SVP, Chief Compliance Officer - Alnylam - Cambridge, MA

SVP, Chief Compliance Officer Overview
Alnylam is the industry leader in the translation of RNA interference (RNAi) into a new class of innovative medicines with the potential to address the unmet needs of patients with debilitating diseases. Founded in 2002, Alnylam was built upon a bold vision of turning scientific possibility into reality and is now advancing a robust pipeline of investigational RNAi therapeutic medicines, including five programs in late-stage development. In 2018, Alnylam received approval for our first product, the first-ever RNAi therapeutic, by the FDA in the U.S. for the treatment of the polyneuropathy of hereditary transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis in adults and by the European Medicines Agency in the EU for the treatment of hATTR amyloidosis in adults with stage 1 or stage 2 polyneuropathy. Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Alnylam employs over 1,200 people in 18 countries and is rapidly growing globally, with additional offices in Norton, Mass., Maidenhead, U.K., Zug, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Tokyo, Japan. Alnylam is proud to have been recognized as one of The Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work four years in a row (2015-2018) and a Great Place to Work in the U.K. and Switzerland in 2019. Please visit www.alnylam.com for more information.
The Chief Compliance Officer will continue to implement and enhance an effective global compliance program, serving as the primary individual responsible for continuing to inspire a strong compliance culture at Alnylam, assuring employee understanding of their responsibilities and adherence to the Company’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures, with effective global training around the world. As the Chief Compliance Officer, you will jointly report to the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer and to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors. You will chair the company’s Corporate Compliance Committee and regularly meet with the CEO and other members of the senior management team on the effectiveness of the Company’s ethics and compliance programs and specific compliance matters. Summary of Key Responsibilities Partner with senior leadership to maintain and further develop throughout the organization a strong culture of ethics and compliance, including personal accountability at all levels in the organization Lead and continue to build a global team to continue to implement and enhance an effective global Compliance Program, including implementing measures to prevent, detect and correct illegal, unethical, or improper conduct Continue to develop or revise and update appropriate policies to ensure compliance with applicable laws, including, specifically, healthcare, data privacy (e.g., HIPAA and EU data privacy), anti-corruption/anti-bribery, antitrust/competition, anti-fraud, and securities laws, as well as global regulatory authority guidance for biopharmaceutical companies (such as the PhrMA Code, but excluding cGMP, cGCP and other GXP guidelines) Educate the organization to ensure understanding of employee responsibilities and ethics and compliance issues, related policies and procedures Oversee testing and follow-up on matters reported through the company’s global Helpline, and oversee an effective program for routine monitoring and auditing of adherence to corporate compliance policies and procedures; identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk, and opportunities for enhanced training, and develop and implement corrective action plans as necessary Investigate allegations of violations of policy or misconduct; conduct/coordinate investigations; communicate findings to the appropriate senior leadership and Board Committee, as necessary Qualifications Juris Doctor or equivalent international degree preferred, with active membership in a Bar Association or equivalent body Minimum of 15 years of ethics, compliance and legal experience in an organization subject to US biopharmaceutical regulations, with at least 5 years as an ethics and compliance leader in a biopharmaceutical therapeutics company, with expert knowledge of healthcare and anti-corruption laws International biopharmaceutical compliance experience required, ideally with experience relating to international commercial operations Must be able to work cooperatively and influence effectively in a team environment with a wide variety of company employees and leaders on a broad range of matters, including physicians, scientists and senior leaders of different nationalities and disciplines Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and to flourish in a fast-paced, high-growth and high stress environment A successful track record implementing/creating a proactive ethical culture in which compliance and business objectives are mutually reinforcing; strong motivation and ability to champion a comprehensive compliance program that is integrated well with the Company’s business planning, operations and culture Excellent organization, communication (verbal and written – fluency in English required) and prioritization skills, including the ability to communicate concisely, to integrate legal, risk and business considerations, and to provide balanced advice regarding incremental and overall risks Strong track record of establishing effective, practical systems and training (such as transparency reporting and grant approval systems) and partnering with colleagues to ensure appropriate internal controls and monitoring are in place Position requires national and international travel Alnylam values leaders who demonstrate critical competencies that will shape and build our science, our business, and our people. In our definition of ‘what great looks like’ Alnylam seeks leaders who are: Passionate Scientific & Business Leaders Critical Thinkers Innovation Champions Results Drivers Personally Accountable Influencers Talent Magnets Team Builders Integrators Alnylam Pharmaceuticals is an EEO employer committed to an exciting, diverse, and enriching work environment. LIBB1 We are not accepting agency or search firm inquiries

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