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Global Ethics and Compliance Specialist

Date: Apr 4, 2021

Location: Benton Harbor, MI, US, 49022-2692

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 41070 

Whirlpool Corporation is consistently recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Our values are the driving force behind everything we do. Respect, integrity, diversity and inclusion, teamwork and the spirit of winning propel our teams to excellence. Get to know us and see what it's like to be part of the world's leading major home appliance company.

Global Ethics & Compliance Specialist 


Function Overview
Support the Global Ethics & Compliance team in the areas of: administration and data analytics for the Whirlpool Integrity Line (i.e., global hotline); provide programs & systems support; training administration and delivery; global communications plan execution.  Operational support to Global Ethics & Compliance Practice Group (center of excellence), including records retention, document management, template maintenance, and preparation of presentations and other materials.


Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain discretion and highest levels of integrity, managing potentially sensitive and confidential information on a regular basis
  • Global hotline administration, including case triage, and metrics reporting and data analytics
  • Preparation of governance and reporting documentation, including Audit Committee, Ethics & Compliance Steering Committee, and Global Ethics & Compliance Committee materials and documentation; maintenance of governance and reporting documentation and all relevant forms and templates
  • Compliance training program administration and support, including support online training deployment; tracking in-person training; partnering with HR, HR Operations, Learning and Development (L&D), Communications, and Compliance subject matter experts (SMEs) for curriculum and content development; maintenance of training records and materials
  • Maintaining Global Ethics & Compliance Practice Group documentation and working files, shared drive, and practice group training materials, policies, and procedures
  • Project management support to Global Ethics & Compliance initiatives, including support and maintenance of Integrity Manual risk owner management system and related templates and records
  • Manage the Ethics & Compliance website (internal), including ensuring compliance information (policies, training, etc) is up to date, partnering with Communications, Global Information Systems (GIS)
  • Work with Corporate Communications to manage changes to the portal and (external) compliance resources
  • Generally support and track execution of Global Ethics & Compliance Communications strategy in close partnering with Communications
  • Maintain the interactive version of the Integrity Manual
  • Support management of key vendor relationships (including SAI (online training), NAVEX (hotline), KPMG (investigations support))
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other corporate functions, including IR, HR, Finance, Communications, on centralized projects related to ethics and compliance


 Minimum Requirements 

  • Bachelor's degree, or in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree a Paralegal degree or Compliance Certificate and 5+ years experience in a publicly traded company
  • 2+ years experience as an analyst, project manager, paralegal, compliance or audit professional, or executive administrative assistant experience in corporate office environment

Preferred Requirements

  • LMS (Learning Management System) knowledge 
  • Technical experience needed:
  • Advanced knowledge of Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites
  • Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Adobe Pro
  • Data mining and analytics
  • Strong communication skills, written and oral
  • Self motivated with a high level of independence and accountability
  • Project Management skills and strong sense of organization
  • Ability to work with colleagues across all locations and all levels of the organization from peer groups to senior leadership



About us

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, with approximately $20 billion in annual sales, 77,000 employees and 59 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2019. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. Additional information about the company can be found at    


At Whirlpool Corporation, we believe that all people matter. Celebrating diversity and including thousands of perspectives empower us to create products that blend into every concept of home. Whirlpool 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 Veteran status. 

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