Xylem Manager, Global Ethics & Compliance in Morton Grove, Illinois

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions to the world’s water challenges. The Company’s products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services settings. With its October 2016 acquisition of Sensus, Xylem added smart metering, network technologies and advanced data analytics for water, gas and electric utilities to its portfolio of solutions. The combined Company’s nearly 16,000 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions. Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York with 2016 revenue of $3.8 billion, Xylem does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands.

The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all – that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com .

The Role: Xylem seeks to hire a Manager of Global Ethics and Compliance. The Manager of Global Ethics & Compliance will play a pivotal role in promoting Xylem’s strong culture of ethics and compliance. The successful candidate will be a highly experienced compliance professional capable of collaborating with various legal and business stakeholders in administering the day-to-day operation of Xylem’s global ethics and compliance program.

Essential Functions:

  • Managing the compliance training program in cooperation with HR and evaluating the effectiveness of the training program; and developing innovative approaches to training to encourage employee engagement.

  • Overseeing and supporting the day-to-day operations of Xylem’s various global ethics and compliance programs and initiatives, including Code of Conduct, global training, anti-corruption due diligence program, gift, hospitality & travel and employee communication and engagement.

  • Developing, maintaining, revising and operationalizing policies and procedures.

  • Oversight of anti-corruption controls and programs, including leading projects to implement and improve internal controls and programs and act as liaison with internal audit for anti-corruption and compliance controls audits.

  • Monitoring legal, regulatory and enforcement trends and calibrating ethics and compliance program accordingly

  • Overseeing, maintaining and innovating an effective compliance employee engagement and communication program for the organization, including heightening awareness among employees of compliance risks and policies, ensuring that employees speak up about integrity concerns, and aligning and educating organizations regarding current and emerging risks and trends.

  • Managing the compliance training program in cooperation with HR and evaluating the effectiveness of the training program; and developing innovative approaches to training to encourage employee engagement

  • Benchmarking Xylem’s compliance program against programs of other like companies; and partnering with HR, Finance, Communications and other functions to promote best practices

  • Partnering with key cross-functional stakeholders on enterprise-wide revision and deployment of a new Code of Conduct

  • Managing the technology utilized in compliance operations; developing innovative approaches to using technology to maximizing the effectiveness of the compliance program; and working across functions to implement technological solutions.

  • Monitoring the performance and effectiveness of compliance program and related activities on a continuing basis through development, collection and analysis of key metrics.

  • Maintaining, and assisting in the periodic assessment and updating of Xylem’s compliance practices, protocols and guidelines.

  • Managing integration of E&C programs with newly acquired businesses or joint ventures

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum Education: B.A./B.S. degree

  • Experience - 8+ years of experience as compliance professional. Experience should include Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), U.K. Bribery Act (UKBA), or other Anti-Corruption issues, including program design, training, and/or audit.

Key Competencies:

  • Continuous improvement mindset

  • Cross-boundary collaboration

  • Inspiring accountability

  • Breaking down complexity

  • Creating customer solutions

  • Demonstrating agility

  • Compliance stewardship

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work is generally conducted in an office environment.

  • Regularly required to sit, stand, walk and reach with hands and arms.

  • Frequently required to communicate orally.

  • Ability to use hands and fingers dexterously to operate office equipment.

  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

  • Will require travel to project sites.

  • Work may require lifting less than 35 lbs.

  • Employee use of personal protective equipment (PPE) may be required in certain situations.

  • Employee must comply with all local regulations and published Company work rules as well as written instructions.

  • This position requires 10-15% global travel.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Office: Florescent lighting, dust, recycled air, cooling fans, semi-enclosed areas, central heating, seasonal warmer temperatures and office noise

  • Shop: In locations with a factory or shop floor, exposure to factory/shop and machinery.

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