Chief Compliance Counsel in Beaverton, OR

$250K - $500K(Ladders Estimates)

Fortive   •  

Beaverton, OR 97005

Industry: Manufacturing & Automotive


11 - 15 years

Posted 40 days ago

About Us:

Tektronix is a place where people are challenged to explore the boundaries of what's possible, bringing the digital future one step closer every day. Our work accelerates technological breakthroughs that are revolutionizing culture and industry worldwide. Through precision-engineered measurement solutions, we work with our customers to eliminate the barriers between inspiration and realization of world-changing technologies. Realize your true potential at Tektronix – join us in revolutioneering a better tomorrow.


The Chief Compliance Counsel is responsible for leading a team focused on managing and reducing a wide variety of compliance risks for Tektronix, Inc. and serving as Chief Compliance Officer of the Product Realization Platform of Fortive Corporation (the "Platform"). The Chief Compliance Counsel will implement and improve compliance and risk management policies, programs, and tools, including Fortive's Standards of Conduct and Anti-Corruption Program. Reports directly to the Platform's VP and General Counsel with a dotted line tothe Fortive Chief Compliance Officer.


  • Managing 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).
  • Leading and conducting compliance due diligence and integration on Platform acquisitions.
  • Providing compliance training on wide variety of compliance and integrity topics.
  • Promoting 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).
  • Creating and tracking metrics on compliance programs to achieve accountability and ensure effective use of compliance tools.
  • Working with Platform and Fortive colleagues to test compliance and assist in responding tocompliance findings.
  • Ensuring that the appropriate compliance policies and tools are being effectively communicated to the appropriate associates, leaders, and functions.
  • Reporting 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 risksurveys and corresponding action plans.
  • Identify gaps in compliance awareness, policies, and tools and building countermeasures and sustainable standard work to close those gaps; 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.
  • Working with Platform global and regional leadership teams in reducing risks related to potential non-compliance and corruption.
  • Acting 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.
  • Monitoring 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.
  • Keeping the Platform Legal intranet page updated with latest compliance policies and tools, including new policies and tools posted on Fortive Connect.
  • Maintaining records of compliance training, investigations, and related activities.
  • Retaining and managing outside counsel, auditors, or other experts as appropriate to assist withinvestigations, training, and other compliance-related projects.
  • Assisting the General Counsel as requested on other legal matters and projects, including responsibilities beyond compliance.


  • Reports to the Platform's General Counsel.

Competencies/Personal Traits

  • Unquestioned integrity and excellent judgment.
  • 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.
  • Global experience and appreciation for cultural and legal environments in various regions.
  • 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 & regulations; and antitrust/competition laws.
  • Capable of working independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong organizational skills, with ability to handle many complex issues simultaneously, prioritizing and effectively managing time.
  • Strong investigation skills, including ability to manage highly sensitive matters and information withdiscretion and excellent judgment.
  • Ability to work across functions (including Finance, HR, Operations, and Commercial), cultures, and organizational hierarchy.
  • 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.


Education and experience required

  • JD or equivalent from an accredited university
  • A minimum of 10 years' compliance experience within legal department of an international company or comparable relevant legal experience; preferably at least 3 years managing others
  • Anti-corruption experience required.
  • Experience and comfort working in a matrixed organization across functions
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Fluent in English; Additional language skills a plus

Other job requirements

  • Able to manage attorneys, paralegals and compliance professionals
  • Domestic and international travel is required (10-20%)
  • Bar: Licensed to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction.

Due to US Department of Commerce export control regulations governing technical data of Tektronix products, Tektronix needs to know the citizenship of all its employees. Note that US Citizenship is not required for most positions. Hired candidates will be asked to bring proof of citizenship (passport, birth certificate, green card, visa or similar) on their first day of work.

Valid Through: 2019-11-7