Celgene Associate Director, Healthcare Compliance, CEE in Celgene, Poland


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

The Associate Director, Healthcare Compliance, CEE is responsible to assist Celgene’s CEE region in the operationalization and implementation of Celgene corporate policies as well as oversight the local Healthcare Compliance Program. This position will require close collaboration and coordination with General Managers / Country Managers, local management teams and local functions, regional and global HCC functions, Legal and Internal Audit. The position is ideally based in Poland but could be in other CEE countries (Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia). Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

• Plan, design, operationalize, monitor and oversee the local Healthcare Compliance (“HCC”) program to ensure local compliance with applicable internal and external rules and regulations (e.g., local Code, Corporate Policies, local specific legislation);

• Contribute to the efficient implementation of local HCC programs leveraging available resources both within and above (where appropriate) country.

• Report on a regular basis to the Regional and local Management Teams on compliance matters and assisting the General Managers/Country Managers and the Management Team’s members to establish appropriate methods to reduce the company’s healthcare compliance risks;

• Work in close cooperation with the General Managers / Country Managers to create a culture of compliance and set the tone at the top. This includes promote open communication and dialogues where staff members feel comfortable speaking up;

• Provide an overview of the local compliance status to global Compliance (as appropriate);

• Periodically review the local HCC program, as appropriate, to respond to changes in the company’s needs and applicable local and global requirements, identified weakness in the program, or identified systemic patterns of noncompliance;

• Develop, coordinate, and participating in a multifaceted educational and training program that focuses on the elements of the compliance program, and seeking to ensure that all affected employees and management understand and comply with pertinent standards;

• Review and, where appropriate, act in response to reports of noncompliance. This includes taking a leading role in establishing and implementing remedial activities for specific local HCC audit findings or other potential risk areas and interacting and following through with applicable departments and functional heads for corrective actions, preventive actions and implementation;

• Act as key contact for local HCC Audit: provide advanced information, prepare documentation, identify local functions/team members;

• Act as key contact point for global compliance for activities in the scope of HCC. This includes local self-inspections and the review and translation (if applicable) of Corporate Policies, Regional Template SOPs, presentations, communications and trainings;

• Represent local HCC on global, international or regional cross-functions teams (including EMEA HCC Forum);

• Remain informed of developments in applicable HCC rules and enforcement trends.

• Become an active, influential and constructive business partner to the CEE lead team.


• Science Degree and other similar qualification. Candidates will be considered only if they have extensive HCC experience. Additional certifications (e.g., HCC certification, etc.) will be considered plusses.

• Fluency in English is required

• Minimum of 6+ years experience in HCC and 10 years in the life sciences/pharma industry.

• Life sciences/pharma audit background will be considered plusses

• Experience with local HCC regulations and industry codes across the eastern European countries ideally

• Project management skills

• Demonstrate character, with high level of integrity and honesty

• Achieve results, driving execution/speed and efficiency

• Inspire and motivate, promoting open communication and foster teamwork

• Lead change, driving innovation and applying global mindset

• Demonstrated ability to build alignment, influence, execute all levels of the organization

• Superior interpersonal and organizational skills with high emotional intelligence. Excellent listener; inclusive, seeks broad input and feedback; frequent and effective feedback/follow-up

• Effective communication at all times. Experience in delivering complex messages, in a matrix organization, to a diverse audience with a track record of effective and influential presentations

• Proven team player with ability to navigate cross functionally

• Ability to build strong credibility at local, regional and global level, to effectively interact, providing direction, challenge and support whenever relevant

• Act as a role model for ethical behavior

• The role will require a minimum of 50% travel to the region and other locations to effectively deliver the role

• Strong identification with the Celgene values

Leadership success behaviors

  • Integrity and honesty

  • Lead change

  • Achieve results


Associate Director, Healthcare Compliance, CEE

Location: Celgene, , PL

Job ID: 17000756