Compliance - Regulatory Officer (M/F)

Grenoble, France
10 days ago
Full time role


Verkor is a French industrial company set to amplify battery cell production. ...

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Job Description

Verkor is a French industrial company aiming to pioneer low-carbon battery manufacturing in France. With the backing of prominent industrial companies such as Renault Group, Plastic Omnium and Schneider Electric, Verkor intends to electrify the future of European mobility.

With over 350 experts from 38 different countries, our endeavor is to unite exceptional global talent to bring this ambitious and innovative project to life. Our strong and agile international team continues to grow and adapt to new challenges. Based in Grenoble (France), we have recently started operations our Verkor Innovation Centre (R&D centre and 4.0 pilot line).

We now focus on building the world’s most modern and efficient Gigafactory in Dunkirk (France). With this facility, our ambition is an initial annual production of 16 Gwh of lithium-ion batteries by 2025, thus powering 300,000 electric vehicles annually.  

In joining us you will actively participate in this breathtaking industrial adventure to shape the future of European mobility.

About this role :

  • We have an exciting opportunity for a Compliance - Regulatory Officer to join our Legal team.

    As such, you will assist the Head of Legal in providing very extensive and wide support to Verkor on Compliance and Regulatory matters.
    We are looking for someone to develop and standardize compliance topics (including anti-bribery policy, fraud risk, supporting the ESG team, QMS, etc.) in the context of the automotive and energy industries. You will be a key person in the implementation of regulatory compliance tools, processes, and trainings in our organization.
    By joining Verkor, you will play a key role in the transformation to a carbon-free economy by accelerating the switch to electric mobility.
    This role can be based either in Grenoble (French Alps) or at the future gigafactory located in Bourbourg, on the outskirts of Dunkirk (North of France).

Responsibilities :

  • Provide expert compliance advice, guidance, and support in implementing and enforcing Verkor’s broad Compliance, Sustainability, and ESG commitments.
  • Plan compliance roadmaps according to regulatory requirements and Verkor strategy and governance.
  • Provide advice to the organization on Environmental, Battery, Product Regulatory, and General Compliance issues. Advise on all matters pertaining to Battery and Environmental Regulations, as well as Compliance, including, specifically, in the context of supplier selection and due diligence.
  • Advise the organization on the implementation of the U.N. Principles on Human Rights, OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains, OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct, EU Battery Regulation, and Critical Raw Materials Act, including, specifically, in the context of conducting supply chain due diligence.
  • Monitor Compliance, Environmental and Battery regulatory laws and regulations and educate colleagues on the developments in the fast-changing regulatory landscape.
  • In close cooperation with the Sustainability team, cooperate in the execution of the Sustainability agenda.
  • Work with internal stakeholders on a broad scope of compliance issues, including Health Safety and Environment, Human Resources, and Diversity Equity and Inclusion.
  • For any of the compliance sectors listed above: provide legal advice, conduct supply chain audits, implement compliance tools and adequate risk management procedures, draft internal and external policies, conduct internal trainings, and generally advise the organization on related matters.

Qualifications and skills :

  • Master’s degree in Law, ideally from a reputable top-notch university
  • At least 4+ years of experience, with preferably experience in General and Regulatory Compliance. Knowledge of the automotive and/or energy industries is a strong plus.
  • First-rate knowledge of Environmental, Battery, Product Regulatory, and/or Compliance laws and regulations in the EU.
  • Familiarity with comparable laws and regulations in other parts of the world would have a strong preference.
  • Top-level analytical, counseling, negotiating, communication, and interpersonal skills with sound legal and ethical judgment
  • Ability to identify legal and compliance risks, define mitigating actions, plan and execute actions.
  • Ability to manage assigned tasks in an assertive, efficient, and timely manner.
  • Adaptable and able to work in a busy and demanding environment

Extra skills that would be strong assets :

  • As we will develop an Industry 4.0 plant, an experience working in a startup environment or in digitization/data and management/IP fields
  • Knowledge of another European language would be a strong asset
  • Dual qualification in civil and common law jurisdictions
  • Knowledge / exposure to energy (battery)-related European regulation, recycling, local content, and sustainability considerations
  • Experience with complex shareholder agreements, SPV structures, and offtake agreement negotiations.

Why join us?

Strong company spirit and culture settle down around our 4 values:
We promote personal initiative and give everyone the means to contribute to the company's success.
We're committed to transparent communication: we say what we think, and we mean what we say.
Team Spirit
Everyone, in their role, is an ambassador for the company. At Verkor, success is most definitely a team sport!
We're all working towards a common goal: a sustainable future, which we're building one step at a time.

Attractive work conditions*
- Stimulating work environment: pleasant offices, multicultural and motivated team
- Live and work in the Green Capital of Europe
- Lunch vouchers
- 50% of local transportation costs financed
- 5 weeks of holidays per year + 2 weeks of compensation time (RTT).
- Industry-leading healthcare
- Opportunities to network and connect with worldwide experts

For more info on the company, please visit us at
*all positions are open to individuals possessing a Recognition of the Status of Disabled Worker (RQTH)
*conditions may apply depending on type of contract

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