Description:

This position is responsible for leading and supporting various aspects of the company's global compliance program, to include policy development, process implementation, training, investigations, and auditing worldwide compliance policies related to the following areas (collectively referred to as “Core Functions”): anti-corruption, anti-bribery, anti-money laundering, antitrust, fair trade, code of business conduct, conflicts of interest, conflict minerals, gifts and entertainment, contracting, supply chain integrity including forced labor/human trafficking, and records management. This role requires working closely with internal stakeholders from all areas of the organization and advising all levels of leadership. In addition, this role may have some general responsibilities and/or provide ad hoc support related to trade compliance, government contracting, integration activities and other areas of law.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Policy Development, Improvement & Maintenance
  • Identify areas for improvement in the Company's existing policies and develop or revise policies to address opportunities or vulnerabilities leveraging internal and/or external feedback as appropriate.
  • Develop plan for periodic review and policy updates.
  • Develop policies and programs that encourage managers and employees to report suspected fraud and other improprieties without fear of retaliation with a focus on Company values (i.e., Integrity, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, and Enthusiasm).
  • Periodically revise the compliance program as appropriate based on organizational needs, changes to the law, and/or policy or procedural changes required by governmental or regulatory entities.

Training:
  • Communicate with, and develop training plan for, all relevant stakeholders, regarding new and updated policies.
  • Work with employees around the Company to establish standards and procedures that ensure effective execution of compliance policies.
  • Develop materials at an institutional level for distribution to all employees to enhance awareness of compliance activities, including written policies.
  • Develop, coordinate, and participate in a multifaceted training program that supports the compliance program; ensures that all appropriate employees and managers are knowledgeable of, and comply with, pertinent laws.
  • Audit???????
  • Work with internal auditors and others to develop and execute policy audit plan that identifies areas of actual and potential noncompliance; develop effective remediation plans.
  • Coordinate internal compliance review and monitoring activities, including periodic reviews of departments.
  • Provide reasonable assurance to Senior Management that there are effective and efficient policies and procedures in place, which are well understood and respected by employees, and that the Company is complying with regulatory requirements.
  • Monitor external audit review processes; enhance enterprise awareness of compliance issues; respond to administrative inquiries related to compliance.
  • Compliance Risk Assessment and Enterprise Compliance Coordination???????
  • Develop a risk-based annual compliance priority list.
  • Assist with overseeing compliance hotline monitoring, responses, resolution, and reports.
  • Establish process for providing legal advice regarding the Company's compliance hotline.
  • Independently investigate and act on matters related to compliance; design and coordinate internal investigations protocols.
  • Report on a regular basis on the progress of implementation of the compliance program and assist in establishing methods to improve efficiency and quality of services and reduce the likelihood of compliance failures.
  • Participate as a member of the Corporate Compliance Committee (“C3”) [and/or ERM Program), the Company's compliance oversight committee.
  • Provide guidance, as required, on compliance issues within the role's Core Functions substantive areas of responsibility to all levels of leadership, applicable committees, and certain third parties.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders and leaders regarding compliance responsibilities to ensure an effective, enterprise-wide compliance program.
  • Participate in formulating responses to government investigations, and to alleged violations of rules, regulations, policies, procedures and standards of conduct, by evaluating or recommending the initiation of investigative procedures. Develop and oversee a system for uniform handling of violations.
  • Other duties and functions as assigned by management.

Education & Experience:
  • JD required
  • MBA or business degree highly preferred
  • Minimum of 15-20 years' experience practicing law
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience developing compliance programs and solutions for one or more Core Functions individually or collectively
  • Substantive areas of legal/compliance knowledge and expertise in one or more Core Functions
  • Experience with creating and implementing compliance processes, programs, goals and metrics
  • Experience working cooperatively with other divisions of global and/or complex business (e.g., legal, finance, human resources, marketing, business development, supply chain, IT, engineering) to achieve compliance goals
  • Experience with and trade compliance, privacy, government contracting is preferred but not required

Skills:
Strong compliance orientation with the ability to:
  • Effectively revise and manage a globally distributed compliance function initially with limited resources
  • Instill trust in the company's senior leaders
  • Comprehend and apply complex legal and regulatory requirements to policymaking
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with a culturally and geographically diverse population
  • Provide practical judgment to the oversight of compliance issues
  • Proactively identify risks
  • Manage crisis situations, work with tight deadlines, and prioritize under pressure
  • Promote trust and integrity in a global environment

Working Conditions:
  • Working conditions typical of a climate controlled and professional office environment.
  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
  • Must be able to travel globally up to 50% of the time.
  • This role is hybrid and the candidate will be expected to travel as necessary, sometimes on an emergency basis.
  • The candidate will be expected to meet with the team and stakeholders in Warrendale, Saxonburg, Santa Clara and other A Leading Supplier of Lasers, Optics, and Sensors locations globally.

Physical Requirements:
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.