Boardriders, Inc., is the world's leading action sports and lifestyle company that designs, produces and distributes branded apparel, footwear and accessories for Boardriders around the world. The Company's apparel and footwear brands, represent a casual lifestyle for youngminded people who are inspired by a passion for outdoor action sports. The Company's Quiksilver, Billabong, Roxy, DC Shoes, RVCA, Element, VonZipper, Xcel, Kustom and Palmers brands have authentic roots and heritage in surf, snow and skate. With approximately 10,000 team members globally, the Company's products are sold in more than 110 countries in a wide range of distribution, including surf shops, skate shops, snow shops, its proprietary Boardriders stores and other Companyowned retail stores, select department stores and through various e commerce channels.
The Senior Counsel, Legal Compliance, provides practical, business-focused advice to Boardriders corporate and business executives in a manner consistent with relevant laws and Boardriders policies. The position requires 7+ years of experience working on anti-bribery, conflict of interest, data privacy, product safety and recalls, product labeling, internal investigation matters and/or other relevant experience. The appropriate candidate must be able to support all aspects of the company's legal compliance objectives and must possess the interpersonal skills to engage successfully with all levels of the organization. An ability to work cross-functionally with Operations, Finance, Human Resources, and all lines of business is essential for this role.
Identifies potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk, develops and implements corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues, and provides general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future;
Institutes and maintains an effective compliance program for the organization;
Stays informed of regional developments and best practices in the area of legal compliance that could impact Boardriders business operations; advise personnel accordingly based on challenges identified and options presented;
Collaborates with other departments (for example, Operations, Human Resources, IT, etc.) to direct compliance issues to appropriate channels for investigation and resolution;
Provides legal advice to global teams concerning Boardriders' Anti-Corruption Policy and compliance under U.S. and international laws; conducts due diligence reviews and seek necessary approvals under Boardriders Anti-Corruption Policy.
Oversees adherence to and provides required training protocol on legal compliance matters, including but not limited to training on applicable Antitrust, Export Trade, Code of Business Conduct, Conflict Minerals, and Anti-Bribery policies and/or laws.Develops and deploys on-line training programs as needed.Develops and conducts in-person trainings in high-risk territories, or as otherwise needed.
Coordinates internal compliance review and monitoring activities;
Advises on product safety, labeling, materials testing, and product recalls.
Assists with providing privacy and data protection advice to global corporate teams related to information security incidents.
Responds to alleged violations of rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and Code of Conduct by evaluating or recommending the initiation of investigative procedures;
Provides reports on a regular basis, and as directed or requested, to senior management and the Board of Directors;
Monitor the performance of the Compliance Program and related activities on a continuing basis, taking appropriate steps to improve its effectiveness.
Juris Doctor from a top law school with relevant compliance, white collar, and/or litigation experience.
At least 7 years of previous work experience in top law firm, in-house at global corporation or federal agency.
Knowledge of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, as well as a strong understanding of similar foreign laws.
Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including a strong presentation skill set for audiences of varying size and experience with legal issues.
Ability to manage multiple priorities with tight deadlines.
Ability to select cost-effective management of outside counsel and other relevant service providers.
Think quickly and practically in a complex and creative environment.
Be an innovative/creative problem solver who can find legal solutions to business issues.
Be a team player with the ability to forge close working relationships throughout the company on a global basis.
Boardriders is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer including: Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans