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Job Title: Director - Corporate Compliance (Health Care/Legal/US FDA Experience, Knowledge) ( ID: O6332 )
Career Category: Health Care
Posted Date: 2013-01-11
Location: OTTAWA
Are you a lawyer with a strong Corporate Compliance background?

Have you always wanted to join a leading multinational organization where you can combine your legal and regulatory compliance backgrounds in a Company recognized as one of Canada�s Top 100 Employers?

Then this is the opportunity for you!


Our client, a leading company in the health sciences industry is seeking to add a Director, Corporate Compliance to their Ottawa-Based team.

As a strategic Senior Member of the Company, working closely with the General Counsel and the Finance & Audit Committee, the Director of Corporate compliance will oversee the development of programs and policies to support the Company�s compliance with laws, regulations and existing Company policies, while ensuring the prevention and detection of other misconduct.

As Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for establishing processes for the organization to monitor external developments in compliance, including changes to laws and regulations, government investigations and industry best practices, while promoting ethical practices.

In keeping up to speed on the various developments in the regulatory and governance environment, the Director will proactively ensure that the proper compliance education and training is implemented within the Company in accordance with the new and emerging trends with particular emphasis on the Anti-Kick Back Statute, Anti-Corruption policies and FDA rules and regulations.

Responsibilities include:

- Assessing and further developing the Company�s corporate compliance function to enhance oversight roles and responsibilities, including those related to the anti-corruption program;

- Facilitating research (as necessary) into compliance requirements and recommend changes to assume compliance with legal and regulatory obligations;

- Developing and implementing strategic corporate compliance plans, objectives and milestones including related anti-corruption compliance policies and procedures;

- Develop anti-corruption risk assessment to evaluate the effectiveness of the Company anti-corruption compliance program and related controls, policies and procedures and assurance map

- Coordinate with Internal Audit to identify remediation measures related to periodic anti-corruption compliance audits

- Regular interaction with senior management and, as required, with Board of Directors to report on the current state of the Compliance program, including results of periodic anti-corruption compliance risk assessmentsCoordinating with the Legal Department, substantive review and assessment of policies and systems controls required by law or regulation ;

- Develop systems by which Legal and operational compliance units can remain current information on legislative and administrative regulatory developments;

- Conducting due diligence reviews on potential business partners and acquisition targets aligned with internal guidelines, including interacting with employees to obtain information required to conduct third party due diligence reviews;

- Assessing and monitoring third party compliance with Company anti-corruption compliance policies and procedures;

- Identifying gaps and developing training programs in compliance risk areas including but not limited to, Global Business Practice Standards and anti-corruption training provided to employees, third parties, and joint venture partners;

- Monitoring local laws and recommending changes to internal guidelines, policies, procedures and training programs as appropriate including; federal, state and governmental price reporting laws, government contracting laws; fraud and abuse, anti- kickback statutes and other anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws; false claims statutes;

- Working with the Enterprise Risk Manager and Legal Counsel to assess, develop and execute compliance risk assessments and reviews of compliance risk areas to determine areas for enhancement and remediation in consultation and coordination with internal and external audit groups, including without limitation, anti-corruption related matters

- Coordinating the assessment, enhancement, and implementation of the Company�s fraud protection and prevention programs.

- Supporting investigations of potential compliance issues;

- Maintaining relationships with government agencies;

- Providing guidance to employees on compliance and ethics matters

- Assisting with the creation of integrated enterprise systems to support compliance using technology platforms, including knowledge management capabilities.


Requirements / Experience required:

� University degree and Law Degree
� Qualified to practice law in Canada, U.S. (Europe)
� Compliance certification strong desired
� Experience in establishing corporate compliance programs
� Strong Understanding of Anti-kickback Statue, FDA rules and regulations regarding the promotion of pharmaceuticals
� Investigation experience
� Project Management experience/skills are desirable
� Experience working in a publicly traded company and a life sciences industry is preferred
� Demonstration of high integrity
� Excellent organization and prioritizing skills necessary to plan and complete projects in a timely manner with minimal supervision
� Understanding of government requirements and expectations for health care compliance programs and nuclear industry
� Proven leadership and change management capability
� Strong analytical skills
� Ability to deliver results and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
� Strong written and oral communication skills
� Provide periodic reports on Company compliance, including with FCPA/CFPOA related laws and regulations to the Finance and Audit Committee;

If you are interested in and qualified for the position, please forward your resume to



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