Ethics & Compliance Manager

Region: Brussels, Flemish Brabant
Function: Compliance
Environment: Company
Legal subjects: Regulatory
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: LexGO05/06

Bridgestone Corporation is looking for an Ethics & Compliance Manager with at least 6 years of experience, preferably in an industrial environment. Fluency in English is required, as well as strong interpersonal skills so that you can be a real asset to the team.

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Tokyo-headquartered Bridgestone Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer of tires and other rubber products as one in five vehicles in the world drives on Bridgestone tires. Bridgestone embarked on a journey to be a global leader in sustainable mobility and advanced solutions. They employ over 140,000 people around the world and sell their products in more than 150 countries.

Bridgestone is looking for an Ethics & Compliance Manager, who will be part of the Global Ethics & Compliance Team, with a primary focus on EMIA.

You will be based in Brussels and report to the Head of Ethics & Compliance EMIA, who is based in Rome, Italy. You will also work closely with other members of the Global Ethics & Compliance Team outside EMIA, as well as with the EMIA legal team, present in 12 different countries throughout the region, who act as regional and business unit compliance resources.

You will support and bolster the design, implementation and effectiveness of the Ethics & Compliance program laid out at Global and EMIA levels. Your role and responsibilities may vary, but will certainly include:

  • Support the effective implementation, enhancement and day-to-day operation of Bridgestone’s Ethics & Compliance Program with a view to boost the compliance culture in the organization, by providing advice, interpretation and training to the teammates on compliance issues;
  • Under the supervision of the Head of Ethics & Compliance EMIA, develop, maintain and revise policies and procedures on several aspects of Bridgestone’s Ethics & Compliance Program (e.g. on Gifts & Entertainment, Anti-Bribery, Competition Law, Conflicts of Interest, etc.), as well as accompanying training materials;
  • Under the supervision of the Head of Ethics & Compliance EMIA, develop and enhance an effective Ethics & Compliance communication & training program for Bridgestone’s business, including engaging leaders and promoting understanding of compliance issues and related policies and procedures throughout the organization;
  • Support the identification and tracking, in conjunction with the business and regional support lawyers, of potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk, and develop and implement corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues;
  • Help ensure that reported concerns are promptly and thoroughly investigated. You will play a leading role in the administration of Bridgestone’s Ethics & Compliance line, and improvements thereto, as well as in the strengthening of the compliance investigations’ training program.

Ethics & compliance are key elements of Bridgestone’s agenda to create truly global departments spanning all territories and business units across the globe: you will have an important role to play in shaping these efforts. This further creates opportunities for personal deployment and growth.

  • Hold a Master’s degree from a reputable university in a relevant field of study;
  • Demonstrate a minimum experience of either (i) 6 years in compliance or (ii) 6 years of in legal (or other relevant field), of which at least 3 years with compliance responsabilities, preferably in an industrial environment, including experience in supporting compliance infrastructure building. Experience with international compliance infrastructures (especially involving one or more of Bridgestone’s emerging markets) is preferred;
  • Demonstrate ethics and integrity, with clear understanding and adherence to ethical principles, company values, code of conduct, and policies. The Ethics & Compliance Manager must walk the talk in terms of integrity, courage and candor;
  • Have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence individuals at all levels of the organization and to operate in different cultures, geographies and functions;
  • Have an exceptional ability to collaborate and communicate with others, turn early-stage ideas or concepts into final deliverables, and have excellent team working skills;
  • Be fluent in English – both written and spoken, any additional European languages are a strong plus.

Bridgestone has made great strides in its ethics and compliance efforts over the last couple of years, resulting in the roll out of a global Code of Conduct, several Global and EMIA-wide compliance policies and an employee hotline. As the company focuses on driving a real ethics and compliance culture, this role provides the opportunity for a process-oriented and execution-focused, high-integrity professional and change agent to support the compliance program and identify key areas for immediate and medium-term improvement actions.

You will be part of an international company, where you will be given every opportunity to further develop your talents. You will end up in a energetic and dynamic company. Things are moving and changing fast at Bridgestone.

On top of that, Bridgestone offers you an attractive salary package and the possibility to work from home up to 3 days per week.


Apply immediately with the Apply Button or contact Kathleen Peirsman for more information.
Contact Kathleen by mail: [email protected] or call +32 473 49 71 80.

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