Regional Compliance Leader - EMEA (m\w\d)

Wabtec Corporation



Position summary

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at:

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

The Regional Compliance Leader (EMEA) will be tasked with helping to ensure the implementation and operationalization of Wabtec’s Compliance Program into business units operating within EMEA. Candidates should have substantive experience working within a regulatory compliance function and knowledge of compliance regulations, especially those relating to anti-bribery, competition, data privacy, and human rights.

Location Germany (Leipzig, Munich, Bochum preferred) or France

Key responsibilities include:

  • Serve as the primary compliance focal point for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA)
  • Identify applicable local laws and regulations and help lead compliance efforts with those laws and regulations
  • Help to ensure the implementation and operationalization of Global Compliance Program into business units within EMEA
  • Help to facilitate compliance training and communications to employees and relevant third parties within the EMEA region
  • Help to organize and facilitate “Compliance Week” in EMEA
  • Promote a culture of compliance and integrity
  • Assist with the development and implementation of compliance policies and procedures
  • Assist with compliance risk assessments and compliance reviews
  • Lead regional compliance review committees
  • Serve as primary reviewer and approver of routine business courtesy requests for EMEA
  • Address questions and provide guidance to employees on compliance-related policies and procedures
  • Help monitor compliance with applicable policies and procedures, especially those related to local laws
  • Support the Company’s adoption of tools and technologies that support the Global Compliance Program
  • Work collaboratively with other functions (e.g. HR, Audit and Finance) and other key stakeholders to appropriately document and respond to compliance issues and concerns

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in legal from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in general compliance, compliance operations or legal operations within the multinational companies
  • Strong cross-countries expertise across EMEA region
  • Ability to drive the compliance processes implementation
  • Knowledge of industrial environment will be a plus
  • Strong computer proficiency, particularly in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Fluent in English and French, any additional languages will be an advantage

Legal authorization to work in EU is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

*Please note that we do not accept agency candidate submissions without a formalized agreement with Wabtec Talent Acquisition. If you are an agency/third party Recruiter and have not been engaged by Wabtec for this search, we do not owe you a fee if you submit a candidate to the applicant tracking system that is ultimately hired.


Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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About the company

Industry: Industrial: Equipment Manufacturing

At Wabtec, we are in the business of realizing potential. Our employees are the architects of the future. Go just about anywhere and you’ll find us. If you want to move and improve the world, start here.