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AbbVie Compliance Director, EEMEA in Paris, France

Compliance Director, EEMEA

France, Île-de-France, Paris


Requisition #1902110

The Compliance Director, Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EEMEA) is a senior leader of the AbbVie Office of Ethics & Compliance, reporting directly to the Ethics & Compliance Officer, International and Global Marketing, Market Access and Commercial Development. He/she is responsible for providing leadership and direct oversight for AbbVie’s compliance program at the area headquarters and affiliate level. The position is based in Paris, France.

Core Job Responsibilities

The Area Compliance Director performs the following:

  • Serve on the International OEC leadership team, helping to set compliance policy, strategy, and direction to be applied internationally.

  • Build a best-in-class compliance organization to support AbbVie’s business in EEMEA, including hiring talented professionals for open positions, and manage that organization to ensure it is performing at the highest level.

  • Assess the existing compliance program at the Area Headquarters level and at the individual country level and identify and implement means to enhance it, ensuring that all elements of an effective compliance program are being met in the most efficient and effective manner.

  • Provide leadership, guidance and support to all levels of area, regional and affiliate management on complex ethics and compliance issues, including policy interpretation and requirement, compliance risk assessment, trend analysis and best practice recommendations. Resolve complex ethics and compliance matters that have significant impact to AbbVie.

  • Direct and conduct periodic reviews and updates related to policies and procedures, ensuring clarity, applicability and compliance to OEC policy and external requirements.

  • Develop, update, implement and deliver OEC’s comprehensive training program on policies and procedures and also develop and implement training on other environmental risks.

  • Help maintain and support continuous improvement of AbbVie’s comprehensive monitoring program to ensure compliance with policies and procedures.

  • Help direct and oversee the EEMEA Area Affiliate Compliance Committee.

  • Provide leadership and guidance on proposed commercial programs, identify complex legal and regulatory issues, analyze alternatives and work with legal and other functions, as appropriate, to propose solutions to the business.

  • Lead cross-functional teams on complex projects or issues.

Supervisory/Management Responsibilities

  • Will have several direct reports, including Region Directors and Affiliate Managers, throughout area responsible for individual and/or clusters of countries and associated people management responsibility, with focus on mentoring, coaching, and developing direct reports and others.

  • Play a key role in selecting, recruiting and developing team members.

Position Accountability/Scope

  • Report to the Ethics & Compliance Officer, International and Global Marketing, Market Access and Commercial Development.

  • Operate with autonomy and limited day to day supervision to lead and continuously advance AbbVie’s compliance program at Area and affiliates in EEMEA.

Minimum Education

  • BA/BS required. JD or CPA, or equivalent work experience strongly preferred.

Minimum Experience/Training Required

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience with, or exposure to, business functions in the health care industry such as compliance, legal, with strong preference for pharmaceutical industry experience.

Travel Required

  • Travel will be required within the area and occasionally beyond the Area, such as to Chicago.

Additional Information

  • Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

  • Job Type: Experienced

  • Schedule: Full-time