Compliance Manager

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Date: 12-Sep-2021

Location: Uxbridge , United Kingdom, UB8 1DH

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe

Legal Entity: Daiichi Sankyo UK Ltd


Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.™

Daiichi Sankyo and its 15.000 employees in more than 20 countries are dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical products. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for hypertension and thrombotic disorders, the Group’s 2025 vision is to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology”. Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany and we have affiliates in 12 European countries. For more information:

Hours: Minimum of 36.5 hours per week, office-based role with some flexibility to work from home (circa 2 days per week)

Purpose:   As part of the Daiichi Sankyo UK Compliance team, support the Compliance Director and the Business Unit Teams to foster a positive compliance and speak-up culture.  Ensuring learning and development programmes for compliance are in place as well as effective monitoring and governance procedures, to ensure risks are identified and managed within the organisation.  


Ensure adherence to the company’s ethical standards and leading the continuous improvement of compliance policies and procedures to meet all Daiichi Sankyo’s legal, PMCPA and ABPI requirements. 

Accountabilities / Measures:


1.    Help ensure that DSUK has an effective compliance system that fulfils expectations both externally (ABPI / PMCPA) and internally (Global / Europe)

•    Support the business by providing high quality and regular compliance training, appropriate to the persons role and level within the organisation, ensuring effective records are kept and maintained. 
•    Provide advice and guidance to the business relating to all aspects of compliance. 
•    Support the development / update of all necessary compliance policies and guidance documents across the business, and ensure these are well communicated, rolled out, regularly trained and effectively embedded in processes across the business.
•    Collaborate closely with the internal compliance groups, providing specific advice and guidance to them and gathering feedback relating to process improvements as well as identifying and flagging potential risks to the Compliance Director as appropriate.
•    Propose and implement measures to drive the desired Compliance culture and Daiichi Sankyo Values and Behaviours, including Speak Up, Integrity, Courage, Collaboration and Commitment. 
•    Collaborate closely with the Compliance Specialist in timely and accurate Compliance-related disclosures, both externally and internally.
•    Support the business in responding to queries from external authorities, such as the PMCPA.


2.    Support the Compliance Director to identify, assess and mitigate compliance risks within the DSUK organization 
•    Help set up appropriate monitoring processes to self-assess ongoing compliance and provide route forward where issues are identified.
•    Provide advice on compliance approaches and compliance issues.
•    Lead / support cross-functional projects to mitigate identified compliance risks (e.g., remediation activities)
•    As needed, help manage the Ethics and Compliance Committee and other Compliance-related committees within DSUK, and attend in the absence of the Compliance Director. 
•    If requested, support the HR team on specific Speak Up and other employee investigatory or disciplinary proceedings. 

3.    Responsible for coordinating and sourcing appropriate legal support for corporate and functional areas of the Company based in DSUK.
•    Responsible for legal related policies and procedures, including contract management.  
•    Appropriately outsource for legal advice in order to: 

  •     Give judgement where contracts require additional legal support – either internal (DSE) or external.
  •     Ensure that DSUK understands its legal risks and takes appropriate actions to ensure operational compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
  •     Assisting on data protection relevant matters in consultation with EU Legal.
  •     Keep abreast of developing trends, best practices, laws and regulations affecting the Company’s business, and communicating them effectively within the organisation, driving appropriate change.  
  •     Keep updated a suite of standard contracts for use by DSUK, such as a Master Service Agreement, NDA and an HCP standard contract.

Technical/Professional knowledge



•    Broad experience in compliance and ethics programs within the pharmaceutical industry, including Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Competition and, as well as risk management and mitigation activities.
•    Practical experience with the UK ABPI Code of practice.
•    Experience working closely with legal counsel to gain insight and expertise to support the business.
•    Proven track-record of building excellent communication channels at all business levels to serve as a collaborative member of DSUK cross functional team, providing advice and support on a wide range of governance, compliance and risk management matters.
•    Team-oriented, ability to form strong working relationships with partners and employees while maintaining required adherence to proper legal standards and use sound judgement
•    Passion for ethical and compliance business practices partnered with business acumen.
•    Demonstrate success working independently with limited oversight to deliver expected outcomes that are aligned to compliance objectives.
•    Excellent attention to detail
•    Ability and flexibility to juggle multiple projects at one time. 
•    Degree level educated 



•    Significant experience in a compliance role; with 5 or greater years in the Life Sciences/Pharma industry in the UK.
•    Legal background desirable
•    Excellent presentation and project management skills





What we offer:

We offer an interesting, diversified and challenging position, good contractual conditions, flexible working models, all the social benefits of a modern company and a professional environment where you will have the opportunity for personal growth.