Organization: US Foods
City: Rosemont
State: IL
Country: US

Director, Ethics & Compliance – Legal

From the corner diner to the five-star steakhouse, US Foods (NYSE: USFD) has helped shape how people eat in America for more than five generations. The US Foods legal team is composed of attorneys, paralegals, food safety and regulatory and investigative professionals. Our mission as a legal team is to advance business objectives through innovative legal partnership. We create value by identifying and acting on business opportunities, and lead the organization in identifying, anticipating and managing regulatory and business risk. We are a dynamic high-performing team and are looking for new partners who will bring good judgment, pragmatism, optimism, humility and a sense of humor to our mix.

The Director, Ethics & Compliance is responsible for the framework and implementation of the US Foods ethics and compliance program. He or she develops and oversees comprehensive ethics and compliance communications and messaging, guidance from our compliance online mailbox and website, annual employee Code of Conduct certification and conflict of interest disclosure programs, as well as tailored ethics and compliance training for all employees. He or she also supports the VP Ethics and Compliance in identifying and mitigating emerging ethics and compliance risks and detecting and resolving compliance gaps. He or she maintains appropriate documentation of compliance risks and mitigation plans and assists business partners in developing and implementing mitigation plans.


Maintains and updates Code of Conduct and other key policies; develops and implements a strategy for communication of ethics and compliance messaging across the enterprise and for providing guidance on ethics and compliance issues.
Oversees operation of US Foods’ Check-in Line (CiL) case management system and coordinates with Director, Corporate investigations to ensure timely, consistent responses to allegations of misconduct.
Collaborates with Director, Corporate Investigations, HR, Legal and Audit Services to design and implement uniform protocol, training and processes for conducting field investigations of misconduct and imposing corrective action.
With Corporate Investigations, undertakes root-cause analyses of patterns and trends to identify risks of misconduct.
Works closely with business partners, Audit Services, Legal and Compliance to address identified compliance risks by planning mitigation strategies, including coordinating policy development, training, control development and monitoring/modification processes.
Develops and manages regular audits and activities to gauge the effectiveness of the Compliance program and implement improvements.
With relevant business partners, manages and executes due diligence processes to assess legal and compliance risk associated with third parties, including vendors, export customers, acquisition targets, and others. Drives the integration of the process with business partners.
Partners with Audit Services to develop regulatory and compliance risk assessments as part of the Company’s enterprise risk management program.


· Bachelor’s degree required; MBA or JD is preferred. Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) or other relevant professional certification highly desired.

· Seven (7) or more years of relevant experience working with large public or private corporations as in-house lawyer or senior compliance associate with significant responsibilities.

Related Experience: Prior experience managing and administering compliance assessment tools and analysis of same. Prior experience developing communication strategy for ethics and compliance or other program.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Exceptional judgment, integrity and humility.
Excellent reading, comprehension, analytical skills; highly developed written and oral skills; ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Ability to act independently, collaborate across functional areas, and think strategically.
Strong leadership ability, presence and project management skills; a proven track record leading and managing cross functional teams; experience working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment; and cultural sensitivity.

***EOE Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status***