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Dir., Ethics & Compliance

Date: Jun 15, 2019

Location: Stamford, CT, US, 06901

Company: Purdue Pharma L.P. & Affiliates

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Purdue Pharma L.P. develops and provides prescription medicines that meet the evolving needs of healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers. We were founded by physicians and we are currently led by a physician. Beyond our efforts to provide quality medications, Purdue is committed to supporting national, regional and local collaborations to drive innovations in patient care. Privately held, Purdue is pursuing a pipeline of new medications and technologies through internal research & development and strategic industry partnerships.

Job Summary

Serve as a leader in the ethics and compliance program for Purdue and its subsidiaries, with primary responsibility for auditing and monitoring, continuously improving compliance reporting systems, and, directing the Company’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) process.  Responsible for leadership of ethics and compliance activities within portions of Commercial, Medical, Technical Operations, and R&D business areas, providing advice to allow individuals in these areas to operate within full compliance of laws, regulations, and guidance. Provide strategic direction and partnership to the business, advising on risk and assessing initiatives for full compliance and integrity.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Serve as a business partner, providing ethics and compliance guidance to various business units including but not limited to Commercial, Medical, Technical Operations, and R&D.
  • Direct and improve the Company’s Enterprise Risk Management function. 
  • Develop and execute an annual Monitoring Plan and provide input on/conduct related audits. Conduct and/or collaborate on audits and assessments and establish and oversee monitoring systems within the ambit of the Purdue ethics and compliance program.  Analyze and present findings of same.
  • Direct Purdue’s Fair Market Value (FMV) process.
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Working Practices Documents (WPDs), as needed, both for Ethics & Compliance Department and other functions, and assist in implementation of training programs related to same. Monitor internal compliance with relevant SOPs and/or WPDs.
  • Serve as subject matter expert on privacy matters.
  • Conduct investigations, as needed.
  • Conduct compliance-related diligence activities for product/company development activity, as needed.
  • Participate in industry ethics and compliance and other leadership roles for benchmarking and professional development.
  • Oversee staff participating in above-outlined functions.
  • Stay current on ethics and compliance issues/hot topics, as well as industry trends, best practices, federal and state guidances, etc.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.  Advanced degree a plus.
  • At least 10 years relevant compliance, legal, or other relevant experience, with a minimum of four years of pharmaceutical or healthcare legal or compliance experience required; relevant advanced degrees are desirable and may count toward experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, together with experience supervising others, as well as interacting with all levels of management.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Able to gain the confidence and trust of others through integrity, honesty and authenticity
  • Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with diverse teams to meet shared objectives
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to convey information effectively to a wide range of audiences; comfortable with public speaking and presentations
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate with senior management, leadership, employees, government officials and external audiences to develop and maintain good working relationships
  • Consistently achieves results even under difficult circumstances

Supervisory Responsibilities (if Applicable)

N/A

Additional Information


Nearest Major Market: Bridgeport
Nearest Secondary Market: Danbury

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