Director, Compliance

Lake County, IL, US
Sep 28, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Enterprise Compliance Director (Director) is responsible for leadership, strategic development and implementation of Abbvie's compliance program. Specifically, this position supports the Global R&D, US Commercial, and Corporate Functions. The Director reports to the VP, Ethics and Compliance Officer, Business Compliance.

Key responsibilities:

  • Serves as primary liaison to business executive leadership and collaborates with them on compliance program enhancements and key functional activities.
  • Actively engages with business partners and to understand and provide proactive compliance guidance on proposed strategic and tactical initiatives.
  • Provides strategic direction related to compliance risk assessments, trend analysis and provides guidance for compliant business activities to support enterprise business functions and manages staff supporting R&D Clinical, Global Medical Affairs, HEOR, US Commercial, and Corporate Functions (including CCG, BSG, Public Affairs, Government Affairs, US Transparency & Finance).
  • Develops strategy related to compliance risk assessments, trend analysis and provides recommendations for compliant business activities.
  • Develops staff to enhance their knowledge and job skills to maximize performance and to adhere to current company and global regulatory requirements.
  • Owns administration and operations for Business Compliance including Sponsorships Debarment/Screening, Annual Compliance Certifications and Federal/State Transparency Reporting.
  • Execution of quarterly Compliance Insights Forum executive leadership meetings for R&D and US Commercial.
  • Reviews and approves all policy updates in functional areas supported.
  • Leads complex cross-functional teams/projects relating to compliance strategies and execution.
  • Strategically partners with Legal, Regulatory, Finance, Audit, BTS and other areas of OEC leadership.
  • Understands global legal requirements and best practices, and keeps abreast of new developments.

Position Accountability / Scope

  • Reports to VP, ECO, Business Compliance. Assigned matters have significant impact to company ethics & compliance program.
  • Independently resolves complex issues.
  • Ensures, maintains and improves global collaboration specific to ethics and compliance.
  • Assesses impact on compliance program and makes necessary changes as dictated by external developments, the business environment, and technology.
  • Defines annual goals and strategies to align with business goals and objectives.
  • Provides guidance and direction to all levels of management related to compliance.
  • Demonstrates strong leadership competencies and may serve as delegate for VP, ECO

  • BS/BA required.
  • JD or MBA, preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience related to compliance support
  • Substantive compliance experience in global pharmaceutical or medical device industry
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills, written and verbal