Chief Compliance Officer North America

The CCO, North America will help to ensure that EMD Serono and Merck KGaA complies with the highest legal and ethical standards in all of its business activities. The successful candidate will support the implementation of the Company's Global Compliance Program by - among others - creating, adapting and implementing global policies and procedures, providing training, monitoring and identifying potential risks, proposing measures to address them and investigating potential wrongdoings until its resolution. S/he will also advise the business and functional areas in their daily activities maintaining EMD Serono and Merck KGaA's ethical standards and will be a key contributor to the U.S. and Canadian Leadership Team.
Key Compliance Advisor
Actively support the business and functional areas in providing advice on compliance related matters accompanying the Company's lifecycle
Actively support the launch of innovative products as well as initiatives within the Company's mature product portfolio
Although the role will cover responsibilities for North America, given the global nature of the organization and compliance function, the role will coordinate advice with global peers and the Global Compliance Officer of Healthcare based in Germany as well as provide active support to North American-based colleagues
Participate in the North American Leadership Team, adding value as a business advisor
Lead the Compliance Committee by designing the agenda according to Company needs and current relevant topics, highlighting the Company's efforts within its Global Compliance Program and identifying risk areas and how to address and manage them
Policies & Procedures and Training
Design, adapt and implement standards of compliance and ethical conduct through EMD Serono and Merck KGaA's Code of Conduct and promote compliance throughout the organization
Actively support the global organization in the implementation of global compliance initiatives such as a governance and transparency system, an improved third-party due diligence process and new investigation procedures
According to North American needs, develop SOPs, guidance and similar documents according to local laws and regulations as well as ethical standards
Maintain a high level of company awareness of these standards through continuous training, communication programs, and initiatives to ensure that all employees have the ability to seek assistance, make suggestions, raise concerns and identify potential issues regarding compliance
Monitoring and Investigations
Support the implementation of the global monitoring function and initiatives, as well as further develop the local monitoring function
Lead and manage regional investigations according to the global process, report findings and remediate potential wrongdoings and risk areas
Support Group Internal Audit when performing its activities on site and address any action agreed within the IA plan
This role will support the North American General Manager who is in parallel responsible for the Global Neurology & Immunology, and Oncology Franchises. Therefore, the candidate will have the opportunity to not only oversee North American activities, but also work on global compliance strategy related to Merck KGaA's key franchises in addition to planned product launches
10 Plus years experience required in Compliance with an advanced degree. MBA - JD
Industry experience is preferred
Ability to demonstrate a global mindset and interact with all levels of the organization.
Job Requisition ID: 182491
Location: Rockland
Career Level: E - Professional (10+ years)
Working time model: full-time
Nearest Major Market: Boston
Job Segment: Neurology, Executive, Oncology, Immunology, MBA, Healthcare, Management

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