Head of Compliance MANA (Plano, Texas)

$200,000 - $230,000 yearly
  • Ericsson
  • Plano, TX, USA
  • Apr 02, 2024
Full time Business Development

Job Description

Our Exciting Opportunity!

As the Head of Compliance for Market Area North America at Ericsson, you will supervise a team and lead the compliance function for one of Ericsson’s largest and most strategic market areas, and serving a diverse set of business and organizational units across North America.

Ericsson’s Compliance Office has direct responsibility for managing risks related to violations of law or Ericsson’s Code of Business Ethics. In this exciting role, you will lead a high performing team of compliance officers and will work in close partnership with other key Market Area assurance functions, leadership teams and the global Compliance organization, including senior leaders. You will align Ericsson’s Ethics and Compliance program with the market area’s strategy and business plan to drive best in class customer and employee experience.

The position is located in Plano, Texas.

In this role you will:

  • Lead Ericsson’s ethics and compliance program and governance within Market Area North America 

  • Manage a team of Compliance Officers as well as leading relevant committees and boards such as the Market Area Compliance Committee, the Remediation Committee and the Business Partner Review Board

  • Provide expert advice, practical solutions and counsel to leaders and assurance functions on compliance-related matters, including well thought-through insights and proposed solutions 

  • Understand your and your team’s role as a proactive risk-based and solution-oriented problem solver, jointly with the business

  • Ensure effective and sound advice to the business regarding the engagement or retention of high risk third-parties and train all stakeholders, including external third parties

  • Assess and manage actual or potential conflicts of interest, expenditure risks and engagements with public officials

  • Facilitate and co-drive a robust culture of ethics & compliance, in particular when it comes to creating a safe environment for all employees to speak up and raise compliance concerns 

  • Leverage outcomes of ethics and compliance program monitoring, testing, and other assurance activities and work with leaders to continuously adapt the program components while ensuring that any process gaps are fully remediated and operationalized as expected

  • Facilitate remediation from compliance-related investigations, including personnel discipline and process improvements

To be successful in this role, you should have:

Commercial & Customer acumen:

  • A proven track record of successfully partnering with senior business, commercial and functional leaders, based on a relationship of trust and consistently improving customer and employee experience

  • A willingness to develop a deep understanding of Ericsson’s business, including insights into the priorities across all functional units and where Compliance can contribute and enhance business impact

  • A strong commercial acumen to review commercial projects and identify and mitigate compliance risks presented

  • Knowledge of the telecom industry and its North American customers is a plus

Compliance experience:

  • Demonstrated strong compliance background 

  • A proven track record of leading a successful ethics and compliance team within a large and diverse multi-national company

  • The ability to implement Ericsson’s global compliance program to address specific North American requirements, issues and challenges

  • An understanding of data analytics and ability to distill raw data and convey to stakeholders into usable or actionable information

  • The ability to take ownership for and leading complex compliance problems and projects and drive a sustainable business solution


  • Experience in leading teams of compliance professionals and fostering a positive culture of high performance and excellence

  • Experience in working with senior leaders, including in presenting problems and solutions  

  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills, a solutions-oriented approach, ability to balance short and long-term priorities, and strong strategic thinking

  • Demonstrated success as a leader of change, and an attitude of being open to new ideas, accepting challenges and leading with curiosity and optimism 

  • Superior communication skills, verbally and in writing

Preferred experience and education requirements:

  • Previous leadership experience in a compliance function within a large multi-national company

  • Graduate degree in law, business, or accounting, with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in compliance, legal or other relevant corporate function (finance / audit)

  • Fluent in English

  • International experience and cultural awareness

  • Willingness to travel and work across time zones


Your Pay

The salary range for this position is listed below. The actual salary offered is dependent on various factors including, but not limited to, location, the candidate’s combination of job-related knowledge, qualifications, skills, education, training, and experience.


$200,000 - $230,000


Your pay also includes the opportunity for an annual bonus. Actual bonus payouts are based on performance of the business against the unit’s objectives, individual performance, and the individual bonus target. Certain eligibility and pro-ration rules apply.


Your Health

Ericsson offers excellent health benefits including the choice of 3 medical plan options, 2 of which are PPO plans requiring employee contributions to the cost of premiums, and a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) with no premiums for employees. In addition, Ericsson offers dental coverage, employee paid vision coverage, and other company paid physical wellness programs.


Your Financial Security

We invest in both your short and long-term financial wellbeing. Ericsson’s 401(k) plan offers an automatic 3%company contribution and up to a 4% company match, leading to a maximum company contribution of 7% annually. Employees will also receive company paid basic life and accidental death and dismemberment coverage and paid company short-term and long-term disability benefits. Employees also have the option to participate in Ericsson’s Stock Purchase Plan.


Your Time

Your work-life balance is important to us. New employees are provided up to 40 days of paid time off per year, including 15 days of accrued annual vacation, 3 personal days, 11 paid holidays, 10 sick days, and 1 volunteer day. Please note paid time off is pro-rated based on the employee’s start date. Those with additional vacation time at the end of the year may sell one week of vacation, equal to a week of pay. Furthermore, Ericsson provides up to 16 weeks of maternity/medical leave, 6 weeks of paternity or adoption leave at 100% of pay, and medical leave at 100% or 66 2/3% of pay, based on length of service.


Additional Benefits

Ericsson offers many other company-paid benefits such as financial wellness programs, educational assistance, adoption assistance, matching gifts, and recognition programs.


Why join Ericsson?

At Ericsson, you´ll have an outstanding opportunity. The chance to use your skills and imagination to push the boundaries of what´s possible. To build never seen before solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. You´ll be challenged, but you won’t be alone. You´ll be joining a team of diverse innovators, all driven to go beyond the status quo to craft what comes next.


What happens once you apply?

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Encouraging a diverse and inclusive organization is core to our values at Ericsson, that's why we nurture it in everything we do. We truly believe that by collaborating with people with different experiences we drive innovation, which is essential for our future growth. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply and realize their full potential as part of our Ericsson team.  Ericsson is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, learn more. If you need assistance or to request an accommodation due to a disability, please contact Ericsson at [email protected]


DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this position. They are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for this position, and you may be required to perform additional job tasks as assigned.


Primary country and city:   United States (US)  || United States : Texas : Plano  

Req ID: 742300  


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