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Come create the technology that helps the world act together.

Nokia is committed to innovation and technology leadership across mobile, fixed and cloud networks. Your career here will have a positive impact on people’s lives and will help us build the capabilities needed for a more productive, sustainable, and inclusive world. 

We challenge ourselves to create an inclusive way of working where we are open to new ideas, empowered to take risks and fearless to bring our authentic selves to work.


The team you’ll be part of

The role leads the Nokia compliance program in Nokia’s North America and also be the lead Compliance spoc for Nokia Bell Labs. The Role reports to the Global Head of Ethics & Compliance, Regional & Business Group Compliance. The Role requires strong working relationships with leaders in the business and functions (Legal & Compliance, Finance, People and others) in the NAM Region. The Role also requires extensive collaboration and coordination with other members of the global Ethics & Compliance team.


What you will learn and contribute to

The role is responsible for the design and implementation of compliance plan required for the various countries, aligned to the Regional and global Compliance Strategy.  The role will be accountable for promoting and monitoring world-class compliance practices within each country and will drive and embed a culture of ethics and integrity within the organisation by:

  • Devising and implementing various compliance programs required for the NAM Region, including hands on support to entire leadership team in the Region
  • Delivering trusted and effective “compliance and risk management” support across the NAM Region 
  • Supporting and delivering assurance on the effectiveness of the local compliance controls framework and business continuity and risk mitigation controls
  • Gaining commitment to building a culture of compliance through effective implementation of policies, processes, localised training and support 
  • Monitoring compliance with policies and processes across the site
  • Building strong, effective and proactive relationships within and outside Company to help foster a culture of Competitive Distinction Through Integrity
  • Working closely with local People and Procurement leads, and the Global Compliance officers, to coordinate effective compliance management

Major Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with People, CFO, Procurement and other subject matter-focused “2nd line” functions”, as well as Global, Regional and Local Compliance officers, on program design, implementation and support.
  • Ensure, that effective compliance programs are in place, across the Global Policy areas
  • Influence and engage with senior leaders ensuring thorough self-awareness of the compliance issues that may impact delivery of the Corporate Strategy (financially and/or reputational).
  • Develop and maintain relationships with business leaders to ensure compliance strategies and plans are understood and remain supportive of effective management oversight and action.
  • Drive a robust Training and compliance communications program in the region as well as support senior leaders in driving compliance.
  • Embed the Global Risk Framework (CCF) in coordination with the market leadership; and implement and monitor mitigation plans.
  • Act as the primary contact point and internal expert with respect to compliance matters requiring external reporting to, or inquiries made by, regulatory and law enforcement agencies.
  • Ensure that appropriate training on compliance-related topics, latest policies and/or procedures is provided to managers and employees.
  • Implement and oversee robust open reporting, monitoring and auditing systems to ensure the effectiveness of the global Compliance strategy and framework in the NAM market, and provide assurance that the highest standards of integrity and ethical behaviour are applied throughout all activities of the business.
  • Identify compliance matters that require follow-up or investigation, and, as appropriate, conduct investigations, or otherwise refer issues to the appropriate internal investigating body. As appropriate, such management shall include directly investigating some complaints; overseeing the investigation of others; and partnering with People organisation to ensure the implementation of consistent disciplinary action.
  • Support and facilitate global audit activities and ensure identified gaps/risk are remediated within an agreed timeframe.
  • lead and support Nokia Bell Labs in running an effective compliance program, including providing guidance on sponsorship, donations and other related hospitality. 


  Your skills and experience

  • Academic degree in Law with a qualification in the US /Canada.
  • Minimum professional experience of 12+ years with atleast 7+ years of relevant compliance experience.
  • Experience and understanding of compliance issues confronting the industry
  • Demonstrated effectiveness operating in complex organisational and regulatory environments
  • Strong advocacy skills and sound business judgment
  • Demonstrated ability to partner effectively with others in addressing complex issues
  • Proven project management skills, the ability to frame and design a site plan, identifying the appropriate resourcing requirements, implementation program and measures of success
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong networker, internally and externally and a team player

Preferred Background:

  • Strong commercial skill set
  • Analytical mindset
  • Led a Compliance function or business division within a company
  • Background in investigations is preferred
  • Worked in a multinational company environment with good communications skill
  • Should be knowledgeable on FCPA, UKBA, Prevention of Corruption Act and other applicable national and international legislations




     What we offer

Nokia offers flexible and hybrid working schemes, continuous learning opportunities, well-being programs to support you mentally and physically, opportunities to join and get supported by employee resource groups, mentoring programs and highly diverse teams with an inclusive culture where people thrive and are empowered.


Nokia is committed to inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer

Nokia has received the following recognitions for its commitment to inclusion & equality:

  • One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere
  • Gender-Equality Index by Bloomberg
  • Workplace Pride Global Benchmark
  • LGBT+ equality & best place to work by HRC Foundation

At Nokia, we act inclusively and respect the uniqueness of people.

Nokia’s employment decisions are made regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.








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