentor to develop E&C Area/Affiliate Partners competencies
  • Providing guidance to E&C Area/Affiliate Partners to ensure consistent E&C standards and counseling
  • Coordinating E&C Area/Affiliate Partners to ensure highest quality deliverables

Interested? For this position, you'll need the following education, experience and skills:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 5+ of experience in the pharmaceutical industry

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior management/supervisory experience preferred.
  • Experience (direct or indirect - confronted and operated) in healthcare compliance
  • Proficiency in Healthcare Compliance requirements including self-regulated industry codes
  • Experience working in a transnational and multicultural environment

Why you should apply:

Do you want to contribute in bringing real value to patients living with severe diseases while driving innovation forward? Join UCB's dynamic, inspiring and innovative environment. You will be recognized for impactful performance via a competitive compensation and benefits package and you will enjoy ample personal development opportunities.

Tell us what makes you the perfect match to our team and join one of the most dynamic & forward-looking organizations in the world.

To apply, please go to

About Us

At UCB, we come together every day to work, laser-focused, on a simple question: How will this create value for people living with severe diseases? By putting patients at the heart of everything we do, our approach - from discovery to development to delivery - is continuously transformed and designed around patient needs and their journey.

With a team of approximately 7,500 employees worldwide operations in more than 40 countries, we are a global biopharmaceutical company investing more than a quarter of our revenue in cutting-edge scientific research. We are focused on addressing chronic, neurological, immunological, and bone diseases. We are looking for people with passion and empathy who develop a real understanding of patient's needs and can deliver thoughtful solutions to decisionmakers across the heath care ecosystem.

Curious to know more? Please visit our website

UCB and its subsidiaries encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Keywords: UCB, Smyrna , Compliance Director Neurology US, Other , Smyrna, Georgia

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