Position location is flexible: PA, DC, NY or Denver.


The Director, Assistant General Counsel for Compliance directs and provides legal advice and guidance on the company’s ethics and compliance program, serving as the primary resource on questions regarding compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act and the Office of Foreign Assets Control,  economic sanctions laws and similar requirements on a global basis. This professional directly manages investigations for the company, oversees the management of the reporting hotline and investigation triage process, may directly investigate some matters, and reports regularly on investigation data and trends to the executive committee and the Board as appropriate. The successful candidate will have experience developing, managing an ethics and compliance program for a publicly traded company, and/or experience advising a publicly traded company in the development and management of their ethics and compliance program.


The Director and Assistant General Counsel for Compliance also provides strategic legal advice and guidance for all company data protection and privacy issues. The successful candidate for this role will assist in the development and implementation of the company’s privacy and data security program, data handling practices, procedures, legal controls and obligations; provide advice and guidance related to compliance with international, federal and state privacy regulations and laws; and assist in the negotiation of complex agreements related to digital advertising, transfer of data, use of data, security terms, and a range of other consumer privacy and information security issues.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:  

Summary of major duties:

Legal leadership and management

•    Provide strategic legal counsel and advice to key internal business partners regarding issues implicating ethics and compliance, including strategic risk                    assessments
•    Develop and manage compliance policies and processes
•    Develop and deliver compliance oversight training, materials and tools 
•    Provide legal review and analysis of various compliance processes, including due diligence, reporting requirements and expense approvals
•    Provide supervision of other compliance professionals within the legal department
•    Lead and conducts internal investigations of violations of the code of conduct, internal policies, and laws
•    Assist with and support governmental inquiries and investigations 

Other legal areas of focus for management

•    Monitor company compliance with cross-border data transfer restrictions and data localization requirements with respect to both intra-company transfers and            transfers to third parties
•    Assist in the review and coordination of potential privacy or data security incidents, including investigations, notifications, and other resolution efforts
•    Conduct regular risk assessments and develop related risk mitigation plans
•    Monitor current and evolving statutes, regulations, and case law and help to identify legal issues of critical importance to the company

Department Management

•    Manage senior manager for ethics and compliance and co-manage paralegal support
•    Oversee outside counsel
•    Manage legal budget and deliver support within budget parameters


Experience Requirements:  


•    Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school
•    Admission to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or eligible for admission on proof of practice elsewhere


•    10+ years of relevant legal experience 
•    Demonstrated experience in effective interactions with senior leaders
•    Consistent ability to build relationships and leverage partners and advisors 

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities:  


•    Strong technical skills, sharp intellect, and experience to resolve difficult, complex legal and business problems
•    Ability to influence executives and managers across cultures and geographies in connection with implementation and advancement of the company’s compliance         program 
•    Impeccable integrity and great judgment
•    The ability to devise effective, pragmatic and creative solutions to business and legal matters
•    Effective communication at all levels of the organization
•    Ability to analyze business processes and to recommend and implement process improvements
•    Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
•    Self-motivated with ability to prioritize multiple activities simultaneously 
•    Strong business acumen 
•    Bias towards action and drive for results
•    Flexible and comfortable with ambiguity
•    Confidence to state an independent point of view
•    Open, collaborative approach and communication style
•    Global mindset – understands and adapts to business differences across regions 
•    Works cooperatively as a member of a team and is committed to the overall team objectives rather than own interests
•    Strong desire for personal and professional development






The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of The Hershey Company is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual’s race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other categories protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veterans

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