May 24, 2022
United Kingdom

Job Description

Sandoz was the first pharmaceutical company to receive approval of a biosimilar in Europe, Japan, and the United States. A division of Novartis, Sandoz is a global leader in generic and biosimilar medicines, committed to playing a leading role in driving access to medicine worldwide.
As the Ethics, Risk, and Compliance (ERC) Manager you will collaborate with the Head of ERC to deliver the ERC Programs that require day-to-day operational management of compliance queries, effective compliance partnering with businesses, and cross-functional collaboration with other departments and units to strengthen risk intelligence and risk oversight.

Your responsibilities:

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Proactive risk management focusing on key compliance risk areas (third party risk management, interaction with Health Care Professionals, Anti-Bribery, external funding activities, etc.);
• Supporting the establishment of local ERC standards based on internal policies and guidelines (Code of Ethics, Conflicts of Interests, SpeakUp, Anti-Bribery, Professional Practices Policy, etc.). Ensures that requirements of local laws and regulations, including ABBI Code are embedded in processes and followed.
• Trusted business partner: advise businesses on compliance-related topics and on compliance aspects of major business initiatives, and supports the Head of ERC in compliance advisory – providing support to business units, brand managers, sales force, and medical teams.
• Actively follow compliance trends in the market, including business practices.
• Champions speak-up, transparency, and a culture of integrity throughout the organization.
• Leads local ERC projects.
• Prepares presentations and reports.
• Superuser of the ERC-owned approval tools.
• Delivers ERC training to Sandoz associates.
• Supports the ERC Head with other compliance tasks and initiatives.
• Take part in Global / Regional projects as required.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:

• Be responsible for robust compliance risk management and a trusted ERC business partner for business units and business functions.
• Develop talent and drive a continuous improvement mindset in the organization to develop and implement training in the defined areas of process expertise.
• Strong process improvement experience.
• Advanced problem-solving skills.
• Solid presentation and advocacy skills.
• Comfortable dealing with ambiguity and complexity.
• Results-driven, focused, committed, and engaged with a drive for accountability.
• Effective communication/presentation skills; excellent listener.
• Strong collaborator, networking, and relationship management.
• Strong analytical skills (qualitative and quantitative aspects) and ability to communicate effectively.
• Wish to professionally improve, and develop even beyond the UK.
• Ability to question the status quo, and be a creative, innovative, and business-minded problem solver.
• Proactive behavior and practical approach to problems and issues.

Desirable requirements:

• Education: College / University Degree (economics, business administration, finance, law, chartered accountant)
Experience and Knowledge
• +7 years of work experience in a reputable consulting firm, or in a pharmaceutical or healthcare industry with relevant exposure to compliance risk management, risk advisory, and/or risk assurance.
• Strong project management skills - leading compliance projects.
• Broad experience in risk assessment/risk management/risk governance.
• Proven experience in collaborating within a sophisticated cross-functional, cross-cultural, multinational matrix environment.
• Strong advisory and business partnering record.

You’ll receive: :

Competitive salary, Annual bonus, Pension scheme, Share scheme, Health insurance, 24 days annual leave, Flexible working arrangements, subsidized dining facilities, Employee recognition scheme, learning and development opportunities.

Why Sandoz?

500 million patients were touched by Sandoz generic and biosimilar medicines in 2020 and while we’re proud of this, we know there is more we could do to continue to help pioneer access to medicines for people around the world.
How will we do this? We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.
We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity, and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do here at Sandoz!

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United Kingdom
Legal & Intellectual Property & Compl.
Full Time
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Ethics, Risk, and Compliance (ERC) Manager

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