Prabhdeep Singh

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Associate Director - Privacy Office Job

Date: Feb 1, 2019

Location: Plainsboro, NJ, US

Company: Novo Nordisk

About the Department
At Novo Nordisk, we’re committed to building the best Ethics and Compliance (E&C) team in the pharmaceutical industry. Operating at the highest ethical standards and ensuring adherence to corporate and legal regulations, the 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, E&C 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
Primarily works in support of the Novo Nordisk Inc.
(NNI) Privacy Program, and drives the development, implementation, and maintenance of the NNI Privacy program. Will also serve as an E&C Business Partner for one or more specific business functions or activities with strong connections to the privacy program (e.g. patient support programs).

Reports to Senior Director – Business Partners & Privacy Office. Internal relationships include in-house legal counsel, global colleagues, senior leaders throughout lines of business. Supports affiliates as needed (e.g. NNCI, NNRC, BECO). External relationships include government agencies, outside counsel, vendors and industry peers.

Essential Functions
  • Supports the Senior Director with implementation of the Privacy Program
  • Drives implementation and execution of Privacy Program
  • Partners closely with In-house Legal in Privacy Program governance, design and implementation
  • Proposes enhancements to Privacy-related programs informed by evolving legislation, requirements, industry trends and best practices
  • E&C Partner for one or more customer groups and work collaboratively with the business to identify and mitigate risk, evaluate and operationalize tactics and lead implementation of mitigation plans
  • Supports development and implementation of a strategic plan for a comprehensive privacy program
  • Develops policies related to collection, use and disclosure of private information including PII, non-PII, and other personal data content
  • Develops and administers training focused on the education and awareness of privacy issues
  • Provides support of on-going and future privacy risk assessments
  • Leads auditing and monitoring activities at NNI and with external stakeholders involving private information
  • Investigates non-compliance with company data privacy and protection policies
  • Supports NNI Local Data Protection with respect to the requests of the Global Data Protection Office
  • Supports Data Privacy and Protection Program reports to NNI Board of Directors and NNI ET Privacy Subcommittee
  • Privacy subject matter expert with knowledge related to compliance with applicable state, federal and international laws and regulations including the CAN-SPAM, HIPAA/HITECH and related medical information privacy laws, laws and regulations related to employee privacy, and other global laws and regulations including those implementing the EU Data Protection Directives
  • Maintains knowledge of external legal and industry developments in privacy including evolving laws and regulations, and proactively propose advisable business processes or practices
  • Provides support for privacy data events/breaches response and mitigation
  • Maintains knowledge of relevant information technology systems and applications to drive systematic solutions and improvements
  • Provides strategic direction and oversees activities related to ethics and compliance for specific customer groups to ensure compliance principles are considered when making critical business decisions while understanding local and global impact
  • Leads and affects change within the business as necessary and oversees, monitors, and reports on the Ethics & Compliance program to senior leadership
  • Works collaboratively with ethics & compliance functions such as investigations, training, monitoring and auditing
  • Proactively identifies enhancements or adjustments to ethics & compliance activities (e.g., policies, training, monitoring) based on business strategies
  • Contributes to the preparation of reports to key internal and external stakeholders, including but not limited to the government. Involved early to operationalize business tactics and provide day-to-day compliance guidance and support to assess and ensure adequate compliance controls
  • Active participation in business management and other teams or committees as appropriate

Physical Requirements
10-20% overnight travel required

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is required. Additional education/certification within the ethics & compliance, legal or health-care related fields is preferred
  • 10+ years combined privacy and/or pharmaceutical, legal, regulatory, and compliance experience required OR a minimum of 8 years’ experience required if accompanied by an advanced degree or certification (e.g. MBA, JD, PMP)
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate and influence at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of applicable state, federal and international laws and regulations including the FTC Act, CAN-SPAM, HIPAA/HITECH and related medical information privacy laws, laws and regulations related to employee privacy, and other global laws and regulations including those implementing the EU Data Protection Directives
  • 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 the current activities and developments involving pharmaceutical sales and marketing is preferred
  • Ability to drive multiple projects to completion meeting internal and external deliverables with high degree of accuracy
  • The ability to think objectively and use sound reasoning principles
  • Uncompromising ethics and high standard of personal integrity
  • Strong project management, training and planning skills required
  • Experience with risk assessment and risk management
  • Demonstrated ability to be proactive, exercise independent judgment and demonstrated ability to work effectively on cross-functional teams with all levels of management and other company personnel
  • An individual contributor with a great deal of autonomy and with a specific focus on expertise in the Privacy space

Novo Nordisk is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/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: 59449BR
State/Provinces: Plainsboro
Job Category: Legal & Compliance

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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