Prabhdeep Singh

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Associate Director - Ethics & Compliance Operations Job

Date: Nov 20, 2018

Location: Plainsboro, NJ, US

Company: Novo Nordisk

About the Department
At Novo Nordisk, we’re committed to building the best Compliance team in the pharmaceutical industry. Operating at the highest ethical standards and ensuring adherence to corporate and legal regulations, the Compliance team is constantly called upon to design and implement creative solutions to complex issues. From training on new procedures, to auditing against local and corporate policies, to reporting compliance-related issues, Compliance keeps us accountable every step of the way as we develop life-changing therapies and bring them to market. At Novo Nordisk, you will be part of a company respected equally for its financial results and its business ethics. Are you ready to make a difference?

The Position
This position leads and manages the development and implementation of the U.S. healthcare ethics and compliance program function for compliance and department operations including department strategy, business planning, affiliate support and other key department processes. This position performs special projects, assists in development and execution of Ethics & Compliance (E&C) plan across functions/organizational lines, and provides additional leadership in Ethics and Compliance Department as requested.

Reports to the Senior Director, Ethics & Compliance Operations, Monitoring & Auditing (M&A), and Government Accountability. Manages two or more Novo Nordisk Inc (NNI) E&C professionals and dedicated compliance professionals in Global Service Center (GSC), Bangalore. Internal relationships include in-house legal counsel, global compliance colleagues, senior leaders throughout lines of business. Supports North American affiliates (e.g. NNCI, NNRCSI). External relationships include vendors and consultants as well as developing and maintaining relationships with the broader E&C network within the industry.

Essential Functions
  • Supports the Senior Director in facilitating and raising awareness of the E&C program while fostering accountability for compliance throughout the organization
  • Fosters a continuous improvement mindset and proposes enhancements to the E&C program, informed by industry trends and best practices
  • Champions a proactive approach to E&C that is focused on partnership, prevent and risk mitigation
  • Participates in industry associations and engagements to raise the profile of the E&C Program
  • Operationalizes and implements holistic processes for business planning that ensures coordination of 1/3/5 year E&C and NNI milestones
  • Provides strategic E&C and operational support and guidance for North America affiliates related to ethics and compliance broadly, including relevant reporting requirements
  • Runs projects of varying size both within E&C and across NNI
  • Development and implementation of efficient systems, processes, and technologies to meet operational requirements (e.g., Exclusions processes, contracts, TPRs,)
  • Operationalizes key initiatives with the global Business E&C Office by supporting the strategic annual operations plan while understanding global and local impact
  • Creates annual plan for and manages GSC Bangalore office
  • Responsible for proactively identifying additional off shore/near shore work opportunities or enhancements
  • Provides direction for department operations functions, including planning key meetings, department wide development opportunities, and other functions
  • Works collaboratively with the Strategy & Education groups to support the development, implementation and maintenance of platforms and tools for employees and third parties to access company standards related to E&C
  • Ensures that the Circle of Excellence (COE) works cross-functionally to collaborate with business leaders to ensure that Standard Operating procedures (SOPs) are developed and implemented, as appropriate, to help enable the implementation of NNI’s E&C policies
  • Continuously supports the enhancement of E&C communications, education and training
  • Creates content for key E&C Department meetings (e.g. off-sites, lunch & learns)
  • Manages E&C department related HR processes (e.g. JD updates, career frameworks)
  • Responsible for E&C department educational activities
  • Management of department budget and contracting processes, including forecasting expenditures and establishing practices that promote and support responsible spending, tracking and rationale regarding allocation
  • Manages the annual certification processes
  • Administrative support for the entire E&C Department
  • Provides additional support to the Government Accountability and E&C M&A functions as requested

Physical Requirements
10-15% overnight travel required.

Development of People

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is required. Additional education/certification within the compliance and health-care related fields is preferred
  • A minimum of 10+ years combined pharmaceutical, legal, regulatory, and compliance experience required OR 8+ years’ experience if accompanied by an advanced degree or certification (e.g. MBA, JD, PMP)
  • Uncompromising ethics and high standard of personal integrity
  • Experience working under a government agreement (e.g. CIA, DPA, Consent Decree) is required
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills and exceptional ability to influence at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act, FDA rules and regulations regarding the promotion of pharmaceuticals, corporate integrity agreements and other prosecution agreements with other pharmaceutical companies, PhRMA code and other relevant federal and state aggregate spend reporting requirements, and the current activities and developments involving pharmaceutical sales and marketing required
  • Demonstrated knowledge and clear understanding of the required elements of effective ethics and compliance programs as outlined in the Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) Compliance Program Guidance and the US Federal Sentencing Guidelines
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective strategic relationships and networks with internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead change in a large, matrix organization
  • Effective time management skills
  • Communicates effectively with different audiences and in different contexts
  • Ability to drive multiple projects to completion meeting internal and external deliverables with high degree of accuracy
  • Prior experience managing professionals required
  • The ability to think objectively and use sound reasoning principles
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and ability to influence at all levels of the organization
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite

Novo Nordisk is an Equal Opportunity Employer /F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please call us at 1-855-411-5290. This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

Requisition ID: 59040BR
State/Provinces: Plainsboro
Job Category: Legal & Compliance

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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