Associate Director, Compliance

  • AbbVie
  • Jan 10, 2022
Full time Health Care Pharmaceutical Research

Job Description

About AbbVie

AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.


The Associate Director, Compliance will possess working knowledge of AbbVie’s business, the current compliance environment and the broader business impact of compliance issues to develop and provide solution-oriented compliance guidance related to AbbVie’s compliance program for the company’s Immunology Therapeutic Area. The Associate Director will also provide direct oversight for moderate to complex elements of AbbVie’s compliance program at the therapeutic area, business unit, functional or corporate level.

The Associate Director, Compliance may perform the following with limited supervision from the Compliance Director, Immunology:

  • Partners with all levels of key business functions to provide moderate to complex OEC and functional policy interpretation and provide guidance on the requirements.
  • Conducts compliance risk assessments, trend analysis and provides recommendations for compliant business activities.
  • Conducts moderate to complex policy and procedure reviews and updates related to OEC policy and functional procedures ensuring clarity, applicability and compliance.
  • Develops, delivers and updates OEC’ s comprehensive training program on moderate to complex OEC and functional policies and procedures, including the Operating Procedures for Program Funding and AbbVie's Code of Business Conduct, as well as the current compliance environment.
  • Develops, implements, modifies, and oversees corporate and/or functional monitoring plans and any corrective actions to ensure compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Assists OEC Director/ECO on compliance audits, when necessary, such as overseeing the fulfillment of auditors’ requests and acting as a liaison between the business and auditors during on site activities.  Expected to evaluate and help respond to moderate to complex preliminary audit findings and recommendations, and to guide the business in preparing corrective action(s) to address moderate to complex findings and recommendations, and work with the business to ensure timely completion.
  • Provides guidance on proposed business strategies and programs, identifies moderate to  complex legal and regulatory issues, analyzes alternatives and works with legal and other functions, as appropriate, to propose solutions to the business.
  • Possesses solid working knowledge of AbbVie’s business, the current compliance environment, and the broader business impact.
  • Participates in and may lead moderate to complex cross-functional OEC programs.


BA/BS required.  CPA, Master's, JD, or equivalent work experience preferred.

Minimum of 5 years experience with, or exposure to, business functions such as compliance, legal, regulatory affairs, government affairs, and finance.

Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance.

Learns, fast, grasps the 'essence' and can change the course quickly where indicated.

Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo.