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Head of Ethics & Compliance BioLife, PDT BU

Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
Bannockburn, IL 60015
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About the role:

Ethics & Compliance (E&C) focuses on what we need by ensuring

  • Ethical behavior plays a fundamental role in risk mitigation
  • Be a leader in risk identification and mitigation
  • Build a modern function supporting achievement of Takeda's Vision 2025

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

E&C commits to

  • Be a role model for Takeda's values, ethics and values-based decision-making, promoting this mindset in clients, partners and team
  • Enable the organization to take decisions which are ethical and following our priorities of Patient, Trust, Reputation, and Business
  • Collaborate across all E&C teams and partner with stakeholders in BU / BF to embed ethics and compliance as part of the way everyone works at Takeda

How you will contribute:


  • Drive the effective implementation and continuous improvement of the Ethics & Compliance Program for BioLife across relevant geographies
  • As the leader and subject matter expert on ethics and compliance, serve on the BioLife Senior Leadership Team
  • Support the PDT BU business development opportunities for BioLife including with E&C advice on primary and secondary due diligence, working with Global Business Development, Finance and Legal
  • Together with direct report work closely with BioLife University to ensure that the E&C Learning plan is embedded in the annual learning offerings
  • Lead the Enterprise Risk Assessment and regular follow-ups with the Biolife Senior leadership Team
  • Lead and/or play an important team role on specific, identified cross functional project(s)
  • Lead or participate in Global Ethics & Compliance projects.
  • Take a lead role in ensuring that the Global E&C team understands the BioLife business so that design, rollout and implementation of global initiatives cater to the BioLife business
  • Be an active member of the Donor Compensation Committee and the Engineering team responsible for finding, designing and building new plasma collection centers
  • Actively support the continuous improvement of the overall E&C Program
  • Assume a lead role in developing relationships and improved ways of working with E&C colleagues from outside the PDT BU team
  • Contribute to global E&C Policies/SOPs, initiatives or programs as relevant and interface with other E&C teams for BioLife and PDT BU support
  • Be the custodian of the Takeda Values at BioLife and work closely with the Biolife Senior leadership Team to bring the Values to life through everyday decision-making
  • Co-lead ethics by design across business projects with the BioLife Digital, Data and Technology team including the use of the Takeda AI Principles, Data Privacy Policy and the IFPMA guidance on the ethical use of data and technology
  • External facing - align BioLife advisory engagement with evolving Ethics & Compliance trends (PhRMA, OIG, DOJ, SEC, PCF)


  • Proven ability to effectively lead teams in formal and informal settings
  • Manage multiple projects and priorities effectively while delivering on deadlines
  • Effectively work cross-functionally and collaborates in a matrix organization with multiple stakeholders
  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to lead change efforts through effective communication
  • Demonstrated executive presence and strong customer service skills while working with all levels of management, collection center staff members, and other E&C colleagues
  • Strong communication skills - including the ability to manage and communicate effectively on complex matters with senior stakeholders internally and externally and with non-experts
  • Demonstrated ability to read, analyze, and interpret business and regulatory information and legal advice

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Minimum 12 years E&C experience (while specific E&C experience is strongly preferred, substantive experience gained in a legal role(s) where the handling of significant compliance-related matters form part of such role(s) would also be considered)
  • Minimum 5 years leading team(s) in an E&C environment and / or as a member of a business leadership team
  • Experience with US market regulations as they pertain to the retail pharmacy or other major retail industry sector
  • Strong command of English language in both written and verbal form, knowledge of German is considered a plus
  • Ethics & Compliance experience in the pharmaceutical industry is considered a plus and so is ex-US experience
  • Understanding of either Data Privacy rules & regulations or technology ethics considered a plus

What Takeda can offer you:

  • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs and company match of charitable contributions
  • Family Planning Support
  • Flexible Work Paths
  • Tuition reimbursement

More about us:

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.

EEO Statement

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.


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Posted: 2022-07-15 Expires: 2022-08-13
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