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Advisor - IT Quality and Compliance


Last Updated: 2/23/23

Job Description

As a leading global animal health company, Elanco delivers innovative products and services to improve the health of pets and farm animals around the world because we believe making animals' lives better, makes life better. Since 1954, we have provided solutions that support veterinarians, farmers and pet owners to advance our vision of Food and Companionship Enriching Life. Elanco's promise to employees: Together, we foster an inclusive culture where everyone can make a difference, encouraging ownership, growth and well-being.

Position Description:

Driven by the quickening pace of innovation, Elanco IT must continue to evolve, proactively partnering to create new value through innovative digital products, services, and insights that unlock new digital business models and power new types of customer engagement. Equally important, Elanco IT must enable a secure, reliable, compliant, and efficient IT ecosystem, supporting all business functions.

Elanco is seeking an IT Quality and Compliance Advisor to join our IT organization. We are looking for an individual who is well versed in IT compliance and has a passion for setting standards and optimizing and implementing processes. This global IT position is responsible for leading compliance-related monitoring and assurance activities for enterprise IT controls across Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), GxP Regulations, Privacy, and Information Security.

In addition to driving compliance, this role will be accountable for leading the IT Compliance Subcommittee, coordinating across functions including global IT, Quality, Financial Control Office (FCO), Corporate Audit Services (CAS), Information Security, and Global Privacy with a focus on simplifying and streamlining internal processes and leveraging automation to enable consistent execution and documentation of control evidence.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop a solid understanding of existing IT processes, SOPs, and Global Quality Standards; Influence to simplify and internal policies and procedures for clarity across SOX, GXP, and non-regulated system controls requirements.
  • Partner with business stakeholder organizations on SOX and GXP related efforts, such as documentation of in-scope applications, systems, and databases, identification of key controls, development of test plans, and remediation of control deficiencies
  • Drive IT General Control implementation with cross-functional IT teams and business technology teams and contribute to program design, optimization, and compliance.
  • Oversee activities designed to promote IT regulatory compliance, continual audit readiness, and adherence to control testing requirements.
  • Identify and lead implementation of opportunities for automation-driven compliance.
  • Assist with maintenance of internal compliance tracking software including reviewing required control documentation and test results and monitoring periodic control certification.
  • Routinely examine internal IT controls, evaluate the design and operational effectiveness, determine risk exposure, and recommend remediation strategies.
  • Guide action plan development, performance monitoring, and reporting when deficiencies are identified.
  • Lead initiation and coordination of IT compliance projects
  • Provide training and mentorship in preparation for audits and ongoing process controls.
  • Work with control owners to remediate issues and complete testing of controls to close issues
  • Serve as a compliance resource for questions and consulting on the day-to-day processes.
  • Provide regular reports to global IT and other functional leaders on IT Compliance metrics.


  • Bachelor's degree in IT, finance, or related field is preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in IT quality, validation, audit, and compliance
  • Prior Sarbanes Oxley 404 (SOX) Compliance and/or GXP experience required

Preferred Skills:

  • Strong problem-solving, analytical and process improvement skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong leadership capability
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills – ability to communicate succinctly and effectively across all levels of the organization.
  • Project management skills and the ability to act independently and responsibly in a fast-moving environment.
  • Knowledge of IT Best Practices (e.g., COBIT, ITIL, GAMP)
  • Knowledge of IT Control certifications (e.g., CISA, ISO, CSQE)

Other Information:

Position Type: Fixed Duration Employment – 2 Year ContractLocation: Greenfield, IN (preferred)/Open to US Remote

Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status

Company Details

Greenfield, Indiana, United States
Elanco Animal Health Incorporated (NYSE: ELAN) is a global leader in animal health dedicated to innovating and delivering products and services to prevent and treat disease in farm animals and pets, creating value for farmers, pet owners, veterinarians, stakeholders, and society as a whole. With nearly 70 years of animal health heritage, we are committed to helping our customers improve the health...