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Head of Compliance & Ethics EMEA with global responsibility for Anti-Corruption

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We're always searching for inspirational managers who excel at enabling and bringing out the best in others. Are you the type of person who takes a step forward when the opportunity arises? Can you inspire and guide a team to success? The world of mobility is undergoing a significant transformation. If you want to play a vital part, here's your chance.


At Volvo Cars, we are making bold visions come true by executing on our transformer strategy. Volvo Cars’ mission is to make people’s lives easier, safer, and better and to offer solutions to move in a personal, sustainable, and safe way.


We are now looking for an experienced and multifaceted corporate compliance professional to lead our compliance & ethics efforts in the EMEA region, our global anti-corruption program, and assume responsibility for parts of the global competition law program in close collaboration with our legal function.


What you’ll do


Volvo Cars Compliance & Ethics Office develops, implements, and maintains Volvo Cars’ global compliance programs. The programs cover the areas of anti-corruption, fair competition, trade sanctions, human rights, and data privacy.


We offer you a leader role in a high pace, truly dynamic, and international environment. You will in close collaboration with other colleagues contribute to the continuous development of essential components of Volvo Cars’ compliance programs, set the strategic direction for the anti-corruption program, as well as the way of working of the compliance & ethics office.


Your main area of responsibility will be to lead, develop, and implement the compliance & ethics efforts across EMEA (including the central functions at headquarters), covering all aspects of the programs except for data privacy (these aspects are currently managed by a separate unit in the Compliance & Ethics Office). This includes to further develop and implement the relevant aspects of the Compliance & Ethics programs within EMEA, enable and provide tools, guidance and support to ensure that business in EMEA is conducted in compliance with applicable rules and regulations and in an ethical manner, perform annual risk assessment, contribute to management reporting and annual compliance & ethics planning, provide training and awareness to relevant groups in responsible business conduct and specific risk areas, and provide and oversee support to strategic business projects.


You will also have the global responsibility for the continuous development of the Volvo Cars anti-corruption program. You will be responsible for the management of the global competition law program in close collaboration with Volvo Cars’ legal department.


You will lead a small team of compliance & ethics professionals, and will be working in close collaboration with the global and regional compliance & ethics teams, as well as with our legal function. You will be based in our headquarters in Gothenburg and report to Volvo Cars’ Global Compliance & Ethics Officer. The role will require occasional travelling in EMEA and globally.


What you’ll bring


You are a doer who excels at turning ideas and strategies into action, with extensive experience in finding workable solutions and driving results in a complex and dynamic international business environment. 


You are adept at driving change and continuous development of processes and ways of working, both in the Compliance & Ethics function itself and the overall business, and have a track record of successfully engaging key stakeholders to establish and develop trust and strong partnerships while mitigating risk.


You hold a degree in Law, Business Administration, or related field, and have extensive professional experience, with at least 10 years in corporate compliance and ethics roles, in a multinational organizational setting.


You have proven expertise in developing and executing compliance programs and strategies within multinational corporations, including risk identification and assessment methodologies and processes, due diligence processes, compliance issue management, compliance monitoring and reporting, and policy development.


You have a strong background in the anti-corruption area, preferably including risk identification and assessment, as well as third party risk management, possessing in-depth knowledge of relevant legislation (including FCPA and the UK Bribery Act) and best practices. You are also proficient in the area of anti-trust and competition law.


You have previous people management experience, with a passion for leadership and team development, and demonstrate a high level of ethical standards and integrity, serving as a role model for Volvo Cars’ values, culture, and leadership competencies.


Other requirements:

  • Fluency in English and a proven ability to communicate clearly in writing as well as verbally.
  • A passion for training and communication, and for driving awareness and understanding of ethical business conduct and compliance principles on a global scale.
  • A team player with great people skills who can effectively and efficiently collaborate with colleagues in the Compliance & Ethics Office and build relationships with business colleagues at all levels throughout the Volvo Cars organization.
  • A strong business acumen and a demonstrated experience in working closely with and advising managers and senior executives in a global organization.
  • Thriving in fast-paced, changing environments and being capable of planning, organizing, and delivering your work in an efficient and timely way.



  • Experience of developing and executing global compliance & ethics training and communication plans, including setting global strategy, and overseeing training & communication activities from initial idea to delivery.
  • Experience in drafting and reviewing commercial agreements and participating in negotiations
  • Experience of and interest in gathering operational data and using it to monitor the performance of a compliance program.
  • Certified compliance & ethics officer.


Want to know more? We hope so


We welcome you to apply in English by 30th of September at the latest. Please apply through the provided link. Applications submitted via email will not be retained or taken into consideration. Once you receive a confirmation email from the system, your application will be acknowledged. We apply a continuous selection process, which means that the position may be filled before final application date.


We are committed to keeping you informed during the entire process. If you have any inquiries regarding the position, please contact our Global Compliance & Ethics Officer Augusta Speiser at or Erik Mansard, Global Compliance Program Manager at For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact recruiter Alice Elisson at


Volvo Cars - Driving change together


Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. At Volvo Cars, your career is designed around your skills and aspirations so you can reach your full potential.


For the right person, an inspiring, and creative workplace awaits. Did you know that every Volvo Cars employee worldwide has the right to our Family Bond, our new all-gender, paid parental leave policy? You’ll also enjoy a culture and benefits package that’s made us one of the world’s most awarded and progressive employers.


By 2025, we aim to sell 1.2 million cars annually, 50% of which will be electric vehicles and sold directly to customers through digital channels. Join us on the journey of a lifetime as we create the driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.

Gothenburg, SE

Job requisition ID:  66431

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