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Chief Compliance Officer

Yardley, PA, USA | OptiNose, Inc.

  • Industry:
    Pharmaceutical / Biotech
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Legal / Compliance
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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The Chief Compliance Officer is responsible for the Company’s compliance program. The successful candidate will partner with the Optinose leadership team and operating units to ensure organizational compliance with applicable laws, industry requirements, and Company policies. This position reports to the Chief Legal Officer and has direct access to the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee for the purpose of reporting on compliance-related matters as appropriate. 

The Chief Compliance Officer will establish standards and implement procedures to ensure that the Company’s compliance program is effective and efficient in preventing, identifying, detecting, and correcting non-compliance. Specific responsibilities include, among other things, policy and process implementation, leading effective training programs, conducting internal monitoring and auditing, providing strategic risk management guidance, and directing investigations and corrective actions.

Key Responsibilities

Responsible for the continued development, operation, and oversight of the Company’s compliance program.

Periodically report to the leadership team and Board of Directors regarding the design, operation, and effectiveness of the Company’s compliance program.

Champion a corporate culture in which compliance is a key objective in business decision-making and processes and aligned with the Company’s core values.

Provide guidance to leadership team, operational units and all employees on compliance matters and new developments.

Keep abreast of compliance trends, interpret law, and provide practical business solutions that maintain the Company’s compliance within an evolving legal landscape.

Develop, implement, and periodically review policies and procedures governing business operations; ensuring compliance with laws and regulations applicable to the Company.

Develop, implement, and periodically review compliance training programs for new and existing employees to ensure a thorough understanding and appreciation of the laws that impact the Company’s operations and how to conduct business practices appropriately.

Develop, implement, and periodically review auditing and monitoring plans for internal and external stakeholders.

Oversee business integrity hotline for the anonymous reporting of compliance concerns and conduct and/or facilitate investigations of suspected non-compliance, make recommendations regarding corrective action to the business unit and ensure completion of any corrective action.

Oversee all federal and state Sunshine reporting and related healthcare compliance requirements.

Serve as the Company’s Privacy Officer.


Bachelor’s degree required; JD or MBA strongly preferred.

At least 10 years of experience in a healthcare or corporate compliance role in the biotech/pharma/device industry, including at least 5 years in a leadership role.

Extensive knowledge of federal/state laws and industry requirements affecting the biotech/pharma/device industry, including data privacy laws.

Experience in conducting investigations and managing the investigative process.

Experience building/managing a compliance department within a small to mid-sized organization preferred.

Strong interpersonal, collaboration, negotiation, and communication skills.

Clear, concise, and persuasive writing and presentation skills.

Ability to manage a diverse and demanding workload and demonstrated adaptability with small company lean-resourced environment.

Strong orientation to deadline and detail.

Embrace and champion our core values.

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