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Compliance Officer

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Compliance Officer


£47,300 up to £59,400* per annum – This isn't 9-5. This is making the most of every day.

Our Legal and Compliance Department is seeking a confident and proactive Compliance Officer to join its dedicated and close knit team, reporting directly to the Director of Legal and Compliance.

This engaging role offers responsibility and variety within a Department that ensures the company's legal and compliance requirements are met efficiently and effectively. If you are a talented multi-tasker with a drive to deliver workable legal solutions to our large multi-faceted business, this is the ideal role for you!

We have moved to a fully flexible model of mobile working for appropriate Head Office and Regional roles, empowering our teams to choose how and where they work best. We feel it is important that, where possible, we offer our colleagues as much flexibility as possible and trust our teams to determine the right environments that work most effectively for them

“To keep in line with company structure this role will be called Compliance Consultant internally”

What you'll do

•Responsible for supporting the implementation and ongoing development of the company's Compliance Management System including Fraud and Bribery prevention, Competition Law, Groceries Supply Code of Practice and Whistleblowing arrangements

•Supporting the company procedures and providing relevant training to our employees to comply with exiting and upcoming relevant legal requirements

•Evaluating business objectives and regulatory developments, and propose compliance solutions within the firm's risk tolerance and regulatory requirements

•Horizon scanning to detect emerging risks and changing legislation relevant to the business

•Providing ad-hoc UK compliance advice on a wide variety of queries from the Sales Regions and UK and International Head Office departments

•Anticipate changes in regulatory regimes such as the Competition and Markets Authority and Groceries Code Adjudicator. While communicating and implementing the appropriate changes with our policy and procedure owners

•Ensuring the business is up to date with regulatory compliance matters to continue to trade legally

•Assist the business in establishing their policies and procedures and Key Operating Procedures (KOP's) to avoid regulatory and reputational risk

What you'll need

•A degree in English or German law with a minimum of a 2:1 degree is desirable

•In-house Compliance Management experience in dynamic and fast-paced transactional environment

•Preference given to candidates who have experience in Retail/ FMCG/ Consumer goods industry

•Understand the needs of our customers both internal and external, ability to grow a Compliance program by continuously building and iterating

•Prior management responsibility for compliance operational activities working with European regulatory requirements, national and international laws.

•Experience in dealings with matters as Fraud and Bribery prevention, Competition Law, Groceries Supply Code of Practice and Whistleblowing is desirable

•Ability to manage to meet regulatory requirements, specified service level agreements and key performance indicators

•Ability to combine a good eye for legal detail with big picture commercial considerations

•The ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of seniority

•Ability to work independently, managing conflicting priorities with ease and efficiency

•Motivated and proactive, with an eagerness to learn and develop

•Due to the sensitivity of material held by the team, discretion and adherence to security processes are absolute requirements for the role

•Knowledge of the German language is desirable but not essential

What you'll receive

This isn't getting by. This is getting what you deserve. Working at Lidl is rewarding, in every sense, because we give you the extensive training to succeed in your role and plenty of opportunities to progress your career here. We're proud to offer a competitive salary from £47,300 up to £59,400* (depending on experience) with 35 days' holiday per year (pro rata). Save for your future with our pension scheme, or save today with a 10% in store discount, plus extra discounts on days out, cinema tickets and much more.

*includes 10% non-contractual London Weighting allowance

Please note your employment is conditional upon the Company's receipt of satisfactory references and if requested by the Company, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date. This is to ensure our teams can manage application levels while maintaining a positive candidate experience. Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment

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