Associate Director, Compliance, South East Asia and Australia & New Zealand (R1120673) in Shanghai, China at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 3/27/2020

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IQVIA™ is the leading human data science company focused on helping healthcare clients find unparalleled insights and better solutions for patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness the power of healthcare data, domain expertise, transformative technology, and advanced analytics to drive healthcare forward.

Associate Director, Compliance, South East Asia and Australia & New Zealand

The Associate Director, Compliance is a member of IQVIA’s Ethics and Compliance Office (ECO) and is responsible for implementation of IQVIA’s global healthcare compliance (HCC) and anti-bribery/anti-corruption (ABAC) compliance.  The incumbent establishes standards and implements procedures to help ensure compliance initiatives throughout the organization are effective and efficient in identifying, preventing, detecting, and remedying non-compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies and procedures and helps drive an ethical culture of doing the right thing.

The Associate Director, Compliance maintains current knowledge of laws and regulations; develops and/or implements an annual compliance work plan for the region; provides reports and guidance, as applicable, to senior management, staff, and employees on ethics and compliance matters; supports internal compliance risk identification; reviews and monitors activities; investigates matters related to compliance; develops, assesses, and implements compliance training and education; and develops and supports business conduct and compliance-oriented audits. This position is responsible for developing close relationships and strategic partnerships with relevant stakeholders within IQVIA.  This position will report to the Regional Senior Director Compliance.


  • Serve as key Compliance business partner to businesses in in the region; provide ongoing compliance advice, counsel, and support
  • Partner with ECO leaders and staff to execute ECO activities, including conducting HCC risk assessments, audits, and monitoring
  • Work closely with other company departments including legal, internal audit, human resources, finance, communications, and safety and security departments to ensure effective implementation and communication of compliance and ethics initiatives
  • Drive process improvement and standardization practices within the function and coordinate the development of Standard Operating Procedures
  • Assist Business Development groups with responses to RFPs and compliance-related questions from potential clients
  • Support compliance-related activities for acquisitions and integrations
  • Conduct training
  • Conduct, support Compliance investigations as needed
  • Collaborate with other stakeholders to incorporate relevant monitoring and audit findings into further ECO plan development and activities, HCC policies and procedures, and HCC training/communications (closed loop program management)
  • Host, manage and support ABAC/HCC related customer audits or vendor audits, including overseeing and reporting on progress of mitigation plans
  • Participate on joint HCC and ABAC customer committees
  • Serve as ambassador for ECO program across IQVIA globally
  • Engage and motivate other businesses and functions to drive accountability to the ECO program and maintain effective roles and responsibilities

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Master’s degree and 6 years of directly-related experience or Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of directly-related experience
  • 3 to 5 years of Healthcare Compliance (HCC) risk assessment, monitoring, auditing and data analytics experience in the life sciences (pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device) industry
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of relevant global equivalents and industry codes, (e.g., IFPMA, EFPIA, PhRMA, AdvaMed, MedTech)
  • Experience in conducting compliance audits related to U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), U.K. Bribery Act and other relevant global anti-corruption laws and regulations
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver against critical business objectives on budget and on time, implement complex instructions, prioritize, be proactive, resolve conflicts, follow through on assignments, and be a team player
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to manage competing priorities and provide a high level of responsiveness across multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and manage time efficiently
  • Ability to exercise excellent judgment and initiative in handling business issues
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills, judgment, maturity and agility

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in business administration, compliance or accounting
  • Relevant auditing or compliance professional certifications:  Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Life sciences outsourcing (e.g., CRO) experience
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and help deliver on process improvements


  • Travel up to 30% per year; including international travel
  • Position is based in Shanghai, China

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Making a positive impact on human health takes insight, curiosity, and intellectual courage. It takes brave minds, pushing the boundaries to transform healthcare. Regardless of your role, you will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve outcomes for patients.

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Job ID: R1120673