Director, Risk Assessment and Investigations in East Hanover, NJ

$200K - $250K(Ladders Estimates)

Novartis Pharmaceuticals   •  

East Hanover, NJ 07936

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


11 - 15 years

Posted 60 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Job Description

750 million. That's how many lives our products touch. And while we're proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people's lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you're given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you're empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you're surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world's toughest medical challenges.

We are Novartis. Join us and help us re-imagine medicine.

Provide leadership within the Risk Management Oversight Center of Excellence to enable and lead Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation's (NPC's) healthcare compliance risk assessment and management capabilities to help uphold and strengthen NPC reputation as a trusted provider of healthcare solutions for patients and customers by proactively identifying, evaluating and managing healthcare compliance risks.

Major Accountabilities

 Partner with business and E&C colleagues to administer and evolve NPC's Healthcare Compliance Risk Assessment Process as part of the broader risk management strategy.

 Oversee the strategic planning for effective risk management-related business and Ethics & Compliance processes and be accountable for all key risk-management deliverables

 Drive efficient, informed decision-making deeper in the organization through use of a consistent methodology to identify, evaluate and manage compliance risks and support innovation and agility by enabling proactive evaluation of risks and implementation of appropriate controls to execute activities compliantly

 Lead training/support/coordination of Healthcare Compliance Risk Management business and E&C leads

 Lead efforts across E&C to analyze and incorporate applicable risk management inputs (e.g., investigations, auditing and monitoring results; data analytics)

 Lead US effort to coordinate Enterprise Risk Management

 Lead E&C response to risk management outcomes (e.g., incorporation into training and policy updates; future auditing & monitoring activities)

 Oversee risk management analytics strategy and IT projects, as required, for necessary upgrades

 Liaise with the larger organization regarding risk management

 Manage / facilitate IRC Meetings

 Liaise with SpeakUp Office, as appropriate

 Support implementation of corrective action plans, process and procedures for communicating and reporting misconduct and other violations of NPC policies

 Support and follow-up on enforcement efforts of corrective / disciplinary action

 Work on assigned projects, as needed


 Ability to think strategically and support innovation and agility around proactive risks identification and mitigation

 Ability to present complex information in an understandable and compelling manner

 Strong analytical and problem solving skills with emphasis on utilizing business processes and technology to solve business problems. Demonstrated ability to work at both conceptual and detailed levels. Creative thinker with ability to trans-late strategies into actions

 Ability to develop investigation strategies and work closely with NPC's employment law attorneys to seek guidance, as necessary.

 Strong written and oral communication skills

 Ability to maintain professional demeanor even when confronted with stressful and/or potentially adversarial situations

 Demonstrated ability to effectively interact and work collaboratively with multiple cross functional teams (e.g., IT, HR, Compliance, Security, Legal, Field associates)

 Ability to effectively and discreetly maintain and manage confidential information

 Must be capable of simultaneously handling multiple investigations and various related tasks; meet investigative and project deadlines

 Demonstrated project management experience and problem-solving as a member of a cross-functional team

 Ability to work in a matrix organization and influence others

 Adept at report writing

 Excellent interpersonal, consulting, and relationship management skills. Must be able to clearly document and communicate complex information; communicate business requirements and methodologies

 Successfully manage tight deadlines

Minimum requirements

Education (minimum):

Bachelor's Degree

(Political Science, Information Management, Healthcare Information, Computer Science, Statistics, or related fields)


 10+ years total business experience.

 5 + years' experience with risk management ; compliance experience preferred

 A working understanding of codes, laws and regulations which impact industry, i.e., PhRMA Code, OIG Guidance, Corporate Integrity Agreements

 Pharmaceutical industry experience preferred.

Valid Through: 2019-9-13