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Ethics & Compliance Manager, GMSGQ BU

Job ID R0049492 Date posted Oct. 22, 2021 Location Zurich, Switzerland

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Job Description


Ethics & Compliance (E&C) focuses on what the organization needs by ensuring

  • Ethical behaviour plays a fundamental role in risk mitigation.

  • Being a forward-thinking leader in risk identification and mitigation.

  • Building a modern function supporting achievement of Takeda’s Purpose and Vision.

E&C will respond rapidly to changing environment and business needs, it is close to the market, and encourages 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 our risks.

E&C commits to

  • Act as role model for Takeda's values, ethics and values-based decision making, fostering this mindset in clients, partners and team

  • Enable the organization to take ethical decisions that are brought to life by applying Patient, Trust, Reputation, and Business

  • Collaborate across all E&C teams and partner with stakeholders in Business Units / Business Functions (BU / BF) to embed ethics and compliance as part of the way everyone works at Takeda.


  • Advisor to the business :

  • Be the E&C point of contact for key GMSGQ above site functions (i.e. global engineering, global Supply Chain & Direct Procurement, Divestiture Team) on E&C matters (e.g. Code of Conduct or E&C policy application, SOP guidance)

  • Foster a Values-based culture and ethical mindset for these above site functions and the supporting E&C network (i.e. E&C Advisors and Values Ambassadors).

  • Support the deployment of E&C compliance programme initiatives within these functions.

  • As GMSGQ E&C team member and in close collaboration with the GMS/GQ E&C Core Team Advisors

    • Tailor Global E&C SOP templates associated to Global E&C Policies for GMS GQ audiences, whenever relevant, align with other BUs/BFs specific E&C policies, procedures and work instructions, whenever country approach is required.

    • Prepare, manage and document relevant GMS/GQ E&C meetings

    • Identify data and analytics needs and own related trackers and dashboards to provide meaningful insights informing team’s decisions and actions.

    • Provide advise to the site E&C Advisors across the network on third party risk management when required.

    • Coordinate TET GMSGQ E&C monthly report and prepare investigations quarterly reports for both GMS and GQ LTs

    • Ease reporting  thorough collaborating with several functions to ensure E&C related data required for ESG reporting is timely made available

    • Manage GMS/GQ E&C portal and MyTakeda intranet sites for GMS/GQ BFs employees and be the lead on GMS/GQ E&C related communications.


  • High degree of personal integrity and acts as role model for Takeda’s values, ethics and values-based decision making.

  • Mindset of curiosity, learning agility and interest in innovative ways of doing things.

  • Demonstrably strong collaborative skills and approach; effectively and proactively working within a global function, cross functionally and with business groups advised.

  • Enjoys teamwork and has a proven ability to work successfully with others in multi-cultural global teams and across the business for joint results.

  • Able to work independently and track record of delivering on deadlines while coordinating and managing multiple priorities effectively.

  • Demonstrated strong project management skills and timely execution.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to communicate effectively, especially to business groups.

  • Strong analytical skills, with aptitude to challenge details and derive insight.

  • Experience of healthcare and pharma industry.


  • At least 6 years of healthcare or pharmaceutical industry experience and experience and / or demonstarable understanding of pharmaceutical manufacturing (or key supporting functions like supply chain/procurement and quality) and awareness of the associated  ethics and compliance challenges desired.

  • As part of these 6 years professional experience, at least 2 years of operational  Ethics and Compliance experience documented by track record in navigating through laws, regulations and industry guidance that affect the pharmaceutical industry such as IFPMA, EFPIA, DOJ, OIG and PhRMA guidelines, healthcare standard operating procedures, and anti-bribery laws

  • Applied knowledge of the Elements of an Effective Compliance Program

  • Bachelor’s degree; Advanced degree or relevant certification a plus

  • Experience of project management process including the ability to identify and resolve issues, manage risk, develop detailed work plans and specifications and facilitate team meetings.

  • High proficiency in MS Office tools, with the ability to derive insights from data.

  • Proficient in managing and creating meaningful presentations and other internal portals/platforms, design dashboards and reports.

  • Ability to work and engage effectively across regions, timezones and virtual environments.


Zurich, Switzerland

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