The Opportunity: Global Director, Corporate Compliance
Arena Pharmaceuticals is a global biopharmaceutical company with a robust portfolio of potentially first-in-class/best-in-disease assets across multiple therapeutic areas. With three strategic hubs in San Diego, Boston, and Zug, Switzerland, Arena is poised for numerous Phase 2 and Phase 3 clinical trial readouts by the end of 2022. This is an exciting time to join Arena as we transition from clinical-stage company to commercial enterprise. We seek a skilled attorney who has the experience and drive to be part of this transformation.
This is an exciting time to join Arena and its Compliance, Legal, and IP Team. Arena boasts proven leaders, a growing multinational team, and a broad pipeline of drug candidates with clinical data readouts expected in 2021 and 2022. Reporting directly to the Chief Compliance Officer, who is a member of the Compliance, Legal, and IP Leadership Team, this role will be a key member of the Compliance, Legal, and IP Team. As Arena’s first hire dedicated to financial compliance reporting matters, the Global Director of Corporate Compliance will play a key role executing on compliance priorities and be responsible for supporting global financial compliance reporting, building a global compliance financial reporting program and helping to shape the corporate compliance function along the way.
The Global Director of Corporate Compliance will serve as a valued member of the Compliance, Legal, and IP Team and a partner to other key stakeholders in the business by providing business-oriented and pragmatic contributions that enable the company to achieve its obligations, purpose and goals.
What you’ll dive into:
Working cross-functionally, design and implement a global financial compliance reporting program to ensure the company can effectively and efficiently fulfill its obligations across the globe, specifically including Country and US federal (Sunshine) and state disclosure and reporting requirements, including developing a global strategy and roadmap, conducting evaluations and assessments, policy development, implementing processes and systems, record keeping, training and communications
Timely and accurate submission of compliance reporting as needed, including the management and coordination with vendors, third parties and others to support the compliance program and activities
Support the development of policies, processes and systems that accurately and efficiently identify, capture and record interactions with healthcare professionals (master data) to enable, identify and track spend and other engagements
Support the Compliance Committee; develop reporting on the status of the corporate compliance and ethics program and risk management activities to the Compliance Committee, Executive Team and/or the Board of Directors Develop and implement engaging compliance communications, trainings, and other content to support employees effectively and efficiently doing their jobs in a compliant and ethical way
Support the development and implementation of controls and oversight for key areas of risk
Support the development of a comprehensive privacy program that defines, develops and implements policies and processes to enable consistent, effective privacy practices to minimize risk and ensure confidentiality of personal protected information including protected health information
Other activities in support of the Legal and Compliance team, functional, and/or corporate strategies and goals
Continuously seek out, and incorporate as appropriate, compliance related industry best practices and learnings
What you’ll get:
To be a part a growing company and fantastic team passionate about developing novel drug therapies to improve people’s lives
Opportunities to learn and contribute to creative solutions
Competitive compensation package including long-term incentives
Comprehensive health insurance (highly subsidized cost sharing on all medical plans)
Generous matching 401k retirement plan
Flexible time off policy and holidays including two company-wide shut-down periods each year
Multi-cultural work environment
What we expect:
Advanced degree (e.g., JD/MA/MS/MBA (from an ABA-accredited law school)) and/or healthcare compliance certification preferred, and a minimum of ten years of relevant experience in both developing (e.g., strategy, materials, system identification) and then implementing healthcare and corporate compliance programs in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry, including roles in leadership
In-depth understanding of the pharmaceutical industry with expertise in the body of laws, regulations, guidance, and codes impacting pharmaceutical companies, including knowledge of compliance issues related to the development and commercialization of branded pharmaceutical products
A successful track record building a culture of compliance and ethics in which compliance and business objectives are mutually reinforcing and establishing effective policies, processes, reporting, monitoring, and auditing programs
Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills with demonstrated ability to think creatively and devise solutions to challenging problems
Desire and ability to both develop strategy, make decisions and to implement timely, with hands-on creation and delivery of materials and process
Must have excellent analytical skills and comfort with multiple data sets, with the ability to draw conclusions and make informed decisions and recommendations
Ability to clearly map process and data flows between systems
A high sense of ethics and integrity with an approachable and pragmatic style to communication and application
Strong sense of accountability and ownership; proactive and self-motivated
Highly collaborative; ability to work independently and as a teammate; ability and desire to lead, influence and collaborate cross-functionally
Thrive in a fast-paced, lean, highly dynamic environment
Ability and willingness to travel
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 21LE02
About Arena Pharmaceuticals
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