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Ethics & Compliance Head of Anti-Bribery, Anti-Corruption & Third-Party Risk Management

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Job Description

About the role:

We are seeking an experienced and strategic risk-management professional to join the Global Ethics and Compliance Team as the Global Director of Anti-Bribery and Anticorruption (ABAC). You will also be responsible for helping design, implement and continuously improve our global ABAC and TPRM programs to ensure the integrity of our business relationships and safeguard the organization against potential risks and fraud. As part of the Global Ethics & Compliance team, you will report to the Head, Ethics & Compliance Program & Governance.

How you will contribute:

1. Anti-bribery / Anti-Corruption (ABAC) Strategy:

  • Provide expertise and strategic counsel to Senior Leaders, Takeda Business Solutions and other global functions to evolve Takeda’s global Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption (ABAC) governance program including Third Party Risk Management (TPRM).

  • Drive continuous improvement of the company-wide ABAC and TPRM programs, ensuring that Takeda complies with international legal requirements and stays ahead of societal expectations.

  • Ensure that all related ABAC and TPRM policies, standards, and practices are effectively imple-mented and followed by global business units.

  • Lead or partner on initiatives to promote a culture of integrity and ethical conduct throughout the organization.

  • Serve as the primary Compliance Business Partner to the Takeda Business Solutions Leadership Team

2. Third-Party Risk Management:

  • Serve as the most senior Ethics & Compliance expert in the design, oversight and execution of Takeda’s companywide TPRM governance program to assess, monitor and mitigate risks associated with external business partners.

  • Act as the Global E&C Representative on both the Third-Party Risk Management Steering Committee and the Global Trade Sanctions Committee

  • Serve as an escalation point to assess and resolve potential ABAC and other cases arising from third-party activities.

  • Support due diligence on potential third-party vendors, suppliers, agents, and other business as-sociates when those sue diligence are of high complexity.

  • Ensure compliance with international laws and regulations related to ABAC.

  • Enhance due diligence processes for third-party relationships, ensuring compliance with industry standards.

  • Conduct monitoring and auditing of prioritized risk areas. Partner with the business to address findings.

  • Partner and communicate regularly with senior leaders and members of the Compliance team to ensure consistency and efficiency in approach across Takeda’s business units.

3. Policy Development and Compliance:

  • As SME, leads in partnership with the Policy team to design and update ABAC policies, procedures, and guidelines.

  • Ensure the organization's Compliance Program and controls are aligned with local and international anti-corruption laws and regulations.

4. Training and Awareness:

  • Oversees the Learning & Engagement team in developing and delivering training programs to educate employees and third parties on anti-corruption policies, procedures, and best practices.

  • Interacts at all levels of the organization from most senior to all employees fostering a strong awareness of bribery/corruption risks and ethical behavior within the organization.

5. Investigations and Reporting:

  • Serve as the initial point of contact and liaison to TBS for potential Investigation matters flagged by automated monitoring of third-party vendors and transactions.

  • Support investigations into allegations of corruption or unethical behavior, collaborating with internal audit, legal, and other relevant departments and oversee corrective actions with the business.

  • Prepare and present regular reports on anti-corruption and third-party risk management activities to senior management and relevant stakeholders.

6. Continuous Improvement:

  • Stay abreast of developments in ABAC laws, regulations, and industry best practices.

  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance the effectiveness of the ABAC and Third-Party Risk Management programs.

  • Ensure a fit-for-purpose auditing and monitoring of third-party business partners.

7. Collaboration and Communication:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Legal, Compliance, Internal Audit, and Procurement, to ensure a coordinated approach to risk management.

  • Work with the LOC’s and Business Units to ensure that the global ABAC and third-party risk management program is fit-for-purpose and is simple for the business to administer.

  • Serve as a global escalation point to support LOCs & BU/BFs with respect to ABAC and third-party management issues.

8. Monitoring & Analytics

  • Champion initiatives in partnership with Monitoring, Enterprise Risk Management, Governance, and the Analytics & Insights functions.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, law, or a related field; advanced degree.

  • Experience (10+ years) in anti-corruption compliance and third-party risk management in global pharma industry

  • Experience in both leading and opertionally supporting ABAC and TPRM programs

  • In-depth knowledge of relevant ABAC laws, such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act

  • Analytical, investigative

  • Professional certifications relating to Compliance and ABAC

  • Demonstrated experience leading global compliance projects

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.

This position is currently classified as "hybrid" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.


Takeda Compensation and Benefits Summary

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. We are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices. 

For Location:

Boston, MA

U.S. Base Salary Range:

$169,400.00 - $266,200.00

The estimated salary range reflects an anticipated range for this position. The actual base salary offered may depend on a variety of factors, including the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.The actual base salary offered will be in accordance with state or local minimum wage requirements for the job location. 

U.S. based employees may be eligible for short-term and/ or long-term incentives. U.S. based employees may be eligible to participate in medical, dental, vision insurance, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, a tuition reimbursement program, paid volunteer time off, company holidays, and well-being benefits, among others. U.S. based employees are also eligible to receive, per calendar year, up to 80 hours of sick time, and new hires are eligible to accrue up to 120 hours of paid vacation. 

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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