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Director Of Compliance

Seattle, WA, USA | Fortive

  • Industry:
    Manufacturing (Light Industry / Consumer-Oriented)
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Legal / Compliance
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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The Director of Compliance, Compliance Auditing & Monitoring will design and lead Fortive Compliance Program’s Auditing & Monitoring efforts. This person will work hand in hand with both internal and external stakeholders in ensuring that our compliance program complies with relevant rules, regulations and guidance, while maintaining alignment with the organization’s business objectives. The Director of Compliance, Compliance Auditing & Monitoring, will be responsible for designing, interpreting, communicating, and implementing compliance requirements and expectations throughout the organization and advising leaders on compliance best practices, along with the implementation of appropriate compliance (including privacy) risk mitigation strategies. This position reports directly to the Fortive Chief Compliance Officer.


Develop an Auditing & Monitoring program and approach that is risk-based and robust  

Design testing protocols and frequency of reviews based on risk

Conduct focused audits of identified risk areas; support remediation of issues identified through such audits

Provide ongoing training on compliance to employees

Monitor changing industry and legal standards to ensure Compliance policies remain current, and that the business is executing effectively to those standards

Ensure OpCos/functions are operating within applicable policy and process

Review business rules, documents, invoices and information to ensure compliance with regulatory expectations, law, the Fortive Code of Conduct, and Fortive policies

Learn the risks of each of Fortive’s OpCos, and design tailored auditing & monitoring plans focused on the higher risk areas

Ensure that all internal and external requirements are consistently met in an appropriate manner that allows Fortive to serve customers and grow its business with a commitment to ethics and integrity

Maintain compliance reporting documentation systems, including any reporting obligations to external stakeholders

Be a subject matter expert in areas of effective corporate compliance programs, and specifically on expectations and best practices for effective auditing and monitoring of compliance programs

Partner with other key stakeholders in the OpCos and Internal Audit

Be able to leverage technology to enhance and improve auditing and monitoring activities 


4 year college degree required

Compliance Certification preferred 

Forensic accounting experience preferred

Minimum 8 years of corporate compliance experience required, with at least 4 years focused experience in Auditing & Monitoring

Some experience in healthcare or medical device is preferred

Detail oriented with excellent technology, verbal and written communication skills

High-level of familiarity with a broad range of compliance risk areas 

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