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Ethics and Compliance Officer - Mahwah, NJ in Mahwah, NJ at Getinge

Date Posted: 5/21/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Mahwah, NJ
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    5/21/2019

Job Description

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Region North America (and North LatAm, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Central America and Caribbean)

Reports to: Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
Location:  Mahwah, New Jersey, USA


Ethics and Compliance has vital role in enabling and supporting Getinge and its leaders in managing conduct risk and how business is done, creating a business environment which embed ethics and compliance into the day to day operations and ensuring better control and predictability for Getinge business on a global scale.

Job Details:

As part of the Getinge Ethics and Compliance (E&C) global team this specialist role will be responsible for driving the global E&C programs in the region North America (and North Latam, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Central America and Caribbean).

The regional role will assume responsibility, in alignment with respective subject matter specialist and program owner, for implementing the ethics & compliance programs launched in Getinge group (presently anti-trust / fair competition and trade compliance, anti-bribery corruption and money laundry and privacy). Specifically the ABC program is a pivotal program in Getinge and strong regional support for this program will be required, especially in implementing global due diligence process, engaging and vetting sales third parties and supporting legal compliance with US regulations such as anti-kickback statute and off label marketing, global and local processes for interactions with so-called Health Care Professionals, Health Care Organizations and transparency reporting.

The role also includes supporting the manager of the Special Investigations function within the E&C team, investigating cases of suspected ABC, anti-trust / fair competition or other violations, including proposing and implement/monitor remedial actions.

The regional role also includes implementation of the Getinge code of conduct with underlying policy and directive structures in cooperation with the respective global stakeholders as well as promoting and supporting a culture of business ethics. The role includes conducting training sessions to executives and management teams. The role entails compiling information and reports and on ethics & compliance programs requested internally or externally. As the Getinge E&C function matures, the role will also include monitoring activities as well as engagements externally with other E&C professionals and other relevant external fora for anti-trust / fair competition and trade compliance knowledge sharing.


Principal Accountabilities

• Support the US sales team and the US legal team with advice on US regulations specific for the sale of health care products, such as US anti-kickback statute and off label marketing.
• In collaboration with the E&C team, ensures regional implementation of Getinge global ethics & compliance programs in alignment and close cooperation with the respective global program owners and according to Getinge Ethics and Compliance framework. Getinge curently has E&C programs of Anti-Trust / Fair Competition, Trade Compliance, Privacy and Anti-Bribery Corruption including AML, third party due management and HCP interaction.

• Support ethics & compliance officers/ ambassadors with coordination and follow-up of generic elements such as Risk Assessment, Training and Communication, Third party due care and due diligence, Internal reporting (whistleblowing/ speak-up process) and case management, Follow-up, measurements and reporting

• If required, supporting special investigations conducted in the region.

•  In collaboration with the E&C team, the role includes a greater responsibility for regional (North Latam and North America) policy and program implementation within Anti-Bribery Corruption as this area is pivotal to Getinge.
 Ensures annual risk assessments.
 Implementation of global policies, directives as well as global and local instructions
 Ensures process and provides advice and training on legal compliance with US specific regulations relating to the marketing and selling of health care products
 Anti-Bribery corruption education and training for all relevant employees and third parties when applicable; raise the awareness and transparency with related internal and external stakeholders.
 Follow-up of regional and country action plans implementation and progress

• Ensuring transparency reporting in accordance with US requirements.

• Managing the US team of currently two ethics & compliance professionals, who are currently also working on global ABC projects, such as analyzing data for risk assessments and monitoring effectiveness.

• Act as regional ethics champion and advocate and be role model for all stakeholders.

• Interact with external stakeholders and promote the role of Ethics & Compliance, business ethics and responsible business and leadership.


Skills and competences

Education
• Juris Doctorate
• Documented training in ethics and compliance methodology (SCCE certification is a plus)


Experience
• Min 7 years of experience of US healthcare legislation, anti-bribery corruption and ethics and compliance work
• Some experience from other relevant area of conduct risk, such as Anti-Trust / Fair Competition, Occupational Health and Safety or Human Rights
• Solid experience working with global business and organizations with complex organizations and foreign ownership
• Solid experience from the pharma or medical device industry
• Some management or leadership experience.
• Experience from conducting investigations and monitoring remediation is a plus

Competencies
• In-depth knowledge of US and global regulations and enforcement relating to health care industry
• Solid knowledge of effective ethics & compliance work
• Solid knowledge global anti-bribery corruption and money laundry laws and regulations
• In-depth knowledge of global business and international matrix models
• Sincere understanding of business ethics and its interplay with effective compliance
• Skills in making presentations and creating interest in the topics of anti-trust / fair competition, trade compliance, business ethics and ethics and compliance
• Good strategic thinking to support both management and employees
• Excellent execution, follow up, project management and coordination skills
• Organised to manage multiple projects and stakeholders
• Excellent communication skills, strength of character, reliance ability, humility, autonomous, self confidence
• Open, innovative and structured mind-set. Ability to multi-task in a fast passed global business environment
• Spanish speaker preferred.

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Getinge Group is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.