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Senior Compliance Manager


Peterborough, GB

Job Family:  Legal
Country/Region:  United Kingdom

Senior Compliance Manager 

Coloplast is the world’s leading medtech company and we are looking for a Senior Compliance Manager for our UK Business.  Are you successful enough to work for the best?  Do you enjoy strategic interaction with executive management, advising, shaping and responding to a variety of business ethics and compliance issues? The role holder will be able to work flexibly within the role, spending time working at both our Head Office in Peterborough, as well as from home.  If this sounds like a role you could be interested in, please read on!


About us

Coloplast is a Market Leading company with a strong record for product and service innovation.  We work in close Partnership with the NHS and individual healthcare professionals to improve outcomes for people with intimate healthcare needs, and offer great career opportunities plus a strong benefits package for our staff.


The role

This position reports into our Compliance Officer, Region Europe, with a dotted line into the Senior Vice President UK&I, therefore, the role offers a high degree of autonomy together with the opportunity to be at the forefront of commercial decisions to support and drive our business priorities.  We will be looking for you to offer proactive counsel on all areas of responsibility to our Senior Leadership team, and will report to the Compliance Officer, Region Europe on strategic compliance, data protection projects and whistle-blower investigations. 


Key Accountabilities will include:


Strategic interaction with Senior Leadership

  • Offer proactive counsel on all areas of responsibility to our Senior Leadership team
  • Prepare or contribute to presentations and communication materials


Strategic and tactical interaction with global/regional organisation

  • Support to Senior VP UK&I/Senior Business Support Director in UK
  • Support to Group Chief Compliance Officer and Compliance Officer, Region Europe on regional business ethics compliance initiatives
  • Assist Data Protection Officer on regional data protection compliance initiatives
  • Advise Coloplast Senior VP UK&I/Senior Business Support Director on business ethics compliance issues and identify and innovate resilient, durable and business efficient compliance solutions and processes
  • Collaboration with Compliance Managers in Region Europe and with Corporate Business Ethics & Compliance on regional and global business ethics compliance initiatives i.e. through active participation in CP Global Compliance Forum
  • Independently advise Coloplast management on compliance issues when supporting/advising subsidiaries on compliance challenges
  • Provide regular updates and interpretations of the UK compliance regulations to create an operating framework
  • Provide support and guidance with the creation of external communications related to compliance matters
  • Local compliance risk assessments and mitigation plans


Tactical and operational responsibility

  • Independent project management and implementation of local and national business ethics compliance projects
  • Draft local policies or policy templates and processes to enhance Coloplast’s compliance programme
  • Be a subject matter expert on:
    • Code of conduct and other global compliance policies (incl. Business Ethical Standards)
    • MedTech Europe Standards and regulations
    • Bribery act, Modern Slavery Act and other regulation on Business Ethics Compliance
    • Compliance best practices
    • Data protection and GDPR
  • Develop local compliance training concepts and conduct in person compliance training of managers and employees, and monitor completion rates on e-learning and other courses
  • Chair UK MedTech Grants Committee
  • Manage UK Pool of Qualified HCPs in line with MedTech requirement, in close collaboration with Heads of Education
  • Provide regular updates and interpretations of the UK compliance regulation to create an operating framework
  • Provide support and guidance with the creation of external communications related to compliance matters
  • Local compliance and data protection risk assessments and mitigation plans


To be successful in this role you will be able to work on both strategic, tactical and operational levels and deliver on deadlines.  You will be impactful, influential and solution orientated with an excellent ability to manage multiple stakeholders.  You will have a strong desire to have a thorough commercial understanding, with a robust drive, determination and resilience.


Experience and Qualifications Required 

  • MBA/Masters degree
  • Experience of Compliance (Preferably experience in Medical Devices or Pharma industry)
  • Has held roles with interaction with management
  • Advantage to have experience from similar roles within business ethics in the private sector


Personal Characteristics to be Successful

  • Ability to work at a strategic, tactical and operational level and ability to execute on decided initiatives
  • Impactful, influential and solution-oriented
  • Resilient
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to respond to complex challenges with innovative measures that can be used at strategical, tactical and operational level in various business and environments
  • Solution-oriented, responsive and proactive
  • Ability to work independently and directly
  • Responsive and proactive approach that balances commercial interests and risk
  • Commercial understanding
  • Strong personal integrity and drive
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills, with the ability to express complex information and processes in a clear, concise and compelling manner
  • Team player and highly cooperative with good networking skills
  • IT user skills
  • Full proficiency in English


Need more information

For more information please contact Megan Olson (Group Chief Compliance Officer, Business Ethics & Compliance) via usmols@coloplast.com


No agencies please



If you are interested in this position, please apply online as soon as possible

Coloplast Limited is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.



Pursuing an ambitious growth agenda, Coloplast develops and markets products and services that make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs. Employing about 12.000 people and with products available in more than 143 countries, we are one of the world´s leading medical device companies. We are constantly growing our business and always looking for new ways to move forward – we explore, learn and look for new ways of doing things.


Coloplast is committed to being an inclusive organization, where people bring their differences to work each day, fulfil their potential and have a strong sense of belonging because – and not despite – of their differences. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, age, race, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious belief or physical ability.


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