Manager, Investigations

Fortive Everett , WA 98201

Posted 2 months ago

The Investigations Manager will manage all aspects of the internal investigations program for Fortive Corporation's Field Solutions Platform (the "Platform") that addresses violations of law, regulation or policy. This role reports to the Field Solutions Chief Compliance Counsel.

This position will track and review escalations triggering investigations, coordinate closely with the Platform Chief Compliance Counsel and the Fortive compliance team for assignment of investigation work, ensure completion of thorough and timely investigations, and ensure implementation of countermeasures and other corrective actions arising out of such investigations. The Investigations Manager will conduct investigations directly, manage a dedicated Employee Relations ("ER") Investigator for the Platform, and supervise the work and results of other investigators in the Platform. The Investigations Manager will serve as a subject matter expert on investigations for the Platform compliance team and related stakeholders, including HR business partners, business leaders and employees, and will partner with those stakeholders and others to ensure the prompt and thorough investigation of a wide range of matters.

About Fortive: Fortive is a diversified industrial growth company comprised of Professional Instrumentation and Industrial Technologies businesses that are recognized leaders in attractive markets. With 2017 revenues of nearly $7 billion, Fortive's well-known brands hold leading positions in field instrumentation, transportation, sensing, product realization, automation and specialty, and franchise distribution. Fortive is headquartered in Everett, Washington and employs a team of more than 24,000 research and development, manufacturing, sales, distribution, service and administrative employees in more than 40 countries around the world. With a culture rooted in continuous improvement, the core of our company's operating model will be the Fortive Business System. For more information please visit:

Fortive continues the company's rapid growth with recent acquisition announcements of (i) Advanced Sterilization Products from Johnson & Johnson, (ii) Gordian, a leading provider of construction cost data, software and service, and (iii) Accruent, a leading provider of physical resource management software.

About the Platform: The Field Solutions Platform, led by Fortive Senior VP Wes Pringle, is comprised of Fluke Corporation, Qualitrol Company LLC, Industrial Scientific Corporation, The Gordian Group, Inc., and, upon acquisition closing, Accruent, LLC. These businesses deliver offline and connected hardware and software solutions that keep critical industrial, power and health infrastructure running smoothly, without interruption.

Major Responsibilities

  • Manages all operating company-level aspects of internal investigations into alleged violations of law, regulation, the Fortive Standards of Conduct or corporate policies for all companies in the Platform.

  • Manages Platform-level ER Investigator, and supervises a range of other employees who will conduct investigations on a broad range of subject matters across the Platform.

  • Advises on process improvement, recommends changes to policies and as necessary establishes procedures that impact better outcomes. Responsible for defining metrics such as time to resolve/close and tracking alignment.

  • Possesses and develops substantial expertise in HR-related, finance and other subjects of investigations, including harassment, discrimination, conflicts of interest, proper maintenance of books and records and travel and expense reporting requirements.

  • Develops and executes, and supervises others in developing and executing, investigative plans to gather information (e.g., witnesses, electronic data, physical evidence) to assess the validity of allegations reported by employees and third parties.

  • Manages the preparation of concise written reports and summaries of findings detailing the factual outcome of an investigation utilizing approved standard work, and the formulation of recommendations on countermeasures, operational improvements and risk mitigation.

  • Manages the communication to concerned parties of report findings, and tracks completion of agreed upon actions; maintains and communicates periodic trend reports based on standard work.

  • Tracks the status of investigations and countermeasures in accordance with Fortive's processes.

  • Liaises with relevant stakeholders, including HR business partners, business leaders, the Platform and Fortive compliance teams and employees resulting from investigations.

  • Ensures consistent interpretation and application of Fortive/company policies, concepts, and practices, related to investigations spanning all relevant subject matters.

  • Conducts training in support of compliance initiatives.

  • Builds strong partnerships with compliance, legal, HR, finance and other partners to foster trust and accountability.

  • Performs other jobs and duties as assigned; the Platform Chief Compliance Counsel may assign substantial projects involving acquisition integration or other compliance functions from time to time.

The role will be based in Everett, Washington and requires some domestic and international travel (10-25%).

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Minimum of eight (8) years' experience with principles and practices of investigation and research, including interview techniques, principles and procedures of record keeping and reporting, research techniques and data collection

  • Substantial subject matter expertise interpreting a wide range of corporate policies and procedures, including employee handbooks, travel and expense reporting, gift and entertainment policies, conflicts of interest policies and financial reporting

  • Substantial experience conducting complex investigations and witness interviews, and supervising others in doing so

  • Experience preparing and editing written reports and summaries of findings with supporting documentation that are fair, impartial and accord with the facts, and analyzing investigative results to determine whether the facts suggest a violation of law or policy

  • Strong organizational skills, with ability to handle many complex issues simultaneously and prioritizing and effectively managing time, while managing and supervising numerous investigations

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required

  • Unquestioned integrity and excellent judgment

  • Ability to interact professionally and respectfully with employees and managers at all levels of the organization, including members of senior management, and operate with autonomy and limited supervision

  • Process-oriented; ability to build sustainable compliance standard work and systems

  • Attention to detail, including documentation, record-keeping, and tracking.

  • Proven track record as a people manager in, and ability to think strategically and effectively work across, a complex, matrixed organization

Desired skills

  • JD degree from an accredited law school or other advanced degree in business or finance
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