Group Ethics & Compliance Leader – GEOS (Legal)
The Global Edible Oil Solutions (GEOS) Ethics & Compliance Leader serves as an independent, objective, and strategic ethics and compliance advisor on behalf of the group and as a fiduciary to the audit committee of the board through the Global Ethics & Compliance office (GECO). The role is accountable for the effective and efficient creation, oversight, and - where applicable - implementation of the group's ethics & compliance program in a manner consistent with Cargill's global ethics & compliance framework and related regulatory schemes, including the U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
The role executes the strategy through influence and leadership support, engaging and educating the broader organization, and exercising direction and oversight of compliance risk domains. It is accountable for assessing the group's compliance risks, setting its priorities and overseeing the integration of compliance risk domains into a cohesive and effective group wide compliance system. In the event of a compliance investigation, the role provides direction on response and corrective actions.
It will have the stature and authority to engage with executives and senior commercial and functional leaders to implement corporate and group-specific program strategies. It will report to the Global Ethics & Compliance Office with strong support from the business group leader.
40% - Strategic Planning, Advice, and Execution:
Set and execute against a group-specific ethics & compliance strategy that aligns with both the GECO's and Group's overall strategy.
Provide strategic advice to and partner with function and business leaders on how to reduce compliance vulnerabilities via a programmatic and provable approach across the group's most significant compliance risks (e.g., antibribery, competition, cybersecurity, environmental, commodity mkts & derivatives). Integrate approach across the group.
Lead the implementation and localization of the global ethics and compliance framework across the group, including, driving alignment on compliance roles and responsibilities, conducting compliance risk assessments and integrating corporate and group-level policies, training and communication strategies and deploying as appropriate. Initial focus will be on setting and implementing a group level ethics & compliance governance structure.
20% - Guidance and Oversight for Material Compliance Investigations:
Advise on or lead significant group compliance investigations when warranted. Provide recommendations on and oversee implementation of corrective actions.
Develop and oversee group's investigative process for employee ethics & compliance related concerns raised through the Ethics Open Line and other employee communication vehicles in partnership with the GECO.
15% - Executive Reporting and Insights:
Develop “line of sight”, data-driven reporting across the group's most significant ethics and compliance risks and assess for trends, program needs, and efficiency opportunities. Engage group leadership and the GECO on findings and recommendations on a scheduled basis. Provide to the GECO as needed for inputs into reports provided to the Business Ethics & Compliance committee and the Audit Committee of Cargill's Board of Directors.
15% - Thought Leadership and Collaboration:
Identify group-level emerging compliance risks and program needs and address accordingly. Share insights with GECO to help shape corporate priorities and ultimately deliver added business value.
Partner closely with other enterprise or group level ethics & compliance officers and the GECO to identify best practices and efficiency gains that benefit the group, enterprise and broader Cargill organization.
Lead global ethics and compliance initiatives as opportunities arise and as directed by the VP, GECO.
10% - Ethics Advocacy:
Encourage the prioritization of ethics and values throughout the group and serve as a resource for employees to discuss related questions or concerns.
Equip managers to model and champion ethical conduct and a values based organization and enable them to appropriately recognize and respond to potential issues.
Minimum Required Qualifications