Global Security Directors

Employer: Astra Zeneca
Location Macclesfield/Cambridge
Closing date for applications 2 August 2016

Your expertise in the global security environment will include an understanding of the risks to pharmaceutical businesses, and a track record of managing illicit trade investigations. Keen to be part of a new, centralised Global Security organisation for a world-leading, FTSE10 biopharmaceutical company? At AstraZeneca, we need Global Security Directors to join us in Macclesfield or Cambridge.

As part of its broad remit, Global Security will be responsible for investigations carried out by third parties into counterfeiting and grey markets throughout the global supply chain – illicit trade which threatens patient safety and costs millions of pounds every year. We’ll be introducing a more coordinated and targeted approach to investigations, working closely with stakeholders and suppliers across our key markets. As a Global Security Director you’ll play a key role in driving our illegal medicine enforcement programmes and strategy.
Main duties and responsibilities

You’ll manage, oversee, support and augment market-led investigations into illegal trade outsourced to specialist partner organisations. Key will be your ability to understand data from an investigation, evaluate where resources can be best deployed in line with budgets and steer the investigation to conclusion.

You’ll be a source of expert advice to senior managers across all business areas and corporate functions on how to protect our markets from illicit trade. The role will include providing general security service support at times of crisis, building effective networks with other security support teams and local advisors to provide a seamless, wraparound service. In addition, you’ll advise on and conduct due diligence exercises.
Essential requirements
Senior-level experience in the global security environment that includes strategic responsibilities in the pharmaceutical industry
Experience of managing and supporting outsourced illicit trade investigations
Experience of international operations in key markets, notably China and Russia
Global perspective and the ability to build effective networks
Ability to operate ethically and to an evidential standard
Strong leadership and influencing skills
Excellent engagement, collaboration and communications skills
Forward-looking self-starter capable of working independently
Mature judgement, personal credibility and a robust approach
Experience of working cross-functionally in a commercial environment.
Desirable requirements
Language skills, particularly Mandarin, Cantonese, Portuguese, French, Spanish or other European languages
Regulated industry experience
Military, intelligence or law enforcement background
Budgetary management and presentation skills.

Applications close: 2 August 2016

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