Director, Global Compliance Strategy



Brooklyn, NY
Full Time
3y ago

Company Description

Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. We build, power, and evolve the tools and technologies that connect entrepreneurs with buyers around the world. Etsy, Inc.'s 'house of brands' portfolio has expanded to now include four individually distinct ecommerce brands – Etsy, fashion resale marketplace Depop, musical instrument marketplace Reverb, and Brazil-based handmade goods marketplace Elo7. As an Etsy employee, you’ll tackle unique problems alongside talented coworkers committed to Keeping Commerce Human. We're large enough that you'll focus on meaningful, complex challenges, but small enough that you can make a rewarding impact.

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced compliance professional to oversee our global compliance program operations and advise our House of Brands on compliance risks. Our global enterprise team works across all of our marketplaces and offices worldwide so there will be opportunity to partner with and support each of Reverb, Elo7 and Depop as well as

As the Director of Global Compliance Strategy you will lead a team that is responsible for Etsy’s global compliance program and is a trusted advisor to the business. Do you find joy in solving complex compliance issues with pragmatic solutions? If so, this could be the perfect match.

Our compliance program covers areas including anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, fraud, sanctions, privacy, information security, acceptable use, payments, employment, third party management, product safety, and antitrust. We are the second line of our decentralized Compliance program, advising and overseeing first line operational compliance functions such as Trust & Safety, Payments, Privacy, Strategic Sourcing, Information Security, Human Resources, and Finance.

This is a full-time position reporting to the VP, Chief Compliance Officer. We are considering remote candidates based in the US for this position. Etsy offers three different work modes to meet the variety of needs and preferences of our team: Flex mode for candidates who are comfortable traveling to an office location 2+ times per week, Remote mode, and Office-based mode. Learn more about our flexible work modes and vaccination policy here.

About The Role
In this role you will:

  • Oversee the continuous improvement of our compliance program including the design and strategy of program operations

  • Lead the design, implementation, and integration of our compliance program at group subsidiaries

  • Advise first line risk owners, product/engineering teams, and the business on compliance risks and solutions

  • Synthesize regulatory and third party compliance requirements for first line/product teams and advise on design and implementation

  • Manage a global team based in several locales across different time zones

  • Balance critical thinking with detailed execution to help define the priorities, roadmaps, and processes to manage our enterprise compliance program.

  • Oversee a complex and highly matrixed work output of a small team.

  • Influence and mentor members of the larger cross-functional compliance team.

  • Assist Chief Compliance Officer in overall compliance strategy including investment and resourcing needs

  • Oversee corporate compliance investigations

  • Oversee and conduct the annual compliance program risk assessment and quarterly testing program

  • Prepare quarterly and annual board reports

  • Serve as a point of escalation for identified compliance issues

  • Provide oversight and quality control for compliance operations

  • Partner with Outside Counsel on evaluating emerging risks

  • Of course, this is just a sample of the kinds of work this role will require! You should assume that your role will encompass other tasks, too, and that your job duties and responsibilities may change from time to time at Etsy's discretion, or otherwise applicable with local law.



About You
Ideally you'll bring:

  • 10+ years of related experience both working in-house and risk consulting/forensics.

  • Experience working at a Big Four and/or in tech is a plus.

  • Experience designing, implementing, integrating, and managing global compliance programs.

  • Compliance related certifications (e.g. CFE, CCEP-I) a plus.

  • Experienced supportive people manager that loves to lead, develop, and mentor teams.

  • Work with leaders across the business to develop governance and structure around the compliance program.

  • Experience in a fast paced company, with a history of advising in real-time in meetings, including to the C-suite, providing accurate guidance and pragmatic solutions

  • Clearly understand business priorities and objectives, and focus your work to achieve practical and effective solutions.

  • Effective communicator with executive presence. Experienced speaking with technical partners, business leaders, first line teams, in plain English, without compliance jargon. Understand how to clearly articulate risk to clients and executives.

  • Analytical and data driven in your approach to Compliance management.

  • A commitment to Etsy’s mission, to Keep Commerce Human.

Additional Information

What's Next

If you're interested in joining the team at Etsy, please send a cover letter and resume telling us why you'd be right for the position. As you've hopefully seen already, Etsy is a place that values individuality and variety. We don't want you to be like everyone else -- we want you to be like you! So write to us and tell us what you're all about.

Our Promise

At Etsy, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace makes us a more relevant, more competitive, and more resilient company. We encourage people from all backgrounds, ages, abilities, and experiences to apply. Etsy is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or caregiver status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application and interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. While Etsy supports visa sponsorship, sponsorship opportunities may be limited to certain roles and skillsets.

For U.S. roles only:

Many Etsy roles are open to remote candidates, and you'll be able to identify which ones within the location header of each job description. We're open to remote hires from all U.S. states except Hawaii and Alaska. For candidates who will work remotely from Colorado, visit this link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.
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