Regional Compliance Officer Africa-Eastern Mediterranean Basin (f/m/d)

Heidelberg Materials AG

📍Heidelberg, Afrika
🏡 Teilweise Remote
📑 Permanent contract
⏱ Full time
🏦 Finance & Insurance
💼 Professional


Construction Industry


  • Lead and train the Compliance Officers in your region and develop the compliance organisation locally
  • Provide advice on compliance issues to the General Manager and other key personnel in the region
  • Ensure the further implementation and constant optimization of the Heidelberg Materials Compliance Management System in all countries of your region
  • Provide training to the management, supervise trainings by the Country Compliance Officers
  • Supervise the execution of risk assessments, especially with focus on corruption and human rights
  • Supervise the compliance reporting for the countries within the region to the Group
  • Manage investigations on compliance incidents for the region
  • Support Group Compliance & Data Protection in international compliance projects

Hard skills

  • University degree in any field, legal education is an advantage, but not a must requirement
  • Extended professional experience in compliance
  • Ideally 5 years of work experience in a similar compliance management role
  • Experience in living and working in Africa is a prerequisite
  • Willingness to frequently travel to your region n and/or to potentially relocate
  • Intercultural awareness and strong communication skills
  • Experience regarding the challenges of a multinational corporation will be highly appreciated
  • Strong leadership skills and interdisciplinary work ability
  • High level of commitment and solution-oriented working style
  • Outstanding personal integrity and trustworthiness
  • Fluency in the English language is required
  • For the East African Region French languague skills are a plus, for the West African Region it is a requirement


  • Flexible working time models with up to 50% remote working within Germany
  • 30 vacation days plus additional special vacation days
  • Attractive compensation with profit share/bonus, Christmas and vacation payment
  • Multiple learning & development options : support of job-related further training, E-campus, various technical and leadership development programs
  • JobTicket, JobBike and further special conditions and discounts for e.g. gyms
  • Company fitness room , various sports classes, health and prevention campaigns
  • Individual onboarding with buddy program as well as various networking initiatives (Network of Women, International Network etc.)
  • Modern headquarters next to the river Neckar with ergonomic workplaces and height-adjustable desks
  • Canteen with discounted and healthy meals
  • Bicycle and underground parking with charging stations - for e-bike and car
  • ...and much more.

Heidelberg Materials – Material to build your future

Heidelberg Materials is one of the world's largest integrated manufacturers of building materials and solutions with leading market positions in cement, aggregates, and ready-mixed concrete. We are represented in over 50 countries with more than 51,000 employees at almost 3,000 sites.

At the centre of our actions lies the responsibility for the environment. As the forerunner on the path to carbon neutrality and circular economy in the building materials industry, we are working on sustainable building materials and solutions for the future. We enable new opportunities for our customers through digitalisation.

Compliance is at the core of Heidelberg Materials’ corporate culture. This is reflected in our Code of Business Conduct, in our sustainability commitments and through our membership in the UN Global Compact.

We are seeking to recruit one Regional Compliance Officer (f/m/d) for the West African Region (Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, The Gambia, Liberia) as well as one Regional Compliance Officer (f/m/d) for the East African Region (Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, DR Congo) of our Area Africa-Eastern Mediterranean Basin.

The Regional Compliance Officer is monitoring and driving all relevant compliance-related topics, including the prevention of corruption, anti-money laundering, trade sanctions, human rights, data protection and compliance incident management.

In the position as Regional Compliance Officer you will be empowered to help our compliance management in the region to advance and improve. You will be closely collaborating with the entire Group Compliance & Data Protection team to responsibly convey and practically apply our Group standards in the region. You will be guiding and training our Country Compliance Officers and consulting them in handling compliance cases. The combination of both Group and Country tasks will give you the opportunity to gain an overview of compliance matters from different organisational angles and create meaningful synergies. You will also be in contact with various Group and Country departments giving you valuable insights into Heidelberg Materials’ business and operations.

You will be part of the Group Compliance & Data Protection team and report directly to the Head of Compliance & Data Protection. The position is located in Heidelberg, Germany, but requires frequent traveling to Africa (up to 50% of your working time). A willingness to relocate in the future is a prerequisite for this position.

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