Holcim builds progress for people and the planet. As a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, Holcim is enabling greener cities, smarter infrastructure and improving living standards around the world. With sustainability at the core of its strategy Holcim is becoming a net zero company, with its people and communities at the heart of its success. The company is driving circular construction as a world leader in recycling to build more with less. Holcim is 70,000 people around the world who are passionate about building progress for people and the planet through four business segments: Cement, Ready-Mix Concrete, Aggregates and Solutions & Products.
No agencies can be considered for this job posting, and no agency involvement is required unless contractually assigned.
As we continue to look for more sustainable ways to build, we need world-class talent to join our team. People who are passionate about sustainability, driven by curiosity and keen to grow, learn, develop and thrive in our high-performance culture.
The Area Compliance Officer for Western Europe (ACO) structures, organizes and supports the local General Counsels & Compliance (GC&C) in the implementation of the Holcim Compliance Program (HCP) in the countries of responsibility focusing on prevention, detection and remediation of compliance risks. The ACO works closely with GC&C to ensure the overall strategy of the Compliance program is consistent with local legal requirements and appropriately addresses compliance risks. The ACO role is an important pillar of Holcim’s compliance function and ensures Group compliance standards are implemented according to Group and Europe Region interests.
1. Strategy & Organization
- Supports and advises GC&C when creating annual Country Compliance Plan in line with the Group instructions
- Provides compliance-related advice to the GC&C and local management
- Enables local management to better understand compliance risk exposure area
- Maintains a solid understanding of local activities to anticipate risk
- Develops an appropriate stakeholder relationship with the Local Management
2. Support of the Group Functions
- Contributes when required to investigations of potential compliance issues
- Supports Regional and Group related compliance projects
- Supports and assists local Management to mitigate or resolve local Compliance risks identified by the different risk assurance functions
3. Local Implementation of the Group Compliance Program
- Supports and advises GC&C in the implementation of new or revised compliance-related policies, directives and guidance ensuring appropriate and necessary modifications specific to the country
- Ensures effective implementation of compliance-related processes (e.g. Third-Party Due Diligence, Sanctions) and adequate training of all relevant functions
- Adapts and either trains the trainer or delivers compliance training that meets needs of local employees and at the same time meets minimal standards set by the Group
- Contributes to new business projects by ensuring key compliance risks are anticipated, considered and addressed (e.g. Compliance Due Diligence)
4. Reporting and Monitoring
- Ensures reporting from country level on various key indicators related to implementation and health of the Compliance Program
- Helps management to promote speaking up culture and supports CoBC breaches recording
- Maintains appropriate documentation of Compliance support activities and monitors remediation resulting from conducted investigations
- Reviews internal / external audit reports in which compliance issues are raised at country level and supports remediation
5. Project Management
- Manages or supports at least one Group or Region relevant compliance-related initiative or project annually improving the Compliance Program from a preventative, detection or remediation aspect
- Maintains a solid understanding of legal and regulatory developments, consulting the GC&C
- Supports the GC&C when interacting with local authorities or regulators regarding compliance matters
- Bachelor or Master Degree (or equivalent) in Law or Business
- Compliance Certification is a plus (e.g. CCEP - Compliance & Ethics Professional by Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics)
- Minimum 7 years of working experience in total
- Minimum of 3 years of strong compliance focus (particularly in areas of Anti-bribery and corruption plus some experience with trade sanctions, data privacy)
- Experience in roles such as Internal Investigations, Internal Audit, Internal Controls or other business functions is a great plus
- Experience with compliance management systems and corporate investigations
- Projects management and proven track record of working successfully with other functions and capable of providing meaningful input to management, M&A and project teams in terms of compliance assessment and diligence requirements
- Delivering compliance trainings in several countries
- In house experience of working as legal counsel and/or internal controls manager is a great plus
Knowledge & Skills
- Highly developed legal and business acumen with a pragmatic and solutions-oriented approach, highest levels of ethics, integrity and discretion
- Languages – fluent English and French. Additional languages such as German, Spanish or Italian are a great plus
- Strong communication and negotiation skills to ensure the right organizational outcomes and impact
- Project management
- Excellent with MS Office (Excel, Word, Power Point)
- Understanding of SAPIN II and sanctions law compliance
- Third Party DD and compliance in M&A transactions
- Knowledge of European Data Privacy laws is a plus
Fluent in English language.
Up to 30% local and international travel required.