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As a company we are committed to conducting business with uncompromising integrity and have a robust global compliance program to ensure that all business activities follow the highest standards of business ethics.
The Senior Compliance Counsel EMEA will have primary responsibility for overseeing and developing Agilent’s compliance program in the EMEA region and will serve as the main point of contact for regional compliance matters. The role will report directly to the Vice President, Compliance.
- Serve as a strategic business partner to regional leadership and provide solutions-oriented advice and guidance on compliance matters.
- Advise on a broad range of legal and regulatory issues, including anti-corruption, public procurement, healthcare compliance, competition, channel management, conflicts of interest, international trade and data privacy.
- Develop, implement and maintain regional compliance policies, processes, guidelines and associated training programs.
- Support ongoing global compliance program development and management.
- Develop and implement regional employee training plans.
- Lead and/or assist the Vice President, Compliance with risk assessments, investigations and routine monitoring of business operations, and remediation efforts.
- Collaborate cross-functionally on compliance initiatives to leverage expertise and drive effective decision-making.
- Provide guidance on third party screening in EMEA and advise on identified risks.
- Promote compliance with Agilent’s Standards of Business Conduct and a company-wide culture of compliance.
- Engage with regional industry groups (e.g. MedTech Europe).
- Manage external counsel spend and maintain regional compliance budgets.
- Professional legal qualification
- Extensive experience in compliance in either the pharmaceutical or medical device industries, and in-house experience is highly desired.
- Ability to analyse complex legal and compliance issues and offer practical, business-focused solutions.
- Strong Compliance knowledge of the following;
- Anti-corruption laws around the world (including but not limited to FCPA and UK Bribery Act), and experience managing anti-corruption compliance processes.
- Regional laws and industry codes governing interactions with healthcare professionals as well as global transparency requirements (e.g. Loi Bertrand).
- Familiar with EU data privacy requirements (e.g. GDPR)
- Ability to engage and influence others within the organization and build collaborative relationships at all levels.
- Experience leading risk assessments and investigations.
- Strong presentation and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to effectively train employees on compliance requirements.
- Familiarity with medical device regulations (including rules governing product registration and product promotion).