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28/11 Ankita
Assistant Manager at Biocon Biologics

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Biocon - Global Lead Investigating Officer (12-20 yrs)

Bangalore Job Code: 1342644

Global Lead Investigating Officer

At Biocon Biologics, we are creating a model for the future of healthcare for all. We are a leading company in the biosimilars revolution where patients come first. Our ambition is to impact a billion lives and we do this by fostering a culture of affordable innovation, patient centricity and disruptive thinking. We are a multicultural global company where employees have a purpose and passion to work closely with partners and patients. We have proven end to end expertise in the field of biosimilars, from its development, manufacturing, clinical development, regulatory approvals to commercialization. We have a long-term commitment to bring high quality affordable biosimilars to patients all over the globe.

As an Investigation Team Lead, the candidate will play a pivotal role in conducting investigation as well as globally leading & managing a team of investigators responsible for conducting thorough and comprehensive investigations into various matters, such as corporate fraud, misconduct, compliance violations, security breaches, or other incidents. The candidate will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the investigation process, ensuring compliance with legal and ethical standards, and delivering actionable findings and recommendations to senior management or relevant stakeholders.

The Investigation Team Lead plays a crucial role in safeguarding the organization's reputation, ensuring compliance, and mitigating risks through effective and ethical investigations. This role demands a leader who can balance legal, ethical, and organizational considerations while leading a team of dedicated investigators.

Key Accountabilities (Duties and Responsibilities):

Planning & Handling Investigations:

a) Carry out end-to-end investigations by ensuring that all prescribed investigative / operating methodologies for the various types of investigations are adhered to and by conducting proper planning on all investigations.

b) Obtain all relevant evidence related to an investigation. Scrutinize / analyse this evidence and make meaningful observations / conclusions regarding the findings and make appropriate recommendations.

c) Ensure that witnesses / suspects and victims are interviewed and where necessary obtain written statements.

d) Compile investigation reports as per the prescribed operating methodology, containing the findings of investigations.

e) Ensure that each investigation has an accurate, value- adding conclusion for the type of investigation conducted.

f) Make meaningful recommendations as per the type of investigation. This will include, but not limited to, system / people / process failures or internal and external threats.

g) Assist reporting manager/ HoD and other team (e.g. HR) with relevant findings / documentation for use in disciplinary processes.

h) Ensure that each investigation is concluded within the prescribed and acceptable time limit for the particular type of investigation.

i) Inform management of any suggestions or proposals to enhance investigative methodology / operating procedure.

j) Collect timely intelligence to avert fraud and Security incidences

Team Leadership:

- Supervise, mentor, and provide guidance to a team of investigators.

- Foster a collaborative and productive work environment

- Assign and prioritize investigation tasks based on urgency and importance.

Interviews and Interrogations:

- Conduct interviews with relevant individuals, both employees and external parties.

- Maintain objectivity and professionalism during interviews.

- Document findings accurately and ethically.

Case Management:

- To maintain case files and central investigations database to operational standards.

- To attend progress meetings with HoD and concerned management teams.

- Ensure credible information is provided for MIs produced by Investigation team

- Prepare and submit whistle-blowing reports to the Head of Department. This will also include summary slides to be presented in other management forums like Audit Committee.

- Support HR and Risk management teams in Fraud Awareness, training and sensitization Campaigns.

Risk Identification and Awareness:

- Ensure that all risks and/or emerging risks, which are identified during an investigation / interaction with stakeholders, are escalated to line management upon discovery.

- Identify high-risk business units and were requested to do so, participate in awareness initiatives.

Stakeholder Management:

- Develop and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders to build synergies and teamwork.

- Actively interact with counterparts in the industry to gain understanding of threats and risks and to share important information on current frauds and fraudsters involved.

- Any other duty as may be assigned Head of security & Investigations.

Ideal Job Specifications:

a) Academics: Chartered Accountant, MBA (in Finance and Risk Management)

b) Professional: - Hold a professional qualification in a relevant field such as CFE.

c) Desired work experience: - Minimum 12-15 years of professional experience with investigatory procedures and practice.

d) Relevant certifications (e.g., Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Professional Investigator) is a plus.

e) Preferred experience in Pharma or Big 4 (Investigation) or any other industry is preferred.

f) Experience in handling Hot-line

g) Expertise in investigation technique, particularly where conduct involve criminal implications that could result in prosecution before local courts.

h) Strong analytical and critical-thinking skills.

i) Leadership and team management skills

j) Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Biocon Biologics is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a work environment that supports, inspires, and respects all individuals and in which personnel processes are merit-based and applied without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, military service status, citizenship, or other protected characteristic.

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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