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Sr. Corporate Counsel

Company: YAZAKI Europe Limited
Location: Canton
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Yazaki is a global leader in the research, development and delivery of vehicle power and data solutions. Yazaki works with virtually every major auto manufacturer in the world, and we've strived to maintain strategic and stable growth throughout our 83-year history. Today, we're on the lookout for energetic people with the potential to perform, as well as the ability to strengthen - and thrive in - the positive work environment we pride ourselves on. Shift: [[shiftPosting]]--
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Location: Canton , [[filter2]] Yazaki Group ("Yazaki"), an independent automotive component maker founded in Japan in 1941, is a global leader in the research, development and delivery of vehicle power and data solutions for automotive applications. Yazaki produces wire harnesses, power distribution & control products, connectors, driver information systems, sensors and hybrid & electric vehicle products. With more than 300,000 employees in 46 countries, Yazaki is one of the world's largest privately-owned automotive suppliers. Yazaki North America, Inc. ("Yazaki North America"), the regional headquarters for Yazaki North and Central America, offers challenging responsibilities and exciting career opportunities to performance-driven, skilled specialists with solid professional knowledge and proven career expertise who wish to contribute to our company's success. Yazaki North America is seeking an experienced, talented, dynamic, proactive and creative Senior Regional Compliance Counsel with a roll-up-your sleeves attitude to join our Corporate Governance & Legal Affairs Department. Senior Regional Compliance Counsel will serve as a trusted advisor and business partner to diverse business units across Yazaki North America, both domestically and internationally, and provide support on commercial transactions, labor and employment, litigation and other matters arising in North and Central America. Senior Regional Compliance Counsel will be expected to establish and maintain effective working relationships, founded on trust and transparency, with our internal and external partners and to address complex legal and business issues in an accurate, clear and thorough manner. The candidate should be prepared to support a fast-changing automotive landscape and must be able to exercise sound judgment; excellent communication skills and the ability to drive decisions through consensus and influence change are a must. Primary duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Leading the design of substantial parts of the YNCA Corporate Compliance Program and its implementation in North America (US, Canada).
  • Planning, coordination, execution and legal evaluation of internal compliance investigations, including management of the web-based hotline, evaluation of investigation results, management of consequences and needs for improving the Compliance Program.
  • Preparation and implementation of compliance risk analyses.
  • Design, implementation and continuous improvement of compliance policies, processes and controls.--
  • Design and implementation of compliance trainings and Compliance reporting.
  • Close cooperation with the business and key stakeholders to further the development of the Compliance Culture.
  • Keep current regarding trends and substantive changes in relevant law in North and Central Americas as reflected in judicial precedent, legislation, and/or government regulations affecting the company. Effectively communicate the same to management and assist in formulating actionable improvements to ensure compliance.
  • Drive efficient, effective and practical use of outside counsel and management of outside counsel costs and create and deploy litigation and dispute resolution management processes and related tools, including early case assessment and budgeting discipline, to drive consistent management and reporting of litigation across the region in close coordination with other members of the Yazaki Legal Department.
  • Counsel and advise Human Resources, as well as, general managers and their respective management teams, on day-to-day corporate compliance matters. Job Qualifications:
    • Minimum 5 - 7 years of relevant experience in a major law firm, a multi-national corporation or both.
    • Substantial experience in corporate compliance management in North and Central America (in-house compliance department, business consulting firm, law firm, public prosecution)
    • Significant experience in anticorruption laws (e.g., U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.K. Bribery Act), competition law and enforcement
    • Experience in the US (OFAC), EU and other sanctions law
    • Experience in GDPR and other da ta protection and privacy laws
    • Experience in the US, EU and other export/import control laws, customs compliance, USMCA, international trade
    • Proven practical experience in conducting and coordinating complex internal investigations and use of related hotlines / IT tools
    • Related experience in dealings with public enforcement authorities is a plus
    • Proven capability in designing and implementing Compliance policies, advice and training (incl. continuous improvement)
    • Solid understanding of corporate governance, internal control and risk management.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to build positive relationships with management, other members of the legal team and external parties
    • Pragmatic, systematic, independent and accurate way of working
    • Strong analytical skills and solid decision-making capabilities coupled with the ability to analyze situations and provide practical recommendations
    • Effective at managing multiple priorities under tight deadlines, ability to prioritize conflicting demands, organize time and resources to deliver consistent results for the business and bring assignments to successful completion
    • Business fluency in English and Spanish a plus
    • Experience in the automotive industry is a preferred
    • Strong technical aptitude; proficiency with Microsoft Office to include: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the candidate. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the candidate. The candidate may be required to perform other related duties. Yazaki North America is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability, handicap, veteran status, or other legally protected status or characteristic. Equal opportunity extends to all aspects of the employment relationship. Yazaki North America complies with federal and state equal employment opportunity laws and strives to keep the workplace free from all forms of harassment. Copyright 2020 - YAZAKI. All rights reserved

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