Global Compliance Audit Manager

31 May 2019
28 Jun 2019
Job role
Contract type
Full time
The Manager, Global Compliance Audit, will assist with establishing the compliance audit center of excellence for the corporation. Compliance audits provide assurance on the effectiveness of key elements of compliance programs, including compliance with Office of Ethics (OEC) policies, the Code of Conduct, training requirements and monitoring programs. The position reports to the Director, Internal Audit, who reports to the Vice President, Internal Audit.

The position will help manage and conduct sales and marketing compliance audits and formulate recommendations for improvement in operating performance and controls. The Manager will assist the Director in providing development, coaching, mentorship and active career counseling to Global Senior Auditors. This position will have up to 3 direct reports.

Strong communication skills are essential to the successful performance of this position. This involves imagination, originality, and judgment as well as tact, diplomacy and the ability to instill confidence and to win acceptance of ideas. These skills are required in the routine contacts with the various corporate groups such as the Office of Ethics & Compliance and Legal Division, as well as the operational leaders who are being audited. The incumbent should have the demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, present professionally, and work well with the highest level of management as well as his/her peer group.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Plan, direct, execute and report compliance audits worldwide at operating locations and third party providers. This scope may include but is not limited to compliance auditing in the following areas:
    • FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act)
    • Affiliate Compliance Program
    • Detailed Transactional Audits
    • Third–Party Supplier and distributors
    • No–Charge Goods
    • Research Funding
    • Promotional/Non–Promotional Practices
    • Commercial Pricing/Contracting
    • Government Pricing/Contracting
    • Privacy
    • Transparency reporting
    • Supervise audit staff during the course of audits
    • Manage audits and communication with management during course of audits
    • Edit audit reports and assist with organization of audit processes
    • Develop and update policies and procedures related to audit processes and enhance infrastructure (e.g. data analytics)

The position will interact with Vice Presidents, General Managers, Directors, and Controllers throughout the organization for compliance audit matters. The position must be able to handle all matters as confidential, demonstrate an ability to prioritize and identify new issues/areas and resolve them within and beyond scope of responsibility. Additionally, the incumbent must demonstrate an ability to discern matters that need to be elevated to senior management and must exercise sound judgment.

The Manager, Global Compliance Audit reports to the Director, Internal Audit, who reports to the Vice President, Internal Audit. The Vice President is in turn accountable to the Chief Financial Officer and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.

The audit universe covered by this position is worldwide. However, the Manager will be based in the European Area headquarters in France.

  • Bachelor's degree from a four year college or university
  • At least 8–10 years of related work experience
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing to all levels of management.

  • CPA, MBA or law degree is a plus.
  • Global experience in the life sciences industry, with knowledge of the unique business and compliance risks in the industry.
  • A balance of previous audit experience and experience working in commercial and compliance oriented roles is preferred.
  • Experience with healthcare compliance, government reimbursement mechanisms, pharmaceutical sales & marketing programs, pharmaceutical supply chains and distribution practices, investigation techniques and anti–corruption laws is highly preferred.
  • Global pharmaceutical or healthcare compliance background and the ability to apply sound business judgment and decision making skills.
  • Experience conducting risk assessments and implementing mitigation plans associated with those assessments.
  • Experience creating a strategy, building a team and aligning to a larger enterprise strategy.
  • Proven experience collaborating to drive solutions which are compliant and value added.
  • Familiarity with financial and operational auditing procedures and experience in enhancing data analytic programs.
  • Excellent time management and project management skills and the ability to work effectively with people at all levels.
  • Strong recruiting, people development and coaching skills in order to attract and retain a team of highly motivated professionals.
  • Experience with process improvement techniques or projects, including reductions of waste, process cycle times or bureaucracy.

Key Leadership Competencies:
  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance.
  • Learns, fast, grasps the "essence" and can change the course quickly where indicated.
  • Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo.
  • Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement.
  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality.