As a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, Holcim is enabling greener cities, smarter infrastructure, and improved living standards around the world. With sustainability at the core of our strategy, we are becoming a net-zero company, with our people and communities at the heart of our success. We are driving circular construction as a world leader in recycling to build more with less. Together with our 70,000 talented and passionate people around the world, we are building progress for people and the planet through four business segments: Cement, Ready-Mix Concrete, Aggregates, and Solutions & Products.
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The Area Compliance Officer (ACO) supports the Regional Compliance Officer (RCO) in working with the Country General Counsels within the relevant countries in Middle East and Africa (or other managers to whom compliance responsibilities in the country have been assigned) to implement the 5 elements of the compliance program in each country in the Region: risk assessment; controls; training & communications; monitoring, reporting and follow-up, as well as organization and governance.
The ACO structures, organizes and supports the Local General Counsels & Compliance (LGC&C) in the implementation of the Holcim Compliance Program in the countries of responsibility focusing on prevention, detection and remediation of compliance risks. The ACO also ensures that the overall strategy of the Compliance program is consistent with local legal requirements and advises the Local Management teams to drive and promote the Code of Business Conduct (CoBC) within the country.
- Supports and advices the Regional Compliance Officer and the Corporate Legal&Compliance team when creating the annual Country Compliance Plan and its progress via the relevant KPIs
- Provides compliance-related advice to the LGC&C and Local Management, within the relevant countries in Middle East and Africa, in maintaining a solid understanding of local activities to anticipate risks and developing stakeholder relationships with the Local Management teams. The ACO acts cross functionally enabling Local Management teams to better understand compliance risk exposure areas and remediate Internal Audit findings and improve Internal Controls
- Supports and advises the Local General Counsel and Compliance (LG&C) staff in the implementation of the Compliance Plan, new or revised compliance-related policies, directives and guidance, ensuring appropriate and necessary modifications specific to the country are made
- Ensures effective implementation of compliance-related processes (e.g. Third-Party Due Diligence) and adequate training of all relevant functions
- Adapts and either trains the trainer or delivers compliance training that meets the needs of local employees and at the same times meets the requirements of the training program
- Helps management to promote speaking up culture and supports CoBC breaches recording and investigation
- Maintains a solid understanding of applicable local law and regulation developments, consulting the LGC&C. Supports the LGC&C as required when interacting with local authorities or regulators regarding compliance matters
- Bachelor or Master’s degree in Law or Business
- Minimum of 7 years of working experience
- Minimum of 3 years of strong compliance focus (particularly in areas of Anti-bribery and corruption plus some experience with anti-money laundering, trade sanctions, data privacy). Ideally experience with compliance management systems and corporate investigations in any strongly regulated / enforcement jurisdiction
Knowledge & Skills
- Highest levels of ethics, integrity and discretion
- Solid business and financial acumen with proven track record of working successfully in an international environment
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to ensure the right organizational outcomes and impact and exercise lateral leadership. Capable of providing meaningful input to management, M&A and project teams in terms of compliance assessment and diligence requirements
- General agility and sound judgment. Creative and able to come up with new ways of deploying a compliance culture (e.g. via compliance trainings, compliance communications, leading by example...) bringing a pragmatic and solutions-oriented approach
- Forward looking, self-motivated and outcomes-orientated, with experience in managing in dynamic, complex, challenging or ambiguous environments
- Excellent with MS Office (Excel, Word, Power Point)
Strong command of English and French / Arabic. Other languages are beneficial and considered a plus.
20% travel nationally and internationally