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Associate Director - Ethics & Compliance Risk & Mitigation 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 supports the Director, E&C Strategy, Risk & Education with regard to the planning, design, and enablement of the NNI Ethics & Health Care Compliance Program strategy, as well as all aspects of the ethics and compliance risk management process. This position executes and supports the implementation of the Novo Nordisk Inc. (“NNI”) Risk Assessment and Mitigation Program and is responsible for the management, tracking, and reporting of Ethics & Compliance (“E&C”) risk assessments and the associated mitigation/remediation activities. This position also performs special projects within the department as requested.


Relationships
Supports the execution of the Ethics & Compliance program. Closely collaborates with NNI’s in-house legal counsel, other leaders across lines of business, and is a member of cross-functional teams throughout NNI. External relationships include vendors, outside counsel, industry peers, and government agencies.


Essential Functions
  • Raises awareness of the program and fosters accountability for ethics and compliance throughout the organization
  • Fosters a continuous improvement mindset and proposes enhancements to the Program informed by industry trends and best practices
  • Champions a proactive approach to ethics and compliance that is focused on partnership, prevention and risk mitigation
  • Participates in industry associations and engagements to raise the profile of the E&C Program and the company
  • Supports the Director in working with the CECO to ensure implementation of any external government reporting requirements
  • Supports Director in designing collaboratively NNI’s ethics and compliance risk assessment process, framework, and methodology
  • Supports Director in leading collaboratively the implementation of ethics and compliance risk assessments
  • Supports Director in developing and driving a consistent definition of “ethics and compliance risk” across the organization
  • Supports Director in working collaboratively with ethics and compliance risk assessment cross-functional team members to identify, prioritize, and assign accountability for managing ethics and compliance risks throughout NNI’s operations
  • Supports Director in working collaboratively with NNI’s cross-functional ethics and compliance risk management stakeholders to develop risk mitigation plans and strives to hold risk owners accountable for action plan delivery and implementation
  • Supports Director in identifying and reporting high-level trends and insights to E&C peers and the broader organization; develops reports for executive leadership and multiple oversight committees
  • Supports Director in working closely with data gathering functions in other departments and identifies opportunities to leverage existing data sets for improved ethics and compliance trending and analytics
  • Supports Director in overseeing the implementation of mitigation plans and processes to facilitate appropriate triage, follow-up and close-out of identified health care compliance issues across all NNI products, therapeutic areas and functional areas
  • Supports Director in championing the implementation of new technologies to aid the risk assessment and mitigation process
  • Supports Director in actively overseeing stakeholder engagement, builds and maintains strategic relationships throughout NNI, and navigates the organization to facilitate risk assessment and mitigation efforts
  • Supports Director in working collaboratively with internal audit and monitoring functions to incorporate risk assessment results and emerging trends into auditing and monitoring plans

Physical Requirements
0-10% overnight travel required.


Qualifications
  • 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)
  • Prior experience working under a government agreement (e.g. CIA, DPA, Consent Decree) required
  • Strong health care compliance background and clear understanding of elements of an effective ethics and compliance program
  • Maintains understanding of laws and regulations, enforcement actions and evolving best practices relevant to pharmaceutical ethics & compliance and proposes updates to Ethics & Compliance program, develops plan and deliverables to inform relevant internal functions
  • Uncompromising ethics and high standard of personal integrity
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills required. Ability to interact with all levels of the business
  • Handles confidential information with discretion and uses information to inform strategic thinking and approach to compliance matters
  • Demonstrated ability in leadership/collaboration skills with the ability to develop and communicate a vision and engage people in that vision
  • Demonstrated ability to display expert level critical thinking in applying principles, theories and concepts on a wide range of problems
  • Demonstrated ability in creating strategic direction, plans and proven ability to drive and sustain business improvement and results
  • Communicates effectively with different audiences and in different contexts
  • Proficiency in Microsoft 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: 59039BR
State/Provinces: Plainsboro
Job Category: Legal & Compliance


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