Compliance Associate Director

Lake County, Illinois
Jul 21, 2021
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 Compliance Associate Director provides direct oversight of AbbVie’s compliance program at the enterprise level.

Key Job Responsibilities:

The Compliance Associate Director may perform the following with minimal supervision from Compliance Director:

  • Primarily supports headquarters-based employees in Global Medical Affairs, Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Clinical Development and Discovery to provide guidance on proposed business strategies and programs, identifies moderate to complex legal and regulatory issues, analyzes alternatives and works with legal and other functions, as appropriate to provide solutions to the business
  • Provides moderate to complex Office of Ethics & Compliance (OEC) and functional policy interpretation and provides guidance on the requirements
  • Partners closely with functional Compliance teams to oversee and enhance monitoring, update policies and procedures, prepare for key meetings with leadership (e.g., Compliance Insights Forums) and continuously improve the overall compliance program
  • Analyze data captured by OEC Operations for trends and takes action, as appropriate
  • Regularly assess exceptions/deviations to determine need for functional policy, procedure, and training updates
  • Initiate proactive training and/or communications regarding current compliance topics/issues, with support from OEC Operations, as needed
  • Provides substantial support to both the business and Corporate Audit during a compliance audit by assisting in the fulfilment of requests and liaising between the business and audit
  • Supports the functions with moderate to complex post-audit remediation and works with the business to ensure timely completion
  • Participates in cross functional OEC programs and collaborates regularly with OEC colleagues to resolve issues and share learnings


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


Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS required, CPA, Master’s, JD, or equivalent work experience preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with, or exposure to, business functions such as compliance, legal, regulatory affairs, medical affairs and/or commercial
  • Preferred solid working knowledge of AbbVie’s business, the current compliance environment, and the broader business impact

Significant Work Activities
Yes, 5 % 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.