Sr. Manager Forensics & Investigations

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Country: Germany (DE) 
City: Köln
Worksite / Location: Cologne Ossendorf 


Job Function: Legal 
Job Discipline: Regulatory Affairs/Compliance 
Job Family: Corporate Affairs/Communications


Founded in 1929, Yazaki is a Japanese full systems supplier of wire harness, electrical, data products and solutions enabling vehicle electrification, connectivity, and autonomy integration. More than 235,000 committed and highly motivated employees in 45 countries make us one of the most successful international automotive suppliers. Join a family-owned company committed to being environmentally friendly in every aspect of its business, contributing to society, and inspiring trust. In order to further strengthen the regional, decentral Compliance Management System (CMS) and to support the EMEA Compliance team we are looking for a:


Senior Manager Forensics and Investigations (m/f/d)

Location: Cologne, Germany (possibility to partially work remote)


In this role, you will report to the Head of Compliance in Europe and functionally shape important parts of Yazaki’s Compliance Management System.


Your responsibilities:


  • Operating and continuously improving the regional Whistleblowing Management System with a high degree of independence.

  • Fostering a speak-up culture, supporting and protecting whistleblowers and making sure that reports of wrongdoing are dealt with in a proper and timely manner  

  • Design and implementation of Whistleblowing policies, guidelines, processes and controls in line with applicable laws and regulations

  • Design of Whistleblowing training & communication concepts and providing trainings for management, central functions and decentral organization

  • Operating all elements of the Whistleblowing Process, in particular receiving, assessing and addressing reports on wrongdoing as well as concluding whistleblowing cases and related remediation

  • Close cooperation with counterparts in individual EMEA countries, in particular with a view to the legally compliant design and operation of the whistleblowing process and related governance

  • Preparing, coordinating and implementing investigations in line with legal requirements and best practices, as well as acting as the central point of expertise and contact for external authorities

  • Acting as the center of expertise for forensic analysis, both in relation to investigations as well as detective and preventive controls, including related IT  

  • Close cross-functional cooperation with internal stakeholders, management and coordination of external advisors 

  • Regular / ad hoc reporting to the Board of Directors, including related Whistleblowing KPIs

  • Continuous Improvement of the Whistleblowing System


Your profile:


  • Experienced Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) with a Master’s Degree in Criminology or comparable qualification

  • At least 7-10 years of international professional experience in Whistleblowing Management Systems / Investigations (in-house compliance department, business consulting firm, law enforcement)

  • Track record in managing and conducting international internal investigations (“whistleblowing”), including related legal requirements and dealings with public enforcement authorities

  • Expert skills in investigation strategies, interview techniques, forensic analysis and related IT, Whistleblowing Hotlines and Case Management Systems as well as Fraud Management

  • Thorough understanding and experience regarding the integration of Whistleblowing Systems in Compliance Management Systems

  • Thorough understanding of corporate governance, internal control and risk management standards 

  • Very strong project management, conceptual and communication skills as well as empathy, emotional intelligence and intercultural competence

  • Professional independence, trustworthiness and impartiality

  • Pragmatic, systematic, independent and accurate way of working and a obliging manner

  • Business fluent in English



What we offer:


  • Competitive compensation and benefits package.

  • Opportunities for professional development and education.

  • A dynamic and collaborative work environment.

  • The opportunity to be at the forefront of automotive innovations with Yazaki. 


At Yazaki, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all, regardless of race, skin color, religion, gender, age, marital status, origin, disability, disadvantage, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.

Equal treatment applies to all aspects of the employment relationship. We look forward to receiving your application and getting to know you. 

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