The Deputy Chief Compliance Officer is responsible on a global basis, in conjunction with the Chief Compliance Officer, for designing, implementing, and maintaining an effective corporate compliance program. This person is an integral member of the management team in the Legal & Compliance Department and reports directly to the Associate General Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer. He or she leads a team of experienced and highly-motivated compliance professionals who are charged with designing and delivering appropriate, risk-based compliance policies and procedures and monitoring, auditing and training programs in support of the Commercial, Medical, Clinical and Regulatory functions.
The Deputy Chief Compliance Officer ensures that the corporate compliance program is effective and efficient in identifying, preventing, detecting, and correcting noncompliance by Jazz employees and business partners with applicable rules and regulations. This person oversees the compliance risk assessment process that is used to set annual team priorities and objectives and to formulate long-term strategic objectives of the compliance program. The role requires engagement and strong working relationships with management of other functions and cross-functional teams to ensure consistent understanding, application and implementation of corporate compliance policies and controls. He or she must have a thorough understanding of the laws, regulations and industry codes of practice applicable to pharmaceutical companies, as well as experience counseling senior management and other company employees regarding compliance risks.
The Deputy Chief Compliance Officer:
- Has significant day-to-day responsibility for managing the company’s compliance program and leads the team responsible for day-to-day operation of the company’s corporate compliance program;
- Develops and executes annual compliance workplans and assists the Chief Compliance Officer with formulation and communication of the long-term strategic objectives of the corporate compliance program;
- In conjunction with the Chief Compliance Officer, overseees all aspects of the company’s corporate compliance program, including compliance policies and SOPs, training, monitoring and auditing activities, remediation of issues identified through compliance monitoring, the company’s whistleblower hotlines and other elements of the corporate compliance program;
- Satisfies regulatory compliance requirements and implements industry best practices related to the development, commercialization and promotion of pharmaceutical products, with particular focus on the operations and activities of the Sales, Marketing, Market Access, Medical Affairs, Clinical and Regulatory functions;
- Works with the Legal & Compliance Department and/or external law firms, investigates allegations relating to potential violations of the Code of Conduct, compliance policies and procedures, and legal and regulatory requirements;
- Partners with management of other corporate functions on the continued education and enforcement of the corporate compliance program and coordinates with these other functional areas to effectuate and enhance compliance policies, procedures and systems controls as needed;
- Consistently finds opportunities to strengthen and improve the culture of compliance at the company in positive ways, including by partnering with department and function heads to build relationships with the compliance function;
- Counsels colleagues on appropriate relationships and interactions with healthcare professionals, patients, managed care entities, healthcare organizations and government officials and entities;
- Responsible for ensuring the efficient and effective operation of the Compliance Committee, which consists of executive management and functional leaders;
- Leads special projects and participates in cross-functional teams and committees;
- Works closely with other functions to ensure consistency in approach across areas of the overall business and provides support for areas outside of his/her primary areas of responsibility as needed;
- Educates clients regarding relevant legal updates, industry and regulatory developments, industry best practices, and risk mitigation solutions;
- Fosters and supports the professional development of members of the Compliance Operations team; and
- Supervises outside counsel and compliance advisors, as necessary.
- Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree preferred, MBA or equivalent advanced degree applicants considered.
- Minimum 10+ years' industry-related experience in healthcare corporate compliance with a demonstrated in-depth understanding of applicable legal, regulatory, and compliance matters affecting global pharmaceutical companies with approved products..
- Significant knowledge of and demonstrated experience advising business partners on compliance matters, including industry codes of practice related to interactions with healthcare professionals and patients, marketing strategies, promotional tactics and materials, direct-to-consumer advertising campaigns and programs, healthcare fraud and abuse, anti-kickback and anti-corruption issues, and other compliance matters related to the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products.
- Ability to identify emerging risks and trends, analyze and think strategically about complex risk issues and deliver solutions-oriented advice and solutions to mitigate or manage such risks. - Ability to drive, lead and oversee complex projects and lead them to successful completion in an organized, efficient, and effective manner.
- Demonstrated experience prioritizing conflicting demands from multiple business functions and handling heavy workload in a fast-paced environment while remaining focused, organized and effective.
- Demonstrated experience working in a global business and in managing employees in different locations.
- Team player with strong interpersonal influencing and negotiation skills, and proven ability to communicate and work with all levels of the organization (including the field sales force). Expected to communicate effectively with personnel at all levels of the organization and to inspire confidence and support for compliance initiatives.
- Experienced at making thoughtful risk management decisions and exercising excellent judgment under pressure and within tight timelines.
- Excellent critical thinking skills; ability to work through complex issues, including those with significant strategic risk to company.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, with a record of establishing professional credibility and developing strong working relationships with executive management and colleagues across the organization.
- Excellent communication skills – both oral and written – including experience with writing of policies and procedures and delivery of effective oral presentations on compliance topics and issues.
- Experience making presentations to Boards of Directors and other executive management preferred.
- Self-motivated, innovative, strategic, and detail-oriented.
- Periodic travel throughout the United States and Europe is required.
- Position is based in Palo Alto, CA or Philadelphia, PA.
Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.