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Southfield, MI, US

Director, Global Ethics and Compliance


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Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.




Reporting to the Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Lear Corporation, the Global Ethics & Compliance Director is responsible for promoting a strong culture of integrity by developing and implementing global Ethics & Compliance policies and procedures.  This person will be responsible for maintaining all Ethics & Compliance Policies, partnering with the business to develop necessary procedures and controls related to such policies, developing and implementing an enterprise-wide third-party risk management system, enhancing and overseeing Lear’s compliance risk assessment activities, performing a key role in Lear’s Information Governance initiatives, and performing compliance-related diligence for M&A transactions.


The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • In partnership with the Global Ethics & Compliance Director (Investigations and Operations), support the enhancement of Lear’s Ethics & Compliance program through communication and collaboration with key stakeholders (Sales, Finance, Internal Audit, Legal, HR).
  • Perform regular review and updates to Ethics & Compliance policies, including Anti-Bribery/Anti-Corruption, Gift, Meals & Entertainment, Government Meetings, Anti-Retaliation, Conflicts of Interest, Trade Sanctions, and Anti-Trust policies, and oversee related communication efforts
  • Implement and support enterprise-wide third-party risk management (TPRM) solution, including a focus on:
    • Development or enhancement of third-party risk screening and diligence policies and procedures, related workflows and training;
    • Integration of screening and diligence procedures with existing business processes;
    • Development and implementation of contractual controls around third parties, including suppliers, clients, sales consultants, contractors, and joint venture partners.
  • Using data analytics and relevant compliance risks, prepare materials for presentation to the Compliance Committee and Audit Committee, as well as leaders within the company.
  • Formalize and implement a compliance risk assessment program and associated procedures in partnership with Internal Audit, and work with the Global Ethics & Compliance Director (Investigations and Operations) to use collected data to develop, implement, maintain, and revise policies, procedures, and systems (at the business unit and regional levels) appropriately mitigate the risks identified.
  • Support the improvement, and development of self-service reporting tools/capabilities working in collaboration with business and IT teams.
  • Conduct legal research and analysis of findings related to existing and new legal, regulatory, and contractual requirements.
  • Draft internal memorandum and summaries on research findings and present findings to leadership.
  • Thought leadership, at all levels of the organization, around compliance excellence and reputation of the organization.
  • Establish and maintain open lines of communication, internally and externally, to effectively deliver department objectives and services.


Your Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant legal, audit or comparable compliance experience
  • JD (or equivalent law degree) or MBA (or equivalent) required
  • Experience working with a global team
  • Outstanding analytical and communications (written and verbal) skills and exercises good business judgment
  • Ability to effectively communicate with Senior Management on a global level
  • Project management experience
  • Team player, collaborative work style
  • A high attention to detail, process, and organization


Bonus If You Have:

  • Desired experience building or managing a third-party risk management (TPRM) program, including use of outside screening vendors
  • Desired experience with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) or bribery violations, including investigations and remediation
  • CCEP, CFE or equivalent certifications preferred


Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.


Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.


Nearest Major Market: Detroit