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Compliance Investigator, Americas

Boston, Massachusetts


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Compliance Investigator, Americas

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Job ID R0021709 Date posted 07/24/2020 Location Boston, Massachusetts

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Ethics & Compliance (E&C) focuses on what the organization needs by partnering closely with the business stakeholders to help create, support and enable an embedded ethics and compliance framework. We do this by

  • Ensuring that our values are at the core of business conduct and underpin individual behaviours and decisions to effectively manage corporate risks
  • Being a forward-thinking leader who anticipates the impact that changing regulations and public debate on topics of ethics will have on the business
  • Taking a modern approach to the E&C operating model by establishing and maintaining a functional structure and agile framework, supporting the achievement of Takeda’s Vision 2025 and the E&C strategy

E&C will respond rapidly to changing environment and business needs, it is close to the market, and encourages and help enable ethical behaviour in line with Takeda’s values. By working in an agile manner E&C ensures the balance between stable structures, governance, processes and systems, and dynamic approaches to delivering innovative solutions to appropriately manage risks.

E&C commits to

  • Act as role model for Takeda's values and foster an ethics and values-based decision making mindset in internal clients, partners and team
  • Enable the organization to make ethical decisions in line with our priorities of Patient, Trust, Reputation, and Business

Collaborate across all E&C teams and partner with stakeholders in BUs / BFs and LOCs to embed ethics and compliance as part of the inherent way of work at Takeda


The primary responsibility of the Investigator is to assess allegations of misconduct, assign, conduct and document investigations of alleged violations of laws and regulations, Takeda’s Global Code of Conduct, policies or SOPs, across the Americas. The Investigator will:

  • Plan and run global and/or local impact investigations for a multi-national, Japan / US listed pharmaceutical company
  • Assess and manage the concerns reported and determine if an investigation is warranted. Develop and execute an investigation plan and supervise the work of internal/external resources involved in an investigation
  • Support the Global Investigator in their role as the first point of contact for the relevant Business Units/Business Functions and subsidiaries in North American and Latin American countries (e.g., USBU, Plasma Derived Therapies, Global Manufacturing, Research & Development, Vaccines Business Unit, Corporate functions, and others) on matters of concerns raised and investigated
  • Cover TBD BU / BF independently on concerns and investigations
  • If required, also support investigations in regions outside the Americas
  • Where relevant, oversee the execution of local investigations to ensure they are performed according to internationally recognized standards
  • Partner with Human Resources, Ethics & Compliance and Legal departments on matters of investigations and disciplinary actions
  • Scale up and maintain investigation capability internally including the balanced use of internal and external resources and expertise
  • Manage vendors supporting investigative activities
  • Drive building of local investigative capability to ensure consistency and quality of investigations across the organization. Identify, train and provide guidance to local E&C Officers and other personnel in charge of conducting local impact investigations
  • Collaborate with the Compliance Risk Assessment and Monitoring Lead for outcome reporting with BU/BF Presidents to enable effective risk and control management
  • Build local investigative capability to ensure consistency and quality of investigations across the organization. Identify, train and provide guidance to Compliance Officers or other employees capable of conducting local impact investigations
  • Do regular assessments on the potential causes of misconduct and recommend areas to be reviewed to prevent/minimize that similar instances occur again. Work collaboratevely with the relevant Business Units/Business Funtions/Regional/Local E&C Heads and other relevant functions to proactively identify potential risk areas (internal/external) and support the development of case studies and best practices that would raise the awareness of key ethics and compliance risks and mitigate them
  • Partner with the global Head of Third Party Management and perform confidential due diligence for mergers and acquisitions across the Takeda geographic footprint on behalf of the relevant leadership teams
  • Provide regular assurance reporting on the overall investigations to Global Investigator, Head of E&C Investigations, the Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer and other key internal stakeholders


  • Demonstrates ability to deliver results in a matrix organization
  • Works cross-functionally and collaborates effectively with multiple business stakeholders including Human Resources, Finance, Group Internal Audit and IT
  • Uses business acumen and insights to effectively manage investigations in the company matrix model including across multiple sets of stakeholders
  • Communicates effectively with senior leaders
  • Collaborates well with external consultants and experts
  • Ability to interpret and contextualize rules, guidelines, policies, procedures and controls
  • Sound and independent judgment in complex and sensitive cases
  • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple cases/projects
  • Uses analytics to build and keep improving the investigations program to ensure value added to the business
  • Preferably, experience in managing M&A due diligence, including the use of external specialized companies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • 10+ years of hands-on experience managing sensitive and complex investigations internationally including cases of fraud, harassment and corruption or equivalent
  • Proven track-record in planning and executing corporate investigatons for a multi-national company
  • Knowledge of the laws, regulations and industry codes relevant to the healthcare industry in the region and the applicable extraterritorial regulations (e.g., FCPA, SOX, , False Claims Act, Antikickback Statute, Prescription Drug Marketing Act, etc.)
  • Good understanding of US pharmaceutical law, including fraud and abuse, anti-kickback and FCPA matters. 
  • Knowledge of the current compliance issues that the healthcare industry is facing in the region
  • Experience in providing assistance with the development of remedial measures of risk areas/gaps identified during investigations
  • Experience in managing teams of external investigators in fieldwork and forensics
  • Spanish and/or Portugese is highly preferred
  • Legal or risk background strongly preferred


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