The Director, Compliance, is responsible for implementation of IQVIA’s global healthcare compliance (HCC) and anti-bribery / anti-corruption (ABAC) compliance.
Establishes standards and implements procedures to help ensure compliance programs throughout the organization are effective and efficient in identifying, preventing, detecting, and remedying non-compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies and procedures;
and helps drive an ethical culture of doing the right thing.
Maintains current knowledge of laws and regulations; develops annual compliance work plan for the region; provides reports and guidance, as applicable, to senior management, staff, and employees on ethics and compliance matters;
support internal compliance risk identification, reviews and monitors activities; investigates matters related to compliance;
develops, assesses, and implements compliance training and education; and develops and supports business conduct and compliance-oriented audits.
This position is responsible for developing close relationships and strategic partnerships with relevant stakeholders within IQVIA.
This position will report to the Regional Senior Director Compliance.
Drive process improvement and standardization practices within the function and coordinate the development of Standard Operating Procedures.
Assist BD groups with responses to RFP compliance related questions from potential clients.
Support compliance related activities for acquisitions and integrations
Partner with ECO leaders and staff to execute Plan activities, including conducting HCC risk assessments, audits and monitoring.
Work closely with other company departments including legal, internal audit, human resources, and safety and security to ensure effective implementation and communication of compliance and ethics programs.
Collaborate with other stakeholders to incorporate relevant monitoring and audit findings into further Plan development and activities, HCC policies and procedures, and HCC training / communications (closed loop program management)
Host, manage and support ABAC / HCC related customer audits or vendor audits, including overseeing and reporting on progress of mitigation plans
Participate on joint HCC and ABAC customer committees
Serve as ambassador for ECO program across IQVIA globally
Engage and motivate other businesses and functions to drive accountability to the ECO program and maintain effective roles and responsibilities
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Master’s degree and 8 years of directly-related experience or Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of directly-related experience
5 years of Healthcare Compliance (HCC) risk assessment, monitoring, auditing and data analytics experience in the life sciences (pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device) industry
Sound knowledge and understanding of relevant global equivalents and industry codes, (e.g., IFPMA, EFPIA, PhRMA, AdvaMed, MedTech)
Experience in conducting compliance audits related to U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), U.K. Bribery Act and other relevant global anti-corruption laws and regulations
Demonstrated ability to deliver against critical business objectives on budget and on time, implement complex instructions, prioritize, be proactive, resolve conflicts, follow through on assignments, and be a team player
Excellent project management skills with the ability to manage competing priorities and provide a high level of responsiveness across multiple stakeholders
Ability to work independently and manage time efficiently
Ability to exercise excellent judgment and initiative in handling business issues
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with stakeholders at all levels of the organization
Strong written and oral communication skills
Strong attention to detail
Strong interpersonal skills, judgment, maturity and agility
Master’s degree in business administration, compliance or accounting
Relevant auditing or compliance professional certifications : Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Life sciences outsourcing (e.g., CRO) experience
Demonstrated ability to identify and help deliver on process improvements
Travel up to 30% per year; including international travel
Position is based in Centurion, South Africa