Amgen Regional Head of Compliance (JAPAC) in Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Amgen's JAPAC (Asia Pacific) Region Compliance Officer is the functional leader of the Worldwide Compliance & Business Ethics department. The JAPAC Region Compliance Officer is responsible for managing all aspects of the company's compliance program within the region, including affiliate businesses, distributor relationships, joint ventures, and marketing co-promotion arrangements in the constantly evolving markets of the Asia Pacific region. This dynamic position will liaise with the business as a trusted partner to integrate compliance and ethics into the fabric of Amgen's operations. The JAPAC Region Compliance Officer manages a team of direct and dot-line in-country compliance officers across the region. The JAPAC Region Compliance Officer develops and implements regional strategic initiatives relating to all elements of an effective compliance and ethics program. As the regional compliance expert, the JAPAC Region Compliance Officer is expected to monitor the external environment to ensure that Amgen's risks are proactively managed and its compliance program continues to meet the highest standards. The Region Compliance Officer is responsible for continuously improving the regional compliance program by assessing the state of the Compliance program by applying a risk based approach to ensure it continues to be aligned with Amgen's global Compliance objectives and adjusting, as necessary.

This role will report to the Vice President of Worldwide Compliance & Business Ethics.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and direct compliance program strategy for the entire JAPAC region, aligned with Amgen's global compliance program strategy

  • Serves as an active member of the global compliance senior leadership team

  • Oversees the execution of various initiatives related to healthcare, anti-corruption, and privacy compliance matters

  • Serves as strategic advisor to Amgen's JAPAC General Manager on a variety of compliance matters, as well as the regional functional heads including Commercial, Medical, and Value & Access

  • Partners closely with Law, Regulatory, and HR functions in the region as well as globally

  • Champion for ethical/compliance tone throughout the organization

  • Develops and directs policy training and communication enhancements across the region

  • Serves as liaison on regional regulatory and enforcement trends and communicates those back to global compliance continuous improvement efforts

  • Oversees periodic proactive and reactive analyses performed by the various stakeholders include corporate internal audit, external experts, global monitoring, etc.

  • Advise on regional audits and design reviews

  • Serve as regional compliance expert on investigations and disciplinary actions

  • Act as regional Privacy Officer

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and 15+ years of related professional experience


Master's degree and 10+ years of related professional experience


JD/LL.B. or PhD and 10+ years of related professional experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Native-level fluency in English required and Mandarin, Japanese, or Korean languages desired

  • Experience with managing regional bio/pharma distributor relationships

  • Deep understanding of privacy laws, healthcare regulatory matters, and anti-corruption laws within the Asia-Pacific region and expertise in the laws and regulations related to the promotion and sales of biopharmaceutical products in China and/or Japan

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience as regional compliance officer working in the compliance/legal department of a multi-national life sciences company

  • Strong interpersonal skills, judgment, maturity, and flexibility

  • Ability to manage competing priorities and provide a high level of responsiveness across multiple stakeholders and jurisdictions

  • Ability to operate both independently and as part of a larger in-house compliance group

  • Experience with relevant regulations and industry codes of conduct (e.g. RDPAC, KRPIA, IRPMA, etc.)