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Compliance Officer UK & Ireland (m/f/d)

Country:  UK, Ireland, Nordics
City:  UK, Ireland, Nordics
Department:  Corporate Functions
Job ID:  43379


Our Corporate Functions teams make sure everything at Grünenthal runs smoothly by bringing together people with a wide range of skills – from experts in finance, IT, HR, law and compliance through to business strategists and creative media minds. If you’re a great collaborator and a strong communicator, you’ll feel right at home here. Join our team and join forces with colleagues across our business to maximise our company’s positive impact on patients and their families.


What the job looks like
Each day you'll enjoy a variety of challenges, such as:

  • Define the strategic setup and implementation of the Compliance Program for UK/Ireland in line with the Corporate guidance for the commercial affiliate
  • Represent Compliance in the local leadership team
  • Roll out and update the local implementation of our Responsibility Program 
  • Maintain and support the local Data Privacy Program in the UK and Ireland
  • Setup processes to control and monitor that Grünenthal's activities are in line with regulations and pharmaceutical codes incl. establishment of adequate internal controls for identified risks
  • Plan and supervise the implementation of local trainings for Compliance
  • Provide regular updates on non-financial metrics to Global Compliance
  • Manage potential non-compliance incidents incl. internal investigations
  • Provide day-to-day data privacy support for Business initiatives
  • Coordinate with external counsel as necessary

What you'll bring to the table
To make the most of this role and truly thrive, you should have:

  • A Degree in Law
  • At least 2 years of experience as a lawyer or Inhouse counsel, preferably within the life science industry
  • At least 2 years of experience as a Compliance professional within the pharmaceutical industry with specific knowledge in codes of conduct of UK and Ireland
  • Deep knowledge of Data Privacy regulations in the EU and related practical experience 
  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills
  • Computer skills, esp. MS Office (user knowledge)
  • Knowledge of the relevant pharmaceutical market in UK/Ireland
  • Organisational, interpersonal and communication skills


About Grünenthal

Grünenthal is a global leader in pain management and related diseases. As a science-based, fully-integrated pharmaceutical company, we have a long track record of bringing innovative treatments and state-of-the-art technologies to patients worldwide. Our purpose is to change lives for the better – and innovation is our passion. We are focusing all of our activities and efforts on working towards our vision of a world free of pain.

Grünenthal is headquartered in Aachen, Germany, and has affiliates in 28 countries across Europe, Latin America and the US. Our products are available in approx. 100 countries. In 2022, Grünenthal employed around 4,400 people and achieved revenues of € 1.7 bn.

Your HR contact:
Hannah Klötzer

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