Director, Anti-Bribery/Corruption Compliance Officer Job

Gwynedd, PA, US
September 14 2017
Organization Type
Director, Anti-Bribery/Corruption Compliance Officer-COM000542


Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

The Director, ABC Compliance Officer, will be responsible for supporting high priority activities of the Company’s compliance program as they relate to the Prevention of Bribery and Corruption outside of the United States (“ABC Program”). The ABC Compliance Officer is responsible for maintenance and oversight of the Company’s ABC Program, and serves as the lead ABC program and process advisor on issues relating to the Company’s ABC policies, trainings and due diligence protocols. Stakeholders will include personnel from legal, medical, audit and the business, as well as all employees who are responsible for the Company’s engagements with third parties and healthcare professionals. The Director will be responsible for Company-wide ABC training and will need to build and deliver training to employees and senior leadership teams on the importance of risk identification and adherence to the Company’s anti-bribery and corruption policies, as well as how our ABC procedures, processes, tools and systems work to detect and prevent risk.

Key activities include, but are not limited to, developing the annual strategy for the ABC Program Office and its risk monitoring teams, risk identification and mitigation, advising on due diligence processes and setting the team’s training and communication protocols. The Compliance Officer is also responsible for ensuring policies and procedures are in place and that programmatic enhancements are made (as needed). Success in this role depends on a candidate’s ability to work effectively across divisions, regions, and cultures and to partner with cross-functional and divisional subject matter experts and other stakeholders. The position will require international travel (15% of time).

Major Activities and Responsibilities:

Responsible for oversight of the Company’s ABC Program, including all ABC policies, procedures, trainings and communications pushed out by Headquarters, and all ABC due diligence processes (third party and HCP).

Conduct trainings on ABC risks and processes.

Monitor and help oversee compliance of ex-U.S. markets with internal and external due diligence requirements (and related ABC requirements and controls).

Partner with colleagues in legal, compliance, audit and the business to set the strategic direction for the ABC Program Office.

Partners with legal, audit, compliance and business stakeholders to: (a) prepare policies, guidance, reports, answers to questions, and other documentation to support the ABC Program; and (b) ensure that activities are executed in accordance with ABC compliance requirements.

Proactively participate and lead multiple, global project teams, and critically review all data and documents to ensure ABC compliance requirements are met.



- Bachelor’s Degree

Required :

Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience required (5+ years within the pharmaceutical industry preferred). Minimum years may include time spent towards JD or graduate degree.

Proven experience in project management in matrixed environments and leading multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.

Excellent negotiation and influencing skills with all levels of management and across functional, business, and geographic areas.

Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-task environment that demands initiative and responsiveness.

Ability to create and deliver training materials (in individual or group settings) and provide content that is easily understood by diverse groups of stakeholders.

Strong judgment and decision making skills related to compliance related topics.


Knowledge of evolving compliance risks, particularly with respect to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Experience with the development or execution of written policies, guidance, laws, rules or regulations or other significant drafting or writing experience.

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Job: Compliance And Ethics

Job Title:Dir, Compliance

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-Upper Gwynedd

Other Locations: NA-US-NJ-Kenilworth

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Company Trade Name:Merck

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