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Regional Compliance Officer

Company: Kuehne Nagel
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: October 10, 2021

Job Description:

In charge of the implementation, monitoring, and continuous improvement of an effective compliance program at regional/ level in accordance with K + N's group compliance program addressing applicable laws, regulations, and K + N's internal policies and procedures including but not limited to K + N's Code of Conduct.

Your Role

This includes ensuring o the implementation and maintenance of clear standards of business and ethical conduct consistent with K + N's Code of Conduct o an effective regional business unit governance and adequate procedures to manage and oversee compliance requirements within the region/countries/business units including defined accountability for compliance responsibilities within the region/countries/business units o ongoing, effective communication and training of K + N employees, business partners and other third parties on compliance requirements o subject matter expertise and ongoing support to the business units o regularly updating of compliance risk assessments, performance monitoring, and reporting o timely, effective, and consistently applied issue resolution procedures o independent progress reporting about compliance related topics to the Chief Compliance Officer o raising awareness on compliance on regional/country/business unit level to obtain support from and achieve collaboration with regional and local business entities

Your Responsibilities

  • Provide communication and guidance regarding compliance obligations (focused on anti-bribery and anti-trust) to the regional/ country/ business units, continuously raise awareness, and channel inquiries to subject matter experts such as for trade control, tax, or QSHE
  • Assure implementation, coordination, facilitation, and oversight of key compliance activities (execution may lie with other areas), including:
  • Integrity Due Diligence (IDD) procedures for third party relationships and related contractual aspects consistent with K + N’s global standards with regard of procedures, terms, conditions and representations; whereas the accountability for Integrity Due Diligence including taking the approve or reject decision remains with the business
  • Local application of K + N's globally rolled out Confidential Reporting Line for misconduct or compliance violations
  • Alignment of regional/country/business unit policies and procedures with K + N's global compliance standards
  • Collaborate with the Human Resources department(s) to ensure the implementation of consistent disciplinary action strategies in cases of compliance violations
  • Identify training needs and liaise with the Chief Compliance Officer and business management regarding delivery; ensure all relevant employees are trained according to corporate standards for compliance
  • Ongoing progress reporting on compliance to the Chief Compliance Officer independently from local and business management and oversee compliance of and within the entity/business unit independently.
  • Oversee, facilitate, and report on compliance remediation activities, as applicable, and prepare compliance performance reports for the Chief Compliance Officer as well as for local/business unit leaders
  • Conduct compliance risk assessments for the local/business unit area, aggregate and analyze compliance issues and trends, and provide local/business unit reports to the Chief Compliance Officer
  • Support the execution of compliance reviews and audits on country level to ensure that compliance objectives are met
  • Discuss emerging compliance issues with business management and employees

Your Skills and Experiences

Professional knowledge and experience

  • Advanced degree in law, business management (MBA), or extensive working experience in a compliance function at a global company of similar size
  • Expert knowledge of the US FCPA, UK Bribery Act and the OECD convention on combating bribery, and other applicable anti-bribery laws, regulations,and standards, including the Federal Sentencing Guidelines
  • Expert knowledge of applicable antitrust-laws
  • 5-10 years of experience in a fully dedicated compliance or equivalent role
  • Solid track record in the design and implementation of compliance systems following good practice standards


Organizational experience

  • 5-10 years of business experience and sufficient stature within the organization to exert influence and credibility
  • Familiarity with K + N's business practices and procedures or experience from similar business environment
  • Experience working in matrix organizations as a support function
  • Ability to work independently and as part of virtual teams
  • Impacting communicator with didactical skills


Leadership personality

  • Leadership skills to ensure that the required measures are applied consistently within the business areas
  • Strong communication, facilitation, and negotiation skills
  • Strong project management capabilities

Keywords: Kuehne Nagel, Jersey City , Regional Compliance Officer, Other , Jersey City, New Jersey

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