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Director of Compliance

An international tech company that focuses on the biotech and pharmaceuticals industry is looking for a Director of Compliance to join their fast-growing business in London. They believe the future of medicine is personalised, precise, and available to everyone. Delivering such goals will take time, resources, and immense collaboration.

Our client plans to make masses of delocalised biomedical data readily available for researchers to access and analyse. They do this using a patented technology that brings computational and analytical power to the data, thereby avoiding the risky movement of sensitive information, and facilitating the development of new and more precise medicines.

As the Director of Compliance, you will advise and report to the General Counsel, and help to ensure compliance with global regulations, industry standards, and certifying bodies. You will take charge of identifying control gaps and advise on how to close those gaps. You will help to continually monitor and improve the efficiency of compliance operations to reduce the burden of compliance on other areas of the business. On top of this, you will liaise with and aid third party assessments, and inspire a compliant culture throughout the business.

Key responsibilities:

  • Facilitating audits by third party assessors
  • Ensuring compliance with the businesses policies and procedures
  • Identifying potential improvements to policy and procedure and communicate with stakeholders to implement changes in a solutions-orientated manner
  • Advising senior stakeholders on potential risk and control issues to ensure they are properly managed
  • Acting as the point of contact for enquires into the business’ compliance practices
  • Working with senior leaders to determine the extent of upcoming internal audits
  • Evaluating audit frameworks to determine their validity to the requirements and nature of the business 

Candidate qualities:

  • Technical experience in the Biosciences industry, or an information security role
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a leadership role
  • Experience leading an organisation to obtain or maintain ISO 27001 certification
  • Experience ensuring an organisation obtains a clean SOC 2 Type 2 report
  • Deep knowledge of the requirements specified in the ISO 27001 and SOC 2 standards
  • Deep knowledge of assessing control gaps and advising specialist teams on closing those gaps
  • A demonstrated ability to produce, collect, and organise the evidence necessary to demonstrate compliance with ISO 27001 and SOC 2 standards
  • An ability to liaise with third parties and manage the audit process, ensuring they keep within their scope
  • A proven ability to lead and work independently
  • Detail oriented
  • A team player
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
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