This position will serve as Head of the Eastern Asia, Middle East, Africa (EAMEA) Compliance Office. The principal responsibility of the Regional Head is to establish, embed, maintain, and oversee an effective compliance and ethics program for Shire within the region consistent with corporate policy and such other statutory, regulatory and ethical requirements as may be applicable to Shire throughout the EAMEA region. The Regional Head will be a member of the regional leadership team and operate as a primary advisor to senior management on managing risk in the region.
Directly and substantially assist in promoting a corporate culture that makes compliance a top priority by working with senior management to establish a tone form the top that reflects Shire’s commitment to ethical business conduct and compliance with the letter and spirit of the law.
Recruit, develop and manage highly qualified country and cluster compliance officers
Responsible for communicating the various aspects of Shire’s Code of Conduct and supporting the implementation and execution of the compliance program by establishing, among other things, job specific training for senior leadership and developing a training strategy for the region based on risks.
Provide input into Global policy and procedures, including the global ABAC program and direct the implementation within the region
Monitor legal and enforcement landscape within the region and ensure that policies and procedures reflect most up to date information.
Partner with global monitoring head to develop and implement an on-going monitoring strategy within the region and ensure periodic risk assessments and health checks are conducted throughout the region. Follow up and report to management on resulting remediation efforts and internal audits.
Guide and support the Regional business through participation in brand and business reviews and establishment of strong business relationships.
Take a lead role in management discussions on risk and participate in governance and risk committee meetings as appropriate.
Represent Shire compliance industry councils and associations and ensure regional management and International Compliance is aware of relevant issues.
Participate in investigations and audits as needed and recommend sanctions and/or remediation to senior management for non-compliant behavior.
Participate in International Regional Compliance Officer Meetings and provide recommendations related to improvement of Shire’s compliance program and updates on regional risks. Share best practices and lessons learned.
Education & Experience Requirements
Compliance experience at a senior level with a major Healthcare company
Minimum 10-14 years of related work experience with minimum 7-10 years’ experience implementing compliance programs
Knowledge of and experience with FCPA and/or comparable anti-corruption rules and regulations
Compliance investigations and related due diligence experience and skills
Strong English ( written and spoken)
Experience in managing a high performing team
Post graduate degree or law degree
Additional languages a plus
Key Skills and Competencies
Living our leadership behaviors is a basic expectation for all Shire employees. Shire expects all employees to embody the following:
Be Results Oriented
Be An Excellent Manager of Self and Others
Ability to influence senior management to drive sustainable cultural/organizational change and program integration
Strong negotiation skills and a proven ability to exercise strong business judgment
Unquestioned integrity and ethics in business and personal conduct.
Energetic, self-starter and innovative with the ability to act independently.
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities
Superior oral communication, inter-personal skills, and presentation skills
Ability to respond to global/cultural sensitivities.
Strong project management and organizational skills.
Excellent analytical ability, problem-solving and leadership skills.
Knowledge of current dynamics in the health care industry.
Experience in public speaking and making clear and persuasive business presentations
Other Job Components
Complexity and Problem Solving
Ability to assess problems where there is ambiguity and multiple solutions to meet business needs without compromising compliance with company code of conduct
Internal and External Contacts
Global Compliance counterparts in US – Internal
Other international compliance personnel – internal
Internal Audit department – internal
EAMEA Business leadership team
Travel within the region will be required. Travel for International Compliance and Global Compliance meetings.