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Healthcare Compliance Senior Specialist, ( Associated Director ) Ascendis Pharma / 1881

The Company
Ascendis Pharma A/S, a U.S. publicly held, biopharmaceutical company founded in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2007, committed to addressing unmet medical needs. Ascendis Pharma is applying its innovative platform technology to build a leading, fully integrated biopharma company focused on making a meaningful difference in patients’ lives. Guided by their core values of patients, science, and passion, Ascendis Pharma use their TransCon® drug development platform to fulfill their mission of developing new and potentially best-in-class therapies.

The company continues to expand into additional therapeutic areas to address unmet patient needs. Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, in a wonderful office facility in Tuborg Havn in Hellerup with a nice view of the harbor, the canals, and the sea. The company has offices in Heidelberg Germany and California, US. For more information about Ascendis Pharma read more:

Healthcare Compliance Senior Specialist ( Associated Director )
You join a dynamic company dedicated to bringing new therapies to improve patients´ lives

  • You provide solution-oriented assistance to the business
  • You join an organization with highly skilled and experienced colleagues
  • Great opportunity to develop with the tasks and the team
  • You are positive, see opportunities and get things done

The Team
You will be joining the Pharma Compliance team with dedicated and skilled colleagues based in Hellerup. The group is in addition to Compliance and Data Privacy also responsible for Enterprise Risk Management, Trademarks and P|ESG. As the team is quite small, it is important that you thrive in a role where no tasks are too small or too big to handle.

The team and the company are growing and on behalf of Ascendis Pharma A/S, Best Talent is now seeking a passionate and skilled Healthcare Compliance Senior Specialist ( Associated Director ) to join the team in a new position.

The Challenge
As a key member of the Ascendis Pharma Compliance team, you will play a crucial role in building and maintaining the Corporate Compliance Program, and all that entails. This is an exiting and challenging opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment, where you collaborate with cross-functional, global teams working together to achieve extraordinary results.

You are experienced within Healthcare Compliance, and you thrive in a Senior role, where you provide solution-oriented advice and support to the business with the primary focus on ensuring compliant promotional and scientific exchange as well as engagements.

Main areas of responsibility:

  • Support the General & Healthcare Compliance work in the direct markets in Europe
  • Ensure accurate legal reviews of promotional and scientific exchange to mitigate the risk of legal and economic sanctions through a risk-based, proactive approach
  • Coordinate country-specific reviews of materials in countries where Ascendis Pharma has no local presence
  • Develop, update and maintain policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, both in relation to general compliance as well as healthcare compliance
  • Collaborate to create a culture of compliance
  • Provide insight into external industry and compliance environment and recommend best practices and process improvements
  • Develop and implement comprehensive compliance training consistent with Ascendis Pharma policies, applicable laws and industry standards
  • Stay updated on relevant regulatory changes and industry standards in the healthcare field
  • Conduct Compliance monitoring

You can expect an attractive remuneration package, short-and long-term incentives, pension and health insurance. You refer to SVP Compliance, Risk & Corporate Responsibility.

You hold a relevant academic degree – preferably a master´s degree in law combined with substantial Healthcare Compliance experience from an international and multicultural environment.

Strong knowledge and understanding of the Pharmaceutical industry and knowledge of healthcare laws is required.

Furthermore, you have the following key competences:

  • Experience with document and information management systems
  • Proficient within promotional and scientific exchange compliance and general interaction with the healthcare community
  • Understands the requirements and standards under the relevant legislation and industry standards like IFPMA, EFPIA and ENLI
  • Outstanding collaboration and communication skills

You are a strong team player, analytical, and have a can-do attitude with an open and positive mindset. You like to get things done, are flexible, adaptable and possess an entrepreneurial mindset, and can thrive in an informal, open environment where innovation and change are key factors.

To succeed in this role, they also expect you to work with a structured and systematic approach to solving tasks in close collaboration with your team members and the business. You are proficient in English at a professional level, both written and spoken, and you master MS Office. You thrive with being in contact with many stakeholders both internally and externally.

Travel: 10-20 days per year.

Best Talent is responsible for the recruitment process and will be handling your application on a confidential basis. Forward your application in English marked ”1881/Healthcare Compliance Senior Specialist/AD” to Read more about Ascendis Pharma on We will interview candidates for this position on-going, but please apply as soon as possible. You can read more about Best Talent at bruger cookies. For at give dig en bedre oplevelse gemmer vi informationer om dit besøg. OK