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Commercial Compliance Business Partner, Oncology Business Unit

Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Job ID R-153872 Date posted 16/01/2023

At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.

The OBU Compliance Business Partner is responsible for driving AZ’s compliance program in one or more AZ oncology franchises. You will represent Global Compliance as a member of management teams, projects or other (senior) cross-functional collaborations. We also need you to strategically contribute to the direction of AZ’s compliance function and AZ’s broader Sustainability objectives.  Together with your colleagues, you'll cultivate a culture of ethics, integrity, inclusion and diversity and while helping to craft AZ’s patient-centricity and digital priorities as we lean into the future. You will further our purpose to drive high standards of ethical behavior and accountability across AZ for sustainable success. And you will work to take steps and create initiatives to further strengthen our commitment to doing the right thing.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provides compliance guidance and strategic input to ensure AstraZeneca’s business activities and supporting programs are executed and structured in a compliant manner in accordance with AstraZeneca policies.
  • Implements and maintains an effective compliance program by empowering OBU colleagues to tackle critical business challenges and make sustainable choices that benefit people with cancer and our society at large.
  • Serves as primary contact for compliance matters to OBU employees from the assigned oncology franchises comprising of teams operating in the US and at Global level (e.g., Sales, Marketing, Medical, Market Access, Commercial Operations).
  • Translates questions and issues into concrete improvements in policies and procedures to simplify ways of working, strengthen our compliance program and sustain an ethical culture in OBU.
  • Develops and delivers compliance objectives (aligned with Global Compliance strategy and objectives) to ensure an embedded and streamlined approach to governance and assurance.
  • Supports AZ’s risk framework and risk register, including effective mitigation of assigned compliance risks (e.g., inappropriate product promotion, data privacy, anti-bribery/anti-corruption or fraud)
  • Delivers on “second line of defense” accountabilities spanning all elements of AZ’s Compliance program, including business partnering, risk assessments, training, education, presentations, review of control measures, monitoring, auditing, investigations and reporting.
  • Collaborates optimally with and serves as a trusted partner for colleagues from across AZ, including Senior Executive Team functions and AZ’s Enabling Units.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5-7 years’ experience in pharmaceutical industry
  • Knowledge of corporate governance, health care regulations, laws and standards
  • Demonstrated project management and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communications skills
  • Strong collaborative, partnering, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong ability to work independently
  • High ethical standards, trustworthy, operating with absolute discretion

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree, MBA or other advanced degree
  • Prior experience in compliance, legal, risk management or regulatory functions at large pharmaceutical company

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognizing their potential. Join us while we continue to build a new kind of organization to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we are developing new ways to work, ground breaking methods, and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our team!

Next Steps – Apply Today!

Curious to know more? Then please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well-qualified for this opportunity. Know someone who would be an excellent fit? Please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

AstraZeneca requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 but will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.

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