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Global Security Investigator, Associate Director


Novartis Corporation


East Hanover, NJ


Protecting 750 million patients and more than 100,000 employees in over 140 countries.

In the role of Global Security Investigator, Associate Director you will investigate pharmaceutical crime and create the conditions to bring counterfeiters and illegal traders to justice, recover losses through legal action, improve patient safety, preserve Novartis reputation and create a tangible return on investment for the business. You will investigate other internal and external security threats, which involve or could impact upon Novartis (e.g., cyber related threats, IP theft, extortion, blackmail, bribery, etc.).

You will deliver professional cross-divisional/cross-functional Global Security investigations throughout the assigned region, representing the vanguard of Novartis’s Corporate Governance response to internal fraud, corruption and other alleged internal misconduct (e.g. SPEAKUP4U investigations). Drive proactive and reactive security initiatives across the region to protect Novartis associates, estate, products, proprietary information and reputation in order to preserve business innovation growth and productivity.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead impartial, fact-based Corporate investigations into “high-risk” allegations of internal misconduct, including policy violations and/or criminal wrongdoing - as assigned by the SPEAKUP4U Office - across all business functions and at all levels of seniority
  • Investigate assigned lines of inquiry (from the Intelligence department) into pharmaceutical crime; including product counterfeiting, falsification, theft and the distribution of expired and adulterated Novartis products. Close collaboration with business stakeholders (e.g. Gp.Legal, QA, TechOps, Public Affairs) and relevant competent authorities for enforcement action

Please see complete job description online.



  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) required
  • Master’s degree preferred


  • Minimum of 5 years professional experience in Investigations and Security (both required) - combined settings include: global security, law enforcement, military, security-consulting, legal, audit, compliance, finance, regulatory, cyber-crime, etc.
  • Competent as both a professional investigator and a seasoned Corporate Security professional
  • An established network within relevant agencies is necessary
  • A high standard of writing competence is essential
  • International corporate experience preferred
  • CFE/PCI or equiv. preferred
  • Anti-bribery/corruption (ABAC/FCPA), forensic accounting investigation or audit experience in a corporate setting is desirable

How to Apply:

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