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Sr. E&C Business Partner -U.S. Affiliate


Smyrna, Georgia, United States

Job Function:  Legal
Job ID:  66183

Help us transform patients' lives.

At UCB, we put our heart, soul and skills into making a difference for people living with significant unmet needs. Working together, we blend the best of our talents to deliver thoughtful solutions that patients value. Will you join us in this pioneering adventure?

To strengthen the Ethics and Compliance Team based in Smyrna, Georgia, we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of: Ethics and Compliance Lead -  Market Access.


The Ethics & Compliance (E&C) Affiliate Lead serves as the primary E&C contact for the Market Access team to implement effective E&C programs to identify and mitigate risks in scope (bribery & corruption, inappropriate promotion, Data Privacy and adherence to local industry regulations). The E&C Affiliate Lead is responsible for the design, localization and/or operationalization of ethics & compliance program elements and for advising business colleagues to drive integration of E&C into their plans & operations.  The E&C Affiliate Lead will manage a team of E&C Partners to achieve stated goals.


You like to work in an environment where you can:

  • Work with the relevant stakeholders to ensure Affiliates maximize the effectiveness of the compliance program, ensuring that business leadership is committed to the highest ethical and compliance standards.
  • Drive risk assessments for Ethics & Compliance in the geographical area, ensuring that key stakeholders locally and regionally are informed of relevant risks and implementing remediation plans.
  • Ensure accountability is exercised through enforcement of our policies and applicable regulations; ensures allegation of misconduct are reported timely and discipline actions are implemented after investigations are done. Provides support during investigations as needed
  • Actively engage the leadership team in each applicable Affiliate in driving the tone from the top in integrity and leveraging communication cascade to the organization to maintain a high level of awareness in ethical business conduct


You will contribute by:

  • Maintaining thorough knowledge of all industry codes, and in cooperation with Legal, of all applicable laws and regulations. Monitors and follows up of key developments that would impact the business. Advise the business regarding existing and future provisions, ensuring appropriate planning and preparation of remediation actions if needed
  • Actively participating in local industry trade association compliance (or related) committees, helping drive appropriate decision-making on key issues, integrating best practices and benchmarking into the overall approach.
  • Partnering with Area/Affiliate and Global Internal Audit (GIA) on audits, while maintaining full objectivity and independence from both parties
  • Conducting (where applicable, in collaboration with E&C operations) due diligence activities of third parties with the Affiliate and associated compliance risk assessment and minimization (e.g. through training) of the pertaining high risk third parties


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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required.  
  • 5+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience (direct or indirect – confronted and operated) in healthcare compliance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Prior management/supervisory experience preferred.
  • Experience working in a transnational and multicultural environment


About Us

At UCB, we come together every day to work, laser-focused, on a simple question: How will this create value for people living with severe diseases? By putting patients at the heart of everything we do, our approach – from discovery to development to delivery – is continuously transformed and designed around patient needs and their journey.

With a team of approximately 7,500 employees worldwide operations in more than 40 countries, we are a global biopharmaceutical company investing more than a quarter of our revenue in cutting-edge scientific research. We are focused on addressing chronic, neurological, immunological, and bone diseases. We are looking for people with passion and empathy who develop a real understanding of patient’s needs and can deliver thoughtful solutions to decisionmakers across the heath care ecosystem.

Curious to know more? Please visit our website www.ucb.com.


UCB and its subsidiaries encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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