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Director, Ethics & Compliance

201 Tresser Blvd, Stamford, CT 06901, USA Req #59
Monday, April 26, 2021

Purdue Pharma L.P. and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market medications and consumer health products to meet the evolving needs of healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers. We were founded by physicians and we are currently led by a physician. Beyond our efforts to provide quality medications, Purdue is committed to supporting national, regional and local collaborations to drive innovations in patient care. Privately held, Purdue is pursuing a pipeline of new medications through internal research & development and strategic industry partnerships.

For close to two decades Purdue has engaged in many initiatives to stem prescription opioid abuse. We are committed to bringing lifesaving relief to communities and individuals suffering from substance use disorder and overdose. We are currently developing or supporting the development of two essential life-saving opioid overdose reversal medications and have the capability to manufacture others for medication assisted treatment. Providing these medicines has the potential to improve and save countless lives.

We are driven by our purpose: Compassion for patients and excellence for science inspire our pursuit of new medicines. 

We are building an exciting path forward, and we are committed to recruiting a dedicated team of professionals who advance our expertise through a commitment to Purdue’s Values: Integrity and Courage, underpinned by Innovation, and always in Collaboration with each other.

At Purdue Pharma and our subsidiaries, you have a unique career opportunity to work differently, uncover and seize new opportunities, and take a hands-on, ownership approach to your work.  We go beyond traditional roles and find creative ways to extend our skills and interests, challenging ourselves to contribute in different, meaningful ways. We strive to create an environment where you can bring your best to work each day. We welcome the opportunity to have you on our team!

Job Summary

Serve as a leader in the ethics and compliance program for Purdue and its subsidiaries, with primary responsibility for auditing and monitoring, continuously improving compliance reporting systems, and, directing the Company’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) process. Responsible for leadership of ethics and compliance activities within portions of Commercial, Medical, Technical Operations, and R&D business areas, providing advice to allow individuals in these areas to operate within full compliance of laws, regulations, and guidance. Provide strategic direction and partnership to the business, advising on risk and assessing initiatives for full compliance and integrity.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Serve as a business partner, providing ethics and compliance guidance to various business units including but not limited to Commercial, Medical, Technical Operations, and R&D.
  • Direct and improve the Company’s Enterprise Risk Management function.
  • Develop and execute an annual Monitoring Plan and provide input on/conduct related audits. Conduct and/or collaborate on audits and assessments and establish and oversee monitoring systems within the ambit of the Purdue ethics and compliance program. Analyze and present findings of same.
  • Direct Purdue’s Fair Market Value (FMV) process.
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Working Practices Documents (WPDs), as needed, both for Ethics & Compliance Department and other functions, and assist in implementation of training programs related to same. Monitor internal compliance with relevant SOPs and/or WPDs.
  • Serve as subject matter expert on privacy matters.
  • Conduct investigations, as needed.
  • Conduct compliance-related diligence activities for product/company development activity, as needed.
  • Participate in industry ethics and compliance and other leadership roles for benchmarking and professional development.
  • Oversee staff participating in above-outlined functions.
  • Stay current on ethics and compliance issues/hot topics, as well as industry trends, best practices, federal and state guidances, etc.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Advanced degree a plus.
  • At least 10 years relevant compliance, legal, or other relevant experience, with a minimum of four years of pharmaceutical or healthcare legal or compliance experience required; relevant advanced degrees are desirable and may count toward experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, together with experience supervising others, as well as interacting with all levels of management.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Able to gain the confidence and trust of others through integrity, honesty and authenticity
  • Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with diverse teams to meet shared objectives
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to convey information effectively to a wide range of audiences; comfortable with public speaking and presentations
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate with senior management, leadership, employees, government officials and external audiences to develop and maintain good working relationships
  • Consistently achieves results even under difficult circumstances

Supervisory Responsibilities (if Applicable)


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Other details

  • Job Family Corporate Compliance
  • Pay Type Salary
  • 201 Tresser Blvd, Stamford, CT 06901, USA