Group Ethics & Compliance Officer

Royal De Heus is a privately held family company which was founded in The Netherlands in 1911. Over the more than 100 years of its existence and especially in the last two decades, De Heus has expanded from a nationally oriented compound feed manufacturer into a quality driven multinational animal nutrition provider. With almost 60 production locations in more than 15 countries and trading activities in over 75 countries, over 6.000 employees within De Heus contribute daily to the company’s objectives and ambition.

De Heus is a family-run business. For four generations, we have been working as entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. As a family owned company De Heus has a long-term focus, expanding and developing its business and providing customers with excellent products and services, which add value at farm level, therewith helping to farmers to grow their business. De Heus believes in doing business in a responsible and sustainable way, by finding the right balance between people,  progress, profit and planet. Thinking about the needs of future generations, feeding the world, and the company’s role in society are important to De Heus, its employees and its owners.

With the exciting growth of the company over the past years in many new jurisdictions, also the necessity for adequate controls has increased. Moreover the growth ambition of the organization will drive the urgency of being compliant up to the next level.

Therefore De Heus is now looking to reinforce its team with a

Group Ethics & Compliance Officer

Pragmatic and hands-on professional
What will you be doing as a Group Ethics & Compliance Officer?

You will work together with the Group Legal Department to develop, set up and implement the E&C policy for the Royal De Heus group worldwide. You will create alignment between the company policy and operational risk and controls. Building a practical and pragmatic E&C policy while leaving room for the cultural differences within the globally spread out markets the organization operates in. You will report to the Group Legal Director and be granted direct access to the Board of Directors and the Group’s senior management.

What do we ask from you as a Group Ethics & Compliance Officer?

We are looking for an entrepreneurial professional, with a track record of success in a similar role (preferably 8+ years experience), developing and implementing compliance programs in an international context. You have extensive knowledge of the legal framework that covers the E&C scope and experience specifically with risk monitoring and reporting, in addition to developing communication and learning programs.

Working closely with different stakeholders, you are determined to deliver high-quality work. Key to your success will be your ability to communicate effectively and build trust quickly with key stakeholders, in addition to a flexible and self-driven approach. You feel comfortable working independently in a global, multicultural environment  in a proactive and autonomous manner. This role requires you to have a high level of personal integrity and reliability. Furthermore, you recognize yourself as being business oriented and ambitious.

Note that international travel may likely be required for this role.

  What do we offer you as a Group Ethics & Compliance Officer?

  • a senior and independent role as E&C professional. You will be able to see your contribution to the overall success of the development of the E&C policy and to enjoy having access to a high-profile board and senior management team;
  • a truly international company, where E&C is strongly supported;
  • project based for 9 months to maximum 1 year (depending on full or part time engagement), minimum availability 3 days per week (4 to 5 days is preferred);
  • we offer you the option of a fixed-term contract, but are also open to discussing an interim or zzp type of arrangement.


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Would you like to know more about this vacancy? Please contact Harald van Hoorn, Group Director Legal, phone +31 (0) 651389678 or e-mail:

Would you like to know more about the recruitment procedure, please contact HR by phone +31 318 6775541 or e-mail

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