Regional Compliance Manager - South Asia
- #6B, 1st Main Road, Phase-I, BANGALORE, Karnataka, India
Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and manufacturing company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio-frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs approximately 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2018 were $7.2 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com
This role will support the RBIS division of the company for the South Asia region (Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka)
Establish and continuously improve a consistent compliance framework for the identification, management, monitoring and reporting of compliance risks and issues.
This role will be handling ethics investigations and managing ethics-related activities, in collaboration with the legal team and other functional teams, including determining investigation plans, conducting interviews and reporting.
Adherence to policies, procedures, processes, checklists, controls and inputs for training programs.
Adequate exposure to the compliance monitoring framework and implementation. Handling compliance monitoring tools and supporting the business to promote the compliance culture.
Keep updated with the best practices of compliance and governance frameworks, methodologies and emerging practice, compliance monitoring and risk assessments. Provide compliance monitoring training to relevant departments. Keep abreast of the latest changes, if any, in the regulatory environment pertaining to the business.
The basic responsibilities include, but are not limited to -
(a) Investigations - Oversee and conduct investigations, which include defining scope, reviewing documentation, developing investigative plan, notifying appropriate personnel, conducting interviews, compiling investigation status and reports, recommending and implementing proper remedial measures, concluding matters appropriately. Provide oversight for a wide range of ethics and compliance matters raised by employees or other third parties through the company’s hotline or other internal reporting channels. Lead compliance investigations and support the internal investigation process, ensuring that issues and concerns are addressed in a comprehensive and timely manner. Maintain complete, thorough, and accurate records relating to the Company’s investigations in the Company’s investigative database. Lead and document investigative interviews and provide case briefings at investigation status meetings. Develop and track progress and ensure timely completion of appropriate remedial action plans (both discipline and process related). Work closely with the legal team to analyze investigation trends and advise the company on emerging risks. Identify and utilize appropriate investigative tools, intelligence, and technologies to achieve maximum efficiencies and effectiveness
(b) Business Partnering - Support business activities in the region and review all contracts or other obligations for potential compliance risks. Implement policies, procedures and communications that encourage employees to report compliance concerns without the fear of retaliation. Review SOPs, processes, and tools to ensure that proactive changes have a positive impact on process and compliance. Analyze defects in process and develop solutions that fix root causes and work with other functional teams wherever required.
(c) Risk Assessments - Assist with the implementation of compliance risk assessment process ensuring that the compliance risks are appropriately identified and assessed. Conduct compliance risk reviews and provide guidance for risk assessment in various business areas and evaluate effectiveness of internal control systems.
(d) Regulatory compliance and audits - Provide functional support to internal departments in areas of compliance with regulations. Monitor the compliance at the department and regional level. Train personnel to ensure that they understand their responsibilities in complying with regulations.
(e) Other - Work on other projects and assignments as directed by the management.
- A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Human Resources, or other related discipline
- Strong preference for at least 10 years’ of experience in a compliance, legal, accounting or audit role at a multinational company
- A minimum of 5 years’ of experience in supporting and conducting investigations in one or more of the following areas: ethics & compliance investigations, corporate investigations, or forensic accounting investigations. Experience and demonstrated capability in conducting and supervising investigations (including compliance-related investigations, employment investigations, and governmental investigations) and in drafting confidential reports and advising senior leadership on such risks.
- Strong interpersonal skills, strategic business acumen, confidence and capability in addressing sensitive and complicated ethical conduct/compliance and personnel-related matters
- In-depth knowledge of local ethical/conduct/compliance-related risks, employee rights and obligations, and understanding of compliance laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.K. Bribery Act and antitrust laws
- Integrity, professionalism and a keen understanding of the sensitivity and confidentiality of the work being performed is a must
- Extensive experience in employee relations and workplace investigations. Demonstrated attention to detail and tenacity in conducting investigative interviews.
- Demonstrated ability to be proactive and manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously with a focus on critical priorities
- Team oriented, yet able to work independently. Experienced to work in a multi-national and culturally diverse environment
- Ability to significantly influence senior executive management decisions; commands respect of executives. Ability to present careful, balanced, objective and well-reasoned solutions
- Ability to travel within the region. Travel may be upto 30%
- Excellent oral and written communications, and experience in working with compliance tools and investigation reporting databases.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.