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Counsel, Risk & Compliance – Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (Columbia, MD)
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments is one of the largest suppliers of analytical instrumentation, physical testing, and environmental monitoring systems in the world. Our products include Gas Chromatographs, Liquid Chromatographs, Mass Spectrometers, Total Organic Carbon Analyzers, UV-Vis Spectrometers, Fluorescence, Atomic Absorption, IR, X-Ray, and Universal Testing Machines. In 1975, SSI Corporate Headquarters was established in Columbia, Maryland and we currently have ten regional offices coast to coast.
The individual in this position is responsible for SSI’s risk and compliance legal initiatives. Includes developing and executing the risk management program initiatives and fostering collaboration across business divisions and functions. This includes conducting risk assessments and providing corrective action plans. This ensures SSI is following company policies, as well as applicable regulatory requirements and provide legal & risk advice to executives and senior management. This role will provide direction and advice to Shimadzu America Group companies regarding Global Governance risk action items.
The focus of this position is to assess areas of risk related to all governmental regulatory rules/laws, internal company policies and ethical standards, and provide mitigation strategies to limit such risk, when applicable. The Incumbent will be required to collaborate with process owners to build knowledge and understanding of risks and controls. This role will be involved in complex business transactions and assist with negotiating critical contracts. Will work with outside business/regulatory counsel as needed.
JOB FUNCTIONS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
This position’s primary focus is to ensure established company, legal laws and regulatory standards are evaluated and designed to limit and mitigate risk exposure. This role is responsible for reviewing all business legal matters for compliance to company, legal and regulatory standards. Incumbent is to assist the company with operating within the law at all times mitigating risk exposure limits in a variety of departmental sectors.
CASUAL WORKING THOROUGH
Company Culture Documentation Procedures Leadership/Management Skills
Finance Knowledge Lab/Chemical Education Analyze and interpret data trends
Insurance Plans Communication Skills Writing & Verbal Communications
Business Process Controls MS Office Products Administrative/Organizational Skills
Safety Knowledge FDA, OSHA, Organizational Skills
Time Management Investigation Skills Government Regulations
Patent/Trademark Law Inspection Skills Investigative Skills
Licensing Rights IFRS/US GAAP/SOX People/Interpersonal Skills
Export/Import Law Statistics Risk Mitigation Analysis & Strategies
Disaster Recovery Plans Report Preparation
Collaboration Skills ERM Principles
Managing Litigation Knowledge of Corp Business Law
MOU, NDA …
Securities, antitrust, privacy …
PROBLEM SOLVING REQUIREMENTS:
Incumbent must have strong problem-solving skills, which are required to provide resolution to legal issues in a timely and efficient manner. Requires understanding of Corporate Business Laws/Regulations and Risk Mitigation Strategies. Must be proficient at effectively designing risk mitigation plans, training personnel, performing inspection, test and audit functions, communicating applicable risks and provide when necessary risk mitigating recommendations. Needs the ability to work across multiple lines of business, high attention to detail and to persuade, influence and build trust with a broad spectrum of employees across all levels of the organization. Must make sound legal recommendations (advice) and business decisions in an independent manner.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Incumbent should have at least a bachelor’s degree ideally in Compliance & Risk, Auditing, or Legal (JD) Discipline with two (2) or more years of proven risk management/ compliance experience. Law degree is required; with any additional certifications in Safety, Accounting, Auditing, ERM or Risk/ Compliance being highly desirable. Ability to lead multiple priorities and teams simultaneously. Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and achieve/drive results. Experience within a clinical laboratory or pharmaceutical environment is preferable, but not necessary.
This position will directly manage daily any assigned paralegal and administrative staff in the legal department. This position will not have direct supervision at this time; but may in the future.
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc.
Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) is the American subsidiary of Shimadzu Corporation (Kyoto, Japan). SSI was established in 1975 as a distribution center providing analytical solutions to a wide range of laboratories and lab services providers in the Americas. Today, SSI’s focus has expanded greatly beyond distribution. SSI maintains a network of ten regional offices strategically located across the United States, with experienced technical specialists, service and sales engineers situated throughout the country; a state-of-the-art Customer Training and Education Center; and Shimadzu U.S.A. Manufacturing, which supplies HPLC, GC-MS/MS, LC-MS/MS, and other high-tech products to the U.S. market.