Director of Legal, Compliance and Risk - Africa


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Job Description/Requirements

The Position

Roche Diagnostics Africa in either South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Egypt or Morocco has a vacancy for a Director of Legal, Compliance and Risk. Please note that the successful candidate needs to be operate the role from within Africa.

The Legal, Compliance and Risk director drives legal and compliance excellence in the sub-region by working with the chapters and network teams, and external stakeholders to actualize the 10 year ambition for the African Sub Region through coordinating legal and compliance activities, sharing strategic insights as well as developing and deploying strategies to enhance compliance in the region in line with the 10 year ambition.

Key Challenges of the role:

Translate the Diagnostics Africa Strategy into Legal, Compliance & Risk specific strategic priorities and drive standards and practices, training and knowledge sharing. Manages key legal and compliance risks in close collaboration with the Head of Legal & Compliance EMEA-LATAM and under its direction.

Active member of the EMEA-LATAM Enabling Team and of the African Leadership Team.

Define the ways of working and measures of success for the LCR Team in Africa and draw on insights to iterate as required to ensure continued value creation for patients, our partners and Roche. 

Responsible to finalize an optimal design for the LCR Team for Africa sub-region and for the implementation thereof, including the internal organization of the team; in connection with the Network Leads advises on resource allocation for country initiatives and ensures that LCR is contributing to the Networks requirements in a sustainable way.

Ensure that the organization systematically and constantly has available the skills and resources related to the LCR scope, required to deliver on its ambition; implies focus on building the proper skill set for the African LCR team and focuses to improve functionâs expertises and talent building / retention.

Demonstrate Creative Leadership competencies and play the roles of Visionary, Architect, Catalyst and Coach (VACC); developing and empowering LCR members to innovate, collaborate, and own their impact.

Ensure Employee Experience within the LCR team in Africa (ie: members at a Network level have means and opportunity to develop, get the support they need to thrive and perform, and are engaged along DIA Africa strategy and LCR priorities.)

Represents the Diagnostics Africa organization in internal and external forums.

Seamlessly collaborates with other Chapters and Networks to make sure that priorities are aligned, smoothing decision making processes. Fosters cross-functional collaboration and breaking down silos to achieve the best results for the organization.

What is LCRs mandate? What activities sit herein?

Legal and Compliance

Enabling sustainable business operations by providing highest quality legal & compliance advice to the Head of Africa, including identification, management and improvement of key legal and compliance risks across the subregion to support risks management and compliance assurance. Enables pan Africa/global/One Roche compliance initiatives.

Enabling and developing the network of internal and external legal & compliance professionals at subregional and country level across the entire Africa subregion 

Oversight of any major litigation and (compliance) investigations in the subregion.

Coach and catalyze L&C Africa team to co-create value with and for all its key stakeholders

You, as an ideal candidate, will have the following skills, experience and education:

Master Degree in Law and have been admitted to the bar. At least 10 years of experience, either at a reputable law firm or as an in-house counsel. Proven general counseling experience in a business environment, ideally in the Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology Industry. 

Relevant subject matter expertise and or experience in leading teams linked to Legal, Compliance and Risk within a Diagnostics context.

Extensive experience working in an international, multi-cultural and matrix environment and leading large teams or networks. Experienced leader who is able to lead and inspire a team, building an inclusive environment and working with a diverse team. Leads in an agile setting understanding the role as a visionary, architect, catalyst and coach (VACC), role modeling those behaviors and fostering them in the organisation. Deliberately pushing decisions to the lowest level, empowering teams to come up with innovative designs and solutions.

Solid Experience of leading change, negotiating and managing conflict.

Strategic thinking skills and proven track record of developing and delivering business strategies.

Strong interpersonal skills with experience in building, leading and coaching teams, and an ability to communicate complex topics simply and articulately to various audiences.

Solid Experience of leading change, negotiating and managing conflict.

Africa experience is critical and strong English proficiency is needed.

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