Director, Ethics & Compliance - RMDx

at Abbott in Lake Forest, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 114,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Our location in Lake Forest, IL currently has an opportunity for a Director, Ethics and Compliance.

The Director will be responsible for providing direct oversight for complex elements of Abbott’s compliance program at the franchise, business unit, regional, divisional or corporate level. Responsible for directing the development and administration of global compliance policies and procedures; responsible for development and implementation of global monitoring plan, including identifying compliance risk areas and communicating such risk areas to division management along with action plans to address risk; provides oversight and assistance with OEC education and training.


The Director performs the following with minimal supervision from the ECO (Ethics & Compliance Officer):

+ Provides leadership, guidance and support to all levels of key divisional business functions on complex ethics and compliance issues, including policy interpretation and requirement, compliance risk assessment, trend analysis and best practice recommendations.

+ Resolves complex ethics and compliance matters that have significant impact to Abbott.

+ Directs and conducts periodic reviews and updates related to complex OEC policy and divisional/affiliate procedures ensuring clarity, applicability and compliance to OEC Global policy and external requirements with minimal supervision from ECO.

+ Provides oversight to corporate and/or divisional monitoring process to ensure compliance with OEC/affiliate policies and procedures.

+ Develops, updates, implements, and delivers OEC’s comprehensive training program on complex OEC and divisional/affiliate policies and procedures.

+ Reviews industry trends and internal results and recommends corrective actions.

+ Partners with ECO and business on compliance audits, oversees the fulfillment of auditor’s requests for information from global databases and as they relate to the Global Standards and assists local OEC to evaluate and respond to all complex preliminary related findings and recommendations and offers guidance in preparing corrective action.

+ Provides leadership and guidance on proposed commercial programs, identifies complex legal and regulatory issues, analyzes alternatives and works with legal, as appropriate, to propose solutions to the local OEC and business.

+ Possesses in-depth knowledge of Abbott’s businesses supported and knowledge of the broader business impact.

+ Leads cross-functional teams on complex issues or projects.


+ Accountable to ECO and senior divisional management.

+ Assigned matters/business units have significant impact to Abbott’s compliance program.

+ Operates with autonomy and limited supervision.

+ Provides guidance and direction to Coordinators, Compliance Analysts, Compliance Managers as needed.

+ Demonstrates strong leadership competencies; and may serve as delegate for the ECO.


+ BA/BS required. CPA, Masters, JD, or equivalent work experience strongly preferred.

+ Minimum of 10 years’ experience with, or exposure to, business functions such as compliance, legal, regulatory affairs, government affairs, and finance.


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

+ Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

+ Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans

+ Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs

+ Paid time off

+ 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match

+ The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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The base pay for this position is $162,000.00 – $324,000.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email

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Job Posting: JC261146429

Posted On: Jun 12, 2024

Updated On: Jul 13, 2024

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