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Job Title: Compliance Director, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Corporate
Location: UK preferably (other European locations could be considered)

Position Summary:

The Compliance Director is an experienced corporate compliance professional with expertise in a broad array of legal compliance regulations, focusing on international anti-bribery and corruption laws including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act. Familiarity with compliance issues surrounding healthcare/medical device regulations (Food Drug & Cosmetics Act and European equivalents, Physician Payment Sunshine Act and the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice, etc.) is also desirable but not required.

This individual will be responsible for helping to enforce regulatory compliance efforts within EMEA, with a primary focus on assisting in internal fraud/compliance investigations and evaluating red flags raised by our third-party due diligence program. This position involves oversight over the company’s third-party distributor due diligence process within EMEA including responsibility for its automated screening program. It also involves drafting and reviewing policies, training employees on compliance policies/procedures, and assisting internal audit in its review of the compliance program. This position will not be responsible for compliance areas at Thermo Fisher Scientific that are covered by other responsible employees (e.g., global trade compliance, EHS, etc.). In-house compliance experience is highly preferred. Project management with creative problem solving skills is required. Fluent English is also required.

This individual will be located in Europe but report directly to our Senior Corporate Counsel, Compliance (located in Waltham Massachusetts). They will also be expected to will work closely with the EMEA legal team.

Responsibilities within EMEA:

  • Lead EMEA Compliance function, under direction of legal counsel, in assisting investigations regarding possible internal compliance issues
  • Primary administrator of the company’s due diligence program related to the company’s business partners including primary responsibility for clearing red flags (in consultation with legal counsel)
  • Conduct compliance due diligence on potential acquisitions, divestitures or large transactions; work on compliance integration for new acquisitions.
  • Work with Legal and Internal Audit to conduct compliance risk assessments, assist in auditing and monitoring overall compliance with the program, and develop reports and associated recommendations.
  • Continuously establish, improve and implement compliance-related internal control systems and SOPs, ensure Thermo Fisher’s compliance requirements are met through the company, the employees, and external business partners, e.g. distributors, dealers and vendors.
  • Serve as the primary compliance trainer for EMEA
  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Bi-Lingual in English is preferred; fluent English is required
  • Relevant experience with directly relevant work in Compliance and/or Operations with substantial exposure to FCPA and UK Anti-Bribery Act preferably in the medical device industries or other healthcare industry
  • Strong competence in strategic planning and execution of commercial compliance programs
  • Thorough working knowledge of FCPA compliance
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong ability to work independently and under pressure, can-do attitude and self-motivated with bias for action
  • Advanced degree, CPA certification, UK Bribery Act certification, audit experience, or Juris Doctorate a plus
  • Approximately 10-20% travel is possible

If you are interested, please send your CV to natalie.aggelidou@thermofisher.com

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