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Manager, Anti Corruption Program

Date: Apr 5, 2019

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 600455202

Company: Grainger

Grainger is a broad line, business-to-business distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and other related products and services. More than 3.2 million businesses and institutions worldwide rely on Grainger for products such as safety gloves, ladders, motors and janitorial supplies, along with services like inventory management and technical support. These customers represent a broad collection of industries including commercial, government, healthcare and manufacturing. They place orders online, on mobile devices, through sales representatives, over the phone and at local branches. Approximately 5,000 suppliers provide Grainger with more than 1.6 million products stocked in Grainger’s distribution centers and branches worldwide.



Primary Function

This position is responsible for working with business partners to develop strategy and lead risk and compliance strategies, programs, tools, and best demonstrated practices related to Anti- Corruption. This position will continue to evolve Grainger’s existing Anti-Corruption program, including the Third Party Due Diligence process, by looking for best practices and enhancements to ensure compliance with regulations and mitigate risk. This position is also responsible for leading due diligence activities of new acquisitions related to the target’s Anti- Corruption program. This position will work closely with the Global Trade Compliance Regional Managers and the global legal team to support project related work and will work to ensure best demonstrated practices are carried across all of the regions. This position will also work with key business partners to ensure the Anti-Corruption program is integrated into key business functions and processes.



Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead and facilitate global business leaders through the 3rd party risk management program, with emphasis on "high risk" relationships. 
  • Develop and lead the execution of long term strategy plans for more effective Anti- Corruption compliance communications, training, and tools. 
  • Build strategic relationships and synergies as appropriate with top 200 leaders in other functional areas in order to develop the Anti-Corruption compliance "brand" for the business. 
  • Lead cross-functional initiatives for developing global tools to support Anti-Corruption compliance and risk programs. 
  • Lead due diligence activities prior to an acquisition in conjunction with GTC Regional Managers and legal counsel. 
  • Lead program improvement efforts related to the overall Anti-Corruption program. 
  • Collaborate with risk subject matter experts across the business to support due diligence and risk assessment of third parties. 
  • Provide metrics on adherence to 3rd party risk management program. 
  • Serve as a global repository for all due diligence activities related to 3rd party risk. 
  • Serve as a liaison between Legal Compliance governance, Enterprise Risk Management and other areas of the business that are also looking at risk areas to ensure consistency and standard work. 
  • Work with leaders to assist in understanding third party risk the business. 
  • Support the GTC Regional Managers with best demonstrated practices across all regions related to Anti-Corruption compliance to ensure consistency and standard work.



Preferred Education & Experience

  • BA/BS or equivalent preferredStrong leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong influencing skills.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in import/export/Anti-Corruption compliance, import/export global operations and international supply chain logistics at a Fortune 500 company.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in import/ export/Anti-Corruption laws and regulations, working with internal and external legal counsel.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Proven ability to adapt and multi-task in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Proven project management skills, methodology, organization and ability to drive projects to completion.



Work Environment

  • Up to 5-10% travel




  • Compliance decision making process (strategy, policy/BDP, training, assessments).
  • Decisions affect sales, sourcing, vendor management, accounts payable, supply chain, logistics department across the organization globally. 
  • Collaborate with business and country leaders, partner with corporate functions such as legal, finance, tax, accounts payable, supply chain, HR, enterprise risk and all global Grainger business entities. 
  • Local/Regional and US government regulations, corporate policy, compliance SOP’s, and international experience assist in decision making.



Working Relationships


  • Interacts closely with business unit leaders (country leaders and VPs) as well as supply chain, legal, operations, finance, accounts payable, vendor management, IT and sales & marketing.
  • Interacts closely with senior leaders within the legal organization and key business functions.


  • Partners directly with Anti-Corruption consultants, legal counsel, and government agencies as necessary.
  • Participate in and lead compliance and risk Anti-Corruption compliance networks, including hosting of industry events and professional speaking engagements representing Grainger in compliance and risk forums



Grainger is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or protected veteran status.


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