Associate Director, Global Security Investigator




East Hanover, PA


About the Job:

• Investigate other internal and external security threats that involve or could impact upon Novartis, including but not limited to kidnaps/abduction, extortion, blackmail, activism, extremism, workplace violence and other threats to associates, theft of Novartis property/IP.

• Through collaboration with the core Executive Protection (EP) team and relevant stakeholders, provide EP for the ECN when travelling and at meeting venues across the region.

• Drive proactive and reactive security initiatives and reviews across the region to protect Novartis associates, estate, products, proprietary information and reputation in order to preserve business innovation, growth and productivity.

• Lead impartial, fact-based investigations into healthcare compliance and “high-risk central matter” allegations of internal misconduct, including policy violations and/or criminal wrongdoing - as assigned by the SpeakUp Office (SUO) - across all business functions and at all levels of seniority.

• Investigate allegations of improper conduct/violation of company policies and regulatory violations involving employees and/or customers or affiliates.

• Investigate lines of inquiry (from the Intelligence department and other internal and external reporting) into pharmaceutical crime, including product counterfeiting, falsification, theft and the distribution of expired and adulterated Novartis products. Close collaboration with business stakeholders (e.g., Legal, QA, TechOps, Public Affairs) and relevant competent authorities for enforcement action.

• Investigate other internal and external security threats that involve or could impact Novartis, including but not limited to extortion, blackmail, activism, extremism, threats to associates and theft of Novartis property/IP. This includes face-to-face interviews where appropriate given the allegations or threat and close collaboration with law enforcement.

• Conduct evidence gathering, chain of custody and continuity of evidence during investigations.

• Collaborate with EP security and intelligence teams in Basel to deliver protective security to ECN members when travelling and at meeting venues as needed.

• Conduct site security reviews at high-risk locations and external CROs where required to validate standards and protect Novartis interests.

• Provide professional security advice and guidance across a broad range of security issues, at all levels of the business.

• Provide advice to the local and corporate NEM/BCM organization during an incident.

• Help drive GS programs to advance data access, data analytics and data processing systems and further develop remote investigations capabilities in the region.

• Champion professional investigation training in Novartis and deliver training using the GS investigation training syllabus (i.e., for associates assigned SUO cases).

• Mentor and advise business partners at all levels in the conduct of SUO investigations and the reporting of related findings.

• Drive thought-leadership across industry to position GS as best-in-class in core areas and expand established networks across a range of competent authorities.

• Promote GS in line with the approved department strategy, presenting GS as a dependable, authentic business partner that provides essential value-added, services.

• Effectively collaborate with Legal, Public Affairs, Data Privacy, REFS, SUO and other partners, promoting benefits to Novartis stakeholders.

• Provide risk-mitigation measures to protect Novartis’ business assets, including global pre-employment screening with country HR/staffing stakeholders; enhanced anti-bribery and corruption due diligence inquiries for country business activity.

• Provide country input to the Novartis travel risk program and meeting security guidance.

• Represent Novartis at cross-industry fraud-investigations and security symposia and through membership with industry security groups and associations.


Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

• Master’s Degree desirable; Juris Doctorate preferred

• CFE/PCI or equivalent a plus

• Minimum of 5+ years relevant experience in both investigations and security is required (settings could include: GS, law enforcement, military, security-consulting, legal, audit, compliance, finance, regulatory, security, risk and emergency management, etc.).

• Experience in international security/fraud investigations field and/or proven investigations experience in a relevant field

• Anti-bribery and corruption (ABAC/FCPA) investigation experience in a commercial setting is desirable

• Omni-competent as both a professional investigator and a seasoned security manager.

• A background in Ethics Risk & Compliance and/or Legal is a plus.

• A network within relevant external competent authorities

• Experience in data processing and case management tools such as Relativity and OneNote is desirable.


The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $124,000 and $/186,000 year; however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a sign-on bonus, restricted stock units, and discretionary awards in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

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