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Ethics & Compliance Partner-nPVU


Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Job Function:  Legal
Job ID:  58702

Help us transform patients' lives.

At UCB, we put our heart, soul, and skills into making a difference for people living with severe disease. Working together to push the boundaries, we blend the best of our talents to unlock innovation.  Will you join us in our pioneering adventure?

To strengthen our Ethics & Compliance team, we are looking for an Ethics & Compliance Partner


Are you an Ethics & Compliance expert looking to make an impact on the lives of patients?


As an Ethics & Compliance Partner you will work in an environment where you will:


Be the front-line representative of E&C organization, and represent E&C in a responsible and professional manner while acting as a strategic business partner.

This role is responsible for providing subject matter expertise and leadership on compliance-related matters within the organization, ensuring that the supported Patient Value organization is educated on Ethics & Compliance standards, informed about Ethics & Compliance related risks, helping minimize those, building Ethics & Compliance by design in their initiatives and guiding their personnel through global processes, connecting them with local stakeholders as needed.

This role will be responsible to oversee regional initiatives and connect with local Ethics & Compliance colleagues, ensuring appropriate flow of information; connecting with E&C peers through formal and informal collaboration networks to ensure consistent application of E&C approaches and efficient sharing of best practices.


As the Ethics & Compliance Partner you will contribute by:


Maintaining thorough knowledge of all industry codes, laws, regulations, and monitor key developments that would impact the business. In collaboration with colleagues, advise the business regarding existing and future provisions. For future provisions, ensure appropriate planning and preparation where it will impact the business.

Drive risk assessments for compliance in the supported organization, informed by adequate monitoring and analytics, ensuring that key stakeholders are informed on relevant risks and implementing remediation plans, in collaboration with E&C Leadership.

Supporting development of Policies and Procedures as a subject matter expert.

Working with the relevant stakeholders to ensure regional organizations are educated and well informed about ethics & compliance policies and procedures.  

Acting as a proactive strategic partner with the business to help them meet their goals and objectives in a compliant manner, analyzing alternatives and proposing solutions.

Co-creating and collaborating on business initiatives to foster innovation and creation of meaningful solutions for patients while ensuring integrity and ethical principles are respected.

Actively engaging the supported organization leadership in driving the tone in integrity from the top and leveraging communication cascaded to the organization to maintain a high level of awareness in ethical business conduct.


Key Stakeholders:

  • Patient Value Units Regional and Missions’ teams
  • Patient Value Practices teams
  • PVU/PVP Legal Counsels, Talent and Finance Partners
  • Ethics & Compliance Area/Affiliate teams
  • Ethics & Compliance PVU/PVP partners and Regional Head


Competencies & Proficiency

  • Demonstrates curiosity and interest in the knowledge and experiences of colleagues
  • Takes accountability for trying out new ideas and approaches
  • Identifies and raises potential delays in project planning, plus their associated risks
  • Builds, integrates and controls project planning, scheduling and resources
  • Effectively communicates with local and regional stakeholders to have an aligned and approved project plan
  • Propose ways of improvement in building and controlling project plans, in terms of accuracy and compliance risks
  • Demonstrates and encourages generosity and helpfulness by sharing knowledge, skills and resources to optimize and improve outcomes
  • Experience working in and being comfortable with matrix organization and reporting lines, and cross-functional teams without clear single leadership


Interested? For this position you’ll need the following education, experience and skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree/Master’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience (direct or indirect – confronted and operated) in healthcare compliance
  • Proficiency in Healthcare Compliance rules and regulations including self-regulated industry codes (PhRMA)
  • Experience in a transnational and multicultural environment
  • Work effectively to design policies, management documents, presentations, control databases, KPI’s, and dashboards


UCB is a global biopharmaceutical company. We focus on discovering and developing innovative medicines and lateral solutions that can transform the everyday lives of people with severe diseases of the immune system – or the central nervous system.

With more than 7500 people in approximately 40 countries, UCB offers an exciting working environment where initiative can flourish and those with a ‘can-do’ attitude can thrive.  Scientific excellence, innovation, co-creation, lateral thinking, reinventing the way we do things…these are some of the key competencies we are constantly developing, and looking for, at UCB.

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