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Compliance Executive

121 Winterstoke Road, 121 Winterstoke Road UKI Cluster, England, United Kingdom, BS3 2LL

Compliance Executive

121 Winterstoke Road | 121 Winterstoke Road UKI Cluster | England | United Kingdom | BS3 2LL

About us

Imperial Brands PLC is a dynamic FTSE100 FMCG company headquartered in Bristol with a global workforce of around 32,000 people. Borne out of a strong tobacco heritage, we have continually evolved to embrace changing market dynamics and our purpose is to create something better for the world’s smokers.  Our high-quality cigarette brands include Davidoff, Gauloises Blondes, JPS and West and we are increasingly focused on developing a leading portfolio of next generation products built around the vaping brand blu

With a presence across the EU and in Africa, Asia and the Americas, we offer opportunities to set the strategic direction across multiple markets.

The role

Bristol

Permanent, Full time

Competitive Salary + Benefits

The Compliance Team is a key constituent in combating illicit trade, fulfilling Imperial’s legal & regulatory obligations in relation to a broad range of risks and reducing Imperial’s exposure to potentially punitive (regulatory) financial penalties.
The team provides a critical 2nd line capability which supports markets in the delivery of the 2025 strategy by ensuring we maintain a sustainable customer and third-party vendor base that is compliant with all necessary controls. The team is tasked with making sure that Imperial Brands trades only with third parties who undergo a strict vetting process and who are committed to honouring our code of conduct and all relevant policies.


Imperial’s legal obligations and binding regulatory agreements require that it has in place a robust compliance programme to mitigate risks which include, facilitation of tobacco smuggling, global sanctions & trade restrictions, bribery & corruption and money laundering. Failure to deliver this to the highest professional standard could result in financial penalties being applied and will allow challenge to Imperial’s status as a good corporate citizen and a responsible supplier of tobacco products.

The Compliance Executive is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Imperial Brands’ central risk compliance solutions along side some research related projects. 

You will have previous experience in managing system-based technical solutions; a good understanding of data management as well as strong communication skills. Previous experience in a risk related role would be an advantage.

Key accountabilities

Day-to-day administration of ITG’s central compliance solutions to ensure a consistent application of the relevant policies and standards across the business. 

Act as the main ‘go to’ for compliance systems enquiries (e.g. SAP MDG, Business Partners Approvals), data maintenance and user support; 

Provide ongoing project support to relevant compliance projects and programmes

Support the automated “screening” process - engage with relevant business functions to obtain accurate and relevant data; assess all risks identified and escalate where appropriate. 

Conduct system based due diligence for customers, suppliers and other third parties to identify potential risks or red flags that may have a detrimental impact 

 

Skills & experience

Essential:

  • A good understanding of compliance and regulation.
  • Administratively competent with an analytical and inquisitive nature.
  • Well organised self-starter with good time orientated approach to work.
  • Good interpersonal skills, able to work effectively within a team environment.
  • Able to liaise/communicate with colleagues on a cross-functional & multicultural basis.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, able to articulate research findings to inform & influence.

Desirable:

  • Experience in the use of databases i.e. SAP.
  • Understanding of open source research.
  • Previous experience in a risk related role.
  • Proficiency in other languages would be advantageous.

What we offer

Imperial Tobacco offers a competitive package of salary, bonus scheme, pension and 25 days holiday (with an additional 4 days on top to cover the Christmas period and bank holidays).

Next steps

Interested applicants should apply with their CV highlighting their suitability for the role. 

Posting date: 23rd January 2020

Closing date: 22nd February 2020

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1901

The year Imperial was founded through the
coming together of 13 UK family-run
businesses

33,000

Imperial employees worldwide

160

Number of markets worldwide in which our products are sold