Celgene Director, Investigations & Compliance Assurance in Summit, New Jersey


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

Summary / Scope:

  • To conduct investigations into allegations of improper conduct/violation of Company policies and regulatory violations involving employees and/or customers or affiliates that will range from routine to complex in nature.

  • This position is based in Summit, NJ.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Conduct thorough, quality and timely Healthcare Compliance-related Investigations and consistently demonstrate appropriate professionalism, confidentiality, integrity and sensitivity in handling all investigation matters across geographies.

  • Prepare investigation plans.

  • Locate and gather information and conduct appropriate review and analysis of sensitive documents and electronic data, in order to assess, identify and analyze risk, misconduct and violations of policies.

  • Conduct witness interviews while treating interviewees with the highest respect and dignity regardless of the circumstances or the allegations and to maintain confidentiality and trust around sensitive confidentiality issues.

  • Where appropriate, work collaboratively with other functional areas that have experience with the issues under investigation.

  • Write clear and concise Investigative Findings Reports and articulate findings as necessary to respective stakeholders and review committees.

  • Support implementation of corrective action plans, process and procedures for communicating and reporting misconduct and other violations of Company policies.

  • Provide guidance on policy and other related compliance matters and support.

  • Provide input into development of processes and practices designed to increase investigative and compliance program awareness.

  • Support the Risk Assessment Process and Auditing and Monitoring Teams as needed.

  • Support development and implementation of Trainings, Communications and Working Practice Documents related to the role and Investigations area as needed.

  • Utilize case trends and metrics to proactively develop investigative and training strategies, programs and tools aimed at driving compliance awareness and reducing and preventing employee misconduct.

  • Lead or assist investigations related to Employee Relations matters as needed.

Key Requirements:

  • Ability to develop and execute effective investigation plans.

  • Quality and completeness of Investigations and Report Writing.

  • Positive Investigative Experience by those involved in the process (subject, witness, subject matter experts).

  • Knowledge of compliance standards and best practices with the ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures.

  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and successfully manage multiple investigations against tight deadlines.

  • Ability to identify process gaps and collaborate across functions to remediate.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent 4-Year University degree required, Advanced Degree in a relevant field (e.g., law) preferred

  • Fluent English, other languages a plus

  • Law enforcement experience a plus

  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical industry practices and law, 10 Years (+) Internal investigations and/or Pharmaceutical industry investigative/compliance experience (in a compliance, HR, legal or equivalent role)


  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact and work collaboratively with multiple cross functional teams (HR, Compliance, Security, Legal, Field force, etc.).

  • Ability to maintain professional demeanor even when confronted with stressful and/or potentially adversarial situations.

  • Ability to work in a matrixed environment.

  • Excellent conflict management skills.

  • Strong results orientation.

  • Excellent project management skills.

Direct and Indirect Reports: None

Travel: Position may require 10-15% domestic travel and up to 10-15% international travel.


Celgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF PATIENTS WORLDWIDE

At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients. Our vision as a company is to build a major global biopharmaceutical corporation while focusing on the discovery, the development, and the commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer and other severe, immune, inflammatory conditions.

“At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients.”

There are more than 300 clinical trials at major medical centers using compounds from Celgene. Investigational compounds are being studied for patients with incurable hematological and solid tumor cancers, including multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), triple-negative breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. As committed as we are to clinical accomplishment, we are equally committed to patient support, which is a guiding principle at Celgene. We believe all who can benefit from our discoveries should have the opportunity to do so. Celgene puts patients first with industry-leading programs that provide information, support and access to our innovative therapies.