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Compliance Specialist

190001ZL Requisition #

JOB TITLE:Compliance Specialist

DEPARTMENT:Legal division in Japan

REPORTING TO:Compliance Manager

Medtronic Legal Vision Statement

To become a collaborative, trusted, and diverse team of global legal partners delivering practical and effective solutions, always guided by the Mission.


General Summary

This position is located in the Shinagawa office of Medtronic Japan.  This position will be a part of the Japan legal team, and report to Compliance Manager.  Work covers variety of matters including contracts and compliance management.  The position is expected to partner closely with the Japan Business, support functions and the Company’s Corporate and International Legal Departments to achieve the business objectives.


Main Responsibilities

A Day in the Life

1.      Compliance Related Work

Drive the company wide efforts to mitigate compliance risks through development and implementation of compliance policies.   Work includes compliance risk management, pre-approval for events relating to health care professionals, monitoring, compliance tool development and material review for product promotion. 

・Plan and conduct employee compliance and legal trainings.  Training subjects will include industry rules, internal compliance rules (Medtronic Code of Conduct and Business Conduct Standards etc.), antitrust, FCPA, privacy and promotion codes. 

・Ensure the compliance by each employee with, among others, Medtronic Code of Conduct, the Business Conduct Standards and other internal and industry rules.

2.      Legal  Work

Act as a partner of the selected Business Units and provide legal counseling to achieve their business objectives.  Work includes review of contract with customers/business partners and patient/customer claim handling.

・Identify and address legal or regulatory issues.

Must Haves

1.  Knowledge, skills & abilities:

Minimum 3 years of compliance experience preferred

・Experience in working for US or other multinational company abroad preferred

・Strong ability to develop teams and partnerships with good communication skills

・Strong ability to work independently 

・Strong ability to lead and manage cross functional teams

・Strategic thinking and strong ability to balance legal and business objectives

・Fluency in English

・Business level fluency in Japanese language is essential

2. Educational level:

Law graduate preferred

・Domestic or foreign law school education preferred

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