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Senior Director, Global Corporate Compliance

Posted May 28
Full Time
On Site
Milford, Massachusetts


Reporting to the General Counsel and supporting other members of the Legal Department, as well as managing other members of the Corporate Compliance function, this role will be key in advising and overseeing enterprise-wide corporate compliance.


This individual will lead day-to-day oversight of all elements of the company’s Corporate Compliance Program and work alongside employees and Company leadership to maintain and further develop a strong culture of compliance within a multinational, mission-driven organization.


  • Lead day-to-day oversight of all elements of the company’s Corporate Compliance Program. Work alongside employees and Company senior leadership to maintain and further develop a strong culture of compliance within a multinational, mission-driven organization.
  • Lead execution of the Corporate Compliance Program enterprise-wide and program enhancements necessitated by emerging compliance risks to protect the brand, reputation, financial and operational viability of the enterprise to minimize the risk of violating laws and regulations. Examples areas include anti-bribery/anti-corruption, data privacy and data protection, cybersecurity and other compliance-related areas.
  • Design of the enterprise-wide compliance strategy and control framework by creating and overseeing effectiveness of associated controls, policies and procedures, and implementation globally and ensure localization where required dependent on evolving regulatory environment and business needs.
  • Collaborate with key business functions to ensure policy interpretation, guidance on new requirements, and inform new business processes as impacted by compliance regulations.
  • Monitor and analyze emerging regulatory and legal compliance requirements, determining impact on enterprise,  as well as action items; assist with implementation of any remedial plan to meet applicable requirements.
  • Provide experienced compliance guidance on a multitude of risk areas including third-party risk, supply chain, data privacy, anti-corruption/anti-bribery, anti-fraud and cybersecurity.
  • Provide effective training to global employees (and 3rd party sales intermediary representatives) on various compliance issues and related policies to facilitate compliance excellence and culture of compliance; may be done via virtual platforms or in-person
  • Work in partnership with Legal and other corporate functions to strengthen governance, risk and control environments by anticipating issues, providing advice and sharing  controls knowledge and best practices.
  • Implement and monitor corrective action plans related to adverse findings; collaborate with impacted areas to ensure findings are addressed within stated timelines and escalate as necessary.
  • Participate as a member of senior leader committees, as required
  • Prepare regular reporting to various levels of the company, including Legal,  CFO and other executive leadership.
  • Facilitate compliance by partnering closely with colleagues in Legal, Internal Audit, HR, Finance, IT and other core functions to escalate and direct compliance issues through the appropriate channels for investigation and resolution
  • Participate and/or conduct internal investigations as requested by the General Counsel, or other members of the Legal function.
  • Contribute to proposed business strategies and programs, identify compliance and regulatory issues, analyze alternatives and work with Legal and other functions, as appropriate, to propose solutions to the business.
  • At the direction of the General Counsel, devise due diligence plan and oversee and monitor due diligence compliance of 3rd parties; provide guidance to Commercial teams and channel management
  • Manage the necessary compliance tools and technology that support the function for Policies and Procedures, Due Diligence, and Ethics Helpline; evaluate in coordination with Legal, Internal Audit, Human Resources, and outside counsel, as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree required: preferably in accounting, finance, law, business management or related field; graduate degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management capabilities.
  • 15+ years of compliance experience required and broad knowledge of medical device, pharmaceutical, or life sciences industry preferred.
  • Deep experience with policy and procedure drafting and implementation, managing training programs and performing testing and monitoring activities, preferably in compliance or legal business function for the operation of a compliance program and its related activities to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct.
  • In-depth knowledge of applicable regulatory and compliance requirements (including but not limited to, Anti-kickback Statute, False Claims Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, UK Bribery Act and other global regulations), with an understanding of how these requirements apply to the organization’s daily operations.
  • Highly motivated with the ability to be proactive, adaptive to change, accountable, and complete projects in a professional and timely manner.
  • Strong executive business and financial acumen, with demonstrated understanding of core business functions and associated processes.
  • Skilled in analysis, problem-solving and critical thinking, with the ability to drive results in an environment that has evolving risks and finite resources to mitigate the risks.
  • Experience managing internal and external regulator investigations and audits.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead workstreams that require sustained cooperation and coordination between and among internal departments and external vendors, when necessary.
  • Excellent relational and communication skills and an aptitude to cooperate efficiently with senior management across a matrixed, multi-disciplinary organization with a global footprint.
  • Strategic advisor and long-term thinker.

Company Description

Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for more than 60 years. With more than 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 35 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, with products available in more than 100 countries. Our team focuses on creating business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.   


Working at Waters enables our employees to unlock the potential of their careers. Our global team is driven by purpose. We strive to be better, learn and improve every day in everything we do. We’re the problem solvers and innovators that aren’t afraid to take risks to transform the world of human health and well-being. We’re all in it together delivering benefit as one to provide the insights needed today in order to solve the challenges of tomorrow. 



Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values at Waters Corporation. It is our responsibility to actively implement programs and practices to drive inclusive behavior and increase diversity across the organization. We are united by diversity and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, our customers and our community. Waters is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or protected Veteran status. 

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