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Director, Compliance Monitoring

  • Seaport Blvd., Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Director, Compliance Monitoring oversees FMI’s compliance monitoring, audit and investigations function in FMI’s Business Ethics and Compliance Program. This position is responsible for establishing and maintaining the compliance monitoring program. In addition to traditional monitoring, auditing and investigative techniques, the Director leverages analytical technology to enhance the monitoring program. The position ensures effective operation of FMI’s compliance monitoring, third party due diligence, and hotline and investigation capabilities, including conducting investigations as required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintains overall responsibility for the design, implementation, maintenance and effectiveness of FMI’s compliance monitoring, audit and investigations function in FMI’s Business Ethics and Compliance Program in a manner that meets regulatory expectations and maintains effectiveness of the compliance program as established by the United States Department of Justice and Office of Inspector General of United States Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Develops and implements an enterprise-wide investigation process to review compliance-related concerns raised through FMI’s Say Something Hotline, or otherwise brought to the attention of compliance.
  • Leads internal investigations, sometimes at the direction of or in collaboration with internal or external counsel, of suspected violations of applicable laws and FMI policies.
  • Administers and manages the Say Something Hotline, FMI’s internal reporting hotline.
  • Recommends corrective action, including disciplinary action, as appropriate and develops appropriate policies regarding discipline for business ethics and compliance violations across FMI.
  • Develops and implements an annual compliance audit plan designed to review compliance-related risks and controls.
  • Collaborates with other members of the legal and compliance department and other departments, such as the people team.
  • Serves as a compliance resource, upon request, for the investigation of compliance concerns involving legal review, working closely with FMI’s legal department or outside counsel.
  • Coordinates and closely collaborates with all functions at FMI to facilitate achievement of FMI’s business goals in a sustainable and compliant way and position FMI’s Business Ethics and Compliance Program as a competitive advantage.
  • Automates compliance monitoring activities to enhance the effectiveness of the compliance program.
  • Acts as a leader responsible for managing risks and safeguarding the reputation of FMI.
  • Supports and actively contributes to other Business Ethics and Compliance Program initiatives as directed by the Chief Compliance Officer.
  • Helps foster a strong culture of compliance, informed by FMI’s values of Patients, Passion, Collaboration, and Innovation.
  • Mitigates risk by reinforcing established procedures, spotting and escalating issues to compliance leadership, and modeling business integrity and ethical behavior.
  • Works in strong partnership and collaboration with others in compliance to share best practices, leverage learnings and create an effective compliance program within the larger Roche enterprise.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert on internal audits and investigations.
  • Drives operational efficiencies by setting measurable goals and works on leveraging and deploying new and existing technologies to improve efficiencies in FMI’s Business Ethics and Compliance Program across the organization.
  • Provides reports to the Chief Compliance Officer, Compliance Committee and board on compliance monitoring activity and outcomes
  • Exercises discretion and confidentiality and communicates difficult topics in a thoughtful and constructive manner, emphasizing lessons learned to improve the effectiveness of the compliance program.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 10+ years of experience successfully conducting audits and/or investigations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor (JD), Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), or advanced degree
  • Professional certification such as a CFE or membership to the IIA, HCCA, or SCCE
  • 3+ years of direct experience in a compliance department of a healthcare company (Diagnostics, Medical Device, Pharma/Biotech)
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain open and trusting work relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and independently, prioritize workflow, meet demanding deadlines, and manage multi-faceted projects in a fast-moving environment
  • Ability to effectively project the stature and importance of the compliance function across the organization
  • Sophisticated ability to apply a risk-based analysis to compliance issues and demonstrate creativity and flexibility in developing solutions that satisfy both business requirements and legal obligations
  • Strong attention to detail, with a pragmatic, practical, decisive, and direct approach
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Excellent collaboration and influencing skills
  • Superior judgment and rigor in relation to problem solving and appropriate escalation of issues
  • Willingness and ability to travel
  • A high level of integrity and trust
  • Commitment to FMI values: patients, innovation, collaboration, and passion



Please be aware that Foundation Medicine mandates COVID-19 vaccination of all employees regardless of work location. Accommodations may be made in accordance with applicable law.


About Foundation Medicine

Foundation Medicine, Inc. (FMI) began with an idea—to simplify the complex nature of cancer genomics, bringing cutting-edge science and technology to everyday cancer care. Our approach generates insights that help doctors match patients to more treatment options and helps accelerate the development of new therapies. Foundation Medicine is the culmination of talented people coming together to realize an important vision, and the work we do every day impacts real lives.

Confidence, or the belief that we need to check every box before applying for a job, can sometimes hold us back from going after a role that inspires us. At Foundation Medicine there's no such thing as the 'perfect' applicant, and our company is a place where every employee can make an impact and continue to grow whatever background they may have or path they may have taken. So, as long as you meet the basic qualifications for a role, please apply if you see a position that would make you excited to come into Foundation Medicine every day and help us transform cancer care.

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