Boehringer Ingelheim Director, Ethics & Compliance Officer in DULUTH, Georgia

Boehringer Ingelheim is an equal opportunity global employer who takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity of perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment which benefits our employees, patients and communities.


As a member of the U.S. Ethics & Compliance Leadership Team, the Local Ethics and Compliance Officer ("E&CO") will provide E&C expertise to Boehringer Ingelheim USA ("BI-USA") with a primary focus on BI U.S. Animal Health ("BI-AH") activities. The E&CO will initially focus on implementing a robust compliance program for BI-AH as well as well as integrating it into the BI-USA E&C Program. The position will also provide guidance and support to the other US BI OPU's as needed.

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • E&CO is responsible to lead the implementation, development, and continuous improvement of an effective E&C Program at BI U.S. operating units or businesses focusing initially on the U.S. BI Animal Health business.

  • E&CO will partner with the VP/CECO, the US-AH Senior Leadership Team and other senior business leaders of BI-USA to prioritize resources to manage an appropriate risk-profile for BI business entities. Responsible to continuously assess and evaluate risk areas to prevent, detect and address improper conduct.

  • Operating within the framework of the BI-USA complaint- management system, the E&CO will also oversee the investigations process of BI-AH complaints.

  • Closely business partner with senior leaders and in particular provide expert Ethics & Compliance advice to BI-AH Senior Leadership Team as well and other US BI OPU as needed/ as assigned.

  • Coordinate closely with the U.S. CECO to prioritize resources needed to manage an appropriate risk-profile and to support the overall US E&C program, especially related to Animal Health subject matter and other BI US OPU's as needed.

  • E&CO is responsible for effective local E&C programs & budget, including without limitation, the seven Legal Compliance topics and implementation / maintenance of policies, procedures and training for all Compliance topics, and supporting the anti-bribery/anti-corruption (ABAC)vendor-screening and due diligence process.

  • Appropriately leverage available BI-USA & global E&C resources, BI-AH personnel and oversee external agents to achieve BI-USA and BI-AH Compliance objectives.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution required. JD or Master's degree from an accredited institution preferred.

  • At least six (6) to ten (10) years in Compliance, Legal or relevant business experience.

  • Unimpeachable integrity/ethics.

  • Excellent judgment and ability to quickly assess business challenges, and make independent and timely recommendations under pressure.

  • Strong intellectual capacity and ability to learn and comprehend complex business strategies as well as legal and regulatory environments.

  • Strong backbone and able to effectively influence senior leaders and other layers of management. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Focus on continuous learning.

  • Ability to act as a change-agent through directing, influencing, mentoring and modeling.

  • Strong collaboration and communication skills.

  • Must be able to work independently, be a self-starter, manage multiple concurrent projects and deliver results.

  • Strong project management and organization skills preferred.

  • Key capabilities also include executive presence, delivering results, teamwork, collaboration (in a matrixed environment), and external focus.

  • May be required to travel to and support other BI sites outside of local OPU.

  • Possess subject-matter expertise and knowledge of Compliance environment, specifically including Animal Health industry

  • Demonstrated independence, strategic thinking and problem-solving to pro-actively assess evolving risk areas in US markets and manage an effective Compliance Program

  • Comfortable and competent in operating in time-sensitive, high-risk and ambiguous situations, and influencing senior leaders to effectuate results within a margin of appropriate compliance risk

  • Demonstrates high ethical and professional standards at all times

  • Without limitation, FCPA, Anti-kickback statute, the Ethics & Compliance Policy and Procedure, Code of Conduct, Speak Up Policy, Investigations Policy, ABAC and FMV program oversight, etc.

Desired Skills, Experience and Abilities:

  • Significant experience and understanding of Animal Health field preferred.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.

  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Our Culture:

Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical companies and operates globally with approximately 50,000 employees. Since our founding in 1885, the company has remained family-owned and today we are committed to creating value through innovation in three business areas including human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing. Since we are privately held, we have the ability to take an innovative, long-term view. Our focus is on scientific discoveries and the introduction of truly novel medicines that improve lives and provide valuable services and support to patients and their families. Employees are challenged to take initiative and achieve outstanding results. Ultimately, our culture and drive allows us to maintain one of the highest levels of excellence in our industry. We are also deeply committed to our communities and our employees create and engage in programs that strengthen the neighborhoods where we live and work. Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Merial Barceloneta, LLC and Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status, including protected veteran status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Boehringer Ingelheim is firmly committed to ensuring a safe, healthy, productive and efficient work environment for our employees, partners and customers. As part of that commitment, Boehringer Ingelheim conducts pre-employment verifications and drug screenings.


Organization: US-BI Pharma/BI USA

Title: Director, Ethics & Compliance Officer

Location: Americas-United States-GA-Duluth

Requisition ID: 184299