Ethics and Compliance Manager Europe and Africa

  • Valls
  • Lear Corporation

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Reporting to the Director for Global Ethics & Compliance and to the Associated General Counsel Europe and Africa, this position is responsible for investigating ethics and compliance concerns, developing, and implementing ethics and compliance training for the region, and promoting a strong culture of integrity. This position also will assist the Director for Global Compliance Risk Management with third-party diligence efforts in the region, as required.

The Role : Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Investigate ethics and compliance concerns, communicate investigation outcomes, as appropriate, and follow up on corrective actions
  • Lead, where appropriate, and support the enhancement of Lear’s Ethics & Compliance program through training, communication, and collaboration with key stakeholders (Sales, Finance, Internal Audit, Legal, HR).
  • In partnership with Lear Audit Services review compliance data to identify potential risk areas for audit review
  • Using data analytics and relevant compliance risks, prepare materials for presentation to the European leadership team and functional leaders, as appropriate.
  • Support the improvement, and development of self-service reporting tools/capabilities working in collaboration with business and IT teams.
  • Conduct legal research and analysis of findings related to existing and new legal, regulatory, and contractual requirements.
  • Draft internal memorandum and summaries on research findings and present findings to leadership.
  • Thought leadership, at all levels of the organization, around compliance excellence and reputation of the organization.
  • Establish and maintain open lines of communication, internally and externally, to effectively deliver department objectives and services.

Your Qualifications :

  • Full fluency in English and at least one more major European language (or Arabic) - any additional language would be a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant legal, audit or comparable compliance experience
  • University degree in Law or Economics Master Degree in Law or Economics would be a plus.
  • Experience working with a global team
  • Experience with compliance investigations (or similar), including financial-related investigations
  • Outstanding analytical and communications (written and verbal) skills and exercises good business judgment
  • Ability to effectively communicate with Senior Management on a global level
  • Project management experience
  • Team player, collaborative work style
  • A high attention to detail, process, and organization
  • Ability to travel around 40% of the time within the region for investigations and training
  • Desired experience with performing forensic audits or related experience detecting, investigating and preventing fraud, building or managing a third-party risk management program, including use of outside screening vendors and working with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act or bribery violations, including investigations and remediation would be a plus