Associate Director, Compliance Analytics Program Manager

  • Company: Merck
  • Location: Kenilworth, New Jersey
  • Posted: January 18, 2017
  • Reference ID: COM000474
Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company - one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

Reporting to the Director, Privacy & GSF Compliance, the Compliance Risk Analytics and Monitoring Associate Director has a critical role in managing program aspects and interfacing with key stakeholders, ex-US, in support of the Pulse Program.

The individual will join the team supporting the Pulse tool and continue to drive market adoption. Pulse is a business tool for self-monitoring compliance risks. Market data is aggregated from a variety of sources and domains into a single, customizable dashboard for use by local leadership teams. The current oversight and monitoring process it enables requires each market to assess their local risks, conduct follow up/ investigations, and remediate any findings identified.

This individual will partner with business and functional areas to understand their respective operations and identify how risks are currently being manifested, then determine the best way to represent and highlight those risks through different analytics and monitoring mechanisms. Working together with cross- functional teams and subject matter experts from headquarters and local markets, the individual will identify improvement opportunities for internal control/monitoring processes both at the local and headquarters level.

This individual will support communication and awareness activities to improve risk understanding, analysis, and mitigation. Additional responsibilities include seeking out opportunities to provide trending or predictive indicators of potentially non-compliant behaviors to improve oversight capabilities .

  • Minimumum of a BS/BA degree in one or more of the following: Computer Science, Mathematics, Finance, Engineering, MIS, economics or other relevant area

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with Regulatory investigations and knowledge of regulatory environment in the Life Sciences sector (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Anti-Bribery & Corruption (ABC) legislation, OECD convention on corruption, local corruption legislation, enforcement trends)
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in and knowledge of Federal health care regulations, FDA and OIG laws/guidelines in relation to compliance program development and administration within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in compliance risk analytics and monitoring tools.
  • Knowledge/experience in fraud investigations and risk assessments
  • Experience in understanding complex systems, processes and issues and striking the right balance between compliance risk management and business needs
  • Business/financial acumen
  • Compliance risk understanding
  • Investigation and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Collaborative organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to work well in teams, influence others and negotiate effectively with all levels of management and across functional, business, and geographic areas.

  • Compliance, finance or audit experience
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certified
  • Experience with data visualization tools.
  • Program Management skills
  • Five or more years of experience in project management in matrixed environments and leading multiple projects/priorities simultaneously.

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