☑Foreign business ☑English language required ☑Japanese language required
Legal and Compliance , Associate Director
Foreign Life Sciences Company
The primary responsibility of Associate Director, Legal & Compliance, is to provide legal & compliance consultation, guidance, advice and support to all divisions of our Company in Japan, and to take a strong interest in understanding and implementing the Company's compliance standards and managing compliance issues across all divisions. As a member of the Japan Legal & Compliance team and International Legal & Compliance team, the individual shall handle legal matters and compliance issues arising from the Company in Japan, as directed by and under the supervision of Executive Director and Directors, Legal & Compliance ; Japan, collaborate closely with the Internal Control Officers ("ICOs") of various functions of our company, and work in conjunction with Regional and International Legal & Compliance colleagues, external counsel and relevant headquarters and subsidiary staff and functional groups, as needed.
Primary Activities ; Accountabilities, Supervision, Primary activities include, but are not limited to
・Guide, monitor and assist with all activities of our company's business that require legal/compliance input, and ensure all corporate, regional and local legal mandates and compliance objectives and goals of our company are met, with quality, collaborative and timely advice and oversight given to clients by both internal and external legal resources
・Provide sound, appropriate and timely legal and compliance advice and oversight on proposals for new or revised initiatives/programs in our company, including but not limited to, patient programs, marketing initiatives, and other commercial proposals
・Collaborate with and provide guidance/support to each function in our company in the performance of their tasks and enable effective monitoring of compliance and related matters on behalf of our company
・Work with Japan Executive Committee members ("JEC") of our company, as needed/directed, on risk assessments and implementation of continuous improvement on risk controls, provide insightful and strategic advice on business undertakings within the local and corporate compliance framework, and participate in meetings with the JEC as needed
・Act as a resource and subject matter expert on Legal and Compliance issues, as well as the industry and the Company Compliance standards, policies and processes for the business organization in Japan and provide coaching and mentoring as needed, to newer and more junior members of the Japan Legal & Compliance team and ICOs
・Admitted to practice law in Japan
・More than 5 years of post-admission legal/compliance experience
・In-house legal and compliance experience in a large multinational pharmaceutical organization and/or commercial practice experience in a top tier law firm would be advantageous. Language proficiency with English and Japanese required.
・Ability to pro-actively identify key issues and concerns and consistently apply a high standard of integrity, professionalism, legal knowledge and expertise and business ethics to achieve satisfactory resolution of such issues and concerns
・Good knowledge and understanding of sales and marketing practices and applicable Code(s) of Conduct in the healthcare or pharmaceutical industry would be advantageous
・Familiarity with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act, and equivalent anti-corruption/anti-bribery laws in Japan would be advantageous
・Strong working knowledge of privacy, competition and employment legislations highly desirable
・Strong leadership and commitment to make sound and appropriate judgments
・Ability to think broadly with the best interest of the organization in mind
・Ability to provide practical, commercially focused and value-added legal and compliance advice
・Highly developed technical and research skills, ability to work independently and good attention for details
・Ability to lead a team of paralegals and/or compliance professionals in adequately monitoring, supervising and guiding their duties and developing and maximizing their potential
・Ability to work collaboratively and lead, interact with and influence cross functional teams and senior management in the business, and to deal effectively with a broad range of people across all levels
・Ability to design, implement, administer and advice on legal and/or compliance programs and procedures
・Ability to effectively manage workflow, competing priorities and changing circumstances
・Ability to work independently and prioritize work effectively under pressure
・Ability to work autonomously as well as within a team environment
・Strong analytical, drafting, negotiation and presentation skills, both in English and Japanese, including the ability to present to executive level management
・Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written), including the ability to conduct training, interviews and investigations, as needed
・Strong solutions focused approach to problem solving
・Proactive approach to streamlining compliance initiatives
English Language level: Business level
Japanese Language level: Fluent - Native Level (Equivalent to JLPT N1)
Work permission in Japan required
13〜17 million JPY
(Experiences and skills will be considered)
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Seniority Level: Director
Job Function: Legal, Health Care Provider