Ethics &Compliance Partner iPVU

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Date: Mar 8, 2019

Location: Smyrna, Georgia, US

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?

The Ethics & Compliance PVU/PVP Partner would be the front-line representative of E&C organization for the designated Patient Value Organization.


The Ethics & Compliance Partner will represent E&C in a responsible and professional manner, and 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 to 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/global initiatives and connect those organization 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.


Key Activities and deliverables:


Maintain thorough knowledge of all industry codes, laws, regulations, and monitor key developments that would impact the business. In collaboration with Legal 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.

Support development of Global Policies and Procedures as subject matter expert.

informed about ethics & compliance policies and procedures.

Act 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.

Work closely with Legal on matters having both Compliance and Legal implications. Exhibits good judgment in matters that may need to be referred to other functions or to E&C Leadership.

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

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

Champion speak-up, transparency and a culture of integrity throughout the organization.


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
  • Area/Affiliate Legal Counsel

Education and Experience:

Master’s Degree preferred

  • Several years (at least 3) 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 (e.g. IFPMA, EFPIA)
  • Experience in a transnational and multicultural environment
  • Work effectively with Windows Office package to design policies, management documents, presentations, control databases, KPis, and dashboards
  • Learns from successes and failures and regards all experiences as an opportunity to learn and improve
  • Demonstrates curiosity and interest in the knowledge and experiences of colleagues
  • Takes accountability for trying out new ideas and approaches
  • Seeks out and uses constructive feedback for increased self-awareness and personal development
  • Strong learning agility to relate past experiences to new challenges
  • 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 in order to have an aligned and approved project plan
  • Proposes ways of improving in building and controlling project plans, in terms of accuracy and compliance risks
  • Understands and defines how own objectives contribute to value creation and takes initiatives to exceed them
  • Uses own understanding of the risks and uncertainties in assessing how these might impact value creation
  • Sets priorities that contribute to value creation for self and team and ensures they are effectively and timely delivered
  • Takes courageous actions to meet critical business objectives or changing priorities while balancing the risks and uncertainties of the given situation
  • Able to work independently and to prioritize multiple demands
  • Uses open and honest communication and influencing skills to work effectively within teams and across functions
  • Demonstrates and encourages generosity and helpfulness by sharing knowledge, skills and resources to optimize and improve outcomes
  • Proactively seeks out and manages collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to access technologies and services for improved business performance
  • Actively seeks and integrates diverse thoughts and perspectives in order to develop more robust plans and solutions
  • Experience working in and being comfortable with matrix organization and reporting lines, and cross-functional
  • teams without clear single leadership
  • Ability to influence others to drive action and unlock problems, without creating disruption
  • Uses effective techniques to communicate when challenges arise
  • Ensures both sides of any compliance issue are reviewed and assessed with balance and integrity to allow an unbiased and mutually agreeable decision
  • Works closely with relevant partners, understanding the concerns, issues and complexities to provide a mutually agreeable proposal
  • Uses professional and emotional maturity in building effective partnership communications.
  • Demonstrates active listening, by remaining engaged in asking relevant questions
  • Challenges in a respectful manner when situation demands


  • Uses own experience and holistic perspective of the business to identify potential compliance risks and take appropriate decisions to mitigate the risks
  • 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
  • Coaches team, empowers other local/regional stakeholders and promotes a compliance and risk management culture
  • Uses the appropriate tools and methodologies, as defined by CoE to track and adapt to risks through constant engagement with others (business/CoE/Regions)



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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