Vice President, Compliance, Privacy & Governance

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States of America


ZOLL Medical is a growing, innovation-driven company on the forefront of delivering medical devices to save lives, and software solutions to improve efficiency. With customers in more than 140 countries, we continue to expand our reach, as well as our product offerings. Hospitals, emergency medical services (EMS), and others trust us to provide high-quality products and exceptional customer service. ZOLL products are used every day across the globe to save the lives of people who suffer sudden cardiac arrest. From Real CPR Help® technology—an industry first—to the world’s only wearable defibrillator, our capabilities and features set us apart. But none of this would be possible without the motivation and dedication of ZOLL employees, and we’re invested in their success.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Join our team. It’s a great time to be a part of ZOLL!

The VP, Compliance, Privacy & Governance serves as the compliance and privacy officer for ZOLL’s CMS, Itamar & Respicardia divisions and reports directly to ZOLL’s Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer.  This role serves as a trusted advisor to the divisional leadership teams, and a member of the global Compliance, Privacy and Governance department’s leadership team.  The scope includes developing, implementing, and overseeing programs, policies, and procedures to help ensure that ZOLL’s compliance program and privacy policies are effective and efficient.  The position will also help instill and maintain a culture of compliance and adherence to laws and regulations, as well as ZOLL policies.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversight:  Supports the implementation of the global Compliance & Privacy Program under the direction of the Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer. The responsibilities include leading the divisional Compliance Committees and efforts to enhance ZOLL’s ethical culture. Provides periodic reports (at least quarterly) on the status of the actions and activities.

  • Evolving Regulations: Maintain a current working knowledge of actual, proposed, or pending legislation, regulations, and policies that affect the businesses.

  • Benchmarking: Develop and track metrics, benchmarks and success criteria to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of the various programs and processes.

  • Written Standards: Provides support on the drafting, implementation and communication of compliance and privacy related policies and procedures.

  • Program Management: Implements actions as specified in the operations plans and departmental objectives.

  • Education: Develops training materials and delivers Compliance and Privacy related training via live and electronic means.

  • Risk Management: Conducts compliance risk assessments in the divisional businesses and developing and supporting implementation of mitigation plans.

  • Monitoring and Auditing:  Partners with the CPG Operations team in conducting monitoring and auditing as required, covering audits of Compliance and Privacy related activities, monitoring of associated processes, and ride-a-longs with field personnel. 

  • Investigations:  Conducts investigations into Compliance and Privacy related issues, allegations, or identified areas of risk, including reviews of documentation, interviews and the preparation of reports. Ensures consistent and appropriate investigative processes are utilized. 

  • Corrective Actions:  Ensures the appropriate and consistent corrective actions for identified compliance issues and assessment activities.  Conducts assessments to determine effectiveness of corrective actions.

  • Advice and Guidance: Provides day-to-day advice and guidance to relevant business teams on Compliance matters.

  • Performs other duties as required.

  • Approximately 1/3 domestic and international travel required.

Skills Requirements:

  • Develops relationships of trust across business functions, with executives and junior employees alike.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills, including the ability to communicate clearly and concisely with executives.

  • Seeks to understand business issues and deliver pragmatic, impactful advice.

  • Adapts and succeeds when working across cultures.

  • Self-motivated, highly responsive, team player with the ability to drive projects, identify and resolve issues, and earn the confidence of business leaders.

  • Unpretentious roll up-the-sleeves personality.

  • Well-developed senses of urgency and accountability.

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.

  • Instinct to detect risk areas and red flags.

  • Solution-minded; desire to solve problems.

  • Ability to prioritize according to risk and make quick decisions with appropriate independence.

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and change.

  • Project management skills. Ability to follow through and complete tasks on time.

  • Ability to quickly learn new business models and adapt experiences to gain leverage.

Required/Preferred Education and Experience:

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required; Advanced degree preferred.

Professional Experience:  

  • Minimum of ten years of experience in corporate compliance, preferably in life science (Device, Pharma, Biotech, or DME); including:

  • Minimum of five years of experience in a global role covering healthcare fraud and abuse risks, ideally with experience in other related areas, such as Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, durable medical equipment, implantables or wearables; and,

  • Minimum three years of experience leading through influence, which could include directly or indirectly managing teams in a matrixed organization to deliver results in a fast-paced environment; Preferably in a regulated industry.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of

activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties,

responsibilities, and activities will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change

with business necessity.  Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.

ZOLL Medical Corporation appreciates and values diversity.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. 

ADA:  The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.