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  • Posted: Feb 24, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Roche is a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics focused on advancing science to improve people’s lives. The combined strengths of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics under one roof have made Roche the leader in personalised healthcare - a strategy that aims to fit the right treatment to each patient in the best way possible. Roche is the world...
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    Head of Legal & Compliance

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Contribute to the organisational strategic plan by understanding the organisational vision, identifying, developing and drafting the key legal and compliance strategic inputs and providing these inputs to the organisational strategic plan annually. To develop the department’s long term strategy, annual strategy and by setting key projects.
    • To manage legal documentation and knowledge management by monitoring legislation and other policy updates, updating all legal templates and providing advice and input on any changes to standard documentation as required.
    • To manage contracts by negotiating, drafting and reviewing contracts, managing preparation and conclusion of contract, reviewing contract compliance, managing updating and contract renewal, identifying risks, addressing non-compliance and implementing corrective action monthly as required.
    • To develop and implement contract management systems by designing tracking mechanisms, managing implementation and addressing any risks or areas of non-compliance monthly and as required.
    • To provide legal advisory support by receiving the request, undertaking research if required, preparing a response (either in writing or verbally) and providing feedback to the relevant party as required. Management of legal matters including litigation, claims, employment disputes, investigations and other legal / compliance matters by receiving the instruction, briefing external counsel (if required), preparing for the matter and either implementing required action or overseeing the completion of the matter as required.
    • To provide legal advisory support and engagement with relevant legal bodies (internal and external of Roche) by preparing for the session and participating as required.
    • To develop and manage the organisational compliance plan by understanding the regional and Roche compliance requirements, developing the plan and consult with relevant contributors and drive and monitor implementation monthly and as required.
    • To manage the KAPA compliance levels by understanding the requirements, reviewing compliance, developing and implementing systems to track and monitor compliance, identifying areas of non-compliance and implementing corrective action as required.
    • To manage the risk profile of the organisation by reviewing the risk registers (compliance management), managing the implementation of risk forums and measures, managing the implementation of corrective action, engaging with Heads to manage implementation of corrective action and building structures and systems to limit future risks for the organisation quarterly.
    • To support the organisational audit process by identifying key areas of risk, implementing appropriate corrective action, engaging with the relevant stakeholders and participating in the audit review process as required.
    • To manage SHE compliance by understanding the requirements, monitoring implementation of SHE matters, reviewing and addressing SHE audit findings, identifying risks and implementing corrective action monthly and as required.
    • To act as the company secretary for the Roche Local Affiliate by managing the board activities and plan, to oversee the collation and distribution of documentation and minutes for the meetings and to maintain company records as per requirements.
    • To drive compliance training and education of the organisation.
    • To manage legislative and regulatory compliance by monitoring country changes, identifying impacts, engaging the business, developing systems to manage and maintain compliance, monitoring compliance, identifying areas of concern and managing implementation of corrective action as required Roche services and products.
    • To participate in Board and Sub-Committees by preparing reports, presenting reports, answering queries and implementing decisions as required
    • To manage the development and implementation of policies and procedures by reviewing policies, identifying policy gaps, drafting policies and managing implementation of policies annually and as required. Monitor compliance with policies and procedures, identify areas of non-compliance, address non-compliance and track improvements as required.
    • To develop the delegations framework by drafting delegations in line with Roche policies, engaging with key parties, managing the implementation of the framework as required
    • To monitor legislative and regulatory changes by reviewing the landscape, identifying changes, analysing and interpreting the impact of the changes, integrating the changes into the policies and procedures and communicating these changes as required. 
    • Staff leadership and management: Defining staff work allocation by reviewing work load, resourcing the team by training, recruiting, inducting staff as required and monitoring performance.
    • To develop the department budget by identifying activities and costs, preparing the budget and submitting it annually and as required. Manage expenditure by tracking spend against budget allocations, approving expenditure, address any budget variances and provide feedback monthly and as required.


    You, as an ideal candidate, will have the following skills, experience and education:

    • Required Qualification: NQF Level 8 qualification in the legal field.
    • Required Experience: At least 10 years legal experience in the commercial field with at least 8 years management experience. At least 2 years executive and strategic management experience is required.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Roche on to apply
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