Manager, Global Compliance Audit

Lake County, IL, United States
Nov 18, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women's health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at . Follow @abbvie on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .


The Global Compliance Audit Manager has the primary function to lead/manage global sales and marketing, corporate functions, and other healthcare compliance audits. The role will assist the Director with annual risk assessments and be expected to form relationships with a broad spectrum of stakeholders to understand business risks for US and International locations and recommend a thoughtful audit approach. The role will also manage the audit plan, scope, and execution of audits and formulate recommendations for improvement in operating performance and controls. The scope of compliance audits may include, but is not limited to, the following areas:
  • Anti-Bribery / Anti-Corruption
  • Promotional / Non-promotional practices
  • Third Party Relationships
  • Grants & Donations/Research Funding
  • Monitoring & Transparency Reporting
  • Patient Support Programs
  • Contracting / Pricing
  • Privacy Laws

The Manager will be responsible for recruiting, coaching, developing, and providing active career counseling for Senior Auditors. This position will have up to 5 direct reports.

  • Plan, manage, execute, and report compliance audits worldwide at operating locations
  • Supervise audit staff during the course of audits
  • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication when engaging with auditee management, cross-functional leadership, and audit team members.
  • Apply intelligent considerations and sound risk-based reasoning when evaluating audit findings.
  • Identify key risks and plan audits accordingly to address those risks.
  • Find opportunities for improvements in sales & marketing compliance practices when measured against corporate policies, local country policies and procedures, industry standards, and laws/regulations.
  • Drive departmental innovation and continuous improvement by leveraging best practices and introducing new ways of improving efficiency and agility.
  • Additionally, the incumbent must demonstrate an ability to discern matters that need to be elevated to senior management and must exercise sound judgment.
  • The position requires travel of approximately 10-30%.


  • This position requires a Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university. A graduate degree is desirable. CPA, MBA, or law degree (JD) is a plus.
  • The incumbent should have at least 8-10 years of related work experience. The ideal candidate will have global experience in the life sciences industry, with knowledge of the unique business and compliance risks in the industry.
  • A balance of audit experience and experience working in commercial and/or compliance-oriented roles is preferred. Specific experience and knowledge related to healthcare compliance, healthcare institution, government reimbursement mechanisms, pharmaceutical sales & marketing programs, and anti-corruption laws is preferred.
  • Proven experience collaborating to drive solutions which are compliant, and value added.
  • Strong time management and project management skills and the ability to work effectively with people at all levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing to all levels of the company.
  • Strong recruiting, people development and coaching skills to attract and retain a team of highly motivated professionals.

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Yes, 10 % of the Time
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Equal Employment Opportunity
At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.