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Ethics and Compliance Regional Manager

Location: Schwaig-Oberding, Bayern, Germany
Job ID: R0008083
Date Posted: Aug 13, 2022
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: Hitachi Europe Ltd.
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Ethics and Compliance Regional Manager

We have an opportunity within the compliance function of Hitachi Europe Limited for an Ethics & Compliance Regional Manager.

The E&C Regional Manager will work as part of the compliance function and will be assigned to support a designated region.  The successful candidate will be the liaison between the businesses in the region and the compliance function. The role provides the opportunity to work collaboratively and in partnership with the compliance leads within the businesses in the region, to provide them with sound advice and support to effectively manage the E&C risks in the business. Additionally, the role will support the continuous improvement of E&C program as well the culture in the business. 

This role can be performed from any of Hitachi Europe offices in Europe, including England, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and will work with colleagues globally – we have a One Team approach.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Supporting the implementation of policies and procedures

  • Promoting a ‘speak up’ culture and Code of Business Ethics and Conducts

  • Role modelling Hitachi values on an ongoing basis

  • Providing training when appropriate

  • Analysing and reporting the training status

  • Leading / supporting compliance initiatives at Group level

  • Supporting the director of compliance with day-to-day workload and large scale projects

  • Providing guidance to entities on Anti-Bribery and corruption, Conflicts of Interest and Anti-money Laundering risks

  • Collaborating with legal and HR on concerns management process

  • Providing assurance on the health of the compliance program.  Identifying the gaps through an effective analysis of the data and supporting the entities to close the gaps

  • Working closely with the compliance team in the development of self-verification program

  • Championing continuous improvement and simplification of internal processes

Key Skills and Experience

  • Passionate about E&C and desire to make a difference

  • Ability to;

    • Influence (Proven track record to influence members at all levels across the organisation)

    • work collaboratively and in partnership with stakeholders to engage fully and be a trusted part of the teams supported

    • lead with confidence (leadership and management experience)

    • Communicate (Orally and written) effectively

  • Experience of working with senior leaders

  • Proactive approach in managing risk

  • Ability to plan, manage and prioritise workload in a busy and time-critical manner Strong awareness and sensitivity to different cultures

  • Experience of:

    • working in the field of Ethics and Compliance

    • working in an advisory role

    • advising on key risks such as ABAC, CoI, CAT risk *

    • dealing with concerns management

    • supporting the implementation of policies and CoC

  • Good understanding of risk management

  • Ability to interpret policies and advise accordingly

  • High standards of analytical skills with attention to detail and ability to interpret the data

  • Fluent in Arabic or Russian or Chinese language (we’ll make this a requirement depending on the region)

Highly Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge of Audit, business integrity and investigation

  • Understanding of internal investigations and employee concerns program


Minimum travel is required - negotiable

Along with a market competitive salary and discretionary bonus scheme, employees have the option to work flexibly in line with our hybrid working model and we would be happy to discuss this with you during the hiring process.

Company Overview 
Hitachi Europe Ltd is a social innovation company with headquarters based in Stoke Poges, England. The company’s European operations employ over 550 people to deliver services and solutions to customers in several key business areas. The company's portfolio includes digital media products, industrial components and equipment, European procurement and sourcing, research and design, information systems. 

HEU is also responsible for managing a Shared Services Group that provides the Company's business units with a range of innovative and effective common services that deliver value, create ‘lean’ processes and support growth and development - including HR, IT, Legal, Finance & Accounting, Corporate Communications & Sustainability, and Business Development. 

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