Hybrid role: based in Basildon, Essex

Associate Director Governance & Compliance (FTC)

Hybrid role: based in Basildon, Essex

Salary: Competitive + Benefits + Bonus

Up to 12-month fixed term contract: 4 days per week (part-time, 30 hours) with potential to go permanent.

If you are an agile, committed, and data-driven governance and compliance professional with experience in the pharmaceutical sphere, then we want to hear from you!

Join us to help improve peoples’ lives and make healthcare better for everyone!

Why Pharmanovia?

Pharmanovia is a dynamic, fast-growing international pharmaceutical company with a portfolio of over 20 brands across more than 160 markets. Our mission is to improve patient health globally through the revitalisation of niche, tried-and-trusted medicines.

Our core behaviours are:

  • We act decisively but we never compromise on quality.
  • We keep our promises and do as we say.
  • We value our heritage and foster an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • We reinvest in our future – in our products, our brands, and our people.
  • We give back to our communities.

Since its inception in 2013, Pharmanovia has grown consistently year on year, focusing on delivering high-quality branded prescription medicines to patients, prescribers, and healthcare providers across the world. Our growth has enabled the company to reinvest in its products, brands, people, and to give back to its communities. A people business with a strong, supportive culture that encourages innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, our team comprises over 300 employees and 29 nationalities, operating from offices in the UK, Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland, U.A.E., India, Singapore, Italy, Spain, and South Korea.

We are an agile, committed, and innovative global specialty pharma business and a preferred partner for innovator pharma companies, instigating a paradigm shift in the life cycle management of iconic medicines. We seek to extensively engage with clinical communities to communicate product improvements and prioritise environmental, social, and governance considerations across the business and workforce.

Pharmanovia’s therapeutic areas include Cardiovascular, Oncology, Endocrinology and Neurology.

About the role:

Reporting to our AVP ESG & Compliance, this is a newly created role focused on the Governance workstream of the ESG agenda and ensuring strict adherence to business compliance requirements throughout the organisation. This role is offered on a fixed term contract basis up to 12-month, 4 days per week (part-time, 30 hours) with potential to go permanent. Preferred working days Monday to Thursday.

Main responsibilities & duties:

  • Ownership of the Internal Audit programme, including management of a Big 4 Internal Audit team (co-sourced relationship), programme scheduling and evaluation, and the operation of a robust framework formulation
  • Review and evaluation of functional control processes, including the documentation of process flows and the creation of structured reports, detailing any findings and suggesting suitable recommendations and/ or mitigations to be implemented
  • Timely closure of all audit actions and risks including named owner(s) and documented evidence
  • Governance of the organisational GOA, and its application to the ERP and other key business systems

SME for all GDPR and data protection queries/guidance, including the completion and evaluation of all project Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA) and maintenance of the organisational processing registers.

  • Development of the third party KYBP DD programme, including annual attestation programme and Business Partner Code of Conduct monitoring, to support the PC3 programme
  • Management of the third party KYBP platform and the automated integration with GXP systems and processes
  • Primary investigator for internal investigations
  • Development of the organisational risk programme, including management of the organisational risk register and development of a reporting dashboard, scheduling of the Risk Steering Committees and follow up on action closures
  • Management of the Pharmanovia Business and Ethics curriculum, including revision proposals of the Global Code of Conduct and supporting business policies, and development of a training library ensuring full alignment to legal requirements and best practice
  • Management of the Business Compliance platform, including review and publication of content and executive reporting
  • Delivery of the New Starter ESG & Compliance inductions
  • Governance of the Company Secretarial records and documents.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant rules and regulations.

About you:

This is a stand-alone role, and the successful applicant will be responsible for keeping up with the changing political and regulatory developments, ensuring that we have all up to date process and procedures in place.

  • A strong education background, degree educated
  • 5 years + experience in an internal audit, finance or corporate compliance and governance role gained within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Strong technical understanding of the GDPR regulations and requirements
  • Organised, inquisitive, innovative problem solvers with the ability to perceive, understand and interpret facts quickly and precisely
  • Professional with solid time management skills, the ability to multitask and see the big picture
  • Strong technical skills with experience of preventing, detecting and remediating compliance violations
  • A resilient individual who is not afraid to challenge at all levels
  • Data driven in decision making with the ability to analyse, focus on the key issues and communicate with clarity

What we offer:

We offer a competitive salary plus bonus and rewards package including holiday, health & wellbeing program, employee recognition awards, social events, pension scheme and hybrid working.

By applying for this role, your details will be sent to Ortolan People, who are engaged to provide recruitment support in processing applications. We will endeavour to respond to all applicants within three working days. Occasionally for roles with a very high volume of applicants, this may not be possible.

Apply now and become part of our team

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