Global Ethics & Compliance Programs Expert COE

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Date: Jun 8, 2019

Location: Anderlecht, Brussels, BE

Global Ethics & Compliance Programs – Centre of Expertise (COE), Head


Job Summary

The Ethics & Compliance Programs Centre of Expertise (E&C COE) is a shared services team that works in two distinct areas:  knowledge development and knowledge integration.  Team members of the COE work collectively, and collaboratively with subject matter experts, to deliver compliance programs to a team of regional programs leads for local implementation.  The Head of the COE sits on the Programs Leadership team.   The COE Head must have demonstrated experience in compliance programs, proven ability to deliver projects in a complex and diverse environment, as well as experience of leading a high performing team. 


Major Accountabilities

Manage a team of experts to deliver the following:

Knowledge Development: creating and improving E&C programs

  • Creating and improving E&C programs, tools, technologies
  • Ensuring E&C teams are trained and knowledgeable about E&C programs and relevant initiatives
  • Engaging externally to ensure UCB is represented at industry groups and associations

Knowledge Integration:  understanding UCB processes and ensuring alignment with E&C programs

  • Engaging internally by working with E&C stakeholders to understand business challenges and needs and corporate stakeholders such as talent, finance, legal, to share knowledge and understand enterprise or functional initiatives
  • Integrating UCB systems/process in relevant E&C programs and promoting E&C programs/initiatives within UCB

Key Stakeholders:

  • Regional E&C Heads
  • Regional Programs Leads
  • COE team members
  • Area/Affiliate E&C Partners
  • Global Internal Audit
  • Vendors and External Stakeholders
  • Other SME functions

Education & Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Project Planning, Scheduling and Tracking

Able to plan, schedule, track and manage multiple complex projects in parallel

Manages senior stakeholders and external customers

Produces concise dashboards for portfolio management and governance needs

Proactively identifies regional signals and trends that might have an impact on the project tracking and implementation

  • Uses own experience and holistic perspective of the project and its ecosystem to identify potential compliance risks owners that can help in assessing end to end associated risks
  • Has a deep insight of regional compliance risks and their associated impact on the regional organization
  • Coaches team, empowers otherlocal/regional stakeholders and promotes a compliance and risk management culture

Leading others

  • Provides coaching and support to team and colleagues to encourage learning and development
  • Communicates the vision and sense of purpose with enthusiasm, and ensures strategic priorities are understood and acted upon
  • Shows trust and provides learning opportunities to reports through delegation and opportunity for participation in new and stretching assignments
  • Accurately assesses each person’s strengths and uses them to get the best out of him or her
  • Motivates and influences a wide range of colleagues including direct reports, team members and project members
  • Hires the best people from inside or outside the organization

Working Together

  • Shapes and drives new partnerships using a variety of internal and external networks
  • Coaches colleagues and teams on building trustful relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrates own value of diverse thinking by actively seeking out input from non-traditional sources inside and outside the organization
  • Fosters a climate of inclusion, where diversity is valued and integrated in order to develop plans and solutions


Delivering Impactful Results

Challenges self and others to set ambitious priorities that build value for patients and UCB

  • Anticipates changing priorities and leads team decisively to develop and implement appropriate initiatives
  • Shows courage and judgment enabling the team to appropriately balances the risks and uncertainties of the given situation



Job Segment: Risk Management, Compliance, Internal Audit, Finance, Legal

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