Job ID : 910611 Date Updated : March 30th, 2020
Lead compliance for foreign pharma

Head of Compliance - Pharmaceutical

Location Tokyo - 23 Wards
Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary 15 million yen ~ 18 million yen

Job Description

This role is the lead compliance position for a stable, Tier 1 European pharmaceutical firm and reports into a regional head of compliance. You will work with senior management and have responsibility for all compliance matters, from internal training to advisory and investigations.

The main responsibilities are:

  • Advising the company and guiding management in compliance as the lead compliance officer
  • Implementing and maintaining the compliance program
  • Regular review of industry standards and regulations and ensuring the compliance program remains up to date
  • Responsible for investigations and implementing improvement plans
  • Working closely with legal counsel to resolve complicated legal matters 

The required qualifications and experience for this role are as follows: 

  • 7 years or more experience in compliance for healthcare industry
  • Must have at least a bachelor's degree, preferably related to legal or corporate governance
  • Attorney qualification a plus but not mandatory
  • Strong communication skills in both English and Japanese 

For further details and a confidential discussion, please contact Andrew directly on 03 4540 7889 or at

General Requirements

Minimum Experience Level Over 6 years
Career Level Executive
Minimum English Level Business Level
Minimum Japanese Level Native
Minimum Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Visa Status Permission to work in Japan required

Job Location

  • Tokyo - 23 Wards

Work conditions

Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary 15 million yen ~ 18 million yen
Salary Bonuses Bonuses paid on top of indicated salary.
Recruiter Company Information

Legal Intel | Accounting Intel (Legal Intel K.K.)

Head of Compliance - Pharmaceutical - 910611

Company Description

About Legal Intel K.K.

Legal Intel K.K. is a recruitment agency specializing in the search and placement of Legal & Compliance and Finance & Accounting professionals. The company comprises 2 divisions - Legal Intel and Accounting Intel - each specifically set up to provide a dedicated service to Japanese and foreign clients in Japan.

We maintain strong relationships with mid to top-tier Japanese and foreign companies across a broad sector and foreign law firms in Tokyo. Our recruitment service covers the following industries:

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