An opportunity has arisen for an operational Due Diligence and Compliance Specialist, responsible for performing due diligence on a wide range of third parties (customers, suppliers and intermediaries) to support in the assessment of non-financial legal (including sanctions, ABC and money laundering) and reputational risks attached to Johnson Matthey’s commercial relationship with those parties. The role sits within the Group Ethics & Compliance function and may take on other responsibilities for operational compliance (including policy considerations arising from due diligence, assisting with investigations, data subject access requests and applications for export licences, etc).

Key responsibilities:

  • Conducting due diligence (including sanctions and denied party screening and deeper dive reports) on customers, suppliers and other third parties in high risk jurisdictions in line with operating procedures and assisting in interpreting compliance obligations and reputational risks arising from such due diligence.
  • Monitoring the status of third party relationships; conducting updated due diligence as and when required.
  • Contributing to the development and maintenance of standard screening and due diligence procedures as required, based on experience and lessons learned to mitigate reputational and non-compliance risks.
  • Commissioning and assisting in the delivery of enhanced due diligence reports with external providers. Assisting in interpreting and communicating the findings of such reports.
  • Supporting the implementation of a fit for purpose cross-company due diligence programme (ultimately covering all third parties in all jurisdictions), including piloting new procedures and implementing software.
  • Reviewing activities and transactions as required to support assessments of whether that business is being conducted in an ethical and legal manner.
  • Participate in the development of compliance training and awareness programmes together with the roll-out and implementation of such training programmes.
  • Monitoring of and reporting on the external compliance environment in which JM operates in order to ensure a best practice approach at JM. Support internal investigations as and when required.

Are you the ideal candidate?

You will:

  • Have proven experience of considering and working with due diligence information in a business (non-financial services) context with the proven ability to balance commercial priorities with legal, regulatory and reputational requirements.
  • Be qualified to degree level or equivalent. Be proficient in using a wide variety of due diligence databases.
  • Have an understanding of the broad regulatory background to sanctions, bribery and corruption and money laundering risks associated with customers and other third parties.
  • Have excellent attention to detail and ability to draw out relevant information from a wide range of sources.
  • Have good problem-solving and analytical skills; be able to determine the approximate impact of each issue quickly to prioritise further work.
  • Have excellent report writing skills, documenting the steps taken in gathering evidence and drawing out the key facts in report form.
  • Have language skills – particularly Russian, Chinese or Arabic (other languages will also be an advantage).

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