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Fluke Electronics Corporation (“Fluke,” a Fortive subsidiary) has exclusively engaged Harris Legal Search to recruit a Chief Compliance Counsel responsible for leading a team focused on managing and reducing a wide variety of compliance risks for Fluke, and serving as Chief Compliance Officer for the Field Solutions Platform of Fortive Corporation (the “Platform”).  This position will be based in Everett, Washington (30 miles north of Seattle).

The Chief Compliance Counsel will develop, implement, and continuously improve compliance and risk management policies, programs and tools, including Fortive’s Standards of Conduct and Anti-Corruption Program.  This hire will report directly to the Platform’s VP and General Counsel, with a dotted line to the Fortive Chief Compliance Officer.

RESPONSIBILTIES

  • Manage Fortive’s Anti-Corruption Program (ACP), including implementation of the Channel Partner Toolkit and ensuring Platform businesses and associates comply with ACP policies (e.g., gift and customer trip policies).
  • Lead and conduct compliance due diligence and integration on Platform acquisitions.
  • Provide compliance training on wide variety of compliance and integrity topics.
  • Promote Fortive’s Speak Up! program and manage internal investigations arising from Speak Up! reports (including developing action plans, preparing close-out reports, tracking countermeasures, and liaising with Fortive’s Chief Compliance Officer).
  • Create and track metrics on compliance programs to achieve accountability and ensure effective use of compliance tools.
  • Work with Platform and Fortive colleagues to test compliance and assist in responding to compliance findings.
  • Ensure that the appropriate compliance policies and tools are being effectively communicated to the appropriate associates, leaders, and functions.
  • Report compliance metrics to Platform and Fortive executive management and legal leadership.
  • Driving the process for Platform’s Risk Assessment Plan (“RAP”), including regional and functional risk surveys and corresponding action plans.
  • Identify gaps in compliance awareness, policies, and tools; develop countermeasures and sustainable standard work to close those gaps; maintain continuous improvement of compliance tools and other standard work involving compliance policies and programs.
  • Liaise and coordinate with Fortive’s Chief Compliance Officer in rolling out compliance policies and tools and in investigating compliance issues.
  • Work cross-functionally with Platform global and regional leadership teams to reduce risks related to potential non-compliance and corruption.
  • Act as a strategic business partner for senior leadership on matters of major importance to the company and provide information related to all aspects of the platform’s compliance.
  • Monitor significant changes in laws and regulations and compliance trends that apply to Platform operations and activities and develop, update, and communicate policies to ensure continuing compliance.
  • Assist in training third parties (i.e., distributors, agents, authorized service contractors) as appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain the Platform Legal intranet page updated with latest compliance policies and tools, including new policies and tools posted on Fortive Connect.
  • Maintain records of compliance training, investigations, and related activities.
  • Retain and manage outside counsel, auditors, or other experts as appropriate to assist with investigations, training, and other compliance-related projects.
  • Assist the General Counsel as requested on other legal matters and projects, including responsibilities beyond compliance.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 10 years’ compliance legal experience, preferably including in-house at a global company.
  • Preferably at least 3 years managing others. Able to manage attorneys, paralegals, and compliance professionals.
  • Anti-corruption experience required.
  • Working knowledge of laws and regulations applicable to the Platform’s activities, including U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, UK Bribery Act, data privacy rules and regulations; and antitrust/competition laws.
  • Process-oriented; ability to build sustainable compliance standard work and systems.
  • Strong ability to spot compliance issues and correspondingly strong ability to provide solutions or paths to resolution; problem-solver.
  • Strong investigation skills, including ability to manage highly sensitive matters and information with discretion and excellent judgment.
  • Experience and comfort working in a matrixed organization across functions. Ability to work across functions (including Finance, HR, Operations, and Commercial), cultures, and organizational hierarchy.
  • Unquestioned integrity and excellent judgment.
  • Global experience and appreciation for cultural and legal environments in various regions.
  • Strong project management skills, to include managing and prioritizing multiple concurrent projects, and reporting progress and risks to colleagues and senior management.
  • Attention to detail, including documentation, record-keeping, and tracking.
  • Working knowledge of various standard computer applications and operating systems.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate complicated information in an understandable and engaging way.
  • Ability to influence and build followership with associates at all levels (factory workers to executives).
  • Must be able to organize, prioritize, build and manage effective teams and drive results.
  • Capable of working independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong organizational skills, with ability to handle many complex issues simultaneously, prioritizing and effectively managing time.
  • Domestic and international travel is required (10-20%)
  • D. from a well-regarded law school.
  • Licensed to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction.

COMPANY

Fortive Corporation is a diversified industrial growth company comprised of global businesses that are recognized leaders in attractive markets.  With more than $6 billion in annual revenues, Fortive’s well-known brands hold leading positions in field instrumentation, transportation, sensing, product realization, automation and specialty, and franchise distribution.

Fortive is headquartered in Everett, Washington and employs a team of more than 24,000 employees in research and development, manufacturing, sales, distribution, service and administration 40+ countries around the world.

Field Solutions Platform (the “Platform”) is comprised of Fluke Corporation, Qualitrol Company LLC, Industrial Scientific Corporation, The Gordian Group, Inc., and, upon closing, Accruent, LLC. These businesses deliver offline and connected hardware and software solutions that keep critical industrial, power, and health infrastructure running smoothly, without interruption.

Fluke Corporation is the world leader in the manufacture, distribution and service of electronic test tools and software.  The Fluke brand has a reputation for portability, ruggedness, safety, ease of use and rigid standards of quality.  A wholly owned subsidiary of Fortive Corporation, Fluke is a multi-national corporation also headquartered in the greater Seattle area.

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