BASF Compliance Manager - Iselin, NJ in Iselin, New Jersey

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Compliance Manager (1804772) Iselin, NJ

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Reporting to a senior lawyer on the BASF North American legal staff, we are seeking a professional like you to provide commodities market regulatory compliance oversight to the BASF metals trading business (“CCM”) in the United States and Japan.

Duties & Responsibilities:

· Make regular reports to management regarding new regulatory developments and the status of the Metals Trading Business’ Compliance programs.

· Act as CCM’s primary North American point of contact with the Global Coordinator, Commodities Market Regulations Compliance in Germany; Coordinate with other regional compliance professionals in Houston and London regarding regulatory issues that impact their respective businesses and regions;

· Monitor and keep the business advised of relevant developments in commodity markets regulations;

· Monitor changes to existing or new business practices and products to ensure that compliance guidance, training and oversight are adjusted accordingly;

· Oversee communications to ensure compliance with applicable market rules and regulations;

· Sample trading activities to ensure that execution, booking, reporting and record keeping are in accordance with the applicable regulations;

· Act as the key liaison with the CFTC and SROs and respond to CFTC and SRO correspondence and queries;

· Assist with the management of regulatory relationships, including visits, investigations, enquiries, and routine reporting;

· Identify regulatory compliance issues requiring the establishment of cross-functional teams (e.g. AML, tax, risk management and finance);

· Lead or support compliance related projects, including cross-functional teams, to ensure complete and efficient resolution of open issues;

· Provide proactive regulatory advice to business managers and support functions;

· Assist the business in complying with all relevant regulations and provide the necessary advice and guidance to help ensure that appropriate operating procedures and controls are in place;

· Update and maintain the list of authorized traders for BIT Corporation

· Work with the Regional Controller to develop and maintain Departmental policies and procedures, which are consistent with BASF Group’s global commodities market regulations compliance policies;

· Develop policies and procedures to support trading in CME contracts and financially settled and physical OTC trading activities;

· Ensure that CFTC and SRO mandated records are properly updated and maintained; and

· Provide compliance training on relevant regulations, BASF policies, procedures to meet the needs of CCM and BASF.

Qualifications:

· 7 years of experience at the compliance function in a commodities trading firm, experience in a producer/consumer/manufacturer a plus;

· Proficiency in commodities trading and market regulations

· Familiarity with ISDAs and EFRPs;

· Specific experience with regulatory issues related to the CFTC, NFA, CEA, and the Dodd Frank Act (experience with MiFID II, MiFIR and the EU Benchmarking Regulation is a plus);

· Solid experience with the CME (experience with the LME and TOCOM is a plus);

· Strong communication skills (written and oral) are required;

· A commitment to client service in a fast-paced business environment;

· Demonstrated well-developed real-world business judgment;

· Demonstrated ability to effectively influence and communicate and interact with all levels of personnel and management, including senior executives;

· Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders;

· A team-oriented, collaborative work style;

· Initiative and the ability to work independently and make autonomous decisions;

· Strong interpersonal skills;

· A desire to learn new and challenging areas of regulation; and

· The ability to manage a diverse workload and work under pressure with tight deadlines.

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Job: LEIN - Legal & Insurance

Organization: G-FLN/BC-Legal Commercial-60000233

Title: Compliance Manager - Iselin, NJ

Location: NJ-Iselin

Requisition ID: 1804772