Ethics, due diligence and responsible purchasing in-house Counsel / Officer (M/F)

Bordeaux CDD (12 Months)

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About Automotive Cells Company - ACC

ACC (Automotive Cells Company) was created in the summer of 2020 as part of the European Battery Alliance to enable the emergence of a major European player in the design and manufacture of highly innovative battery cells and modules for electric vehicles. The ACC project, which is based on a very strong R&D dimension with an R&D center and a pilot plant in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region (near Bordeaux and Angoulême), is in line with the energy transition and greenhouse gas emission reduction objectives of the EU and its member states, in line with the Paris Agreement and the Green Deal. Three projects for the construction of large-scale production plants for cells and modules, gigafactories, are planned in the Hauts-de-France region (Billy-Berclau - Douvrin), in Kaiserslautern in Germany and in Termoli in Italy.


Our Ambition: To be the European leader in battery cells and modules for electric cars, enabling cleaner and more affordable mobility for as many people as possible.


The pillars of our ambition: To be an innovative and high-tech center of excellence, to be competitive and produce more affordable automotive batteries than ever before, to act in an ethically and environmentally responsible way in our business and supply chain, to create highly qualified job opportunities.

Job description

Reporting to the Legal Director within the General Secretariat, in a context of building the supplier base and of strong requirements for the implementation of a “responsible” supply chain, you will work in close collaboration with the ACC Purchasing Department, the CSR Manager, the Quality Department and the Supply Chain team.

Your first mission is the implementation of ACC's vigilance plan in its supply chain.


You will be required to carry out the following tasks to assist in the implementation, deployment and monitoring of the group's compliance mechanisms:

·        Mapping of corruption and due diligence risks.

·        Drafting of codes of conduct, charters and procedures.

·        Regulatory monitoring and impact analysis notes.

·        Conducting training and awareness sessions.

·        Implementation of alert processing tools.

·        Diagnosis of maturity.

·        Compliance audits of the vigilance system.

·        Monitoring of deployment and reporting.

More generally, you will participate in ensuring the company’s legal security. In this capacity, you may be required to validate, draft and negotiate contracts and ensure their follow-up.


 Implementation of the Due Diligence program in the supply chain

·        Participate in the self-assessment on the degree of maturity / Carry out the diagnosis of maturity in terms of due diligence in the supply chain, based on the two OECD guides (OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct and OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas) and the future European regulation on batteries.

·        Participate in the development and operational implementation of ACC's supply chain vigilance plan.

·        Complete the analysis of supplier risks from a duty of care perspective.

·        Support operational staff in the implementation of compliance procedures (Purchasing, Quality and Supply Chain departments); Assist them in improving the evaluation of sensitive and/or critical third parties.

o  Qualification and monitoring of suppliers in the Responsible Business Conduct field of the ACC Responsible Purchasing Charter.

o  Audits in the process of selecting suppliers in compliance with the regulatory expectations in terms of duty of care.

o  Contribution to the implementation of the Responsible Purchasing control plan under the supervision of the Raw Material expert.

o  Involvement in supplier performance evaluation campaigns.

·        Monitoring of Responsible Purchasing performance indicators related to Due Diligence.

·        Preparation of internal reporting.

·        Ensure compliance with laws (SAPIN 2, anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing, RGPD General Data Protection Regulation, etc.).




·        5 years of higher education in business law or business ethics. Or

·        Master's degree in responsible purchasing, business school or post-graduate degree in risk management / internal control / internal audit / compliance / anti-corruption, with excellent legal knowledge.

Specific Knowledge for this position

You are perfectly familiar with the “Sapin 2” law, the law on the duty of care and all the international and European regulations in the field.

You are familiar with the issues related to responsible sourcing and sustainable procurement.

You have already had initial experience in the implementation, monitoring, or control of a company's vigilance system within the compliance department of a large group or a law or auditing firm or an NGO specialized in these issues

Autonomous, rigorous, organized, a good communicator and pedagogue, you have a taste for teamwork and cross-functional projects.

Good writing skills, ability to summarize and analyze.

Reactivity and ability to listen.

Your English is excellent (working language in a very international environment).

Mastery of the Office package.

German is a plus.

Partial remote working possible (days to be fixed with the tutor/manager)

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CDD (12 Months)
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