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Associate Director Legal and Compliance (m/f/d)

Date: Oct 10, 2021

Location: Johannesburg, ZA, 2090

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Company Info

Teva is a global pharmaceutical leader and the world's largest generic medicines producer, committed to improving health and increasing access to quality health solutions worldwide. Our employees are at the core of our success, with colleagues in over 80 countries delivering the world's largest medicine cabinet to 200 million people every day. We offer a uniquely diverse portfolio of products and solutions for patients and we've built a promising pipeline centered around our core therapeutic areas.  We are continually developing patient-centric solutions and significantly growing both our generic and specialty medicines business through investment in research and development, marketing, business development and innovation. This is how we improve health and enable people to live better, healthier lives. Join us on our journey of growth!


As the Associate Director Legal and Compliance, you will perform a variety of compliance and legal activities in accordance with the established standards to protect the organization’s reputation and business interests and ensure it complies with all relevant laws and regulations. You will enable and drive ethical business conduct through the effective implementation of the compliance program at local level; you will organize legalsupport and respective assistance to the company.


  • Implement essential elements of the compliance program in Teva South Africa
  • Establish local SOPs based on corporate policies and guidelines, global principles and standards,applicable laws and regulations (including the industry code). Revise all local standards and policies ona timely basis
  • Act as a subject matter expert and compliance advisor for affiliate’s leadership regardingactual/potential compliance risks, as well as provide guidance to the business functions/departments and field-force regarding the defined compliance standards
  • Act as affiliate’s leadership team-member and contribute to risk-based decision-making process
  • Provide regular trainings to relevant functions on global policies and local SOPs, ensure completion ofGlobal Compliance Training Program
  • Perform activity risk-assessment, develop and implement a compliance-monitoring plan. Regularlyinform local Management Team about monitoring results and ensure adequate remediation and actionitems
  • Lead Country Compliance Committee and ensure regular meetings as a key body for Compliance riskassessment and mitigation
  • Ensure that all activities with HCPs/HCOs/GOs are submitted and reviewed in line with establishedCompliance clearance process
  • Perform review/approval of promotional/non-promotional materials in line with established SOPs
  • Support Global Compliance initiatives, in particular successful completion of Different Persecution Agreements (DPA), support investigations lead by the Office of Business Integrity (OBI), etc.


  • Provide methodical management of legal work in the company and legal assistance to Business Units
  • Provide conclusions in accordance with the contracts, regulations, orders and other documents of thecompany to the relevant legislation
  • Take part in the development of contracts, prepare findings of their legal capacity and draft legalagreements
  • Coordinate the preparation and filing for state registration of changes to the statutory documents of the company
  • Coordinate and organize protection of the interests of the company in court
  • Advise employees on current legislation
  • Participate in the preparation of responses to complaints and requests from public authorities
  • Educate company officials with regulations relating to their activities, as well as changes in existing legislation, regulations and policies of company
  • Promote documents and legal acts forming
  • Perform other duties within your competence on task of the management


  • Bachelor’s degree in Law is required
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience with, or exposure to, business functions such as Compliance, Audit, Finance, Legal or Regulatory Affairs
  • +3 years of experience in Compliance or Legal departments in the pharma industry preferred
  • Excellent communication, public speaking, and presentation skills paired with the ability to effectively build lasting relationships; demonstrate strong interpersonal and influencing skills throughout all levelsof the organization
  • Ability to work with efficiency and accuracy to the highest standards of personal ethics and integrity, as well as to maintain confidentiality of sensitive areas
  • Results oriented, business savvy and a highly-motivated self-starter with a hands-on approach and astrong “can-do” attitude
  • Strong personality, self-confident and bold in expressing your opinion in a tactful manner
  • Global mindset and experience working in a global, multi-national pharmaceutical company
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, changing environment and to handle competing priorities effectively


Legal & IP

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Business Compliance and Ethics

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