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Company: Toyota Industries

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  • Business Card Title: Vice President, North America Regional Chief Compliance Officer
  • Internal Job Level: Vice President
  • Department: Corporate Compliance
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Reports To: Global Chief Compliance Officer


Toyota Industries North America, Inc. (TINA or the Company) is an American Holding Company providing shared professional services to all North American entities of Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO), headquartered in Japan. The Company is headquartered in Columbus, IN and provides shared services in the fields of Information Technology, Accounting/Finance, Tax, Internal Audit, Legal, Risk/Insurance, Compliance and Human Resources.


The North America Regional Chief Compliance Officer (NA RCCO) is charged with overseeing TICO’s North America compliance program and ensuring compliance with laws, regulations, and TICO policies. The NA RCCO will also be charged with overseeing all compliance program transformation, remediation and enhancement initiatives in the region. The NA RCCO will help ensure the Company identifies timely and responds promptly to compliance risks within the region and will be responsible for reporting key compliance topics to the global parent organization in Japan and the North America subsidiary Boards of Directors, as appropriate. In addition to ensuring TICO’s North America compliance program is designed and operating effectively, the NA RCCO’s primary mission is to foster a strong culture of compliance through effective leadership from the top-and at every level of the organization-that encourages employees to act with integrity and raise compliance concerns without delay.


  • Represent the Company in dealings with regulators (as needed) to communicate status of compliance program enhancements, remediation, and implementation efforts.
  • Work closely with the Global Chief Compliance Officer (GCCO) and executive management of North America companies, the Boards of Directors of the subsidiary companies, regulatory compliance groups, and other regional compliance leadership teams in the region to ensure compliance activities are aligned with TICO’s overall strategic goals and objectives.
  • Serve as an active, standing member of TICO’s Global Compliance Committee.
  • Provide periodic compliance updates to the North America Boards of Directors, as appropriate.
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the business (along with TICO’s Global and other Regional Compliance Groups) on compliance topics and compliance risks.
  • Design, improve, and operationalize an effective and sustainable ethics and compliance program, in collaboration with internal stakeholders, such as management, Legal, HR, and Finance and Accounting.
  • Oversee all elements of the Company’s ethics and compliance program within the North America region, including:
    • Development of North America compliance communications plan, strategy, and tone from the top / tone from the middle communications.
    • Deployment of compliance risk assessments and evaluation of internal compliance controls, including around third-party risk assessment and due diligence.
    • Oversight of compliance helpline, whistleblower reporting, and investigations protocols and case management activities.
    • Implementation and updates to ethics and compliance-related policies.
    • Development and roll-out of ethics and compliance-related training plans and programs.
  • Work with the Company’s executives to ensure the Company has adequate compliance resources to identify and adhere to applicable legal and regulatory requirements and industry standards.
  • Oversee a team of regional compliance department specialists, including subsidiary and/or subject matter-specific compliance officers. Ensure appropriate resources and oversight over high-risk / high-priority areas (e.g., environmental, emissions) and establish active reporting lines with specialists overseeing such areas to ensure that any issues are escalated without delay.
  • Establish and maintain effective lines of communication for reporting ethics and compliance-related developments, initiatives, trends, patterns, and concerns – both within North America (including to management as necessary) as well as globally (to GCCO, TICO Compliance Committee, and Board of Directors).


  • Extensive ethics and compliance background, including corporate compliance program design, implementation, and oversight.
  • Educational Background:
    • Required: Bachelor’s degree in law, business, finance, or a related field.
    • Preferred: Juris Doctor (JD) or Master of Business Administration (MBA).
  • Professional Expertise:
    • Required: Significant experience in ethics and compliance with large multinational organizations, preferably in manufacturing with operations in multiple countries. This experience to include a minimum of 5 years in corporate leadership oversight role for compliance, managing and leading big teams.
    • Preferred: 15+ years of progressive experience (including senior / executive management roles) in ethics and compliance for large organizations.
  • Professional Certifications:
    • Preferred: Certified Compliance Ethics Professional (CCEP), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), or similar.
  • Leadership Skills: Proven ability to lead cross-functional teams, guiding them toward shared compliance goals and fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment. Strong commitment to professionalism, integrity, and maintaining strict confidentiality.
    • Preferred: Experience managing and/or reporting to global teams across different geographies.
  • Risk Management / Regulatory Understanding:
    • Required: Experience overseeing complex, global compliance programs, as well as experience executing/overseeing comprehensive compliance risk assessments to evaluate compliance program effectiveness, identify applicable compliance risks, and develop and monitor appropriate risk mitigation measures.
    • Preferred: Experience managing compliance programs in complex industry and/or large organization.
  • Communication Skills:
    • Required: Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to effectively convey regulatory changes, compliance requirements, and strategic responses to internal and external stakeholders.
    • Preferred: Proficiency in Japanese language.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Strong interpersonal skills, fostering positive working relationships with colleagues, leadership, regulatory agencies, and external partners.
  • Process Improvement Skills: Exhibit a track record of driving process improvements, showcasing an ability to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in meeting compliance objectives.
  • Analytical Acumen: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, enabling the critical evaluation of compliance data and the identification of effective solutions to complex challenges.


  • The NA RCCO role is based at TINA’s headquarters in Columbus, IN, USA (which is near Indianapolis, IN). Preference will be given to candidates who are physically located in (or able to relocate to) the Columbus / Indianapolis, IN area.
  • A hybrid work arrangement may be possible and will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.


  • Travel may be required up to 25-50%. Most travel is within North America (predominantly US) to subsidiary locations, but periodic international travel (including to Japan) will also be required as part of this position.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, and communicate verbally and in writing. Manual dexterity and coordination are required to operate standard office equipment such as computer keyboard, calculator, and printer.

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