Title: Senior Manager, Compliance Investigator, EMEA
Amgen discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen was one of the first companies to realize the new science’s promise by bringing safe, effective medicines from lab, to manufacturing plant, to patient. Amgen therapeutics have changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, Amgen remains committed to advancing science to dramatically improve people’s lives.
Amgen is one of the world’s largest independent biotechnology companies, with global revenue in excess of $18 billion and over 18,000 employees globally. For more than 35 years, Amgen has pioneered biotechnology breakthroughs, to bring state-of-the-art medicines from laboratory to the patient. Amgen has not only discovered and developed innovative human therapeutics, but has invested in cutting edge manufacturing capability and support services to deliver these exciting therapies to medical teams around the world.
The Compliance Investigator position is a key member of Amgen’s Worldwide Compliance & Business Ethics function and is responsible for leading internal compliance investigations across EMEA (occasionally involving a US focus) and reporting directly to the Compliance Director.
As part of Amgen’s global investigations team, the Compliance Investigator will work closely with colleagues covering US, LATAM and JAPAC compliance investigation work in order to collaborate on the Group’s strategic oversight capabilities.
Within the EU/TMEA region the Compliance Investigator is responsible for the corporate strategy on investigations and for achieving Amgen’s compliance objectives. The Compliance Investigator will act as a strategic partner to the business and ensure internal compliance investigations involving bribery, corruption, fraud, healthcare compliance and similar high risk areas are completed to an excellent standard and in a timely manner.
Key activities include:
In addition to making broader contributions to the global compliance strategy, the successful candidate will have the following responsibilities:
+ Serve as chair of a cross-functional Regional Intake & Triage Committee and will lead the committee in triaging and tracking all reports of potential non-compliance.
+ Oversee and co-ordinate the activities of other Amgen staff or third parties (such as outside counsel or external investigative services firms) that support compliance and ensure such activities are conducted consistently with Amgen requirements.
+ Conduct investigations, including interviewing witnesses, gathering and analysing records, reaching conclusions and, as needed, conducting a root cause analysis to ensure appropriate corrective action is identified.
+ Ensure that controlled investigation documents applicable to the region (policies and standard operating procedures) and processes reflect existing legal and other (e.g. industry codes) requirements and are in line with current and future needs of Amgen’s regional operations.
+ Prepare written summaries, reports and conduct briefings with the Chief Compliance Officer and/or senior management.
+ Identify and implement continuous improvement opportunities and best practice for internal investigation processes.
+ Shape strategies for investigations in EU/TMEA as well as contribute to the overall policy for global investigations.
+ Serve as an expert advisor to the EU/TMEA regional management with reference to compliance investigation work.
+ Provide high quality advice and guidance to the Worldwide Compliance & Business Ethics function.
+ Act as a representative for the EMEA region where appropriate.
+ Cambridge, UK
+ Uxbridge, UK Or
+ Zug, Switzerland
Competitive salary & comprehensive benefits package including bonus scheme.
+ Substantial experience in internal investigations, or a combination of investigation and audit experience gained within the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry. Outstanding candidates with relevant experience gained in other industry sectors will be considered.
+ A demonstrable track record of leading investigations of non-compliance in a sizeable international company in jurisdictions corresponding with and relevant to Amgen’s EU/TMEA region. This should include anti-bribery and corruption issues, fraud and/ or healthcare investigations.
+ Experience of working in lesser developed regions and first-hand experience and awareness of the cultural and geopolitical nuances in emerging markets (e.g. the Middle East, Russia, etc.).
+ Resilient and at ease with a diverse and heavy workload and open to travel across the region.
+ Experience of conducting or overseeing investigations in jurisdictions with significant labour law and/or privacy or data protection requirements applicable to corporate investigation processes.
+ An ability to articulate and implement understandable, layperson-friendly recommendations for the development and enhancement of the compliance investigations function.
+ Up-to-date extensive knowledge of current and emerging legislation, standards and regulations as well as compliance investigation monitoring techniques in anti-corruption and bribery, in particular with regard to constituents of the EMEA region.
+ Ability to develop relationships at all levels to provide confidence in the quality and effectiveness of services provided by the compliance investigations team and to ensure that relevant advice is sought proactively at all appropriate stages.
+ An individual of unquestionable integrity and judgement who is immediately credible and accepted at all levels of the organization and promotes a culture of ethics and integrity.
+ A proven ability to interact well and collaborate effectively with other corporate groups (such as legal and human resources staff), as well as all other levels of management.
+ Possess the temperament, impartial and objective approach that will facilitate effective interactions with witnesses in order to further Amgen’s ultimate goal of encouraging reporting of concerns by staff and management.
+ Possess excellent time management and organizational skills with proven ability of working on multiple investigations simultaneously.
+ Possess a good blend of strategic and operational experience with the ability to effectively switch his/her approach as required.
+ A natural leader who is able to present ideas articulately and openly and who can effectively influence, marshal buy-in and drive consensus among people at all levels and with different cultural and educational backgrounds.
+ A highly energetic, visible and accessible style with the ability to command respect through exercise of sound professional judgment and clear decision making.
+ A tenacious and hands-on advisor who leads by example and will make things happen and has the ability to drive through solutions to problems quickly and effectively.
+ A person of high character who consistently acts in line with a clear and visible set of values and beliefs and with the interpersonal skills to operate in a highly visible and challenging position and an international environment.
A good undergraduate degree, ideally in Natural Sciences or Law, with a further professional qualification (legal, accountancy etc.) preferred but not essential.
Fluent oral and written English communication skills are essential and proficiency in other relevant languages will be advantageous.
Amgen is an equal opportunities employer.