Group Compliance Officer

  • Competitive
  • Linnich, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
This is an exciting opportunity to take ownership of a global ethics & compliance programme, with exposure to risk, data protection, and insurance, and directly report to the Group General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer. The company is a global manufacturing firm and the role can be based from Germany, Switzerland, or Spain (on a hybrid-basis). From day one, you will have an impact on the direction of the compliance programme. 


Main Responsibilities:

Develop, implement and communicate a global compliance programme and strategy:

  • Compliance Risk assessment and mitigation: identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risks; develop and implement corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues and provide general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future
  • Monitoring: monitor the performance and effectiveness of the Compliance management system and related activities on a continuous basis, taking appropriate steps to further improve its effectiveness
  • Policies and procedures: develop, maintain and revise policies and procedures for the general operation of the Compliance function and its related activities to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct
  • Investigation of compliance incidents: respond to alleged violations of regulations, policies, procedures, and standards of conduct by evaluating or recommending the initiation of investigative procedures; manage whistleblowing hotline and handle related reports; collaborate with other departments (e.g. Internal Audit, HR) to direct compliance issues to appropriate existing channels for investigation and resolution
  • Training and communication: develop and conduct compliance trainings and communication on compliance topics globally
Other responsibilities:

  • Insurance: manage global insurance programme
  • Data protection: manage and coordinate data protection together with Global Data Protection Officers (outsourced) and local DPOs
  • ERM: Support with the entreprise risk management process

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor / Master degree in law, business administration or auditing
  • 6-12 years of working experience
    • Relevant working experience with law firm, Big4 or other consulting firm
    • Several years experience in-house with an international company within the commercial & industrial sectors
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • German language skills
  • Experience in Enterprise Risk Management, Insurance, and/or Data Protection
  • Relevant certifications/qualifications
Leonid Group Corporate Governance is a talent acquisition consultancy specialising in the placement of Legal, Ethics & Trade Compliance, Data Privacy & Cyber Security, Risk, Audit, and Human Rights & Sustainability professionals on an international scale across the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. Our teams operate globally, and our network reflects this. We collaborate with multinational corporations to optimise their departments with top-tier professionals, from Global Chief Compliance Officers and General Counsels to Compliance Analysts and Trade Compliance Specialists.

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