Ethics & Compliance Manager (Europe)
Panasonic Corporation of North America
Slough, GB
18h ago

Panasonic Avionics is the market leader in the world of In Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC), offering sophisticated products and unparalleled service levels to deliver the ultimate in-flight experience through video, audio, games, software applications and telecommunications.

Our success is built upon our cutting-edge technology and outstanding customer service, driven by our corporate heritage of "People before Products" and, as we enter an exciting period of rapid global expansion to support new business, we are seeking an Ethics & Compliance Manager to join our team, based at our European Headquarters in Langley.

THE ROLE :

As a Ethics & Compliance Manager you will ensure all employees and Business Partners in assigned European region and / or Joint Venture (s) understand applicable PAC polices (including Financial Crime, Anti Bribery & Corruption, Sanctions & Export Control and Conflicts of Interest Management) and ensure that all regulatory requirements are identified, processes are in place to ensure standards can be met, monitoring is undertaken and guidance and training for improvement is provided as necessary.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILTY :

Training & Communications

  • Conduct or coordinate Ethics & Compliance training as part of regional / country onboarding processes
  • Identify risk areas and target audiences that could benefit from additional training opportunities
  • Conduct live (including web-based) targeted training at employee’s location.
  • Prepare and assist in preparing training materials for local and corporate initiatives
  • Collaborate with the Panasonic Avionics Corporation (PAC) Office of Ethics & Compliance to suggest country-specific communications
  • Assist in advising on and / or coordinating translations of communications for the region
  • Monitoring Oversight

  • Ensure that government notices and responses are coordinated through PAC Legal and PAC Office of Ethics & Compliance
  • Monitor regulatory environment as directed by PAC Legal & PAC Office of Ethics & Compliance
  • Support internal audits, as needed, and address issues identified in audits
  • Refer allegations of misconduct to the PAC Office of Ethics & Compliance
  • Counseling

  • Establish yourself as a business partner in the region who can provide direct compliance counsel with minimal oversight on questions related to the E&C program, including gifts & entertainment, donations, charitable contributions, compliance with anti-corruption laws, etc.
  • In conjunction with PAC Legal, provide business support for new client opportunities, strategic alliances, partnerships, subcontractor relationships, etc.
  • as such relationships are further developed

  • Provide counseling and / or coordinate with PAC Legal and PAC Office of Ethics & Compliance, as appropriate, on regional specific tasks
  • Policies

  • Assist in drafting, reviewing, revising, and implementing E&C corporate policies and procedures
  • Identify country-specific compliance issues and determine if a regional version of any policy or implementing procedures are needed;
  • lead development of the same

  • Monitor external environmental for possible changes that would impact the E&C program, policies, procedures, etc.
  • Third Party Due Diligence & Reputational Assessments

  • Serve as point-of-contact for anti-corruption due diligence reviews for vendors and Business Partners, client reputational screenings and potential M&A targets in APAC and provide assessments of potential risks associated with these transactions
  • Train relevant business personnel on third party due diligence, client reputational screening and communication efforts to ensure awareness of the formalized processes
  • Interact directly with Business Sponsors to educate them on and to address their questions and concerns regarding the due diligence process
  • Coordinate training of third parties, as needed
  • Act as an ambassador for the E&C program and coordinate with other functions to escalate ancillary issues revealed during diligence and reputational reviews to appropriate subject matter experts, clarifying the processes, and supporting anti-corruption due diligence and reputational screenings in non-vendor transactions
  • Participate in cross-functional efforts (e.g., with Legal, Procurement, etc.) to streamline and expedite the anti-corruption due diligence and reputational screening processes
  • Skills / Qualifications

  • Understanding of compliance laws, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.K. Bribery Act, global competition laws, and data privacy.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills, in addition to a demonstrated record of cross-functional collaboration.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills, including an ability to deliver crisp, clear and concise executive presentations;
  • professional presence and ability to interact effectively with executive management.

  • Capable of inspiring trust and confidence through effective communication and interpersonal skills with employees at all levels of the Company.
  • Demonstrated track record of being proactive, managing multiple complex projects simultaneously, and focusing on critical priorities with little or no supervision.
  • Education / Experience Requirements

  • Degree Level education
  • 2 + years anti-corruption compliance experience with emphasis on regional issues with law degree or 5 years anti-corruption compliance experience with emphasis on regional issues without law degree.
  • in assigned region.
  • Fluent English (both written and spoken) is essential
  • Strong collaboration skills and communication skills with focus on being part of a high performing global team
  • Strong work ethic and ability to produce high quality work under deadline pressures
  • Ability to work effectively in a global environment; sensitivity to and an understanding of cultural differences
  • Ability to travel throughout the region and occasionally to HQ is required
  • Ability to work extended (early morning and late evening phone calls) and weekend hours as required in a global corporate environment
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