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Chief Integrity & Compliance Officer (CCO)

Scout Motors Inc.Compliance
Posted Nov 08
Full Time
Detroit, Michigan

Scout Motors

Here at Scout Motors, we're carrying forward the heritage of one of the most iconic American vehicles in history. A vehicle dating back to 1960. One that forged the path for future generations of rugged SUVs and will do so once again.

But Scout is more than just a brand, it’s a legacy steeped in a culture of exploration, caretaking, and hard work.

Scout is all about respect. Respect for the environment by developing all-electric vehicles with the capability to get you to any location. Respect for the past and the future by taking an iconic American brand that hasn’t been around for a while, electrifying it, digitizing it, and loading it with American innovation. Respect for communities by creating a company that stands for its people and its customers. And respect for both work and play, with vehicles that are equally at home at a camp site, a job site, or on a Tuesday commute.

At Scout Motors, we empower our talented, inclusive, and entrepreneurial teams to innovate. What makes a Scout? Someone who is a visionary and a leader, who seeks new paths and shares lessons learned. A knowledgeable doer who collaborates across the company to build better. A go-getter with unrivaled passion. If this sounds like you, we invite you to apply below.

What you’ll do

We are seeking a highly experienced and dedicated compliance officer to lead Scout’s compliance efforts and ensure that all operations and business activities are conducted in accordance with relevant laws, regulations, and ethical standards.

Reporting to the CEO, the Chief Integrity & Compliance Officer (CCO) implements, is responsible for, and monitors a risk-adequate and effective Integrity & Compliance Management System. As part of Scout’s leadership team, the CCO defines and implements the Integrity & Compliance strategy in accordance with international and national standards, the legal requirements of Scout’s operations, and general corporate requirements. The CCO provides independent advice to the Board, management, and employees, in addition to targeted training and communications with the goal of anchoring and increasing integrity, avoiding corruption, fraud, embezzlement and money laundering, as well as observing business and human rights. In order to make a decisive contribution to the reputation and value of the company, the CCO ensures that Integrity & Compliance are an integral part of Scout’s business strategy.

The ideal candidate should possess an expert understanding of ethical principles, compliance frameworks, and regulatory requirements, along with excellent communication and analytical skills.

Become part of an iconic brand that is set to revolutionize the all-electric pick-up truck & rugged SUV marketplace by achieving the following:

  • Develop, steer, and independently manage an effective and efficient company-wide Integrity & Compliance Management System in accordance with local law and existing corporate requirements with the aim of promoting ethical behavior across Scout and its subsidiaries.
  • Independently responsible for the implementation of - and compliance with – the company’s Whistleblower Policy, including a confidential third-party reporting channel, in accordance with local legal requirements. Serve as the central point within the company for internal investigations of relevant reports and violations.
  • Lead the development of measures to improve the compliance and ethics-related strategy of the company. This includes adapting the corporate Integrity & Compliance Strategy to the requirements of Scout.
  • Steer an effective and efficient process for the development and ongoing maintenance of policies. Examines and evaluates corporate policies for relevance while assuring compatibility with applicable local laws and internal processes.
  • Develop and implement an enterprise-wide risk management program that identifies and prioritizes risks across the company's operations and assures the implementation of proactive measures to mitigate those risks.
  • Foster a culture of ethical behavior by promoting awareness and understanding of Scout’s code of conduct, company policies, and applicable laws and regulations.
  • Select relevant target groups and ensure appropriate communications to strengthen an Integrity & Compliance culture
  • Serve as the Money Laundering Officer for the company.
  • Establish Integrity & Compliance internally and externally as a recognized value driver
  • Recruit, manage, and professionally develop a team of qualified Integrity & Compliance employees.
  • Build strong working relationships with relevant federal, state, and local regulatory agencies.
  • Serve as a trusted resource for employees seeking guidance or clarification on ethical matters and compliance-related issues.
  • Monitors emerging compliance issues, trends, and regulatory developments and provides guidance regarding internal process modifications.
  • Assures the development and delivery of training programs to educate employees on ethical standards, compliance requirements, and company policies.
  • In matters related to Integrity & Compliance, represent Scout internally and externally.
  • Maintains subject-matter-expert knowledge in the area of integrity and compliance management.
  • Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) to monitor performance, identify issues, and drive continual improvement of the I&C management system.
  • Develop and control the I&C investment and annual operating budgets.
  • Report directly to the CEO.

Location & Travel Expectations: The responsibilities of this role require attendance at in-person meetings and events. The role will be based out of the Scout Motors location in Detroit, MI, with significant travel expected to other Scout Motors locations.

What you’ll bring

We expect all Scouts to have integrity, curiosity, resourcefulness, and strive to exhibit a positive attitude, as well as a growth mindset. You’ll be comfortable with change and flexible in a fast-paced, high-growth environment. You’ll take a collaborative approach to achieve ambitious goals. Here’s what else you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in law, business, finance, or a related field; Juris Doctor (JD) or Master of Business Administration (MBA) preferred.
  • 12+ years of progressive experience in compliance; including a minimum of 5 years corporate leadership oversight for compliance.
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant laws and regulations in the industry.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with internal business leadership, regulatory agencies and external partners.
  • Strong commitment to professionalism, integrity, and maintaining strict confidentiality.
  • Experience implementing a Compliance Management System and/or Internal Control System is preferred.
  • Professional certification(s) in ethics and compliance (e.g., CCEP or CRCM) preferred

What you'll gain

The benefits of joining Scout include the chance to build products and a company from the ground up. This is a chance to create something new and lasting – with an iconic brand at its foundation. In addition, Scout provides competitive compensation and benefits to support your physical, mental, and financial wellbeing. Program specifics are detailed in company policies and employee benefit guides, select highlights:

  • * Competitive insurance including:
    • Medical, dental, vision and income protection plans
    • 401(k) program with:
      • An employer match and immediate vesting
    • Generous Paid Time Off including:
      • 20 days planned PTO, as accrued
      • 40 hours of unplanned PTO and 14 company or floating holidays, annually
      • Up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave for biological and adoptive parents of all genders
      • Paid leave for circumstances related to bereavement, jury duty, voting time, or military leave
    • Corporate Vehicle Program with:
      • Eligibility for 1 assigned vehicles and to lease 1 vehicle at competitive rates
      • A mobility stipend

Pay Transparency

This is a full-time, exempt position, eligible to receive a base salary and to participate in an annual performance bonus program. The salary range listed represents the maximum and minimum starting base pay for this position as of the time of posting. Final salary offered will be determined based on factors including but not limited to the candidate's skills and experience. The annual performance bonus program is preset and not candidate dependent.

Initial base salary range = $200,000 - $230,000

Equal Opportunity

Scout is committed to employing a diverse workforce and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, or any other characteristics protected by law. Scout is committed to compliance with all applicable fair employment practice laws.