Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer

The Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer (VPCCO) will be principally responsible for the development and implementation of the companys compliance program on a global basis. The VPCCO will report to the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. The VPCCO will focus on refining compliance standards via policies and procedures, training, auditing and monitoring, facilitating internal reporting, compliance-related investigations, and keeping the General Counsel informed on compliance matters. The VPCCO will serve on the Corporate Compliance Committee.

  • Develop, implement, administer, update and monitor the Companys compliance programs adopted by business units throughout all areas and functions of the Company.

  • Ensure that internal reporting mechanisms are developed, implemented, maintained and actively monitored to enable Company employees to report suggestions or concerns regarding the Companys compliance programs and potential compliance violations.

  • Collaborate with other departments (e.g., Legal and Risk Management, Internal Audit, Employee Communications, etc.) to direct compliance issues to appropriate existing channels for investigation and resolution. Consult with other members of the Legal and Risk Management Team as needed to resolve difficult legal compliance issues.

  • Ensure that all concerns and reports of violations throughout the Company are investigated and resolved; develop and oversee a system for uniform handling of such violations.

  • Ensure that the Audit and Finance Committee is immediately notified of concerns or reports of violations relating to members of senior management, as well as accounting, internal control, auditing, regulatory or financial matters.

  • Coordinate with the Internal Audit Department on matters relating to audits and other techniques to monitor compliance and to monitor and address identified risk areas and to ensure that robust auditing and monitoring systems are in place.

  • Organize Corporate Compliance Committee meetings. This includes scheduling regular and ad hoc meetings, preparing agendas for meetings and, where necessary, distributing materials to Committee members in advance of meetings.

  • Identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; to develop/implement corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues, and provide general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future.

  • Provide reports on a regular basis, and as directed or requested, to keep the Corporate Compliance Committee and senior management informed of the operation and progress of compliance efforts.

  • Institute and maintain an effective compliance communication program for the organization, including promoting (a) use of the anonymous reporting hotline; (b) heightened awareness of Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, and (c) understanding of new and existing compliance issues and related policies and procedures.


  • Education: A Bachelors degree required; Masters desired.

  • Experience: Experience effectively overseeing the compliance program of a global organization with 15,000 or more employees.

  • Demonstrated expertise of all health care professional compliance obligations, including PhRMA Code, FDA, Sunshine Act and FCPA, as well as similar requirements outside the United States.

  • Demonstrated ability and aptitude to effectively interact both internally and with clients.

  • A minimum of 10 years experience in a life sciences/healthcare organization, to include demonstrated leadership in compliance.

  • Familiarity with compliance, operational, financial, quality assurance, and human resource procedures and regulations is a must.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the required elements of a compliance programs as outlined in the US Federal Sentencing Guidelines and applicable international programs.

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