Manager / Sr. Manager, Compliance

  • BeiGene
  • Basel, BS, Switzerland
  • 17/10/2020
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Job Description

BeiGene continues to grow at a rapid pace with challenging and exciting opportunities for experienced professionals. When considering candidates, we look for scientific and business professionals who are highly motivated, collaborative, and most importantly, share our passionate interest in fighting cancer.

General Description:

The Manager / Sr. Manager, Compliance will support the design, development and implementation of BeiGene’s Global Healthcare Compliance Program, with a focus on the Company’s operations in Europe and new markets.

Reporting to the Assistant General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, the Manager / Sr. Manager, Compliance will play a critical role in leading the Company’s development and implementation of healthcare compliance policies, procedures, training, programs and technology solutions. In addition, this role will support the Assistant General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, the Head of Legal, Europe and New Markets, and other Legal and Compliance team members with other aspects of the Company’s healthcare compliance program, including auditing and monitoring activities, investigations, transparency reporting and advising key clients (e.g. Commercial, Market Access, Medical Affairs, New Markets, Clinical Development, Finance) on a broad array of healthcare compliance matters, including antibribery and anticorruption.

The position is based in BeiGene’s Basel, Switzerland office location.

Essential Functions of the job:

  • Leveraging pre-existing global healthcare compliance policies and systems, drive the creation and implementation of tailored European, and where appropriate, New Markets, policies and procedures to guide commercial and medical activities.
  • Proactively identify legal and regulatory issues, industry trends, industry codes and practices applicable to healthcare compliance; and advise on the adoption of new, or revision of existing, policies and procedures to ensure the continued effectiveness of the Company’s healthcare compliance program.
  • Assess the potential impact of Commercial, Medical, Clinical Development and other client group initiatives to the Company’s healthcare compliance program and support the design of policies, procedures, processes and/or systems, including but not limited to HCP fair market value methodology and vendor due diligence screening, to manage identified risk areas Ensure identification, engagement and management of relevant stakeholders (e.g., Commercial, Medical Affairs, IT, HR, Procurement, Finance, Quality) across the organization during the development of healthcare compliance policies, procedures, processes and systems.
  • Provide healthcare compliance subject matter expertise and oversight relating to common HCP interactions applicable to Europe and New Markets, such as advisory boards, consulting engagements, speaker programs, sponsorships and grants .
  • Support the preparation of Legal and Compliance related reports and presentations and other communications for multiple audiences in the Company, including Commercial and Medical Affairs teams, Compliance Committee, Executive Committee, country management teams, and the Board of Directors.
  • Support the pull-through and execution of a comprehensive, role-based healthcare compliance training program that is tailored to the needs and activities of both home office and field employees as well as applicable third-party distributors and vendors.
  • Support the design of compliance monitoring and audit programs based on Legal and Compliance policy requirements, industry risk areas and trends and incorporate feedback and observations into existing or new policies and procedures where appropriate.
  • Partner with internal (e.g., Legal, Finance, IT, Quality, Human Resources) and external (e.g., outside counsel, advisory consultants) stakeholders on the design and execution of cross-functional projects (e.g., risk assessments, audits) supporting the Company’s healthcare compliance goals and objectives.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (life sciences, law, public policy, marketing, business, education, or related discipline preferred)
  • Graduate-level Degree (JD, MBA, MS, PharmD or other PhD or related discipline) preferred.
  • A minimum of 5+ years of experience working in a global Legal and Compliance department in the pharmaceutical industry and/or nationally recognized law firm or consulting practice.
  • Strong working knowledge and experience with EMEA healthcare fraud and abuse laws (e.g., UK Antibribery Act, Lois Bertrand), industry codes (e.g., EFPIA, IFPMA ABPI, FSA, Farmaindustria Code, etc.), and EMA regulations and guidance (required). Prior experience with the Latin America region, Middle East Africa region, Russia, Canada, Australia and South East Asia (preferred).
  • European Pharmaceutical launch experience - oncology experience preferred.
  • Experience in designing, building, and implementing a successful compliance program in a fast-paced, global pharmaceutical or biotechnology company environment
  • Fluency in English is required and preference for additional European language skills.
  • Excellent written / verbal communication skills and presentation and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build solid relationships / make connections across the organization and geographically.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with enthusiasm and accountability.
  • “Customer First” customer service orientation - puts the customer at the center of all business activities.

Computer Skills: PC, including MS Office Suite

Travel: 10-25%

Education Required:

Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of healthcare compliance experience


Ethics - Treats people with respect; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time. Follows instructions and responds to management direction.

Communication - Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations. Writes clearly and informatively. Able to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed. Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Shares expertise with others.

Adaptability – Able to adapt to changes in the work environment. Manages competing demands. Changes approach or method to best fit the situation. Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and development areas; Pursues training and opportunities for growth; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully.

Project Management - Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. BeiGene does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need