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Amgen Latin America Lead Compliance Investigator in Sao Paulo, Brazil


If you feel like you’re part of something bigger, it’s because you are. At Amgen, our shared mission—to serve patients—drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve together—researching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. It’s time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Latin America Lead Compliance Investigator


What you will do

Let’s do this. Let’s change the world.

This position within Amgen’s Worldwide Compliance & Business Ethics function focuses on the internal control framework including investigations and risk assessment/mitigation. The Compliance Senior Manager is responsible for leading/conducting triage and investigation activities within Amgen’s Latin America region (Mexico, Central America and South America). This role is the lead LatAm investigator role and will be based out of one of Amgen’s Latin America locations.

In this vital role you will be responsible for investigations involving healthcare compliance violations, including alleged bribery, corruption, and similar high-risk areas. The role may also include some other regional and U.S.-focused compliance investigation work.

  • Leading a regional cross-functional process to triage and track all reports of potential noncompliance

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

  • Overseeing, and coordinating the activities of, third parties that conduct investigations on behalf of Amgen (such as outside counsel or external investigative services firms)

  • Preparing written summaries, preparing reports and conducting briefings with the Chief Compliance Officer and/or Compliance and Latin America regional management

  • Identifying and helping to implement continuous improvement opportunities for the Compliance program within Amgen’s Latin America region.


What we expect of you

Basic Qualifications: Doctorate degree and 2 years of Compliance, Legal or Regulatory experience; OR Master’s degree and 4 years of Compliance, Legal or Regulatory experience; OR Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of Compliance, Legal or Regulatory experience; OR Associate’s degree and 10 years of Compliance, Legal or Regulatory experience; OR High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Compliance, Legal or Regulatory experience

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The passionate professional we seek is a inquisitive person with these preferred qualifications.

  • 5+ years of progressively responsible experience in internal investigations and compliance risk assessment experience. Combination of investigations and risk assessment experience, some of which included bribery, corruption, healthcare compliance, fraud and/or white-collar investigations in a government, law firm and/or corporate setting outside the U.S.

  • Global experience in the ethics and compliance area; familiarity with U.S. and Latin America region anti-corruption laws and enforcement; experience with publicly traded multinational companies in the life sciences industry.

  • Excellent verbal and written English and Spanish communication skills. Able to communicate effectively in both written and oral formats and in both languages to perform the functions listed above, and to document appropriately. Proficiency in Portuguese a plus.

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

  • Demonstrate temperament, objectivity and 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.

  • Strong time management, organizational and follow-through skills are critical.

  • Able to work independently with minimal oversight at times. Ability to work on several investigations simultaneously.

  • Prior investigations, audit, finance, accounting or legal training.


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates’ professional and personal growth and well-being.

  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization

  • Diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act

  • Generous Total Rewards Plan comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits

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If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.