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Associate Director, Compliance

  • Second Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Associate Director, Compliance is a member of the Legal and Compliance Department who has responsibility for supporting the Business Ethics and Compliance Program and related healthcare-compliance projects. Leveraging advanced experience, the incumbent assists in identifying and mitigating risks and developing and driving key compliance policies and initiatives.

Key Responsibilities

• Identify compliance-related gaps in current processes or practices and develop corresponding mitigation plans, especially with respect to healthcare compliance.

• Mitigate risk through reinforcing established procedures, spotting and escalating issues to Compliance leadership, and modeling business integrity and ethical behavior.

• Work closely with the Chief Compliance Officer and Compliance leadership to shape the Business Ethics and Compliance Program.

• Support the development and execution of FMI brand, scientific, and business plan

• Advise functions across FMI (e.g. Commercial and Medical Affairs) on corporate compliance concerns related to business processes.

• Provide support to FMI functional teams to ensure training is aligned with compliance priorities and dedicates sufficient focus to cover important compliance topics.

• Develop and maintain policies and procedures for the general operation of the Business Ethics and Compliance Program and its related activities and manage day-to-day operation of the Business Ethics and Compliance Program.

• Develop and deliver training to ensure that FMI employees are properly trained on compliance resources, risk areas, policies and procedures and reporting duties.

• Assist with and participate in monitoring and auditing activities to assess and detect risk areas and potential areas of concern within the Business Ethics and Compliance Program.

• Assist and participate in compliance investigations arising from alleged instances of non-compliance.

• Prepare and present updates to the Compliance Advisory Committee and FMI’s Senior Management Team and keep the Compliance Advisory Committee and the Senior Management Team generally informed of the operation and progress of the Business Ethics and Compliance Program.

•  Keep apprised of compliance trends in life sciences industry and incorporate improvements as applicable for FMI.

• Lead or support other critical initiatives as required.

• Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

• Bachelors Degree and 7+ years of progressively responsible experience in a compliance role including 2+ years of healthcare compliance experience in the life sciences industry

Preferred Qualifications

• Juris Doctor preferred

• Certification in compliance, such as CHC, CCEP, CIPP, CCP, CHPC

• 2+ years of experience:

  • within healthcare compliance in the life sciences industry, focused in the diagnostics sector or alternatively in the device or therapeutics sectors
  • working within a broad based, comprehensive compliance program, with demonstrated success in developing and implementing a program
  • working in a large law firm specializing in healthcare matters and healthcare compliance
  • with learning management systems
  • delivering and developing training related to compliance

• Strong understanding of policies and procedures related to healthcare compliance issues, including anti-kickback, privacy, e.g. HIPAA and GDPR, False Claims Act, and Stark Law

• Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills

• Strong professional and interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work effectively and congenially with employees at diverse levels

• Clear, concise and persuasive writing and presentation skills

• Strong orientation to deadline and detail

• High level of integrity and ethics

• Commitment to reflect FMI's values: Patients, Passion, Innovation, and Collaboration


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