Position Purpose & Summary
The Global Ethics and Compliance Office (GECO) team, led by the Vice President, GECO, is accountable for creating and deploying an overall effective ethics and compliance program, designed, implemented and enforced to prevent, detect and respond to compliance breaches, aligned with the requirements set forth in the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.
This role is responsible for providing strategic leadership for several key framework elements of Cargill's ethics and compliance program. Working closely with the Vice President of GECO, this role will lead the corporate-wide compliance risk assessment, including designing and deploying a technology-enabled compliance risk assessment strategy and process. It will analyze and oversee action planning efforts and report on risk assessment results to senior leadership. The role will lead the effort to develop and deploy a compliance policy strategy to enhance the effectiveness of the company's compliance policy suite. The role will oversee an integrated compliance reporting process to management and the board. Finally, the role will oversee the company's ethics/culture program, including designing a refreshed ethics strategy.
40% Lead Compliance Risk Assessment
Provide strategic leadership for the design and administration of the company-wide compliance risk assessment program, assessing compliance risks across Cargill, analyzing business and regulatory trends, and leveraging results to set priorities for maturity the company's overall compliance program as well as specific compliance risk programs.
Oversee and conduct systematic compliance risk assessment process, continuously analyze risk assessment results, support the creation of measurable action plans to address identified gaps, and oversee system for tracking actions.
Prepare and share reports of the risk assessment results with business groups and risk domains as well as the Business Ethics & Compliance Committee and the Audit Committee.
Perform external benchmarking to maintain and continuously improve the approach to and implementation of the compliance risk assessment program.
Lead the evaluation of GRC and risk assessment technology to enhance efficiencies and drive synergies and oversee any implementation.
Build and support strong relationships with other compliance risk functions and business groups.
30% Governance Committee Reporting
Oversee the reporting of compliance program effectiveness to compliance governance committees (e.g. Audit Committee and Business Ethics & Compliance Committee), integrating feedback from committee members into enhancement of future reporting.
In collaboration with other compliance risk domains, determine and implement strategy for reporting an integrated view of compliance maturity and effectiveness to equip management and the board.
20% Global Compliance Policy Lead
Lead efforts to ensure Cargill's compliance policies are succinct, accurate, consistent, complete and easily understood by end-users.
Conduct complex problem and audience analysis, working with compliance risk domains to update Cargill's compliance policy suite.
Provide guidance and strategic direction to compliance domains with the development and design of compliance policies.
Benchmark policy design against industry examples and lead future iterations of policy and procedure templates.
10% Ethics & Culture
Oversee ethical culture assessments and advise on results and action plans.
Explore creating a more formalized ethics program, including tools and communications to equip managers to champion ethical conduct and a values based organization.
Minimum Required Qualifications
Law degree and license to practice law.
Minimum of 10 years of experience in Risk, Compliance or Legal in a multinational company.
Deep understanding of the US Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations or other related compliance program.standards and their application to an organization.
Strong project management skills including managing multiple projects at the same time, closely managing budgets and resources, and reporting progress and risks to the VP, GECO and senior leaders.
Proven ability to establish credibility and build relationships with business leaders.
Ability to influence without direct authority in a matrixed organization.
Demonstrated experience with change management initiatives and strategies.
Track record of establishing strong external and internal relationships and networks.
Ability to analyze different data sets and identify trends and patterns.
Professional certification within compliance field3 years supporting or managing the ethics & compliance program of multinational company.
Experience in designing and overseeing compliance risk assessment program for a company.
Experience working with data to develop and deliver insight-driven reports to senior leadership levels.