Senior Director Head Ethics & Compliance Netherlands at Astellas

Senior Director, Head of Ethics & Compliance
Fulltime, 40 hours, Leiden, The Netherlands

Your job as a Senior Director, Head of Ethics & Compliance

As a Senior Director, Head of Ethics & Compliance you will be a critical senior leader for implementing and enhancing compliance standards. Within this department in Astellas, you will lead the development of Ethics & Compliance procedures within the Leiden Research & Development department, Astellas Pharma Netherlands sales organization and the Meppel, Dublin and Kerry manufacturing facilities. You will also assist in developing and implementing he global organization dedicated to compliance and ethical behavior. Furthermore, you will oversee and manage the establishment, implementation and continuous enhancement of the Ethics & Compliance program.

As a part of the Netherlands Coordination Team, you will coordinate the implementation and maintenance of different processes across business units with very different business environments and priorities. You will ensure integration and harmonization with processes applicable to their wider global organizations, where relevant. You will be responsible for the development of Ethics & Compliance policies and implement a rollout process across personnel. Next to that, you will coordinate risk assessment, identification and management activities to ensure an integrated approach to identify and manage risk across each of the global, regional and local functions. You will have strategic oversight of tracking, trending and appropriate investigation of ethics and compliance related issues, concerns or actual or potential violations. This includes implementing appropriate corrective actions if violations occur.

Your personal qualifications as a Senior Director, Head of Ethics & Compliance

  • At least an advanced degree in law, business administration, corporate governance, compliance or other related fields
  • Substantive knowledge and experience with compliance with law, regulations and industry codes relevant to the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience in leading a team of professionals.
  • Strong drafting and communication skills (oral and written).
  • Fluency in English (written and verbal) necessary and Dutch (written and verbal) a preference

As a Senior Director, Head of Ethics & Compliance you have strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret rules and guidelines, and ability to conceptualize policies, procedures and controls. You have the ability to work in a multi-cultural regional and global environment. You  are persuasive and able to convince others in a professional way. You also have the ability to demonstrate sound and independent judgment, prudence and maturity in complex and sensitive cases. Furthermore, you have a strong commitment to integrity and professionalism and a commitment to excellence. Next to that, you have the ability to be flexible, follow tight deadlines, organize and prioritize work.

We offer

  • a challenging job opportunity in an international setting;
  • inspiring and dynamic work climate within a complex matrix-organization;
  • a wide scope of departments, from Research & Development to the commercial activities of Astellas;
  • attractive remuneration, which includes:
  • a 13th month
  • excellent pension policy
  • health insurance compensation
  • collective health insurance
  • company own saving scheme arrangement
  • 25 Holidays + 13 so called ADV Days
  • and more….

At Astellas, we believe that nurturing a good relationship with our employees delivers good business results.

It is our stated aim in the VISION for Astellas to be recognized as an Employer of Choice. This means ensuring we are a highly effective organization that applies best-in-class people management, creates a positive working environment and has an inspirational company culture. This reflects the working culture of Astellas, outlines our expectations as an employer and captures the essence of our company ethos; CHANGING TOMORROW.

About Astellas

Astellas is a Japanese multinational pharmaceutical company employing over 17,000 people worldwide with global sales exceeding 11 billion euro. The group’s EMEA headquarters are based in London, with affiliates throughout Europe engaged in research & development (R&D), manufacturing and sales & marketing. With over 4,500 employees, EMEA is an important and growing Astellas region, having key strengths in the therapy areas of Urology, Transplantation, and Oncology. The global annual R&D investment of 15% to 20% of sales is evidence of the group’s commitment to improving the health of people worldwide through the provision of innovative and reliable products.

Astellas employs around 950 persons in the Netherlands, in Leiden and Meppel.

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