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Amgen Senior Manager, Compliance Investigator, JAPAC in Hong Kong, Hong Kong

The Compliance Investigator will report directly to the Compliance Director who is responsible for the OUS investigations function covering EU/TMEA & JAPAC.

The Compliance Investigator position is a key member of Amgen’s Worldwide Compliance & Business Ethics function and is responsible for leading internal compliance investigations across JAPAC (occasionally involving a US focus).

As part of Amgen’s global investigations team, the Compliance Investigator will work closely with colleagues covering US, LACAN and EU/TMEA compliance investigation work in order to collaborate on the Group’s strategic oversight capabilities.

Within the JAPAC region the Compliance Investigator is responsible for the corporate strategy on investigations and for achieving Amgen’s compliance objectives. The Compliance Investigator will act as a strategic partner to the business and ensure internal compliance investigations involving bribery, corruption, fraud, healthcare compliance and similar high risk areas are completed to an excellent standard and in a timely manner.

Key activities include:

In addition to making broader contributions to the global compliance strategy, the successful candidate will have the following responsibilities:

  • Serve as Chair of a cross-functional Regional Intake & Triage Committee and will lead the committee in triaging and tracking all reports of potential non-compliance.

  • Oversee and co-ordinate the activities of Amgen staff or third parties (such as outside counsel or external investigative services firms) that support compliance and ensure such activities are conducted consistently with Amgen requirements.

  • Conduct investigations, including interviewing witnesses, gathering and analysing records, reaching conclusions as needed, conducting a root cause analysis to ensure appropriate corrective action is identified.

  • Ensure that controlled investigation documents applicable to the region (policies and standard operating procedures) and processes reflect existing legal and other (e.g. industry codes) requirements and are in line with current and future needs of Amgen’s regional operations.

  • Prepare written summaries, reports and conduct briefings with the Chief Compliance Officer and/or senior management.

  • Identify and implement continuous improvement opportunities and best practice for internal investigation processes.

  • Shape strategies for investigations in JAPAC as well as contribute to the overall policy for global investigations.

  • Serve as an expert advisor to the JAPAC regional management with reference to compliance investigation work.

  • Provide high quality advice and guidance to the Worldwide Compliance & Business Ethics function.

  • Act as a representative for the JAPAC region where appropriate.


Professional Experience:

  • Substantial experience in internal investigations, or a combination of investigation and audit experience gained within the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry. Outstanding candidates with relevant experience gained in other industry sectors will be considered.

  • A demonstrable track record of leading investigations of non-compliance in a sizeable international company in jurisdictions corresponding with and relevant to Amgen’s JAPAC region. This should include anti-bribery and corruption issues, fraud and/ or healthcare/life sciences investigations.

  • Experience of working in lesser developed regions and first-hand experience and awareness of the cultural and geopolitical nuances in emerging markets.

  • Resilient and at ease with a diverse and heavy workload and open to travel across the region.

  • Experience of conducting or overseeing investigations in jurisdictions with significant labour law and/or privacy or data protection requirements applicable to corporate investigation processes.

  • eDiscovery, data analytics and forensic understanding both hands-on and the knowledge to brief support resources as to the requirements, scope and objectives of these investigative activities.

  • An ability to articulate and implement understandable, layperson-friendly recommendations for the development and enhancement of the compliance investigations function.

  • Up-to-date extensive knowledge of current and emerging legislation, standards and regulations as well as compliance investigation monitoring techniques in anti-corruption and bribery, in particular with regard to constituents of the JAPAC region.

  • Ability to develop relationships at all levels, particulary to senior management/stakeholders and to provide confidence in the quality and effectiveness of services provided by the compliance investigations team and to ensure that relevant advice is sought proactively at all appropriate stages.

Personal Characteristics:

  • An individual of unquestionable integrity and judgement who is immediately credible and accepted at all levels of the organization and promotes a culture of ethics and integrity.

  • A proven ability to interact well and collaborate effectively with other corporate groups (such as legal and human resources staff), as well as all other levels of management.

  • Possess the temperament, impartial and objective approach that will facilitate effective interactions with witnesses in order to further Amgen’s ultimate goal of encouraging reporting of concerns by staff and management.

  • Possess excellent time management and organizational skills with proven ability of working on multiple investigations simultaneously and who can brief upwards with an understanding of management and stakeholder expectations.

  • Possess a good blend of strategic and operational experience with the ability to effectively switch his/her approach as required.

  • A natural leader who is able to present ideas articulately and openly and who can effectively influence, marshal buy-in and drive consensus among people at all levels and with different cultural and educational backgrounds.

  • A highly energetic, visible and accessible style with the ability to command respect through exercise of sound professional judgment and clear decision making.

  • A tenacious and hands-on advisor who leads by example and will make things happen and has the ability to drive through solutions to problems quickly and effectively.

  • A person of high character who consistently acts in line with a clear and visible set of values and beliefs and with the interpersonal skills to operate in a highly visible and challenging position and an international environment.


  • JAPAC Region- Preferred Beijing/Shanghai or Hong Kong, Singapore


  • A good undergraduate degree, ideally in Natural Sciences or Law, with a further professional qualification (legal, accountancy etc.) preferred but not essential.


  • Fluent oral and written English communication skills are essential and proficiency in other relevant regional languages will be advantageous.

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