Abbott Director Compliance in Plymouth, Minnesota

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Primary Job Function:

  • Provides direct oversight for complex elements of Abbott’s compliance program at the divisional level.

  • Responsible for directing the development and administration of Office of Ethics and Compliance (OEC) education and training, and development and implementation of divisional monitoring plan.

  • Identifying compliance risk areas and communicates such risk areas to division management along with action plans to address risk.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • The Director performs the following with minimal supervision from OEC.

  • Provide leadership, guidance and support to all levels of key divisional business functions on complex ethics and compliance issues, including policy interpretation and requirement, compliance risk assessment, trend analysis and best practice recommendations. Resolves complex ethics and compliance matters that have significant impact to Abbott.

  • Directs and conducts periodic reviews and updates related to complex OEC policy and divisional/affiliate procedures ensuring clarity, applicability and compliance to OEC policy and external requirements with minimal supervision from ECO.

  • Develops, updates, implements, and delivers OEC’s comprehensive training program on complex OEC and divisional/affiliate policies and procedures.

  • Provides oversight to corporate and/or divisional monitoring process to ensure compliance with OEC/affiliate policies and procedures. Reviews industry trends and internal results, and recommends corrective actions.

  • Partners with ECO and business on compliance audits, oversees the fulfillment of auditors’ requests, acts as liaison between business and auditors during on site activities, evaluates and responds to all complex preliminary findings and recommendations, guides the business in preparing corrective action to address complex and highly complex findings and recommendations.

  • Oversees all Compliance Review Committees at the divisional or affiliate level and provides input on violation process. Reviews internal trends and implement corrective actions.

  • Provides leadership and guidance on proposed commercial programs, identifies complex legal and regulatory issues, analyzes alternatives and works with legal, as appropriate, to propose solutions to the business.

  • Possesses in-depth knowledge of Abbott's businesses supported and knowledge of the broader business impact.

  • Leads cross-functional teams on complex issues or projects.

Supervisory/Management Responsibilities:

  • Will have direct reports with people management responsibility, with a focus on mentoring, coaching, and developing direct reports and others.

  • Plays a key role in selecting, recruiting and developing team members.

Position Accountability/Scope:

  • Accountable to ECO and senior divisional management.

  • Assigned matters/business units have significant impact to Abbott’s compliance program.

  • Provides guidance and direction to Coordinators, Compliance Analysts, Compliance Managers as needed.

  • Operates with autonomy and limited supervision.

  • Provides guidance and direction to Coordinators, Compliance Analysts, Compliance Managers as needed.

Minimum Education:

  • BA/BS Required. CPA, Masters, JD, or equivalent work experience strongly preferred.

Minimum Experience/Training Required:

  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience with, or exposure to, business functions such as compliance, legal, regulatory affairs, government affairs, and finance.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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