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3 Sep 2020

Full-Time Global Compliance Investigations Lead

UCB Biosciences – Posted by UCBdenise Smyrna, Georgia, United States

Job Description

To strengthen the Ethics and Compliance Team based in Smyrna, Georgia, we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of Global Investigations Lead. This role will be based in Smyrna, Georgia or Brussels, Belgium.

This role will partner with geographies, Ethics & Compliance (E&C), Legal and Talent leadership to ensure internal E&C effectiveness & efficiency in conducting and reporting on investigations, including management of root cause analysis, corrective actions and disciplinary actions.


You like to work in an environment where you will be responsible for:

•    Designing the investigations framework including governance and disciplinary matrix.
•    Coordinating intake, assessment and conduct of investigations including documenting of planned CAPAs and associated outcomes.
•    Providing analytics and reports on investigations.
•    Supporting design of global solutions as subject matter expert when assigned.


You will contribute by:

Fully understanding Ethics & Compliance risk environment and its impact on the area, partnering with stakeholders to properly manage those risks:

•    Maintaining knowledge of all industry codes, and in cooperation with Legal, and all applicable laws and regulations. Monitor and follow up of key developments that would impact the business.
•    Managing all cases reported to UCB through the hotline, Ethics and Compliance, Talent and other mechanisms and conduct assessment of cases in collaboration with the E&C Regional Head and the relevant Talent Partner to determine categorization of incoming matters as incidents or investigations.
•    Designing and conducting investigations in a thorough and efficient manner operating through established internal governance process.
•    Ensuring that all investigations are effectively followed up including Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPAs) and any necessary disciplinary action.
•    Identifying and reporting, through the investigation processes, practices that create legal risk to mitigate organizational liability.
•    Initiating analysis / reports / statistical data which may affect performance and/or related business initiatives.
•    Actively participating in local industry trade association compliance (or related) committees, helping drive appropriate decision-making on key issues, integrating best practices and benchmarking into the overall approach.


Working with the relevant stakeholders to ensure Area/Affiliates maximize the effectiveness of the compliance program, ensuring that business leadership is committed to the highest ethical and compliance standards:


•    Ensuring development, implementation, management, maintenance, continuous improvement and interpretation of investigations-related compliance-related policies, procedures, country specific requirements and practices.
•    Working with relevant internal stakeholders, develop, implement, coordinate, and deliver awareness education, policies and procedures training, and other necessary training programs to internal and external business partners.
•    Ensuring accountability is exercised through enforcement of our policies and applicable regulations; ensure allegation of misconduct are reported timely and discipline actions are implemented after investigations are done. Provide 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.
•    Ensuring ethics and compliance documents, records, and files are organized and maintained in an effective way.

Management of direct reports:
•    Acting as a coach and mentor to develop Investigations Partners competencies.
•    Providing guidance to Investigations Partners to ensure consistent E&C standards and counseling.
•    Coordinating Investigations Partners to ensure highest quality deliverables.


Interested? For this position, you’ll need the following educationexperience and skills:


Minimum Qualifications:
•    Bachelor’s degree required
•    5+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry
•    5+ years of experience (direct or indirect – confronted and operated) in healthcare compliance
•    Proficiency in Healthcare Compliance requirements including self-regulated industry codes
•    Experience in a transnational and multicultural environment
•    In-depth knowledge of federal and state laws governing employment and labor (Equal Employment Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Act, National Labor Relations, etc.)
•    Awareness of emerging HR compliance issues, internally and externally, and the implications to the company
•    Previous experience in a HR investigations role

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Master’s degree preferred
•    Prior pharmaceutical industry and/or compliance experience preferred

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Compliance, ethics, pharma, pharmaceutical, and regulatory. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

Job expires in 25 days.

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