Director, Investigations & Risk Mitigation in Cleveland, OH at Arconic

Date Posted: 7/10/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Cleveland, OH
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  • Experience:
    At least 7 year(s)
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Job Description

  • The Director of Investigations and Risk Mitigation will report to Arconic’s Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer (“CECO”) and be responsible for supervising the internal investigations [and resolutions] program and conducting internal investigations, working in coordination with the CECO, the Ethics and Compliance team, and other Company stakeholders such as Internal Audit, Finance, Procurement, Security, HR, and other functional Resource Units (RUs). The position currently has two direct reports: a fraud investigator and an investigations analyst.
  • Position will be based in Cleveland, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, or Fairfax County, Virginia.
Major Activities / Key Challenges:
  • Responsible for the Company’s investigations program and process for the internal investigation of allegations of violations of law, Arconic’s Code of Conduct, and Values or Policies that are brought forward through Arconic’s Integrity Line or through any other means
  • Conduct, coordinate, and oversee all investigations within the scope of the Ethics and Compliance mandate
  • Prepare investigation plans, conduct interviews and document reviews, analyze all relevant information, prepare draft investigation reports, and present conclusions and findings in precise and clear manner
  • Triage and assign cases to trained investigators and oversee them to ensure that investigations are timely conducted in accordance with internal procedures and best practices
  • Oversee Arconic’s Integrity Line that provides 24/7 ability for employees and others to ask questions and raise concerns
  • Create and update standard investigations procedures, escalation process, and investigation templates
  • Oversee field investigators, including HR professionals, and work with E&C’s Director of Communications and Training to conduct training on how to conduct an investigation, report-writing and related techniques, and develop risk mitigation plans
  • Coordinate with Internal Audit, T&E, Finance, Procurement, Legal, and the Business, as appropriate, to ensure that issues, gaps and trends identified through investigations and other means are understood, timely addressed and that mechanisms are in place to monitor the effectiveness of process improvements
  • Working with key stakeholders and the E&C team, develop and support the risk assessment process for the identification and prioritization of key risk areas across the organization to strengthen controls and policies and procedures, and increase training and communications as needed
  • Support periodic reviews of the Company’s self-assessment on its Anti-Corruption and E&C Program and provide updates to Internal Audit, as needed
  • Support the CECO on regular reports and presentations to the CEO, CFO, CLO and GC, and other senior business leaders, and on any other projects requiring support
Essential Knowledge & Skills / Education:
  • A critical thinker with excellent analytical, problem solving, and trend-spotting skills
  • Proven excellence in investigative research: including conducting witness interviews, ability to analyze and distill all reliable and relevant documents (i.e. policies, procedures, emails, data files, invoices, business documents, etc.), and make judgments based on evidence presented
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct best practices and timely internal investigations with a high level of integrity, professionalism, objectivity, fairness, and discretion in a multi-cultural non-law enforcement environment
  • Strong cross-functional collaboration and teamwork skills, ability to influence others and instill trust
  • Ability to prepare high quality written reports of an investigation that provide a cohesive summary of the allegations, investigation steps, conclusions and any required corrective actions
  • Understanding of applicable legal and policy requirements pertaining to the conduct of investigations including in areas involving employee interviews, data privacy, and labor and employment requirements; ability to monitor changes in such laws and policies and provide guidance to colleagues with respect to such changes
  • Ability to manage a multi-faceted program
  • Understanding of forensic analysis associated with investigations
  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic multidisciplinary global team environment with minimal supervision
  • Self-starter with a high energy level
  • Ability to handle a large and varied caseload simultaneously, to prioritize, and to multitask
  • Excellent presentation, communication, and people skills with the ability to work effectively at all levels of an organization
  • Strong financial, business literacy, and organizational skills
  • Ability to facilitate and conduct training sessions involving employees at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to meet or exceed deadlines and to maintain flexibility
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Professional fluency in English
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution
  • Ability to travel as required

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 7 years of Human Resources, Finance, Compliance, or Financial Audit experience
  • Minimum 4 years of investigations experience
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree such as Law, Accounting, CPA, Finance/Controllership, Human Resources
  • Ability to speak additional languages
  • Experience motivating or managing others


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