GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the world's leading research based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. GSK employs over 97,000 employees in over 100 countries worldwide.
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria Plc is one of Africa's largest consumer healthcare companies, producing leading brands such as Lucozade, Ribena and Panadol.
Job Title: Ethics & Compliance Officer - Pharma Business (Senior Management Role)
Requisition ID: WD205739
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Position: Full time
Functional area: Governance, Ethics and Assurance
- Through the successful implementation of GSK Internal Control Framework and compliance programs, this role will support Global Ethics and Compliance (GEC) strategy to ensure that the right product gets to the right patient or consumer in the right way.
- This role moreover supports GSK’s mission to help people do more, feel better and live longer.
Specifically, the Nigeria Country Ethics & Compliance Officer will:
- Ensuring effective compliance oversight of the Nigerian Rx business, focusing on the Commercial business, but also bridging across other support functions including Regulatory, Quality, Medical, Supply Chain, Procurement, IT, Finance, etc., supporting the establishment of strong internal controls
- Supporting the Nigeria General Manager of Rx to ensure compliant processes and solutions working with GEC and Business Unit leadership teams;
- Promoting a value based compliance culture through engagement communication and training initiatives;
- Supporting early and proactive identification and management of risks aligning with GSK’s Risk Management process
- Working with GSK Pharma senior leaders across designated departments to lead the implementation of a values-based compliance program in Nigeria and to promote a values-based culture in a way that supports GEC and Pharma strategies.
- Partnering with Pharma senior business leaders to proactively identify, evaluate and manage risks, in accordance with Policy 500 and GSK internal control framework, in a way that enables sustainable business growth.
- Advise the business on risks associated with emerging business strategies and provide pragmatic options for risk mitigation and management. Ensure that the Nigeria based business have an effective risk management strategy that aligns with GSK’s Risk Management methodology.
- Ensuring adequate internal controls are in place across the Nigeria business by independently assessing efficiency of the internal control framework. Provide insight, best practice, guidance and assurance to build, test and validate the robustness of these business controls. Support delivery of clear and integrated compliance solutions.
- Driving accountability throughout Nigeria to ensure greater business transparency, speak-up culture and reinforcing trust in GSK from customers, business partners, and patients.
- In partnership with CIT (Corporate Investigation Team), HR and Legal ensuring that reported concerns are promptly and thoroughly investigated, with suitable corrective and remediation action and discipline when appropriate. Provide oversight on all investigations from his/her business.
- In partnership with the business, ensuring adequate preparation for internal audits of significant compliance risks and delivery of prompt responses to audit findings.
- Serve as the main contact and coordination point for independent business monitoring. Help to identify root cause issues to eliminate key risk areas
- Act as the champion for GSK Values; driving our Values Assurance strategy into the depths of the organisation and increasing the values maturity of the organisation
- Acting as a change leader for standardization where appropriate, to simplify the complexity of practices while maintaining adherence to GSK policy and Values.
- Understanding the opportunity for business collaboration and new business models ensuring the risk management and controls framework is adequate.
- Development of communication and training strategy of GEC and ad hoc implementation to fully embedding desired compliance culture within Nigeria.
- Being the local expert on a wide range of compliance topics e.g. ABAC, TPO, Local Regulations and responsible for advising the Nigeria based staff on compliance with these areas
- Engage with external parties to promote and defend GSK’s industry ethical lead and shape the external environment
- As a key member of the PH and the Nigeria Country Executive Board, encourage discussion of relevant, significant risks and ensure that issues and conclusions are escalated upwards and consistently across the market
- Participate in GEC initiatives/projects/working streams
- Developing and implementing tools which empower employees to make ethical and legally compliant decisions. Provide compliance support to Nigeria based staff, as well as advisory and interpretation services in relation to GSK Policies and SOP as required.
- Partner with other governance groups (e.g. HR, Finance, Medical, Legal) to develop integrated compliance solutions
- Distill complex issues to create right-size, simple solutions to problems
- Demonstrate learning agility and ability to learn new things quickly
- Solid understanding of any relevant healthcare compliance standards in the market
- Ability to influence leadership behaviours in line with GSK Values
Application of Knowledge:
- Has a deep understanding of the BU’s products, competitors, industry issues and regulations.
- Extensive knowledge and insight into global markets and underlying reasons for current conditions.
- Understand how nuanced changes in strategy influence risk to GSK
- Knowledge & experience with healthcare laws and requirements.
- Knowledge & experience with compliance programs and processes
- Ability to provide high degree of reliance and accountability to senior management
- Strong advocacy skills and sound business judgment at senior levels
- Organised and capable of working in an influencing role at all levels, particularly senior management levels
- Excellent interpersonal skills to enable effective and influential internal and external contacts.
- Experience dealing with government regulators and prosecutors
- Possesses organisational knowledge required for identifying areas of compliance vulnerability and aligning the compliance functions with the business.
- Knowledgeable of applicable government laws and regulations relating to the company.
- Superior listening skills, analytical ability to diagnose problems, resolve conflict, and develop practical solutions.
- Ability to manage sensitive confidential issues with complete discretion.
- Demonstrated risk management, process improvement, and/or project management skills.
- Maintain a high degree of credibility, independence, integrity, confidentiality and trust.
- Exhibit strong analytical skills and an understanding of operational processes and technology concepts.
- Strong writing skills required to write and edit policies and procedures, issue memoranda and compile program reports.
- Exhibits excellent presentation skills with large and small audiences.
- Good networker internally and externally to GSK
Problem Solving & Innovation:
- A strong positive influence the culture of GEC and GSK to embrace GSK values decision making and effective risk management.
- Viewed as a trusted team member by senior leaders and sought out for flexible thinking and strategic advice.
- Establishing a culture and executing strategies which fundamentally raise the importance of customers in the organisation,
- Champions project ideas. Leads cross-organisation, complex projects. Supports development of new project managers.
- Encourages and motivates peers and staff to give their best. Champions the development and success of the Compliance team. Create an environment that enables teams to perform at its best and builds trust and team spirit to enhance the effectiveness of the group.
- Works with leadership teams to shape and define business strategies, working to manage the interface of agendas and drivers between other relevant areas of GSK. Helps the BU/Function evaluate multiple strategic alternatives.
- Shares best practices with peers in the industry through informal discussions and presentations at educational events.
- Accountable for ensuring Nigeria compliance program is effective and fully implemented.
- Accountable for implementation of compliance initiatives aligned with corporate initiatives e.g. following Strategic Review recommendations
- Ensuring that GSK’s compliance culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation
- Accountable for ensuring employees understand compliance requirements and use good judgment in activities and for ensuring appropriate monitoring and auditing to verify.
- Manages policy and process enhancements and compliance issues and projects that apply to Nigeria and protect against significant liabilities.
- Oversight of BU compliance champions, to ensure full deployment and coordination of corporate, Nigeria and BU risk management and compliance processes at all levels.
- Establishes and maintains credibility and trust throughout the organisation and is able and willing to consistently advocate disciplinary actions for compliance and ethics violations.