Director, Ethics & Compliance Franchise Advisor: Ophtha/Respiratory

Director, Ethics & Compliance Franchise Advisor: Ophtha/Respiratory
To provide independent, strategic business partnership with Franchise Leadership of two Franchises (Ophthalmics/Respiratory) to anticipate and identify proactive strategies/solutions to address business needs and potential risks, and help ensure that activities and processes comply with all applicable NPC policies, laws, regulations and professional codes of conduct.

Major Accountabilities:

• Competent, Compliance Advisory Services: Provide sound leadership and business decision advisory support to the Franchise as the primary and independent compliance consultant to help enable the achievement of business goals, objectives, and innovative new approaches in a manner that achieves compliance with company policy, laws and regulations, relevant guidance, codes and Corporate Integrity Agreement requirements
• Strategic Vision Alignment: Lead the development of a Vision for the Compliance Program and related culture of integrity and compliance for assigned Franchise in collaboration with the Franchise Head and Chief Compliance Officer; this should set the direction for the aligned approach to compliance, as well as establish key metrics for evaluation within the Franchise; this execution is to be led by the Franchise Head and his/her Leadership Team
• Risk Assessment, Monitoring, Remediation Plans: Strategic advisor to help guide the Franchise’s development and administration of their Risk Assessment Plan, related self-monitoring plans, aggregated NPC risks and any other relevant remediation plans, with feedback loops to E&C for measurement and reporting
• Monitoring and Investigations Oversight: complete relevant training in order to effectively conduct compliance monitoring and inquiries assigned by the BPO related to respective Franchise according to BPO/E&C protocols, and report results to E&C; identify and oversee inquiries for review and coaching by the business with results reporting to E&C
• Governance Board: Serve as the E&C appointed member of any Governance board or other like-functioning body charged with oversight and approval of projects, materials, events, etc. pertaining to the respective Franchise.
• Compliance Reporting, Data Analytics, and Root Cause Analysis: Serve as Franchise/E&C liaison to help ensure effective and comprehensive awareness and action plan development related to the results of any dashboard/KPI metrics and reporting pertaining to the effectiveness of the compliance program as it relates to specific Franchise activities and results, or proactively to address NPC organization trends.
• Trends and Knowledge Sharing: Provide current information for the business on known and foreseen internal and external compliance trends to proactively guide and adjust business initiatives accordingly
• CIA Compliance: Partner with CIA team and functional areas to ensure effective, timely and complete execution of all CIA-related deliverables and any relevant audit remediation within assigned Franchise
• Business Insights: Drive education and strategic knowledge of E&C associates related to the products, strategies, and trends of assigned Franchise
• Compliance Projects: Drive execution within assigned Franchise new compliance-related policies, initiatives or projects
• “Speak Up” Culture: Promote and facilitate a continuous learning environment via the identification and communication of actual or suspected gaps or failure to adhere to NPC policy, laws and regulations by Franchise area associates in accordance with NPC Code of Conduct reporting obligations
• Continuous Learning: Develop and administer Franchise -specific educational programs and training consistent with the core goals of E&C educational curriculum, with further specificity to address Franchise needs in coordination with Head of E&C Learning & Education, and across other Franchise advisors for consistency
• Ad-Hoc Projects: Other ad-hoc compliance projects as assigned.
• Contribute as active member of E&C Leadership Team and respective Franchise Leadership Team

Key Performance Indicators:
• Alignment and ownership of E&C Strategy and setting unique Franchise vision for compliance program by Franchise Leadership.
• Culture of integrity and compliance within the Franchise as measured by relevant surveys (e.g., GES, CIA independent expert reports and focus groups, etc.)
• Trust built with all Franchise Associates (e.g., measures of accessibility, solutions orientation, ability to effectively and appropriately advise under challenging or controversial circumstances)
• Number/Nature of policy violations from Franchise, including responsiveness in remediating in timely manner and sustained outcome of compliance
• Quality/speed of advice provided to resolve issues, including consistency of advice (requiring strong collaboration across E&C and with Franchise Legal partner)
The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Education (minimum/desirable):
• Bachelor's Degree or equivalent 4 Year University Degree required.
• Advanced degree e.g., Masters in Juris Prudence, JD, or other high-level education relevant to the practice of law and/or healthcare compliance expertise preferred
• Completion of relevant certification program preferred (e.g., Seton Hall Healthcare Compliance Certification, ECI LPEC Certification)

Experience: 
• >8 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry
• In depth understanding of the operations of a pharmaceutical company including manufacturing, marketing, sales, and distribution.
• Strong knowledge of relevant regulatory/compliance requirements (e.g., Federal HealthCare Program and FDA laws, regulations, codes, guidances (e.g., OIG program guidance), Federal Sentencing Guidelines, NPC CIA

Skills/Competencies: 
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop trusting relationships with stakeholders
• Strong partnering skills to identify and leverage knowledge from across the organization
• Excellent analytical/reasoning, problem solving, organizational and multi-tasking skills
• Strong policy, process and project management skills
• Excellent presentation skills and executive presence.
• Experience developing content and delivering quality education programs
• Demonstrated ability to establish strong external networks accessed and relationships built with experts in the field, industry peers and regulatory authorities to remain current on compliance and other industry related trends
• Demonstrated ability to prepare and deliver analytical, written and oral communications appropriate for multiple audiences and levels within the organization
• Demonstrated track record of partnering with business to establish a common vision to enhancing business performance
• 20-30% travel required
East Hanover, NJ
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Legal & Intellectual Property & Compliance
Full Time