HR Compliance Manager

Location: Chicago or Dallas
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Our client is one of the fastest growing companies in the automotive space in world. They have gone from 0 to $3 Billion in the last ten years and they are continuing to innovate and acquire. They are looking for a HR Compliance & Operations manager to report to their Chief HR Officer and lead their culture of compliance and internal development. This position ensures that the company adheres to legal standards and in-house policies; and will design/manage strategic partnerships with internal business units toward a common goal of enterprise-wide compliance excellence. This role will have a diverse range of responsibilities associated with interpretation of people related regulations (including but not limited to state, federal, SOX), and drive a proactive collaboration between HR & cross-functional stakeholders. The Manager, HR Compliance & Operations will lead compliance policy development and management, compliance training & program management and creation of communications related to program updates.


In partnership with HR, and business leaders, builds and executes a comprehensive strategic plan to remain compliant as a global organization

Ensure adherence to policy with all employment compliance matters

Able to proactively identify and quickly resolve new and emerging potential risks through regular risk assessment

Partner with Finance, Legal, and other teams as required to support annual audits

Manage pre-hire onboarding compliance requirements, including employment agreements, background checks, employment authorization eligibility, etc.

Build & maintain compliance processes from onboarding to off-boarding for extended workforce members, including PEO workers and independent contractors

Keep employment agreements and documents up to date, including our Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and others as required

Assist with supporting Legal with Mediation and Arbitrations

Track and follow-up with employees on required compliance trainings, tasks and processes

Provide reporting (e.g. EEOC) and conduct audits when necessary

Partner with the Legal team and other required stakeholders to ensure appropriate compliance and governance of our people processes

Partner with HRBPs on employee relations issues, including workplace investigations and terminations, to ensure compliance with required and advisable legal protocols

Partner with HR staff to manage US leave of absence program to ensure compliance with company policy as well as state and federal regulations (FMLA, PDL, CFRA, etc.)

Partner with HR leadership in support of contracts and communications

Trains employees on HR compliance issues and practices & presents course materials

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:
• Compliance leadership experience with a passion for innovation and process improvements
• Proven ability to research and interpret employment laws and regulatory changes, participating in continuous HR training
• Experience modeling and inspiring high levels of integrity, lives up to commitments, and takes responsibility for the impact of one’s actions, including a high level of precision in work
• Experience collaborating with others by gathering multiple views and being open to diverse perspectives, focusing on a shared purpose that puts compliance and the company’s overall success first
• Ability to effectively leverage resources to create exceptional outcomes, embraces change, and constructively resolves barriers and constraints
• Ability to connect with team members and build strong relationships across all levels of the organization
• Ability to accept criticism, and to calmly and effectively deal with high stress situations
• Ability to work independently including the ability to research and resolve issues with minimal supervision
• Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously while working under pressure to meet deadlines
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to conduct presentations, facilitate meetings and provide training
• Experience with a variety of multimedia training platforms and methods
• Proven project management skills
• Ability to maintain confidentiality as required
• Excellent organizational and time management skills

Education and Experience:
• 5+ years’ experience in compliance/legal/human resources generalist field
• Strong leadership skills; influencing other HR and cross-functional professionals
• Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, or a combination of education and equivalent work experience

Location: 2-4 days per week from the corporate office in Westmont IL.
Salary: $66,000 to $94,000 per year