Compliance Lead Middle East

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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The Position

At Roche, we believe it’s urgent to deliver medical solutions right now – even as we develop innovations for the future. We are passionate about transforming patients’ lives and we are fearless in both decision and action. And we believe that good business means a better world.

We are looking for a Compliance Lead Middle East to support our global Basel-based team. Reporting into the Head of Compliance, EEMEA & IS, the Compliance Lead supports and coaches affiliates and regional functions in their business activities, in close collaboration with local Compliance Officers and Healthcare Compliance Contacts. You enable affiliates to continuously improve their integrity mindset and patient-centric focus. In partnership with Middle East  management you support compliance oversight and leadership and continuously assist the improvement of the compliance program in Middle East Area.

Your main accountabilities will be:

  • Support development of the compliance framework and foster a culture of integrity and ethical business practices, consistent with the Roche values and external requirements
  • Support the development of compliance professionals across the Area, facilitating business-enabling advise
  • Anticipate business needs, provide business-enabling advice and shape opportunities
  • Support the implementation of global policies and directives, regional initiatives and support local SOP/process development, striving for simplification
  • Advise all staff in Middle East Area regarding compliance obligations, risks, proactive risk management strategies, actual or potential compliance-related issues, investigation and resolution of issues, as well as corrective actions
  • Support collaboration with Middle East management to perpetuate a “tone at the top” and “middle” that reflects the company’s commitment to ethical and legal business conduct as well as compliance with the letter and spirit of the law and global policies.

Your key activities will be:

Continuous Learning

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the products, initiatives, priorities and goals of the business.
  • Identify risks to a sustainable business growth.


  • Share own knowledge and insights with the team and network.
  • Exemplify and role model a business- and solution oriented compliance approach, adding value to the company.
  • Exemplify and role model the Roche leadership commitments.
  • Manage relationships and stakeholders, strengthen alignments and collaborations.

Support of Area

Support identification, offer and, as requested, deliverance of support to Middle East Area. Among others, this is done through agreed means, such as:

  • Materials (e.g. local/ regional guidance or SOPs, training materials)
  • Services (e.g. trainings, monitoring, risks assessment)
  • Facilitate working groups and forums on HC related topics
  • Help and advice on HC questions


  • Support analysis of general trends and HC effectiveness. Support analysis of and report on divisional compliance status, using existing metrics and data.
  • Support gaining of overview over all HC requirements.
  • Support setting and simplification, harmonization and improvement of standards as appropriate (guidance, directives SOPs etc.).
  • Establish and facilitate appropriate forums and processes to fulfill accountabilities.
  • Support development and provision of effective means and materials to educate and train pharma management, staff and collaborating parties on HC.
  • Support tracking of trainings and support of regions/GFs in tracking of training.

Who you are


  • You hold a university degree or equivalent competency level.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills. Ability to precisely articulate and differentiate, express appropriately.
  • You have excellent presentation skills.
  • You identify and manage complexity through the ability to quickly understand and analyze facts and situations
  • You have strong influencing skills
  • You have high ethical and integrity standards.


  • Profound expertise in compliance management, ideally as responsible Compliance Officer; 5 years plus.
  • Proven business experience, ideally in an affiliate.
  • Solid experience in change management and managing complex projects.
  • You are experienced in leading people.


  • Understanding of Roche as an organization, business conduct, system environment and culture.
  • Understanding of healthcare industry.
  • Understanding of markets and corresponding access, commercial and medical approach.


  • You represent leadership commitments, giving clear direction.
  • Excellent active listening skills, fostering open communication and speak-up culture.
  • Good sense for pragmatism in approach. Analytical and systematic in thinking, with good understanding and handling of diversity in the Region.
  • “Can-do” attitude, embracing business-thinking and -ideas, hands-on.
  • Encouraging collaboration, good teammate, creates a sense of collaboration and network throughout the Area and with the Global teams.
  • You're able to partner amicably with stakeholders, fostering good collaboration.
  • Ability to establish common ground, balance out conflicting interests and reach consensus.

Are you ready to apply? We want someone who thinks beyond the job offered - someone who knows that this position can be a rare springboard to many other opportunities at Roche.

Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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