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Litigation - General Attorney in Gwynedd, PA

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Company name

Merck & Co., Inc

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required


Gwynedd, PA

Date Last Verified

Sep 26,2017

Posted on

Sep 14,2017

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Director, Anti-Bribery/Corruption Compliance Officer The candidate 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”). Will be 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 ABC procedures, processes, tools and systems work to detect and prevent risk. Key activities include 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. 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). 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.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Bachelor’s Degree. Must have 10 years of relevant experience required (5+ years within the pharmaceutical industry preferred). Minimum years may include time spent towards J.D. or graduate degree. Should have experience with the development or execution of written policies, guidance, laws, rules or regulations or other significant drafting or writing experience. Should have knowledge of evolving compliance risks, particularly with respect to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Must have proven experience in project management in matrixed environments and leading multiple projects and priorities simultaneously. Should have excellent negotiation and influencing skills with all levels of management and across functional, business, and geographic areas. Must have ability to create and deliver training materials (in individual or group settings) and provide content that is easily understood by diverse groups of stakeholders. Must have strong judgment and decision making skills related to compliance related topics.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Merck & Co., Inc
2000 Galloping Hill Road
Kenilworth, NJ 07033