Corporate Counsel, Ethics & Compliance (Deerfield, IL)


Baxter provides a broad portfolio of essential renal and hospital products, including home, acute and in-center dialysis; sterile IV solutions; infusion systems and devices; parenteral nutrition; surgery products and anesthetics; and pharmacy automation, software and services.

The company’s global footprint and the critical nature of its products and services play a key role in expanding access to healthcare in emerging and developed countries.

Baxter’s employees worldwide are building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of healthcare innovations that enable patient care.

Position Overview

The position reports to the Regional Compliance Counsel, Americas to help ensure the company’s Ethics and Compliance Program in the United States and Canada provides employees with clear policies, solutions-oriented counseling, and efficient systems to achieve their business goals consistent with the law and the company’s expectations.

Note: Canada-based experience not required

Critical Responsibilities

(i) Provide compliance counseling to internal Business Units and Functions on a wide range of anti-corruption, regulatory and legal matters;

(ii) Develop and implement policies and procedures to support the company’s Ethics and Compliance program (incl. disclosure requirements) and to prevent and detect conduct inconsistent with the company’s policies and the law;

(iii) Drive awareness regarding the importance of compliance, identify areas of compliance vulnerability and risk, and undertake corrective plans to resolve the issues;

(iv) Develop, deliver, and oversee training relating to Ethics and Compliance and the company’s policies and the law;

(v) Assist in the development and oversight of the Third Party Program (incl. compliance auditing and monitoring program);

(vi) Perform special assignments or projects, as assigned;

(vii) Conduct or participate in internal investigations of allegations of potential violations of company policy or the law.

Education & Experience

(i) Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited law school (if law degree from outside United States, add an LLM from an accredited U.S. law school)

(ii) (ii) Minimum 5-8 years of experience between private practice and/or in-house role in Ethics and Compliance.

(iii) (iii) Knowledge of and experience with anti-corruption, antitrust and pharmaceutical and medical device product registration, licensing and promotion strongly preferred.

Key Attributes

  • Unquestioned integrity and ethics in business and personal conduct;
  • Familiarity with the global framework affecting the healthcare industry, such as international laws governing healthcare, interactions with healthcare professionals, institutions and government officials, antitrust and competition issues;
  • Excellent oral communication and inter-personal skills to inspire and influence employees at every level to embrace Baxter’s Ethics and Compliance initiatives;
  • Proactive in ‘reaching-out’ to people in providing advice as well as adopting an ‘open-communication’ style towards others;
  • Strong legal skills and mature judgment;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness operating in complex organizational environments and self-starter qualities that will translate well in a large matrixed organization;
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize workload, meet deadlines and work with minimal supervision in a team and matrix environment; sound judgment and strong attention to detail;
  • Leadership abilities, with the desire, aptitude and sensitivity to involve multi-functional business leaders in Ethics & Compliance matters;
  • Proven ability to collaborate and work effectively with others in addressing complex issues; and
  • Fluency in English is required; additional regional language capabilities are preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

EEO is the Law

EEO is the law – Poster Supplement

Pay Transparency Policy

Reasonable Accommodations

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an email to Corporate_Staffing_Deerfield@baxter.com or call 877-229-4748 (877-BaxHR4U) and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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