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HR Risk & Compliance Manager

Herndon, VA 20170
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*** Preferred locations: Seattle, Arlington, NYC, Phoenix, or the Bay Area***

Amazon is looking for a talented, ambitious, and strategic thinking individual to join our HR Risk & Compliance team. The HR Risk & Compliance team is responsible for managing global compliance programs that include inventorying, assessing, controlling and monitoring important HR and employment-related risks where we do business.

As a member of Amazon€™s HR Risk & Compliance team, the Sr. HR Risk & Compliance Manager will be an integral team member working with global HR policy, particularly around background check and screening processes, business, and system owners to manage complex background check requirements, controls, and risk issues. This includes researching legal and regulatory obligations with local labor and employment attorneys, working with project teams to translate legal and regulatory obligations into system or process requirements, monitoring the effectiveness of controls designed to meet obligations on a regular, and ongoing basis, and developing and/or advising on remediation plans to mitigate risk. These projects may be driven by new legal requirements, geographies, types of business, solution implementations, or emerging risk issues, among other things.

Key responsibilities include:
· Consult with legal teams and global HR policy, process, business, and system owners to ensure that sound protocols are in place to mitigate background check related risks.
· Monitor known and emerging risks, measure internal control effectiveness, and develop action items to remediate identified risk issues.
· Develop deep background check subject matter expertise.
· Consult on the development of business requirements for new system implementations and enhancements.
· Draft written narratives to communicate obligations, risk analyses, and recommendations to business leaders, HR policy, process, and system owners, and other stakeholders.
· Inventory risk and compliance obligations in a governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) system framework.
· Respond clearly and precisely to questions about compliance obligations and troubleshoot issues.
· Manage other HR risk and compliance related projects as needs arise.
· Able to travel 25%, as necessary

The ideal candidate is seeking to work for a highly innovative company and is motivated by the opportunity to participate in the development of new and leading-edge HR solutions. The successful candidate is highly organized, ably builds trusting relationships with internal stakeholders at various levels across the organization, adapts quickly to changing demands, demonstrates critical inquiry, attention to details, and the ability to effectively articulate recommendations/conclusions verbally and written. Subject matter expertise in background checks preferred.


· 4+ years of experience in an HR, compliance, or risk management role
· 2+ years of project and/or program management experience
· Bachelor€™s degree
· MS Office proficiency


· 5+ years of experience in an HR, compliance, or risk management role with a focus on policy/program development, background check programs, and/or international HR
· Advanced degree in a related area (MBA or JD)
· Experience working in a global, large-scale, complex, and fast-paced environment
· Ability to work in an ambiguous environment and drive forward results
· Experience building cross-functional partnerships and influencing stakeholders across the organization to act without having a direct reporting relationship
· Problem solver, able to troubleshoot issues independently or escalate when necessary; sense of accountability and sound professional judgment
· Proven analytical capabilities; experience with large amounts of data and in developing audit reports, metrics, and reporting mechanisms
· Subject matter expertise in background check compliance topics
· Experience managing HR projects and developing HR policies
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

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Posted: 2020-05-22 Expires: 2020-07-04

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