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Compliance Manager at Sovrn (Greater Boulder Area, CO)

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About the Team 

The Legal & Compliance team supports Sovrn growth by providing oversight and guidance for operating in compliance with our contractual and regulatory obligations.  We help Sovrn teams understand the playing field, and participate in relationship building with our customers and partners.  Our goal is to assess and address business risk, working cross-functionally across teams while subscribing to Sovrn mission and values. 

About the Job 

As the Compliance Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring compliance operations are efficient and scalable, with an eye for process improvement opportunities.  You must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, cross-functional environment with an affinity for building relationships along with empathy for the challenges facing Sovrn’s internal business teams. 

What You’ll Be Doing: 

  • Serves as project manager for internal enterprise compliance initiatives, acting as the liaison between the Legal, Product, Engineering, Publisher Services, and Ad Operations teams. 
  • Oversees the management of data rights requests in order to ensure timely response and responsible data handling.
  • Develops, implements, and oversees control processes and systems to prevent violations of data and privacy laws and ensures Sovrn’s continued compliance with legal, and regulatory requirements. 
  • Develops, implements, and oversees control processes and systems to prevent violations of applicable certifications, such as TAG Compliance, DAA/EDAA, and participates in various working groups representing Sovrn's interests. 
  • Coordinate third-party audits, serving as the liaison between external auditors and the business teams required to support compliance.
  • Understands the technologies that create privacy and data security challenges in order to advise on compliance requirements. 
  • Assists in delivering company training on data privacy requirements and good advertising guidelines. 
  • Partners with Product Management to integrate Sovrn’s privacy compliance and risk management objectives into Sovrn’s product strategy.
  • Maintains a strong understanding of the changing privacy regulations related to Sovrn’s business (such as GDPR, CCPA). 

About You 

You are driven and have proven ability to efficiently manage a variety of projects with a timely, efficient manner with strong follow through skills. You have experience and expertise in data privacy and compliance, where you proactively implement processes with effective, measurable controls. You’re comfortable working with a wide variety of people, and respect the perspectives of those that disagree with you. Above all, you love learning, and sharing what you know. 

The successful candidate will have: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree; or equivalent experience working in Privacy and Compliance
  • Experience independently managing third-party audits 
  • High attention to detail and be able to process a high volume of information quickly and accurately 
  • Proactively review current procedures and confidently make recommendations for improvements with consideration to stakeholders 
  • Prioritize and strategically work through tasks with appropriate and dedicated urgency 
  • Possess strong business acumen and the ability to collaborate cross functionally 
  • Self-starter and organized with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong problem solving skills with creative approaches. 
  • Clear, concise and engaging written and oral communicator 
  • Dangerously curious, not afraid to ask questions, learn about our business, our technology 
  • Ability to build trust-based relationships to build on a culture of compliance and serve as a dependable resource to team 

Bonus Points: 

  • CIPM or CIPT Certification preferred
  • Experience maintaining compliance to, or operating under, industry self-regulatory frameworks (e.g., TAG, IAB, DAA, NAI, etc.)
  • Familiarity with current ad tech landscape and Sovrn’s value proposition in the market 
  • Specific knowledge/experience in ad serving and/or other advertising technology systems 

Position Reports to: Director, Privacy and Compliance 

Location: Boulder, Colorado

We understand that no candidate is perfectly qualified for any job. Experience comes in different forms; many skills are transferable; and passion goes a long way. Even more important than your resume is a clear demonstration of accountability impact, and the ability to thrive in a fluid and collaborative environment. We expect you to learn new things in this role, and we encourage you to apply if your experience is close to what we're looking for.

About Sovrn

Publishers create the content the world depends on for education, entertainment, and commerce. Sovrn provides products and services to tens of thousands of online publishers to help them grow, operate their business, understand their readership, and manage consumer data. Sovrn is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado with offices in San Francisco, New York, and London. 

With 10,000 customers deploying one or more products across 30,000 websites, Sovrn reaches 200M consumers across more than 3.5B pageviews everyday. Sovrn has been a leader in online publisher technology since its founding, and has been recognized by IAB, JICWEBS, and TAG for its role in combating advertising fraud and promoting pro-transparency initiatives. Sovrn is dedicated to helping content creators do more of what they love, and less of what they don’t.

Sovrn Core Values: Candid, Customer Empathy, Learning, Scrappy, Second Order Thinking

Compensation and Benefits

In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the approximate compensation range for this role in Boulder, Colorado is $70,000 to $100,000, including base salary and any related bonuses or commissions. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidates relevant work experience, skills, certifications and geographic location. Sovrn offers a full slate of benefits from competitive salaries, stock options, medical, dental and vision coverage, short and long term disability, life insurance,11 paid holidays, flexible vacation, commuter benefits, a 401(k) plan and match, and a paid parental leave program.

Equal Opportunity Employer 

Sovrn is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, parental or pregnancy status, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations will be made to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and will be provided as requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. 

Recruitment Agencies

Sovrn does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias or Sovrn employees. Sovrn is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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Where we are

We are in a brand new building, close to breweries, restaurants and coffee shops. Easy to get to, plenty of parking and the bus stops right out front.

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What are Sovrn Perks + Benefits

Sovrn Benefits Overview

We have a choice of health and wellness plans that meet your needs, including medical, dental and vision. Take advantage of a flexible vacation policy, flexible working hours and paid parental leave. Enjoy catered lunch every other week, along with breakfast to start your Friday mornings. Be part of a passionate and high growth culture, work with great people and make an impact on Sovrn's future and direction. Did we mention Raccoon shirt Friday's?

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Sovrn participates in local volunteer activities such as Meals on Wheels, OutBoulder, Community Gardens, I Have a Dream Boulder.
Partners with Nonprofits
Sovrn partners with non profits such as Out Boulder, Community Gardens, I Have a Dream Boulder, Meals on Wheels.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Sovrn has Diversity Equity and Inclusions committee, events committee, well being committee and a world class customer services committee that are cross functional throughout the business.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Sovrn has a diversity in the management, director and leadership positions but we can always get better! We have a DEI Recruiting and Talent committee that focuses on ways to grow.
Unconscious bias training
Sovrn partners with Strata to offer unconscious bias training along with psychological safety, along with teaching this in our interview training.
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We have a diverse DEI Counsel and 4 DEI Subcommittees to focus on resources for our teams.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Sovrn has done a great job focusing on best practices when it comes to promoting diversity. To initial kickoff with managers /teams, having a recruiter that thinks diversity first.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Sovrn team fitness initiative include sponsoring employees in the Boulder Boulder, In House Yoga, cycling at lunch, rock climbing or playing basketball.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Sovrn's 401K retirement plan offers a broad selection of stocks, bonds and international index funds to choose from.
401(K) Matching
Sovrn. provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan.We match 50% of contributions up to 4% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Company Equity
Sovrn offers stock options for all new hires, including a vesting over a 4 year period.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Culture of Learning and Career Advancement. Awesome people!

An Insider's view of Sovrn

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Our Reliability Team works incredibly hard, however….personal life comes first. One of the reasons is that we have incredible managers that realize that we are humans. We work hard but when we are off, we are off!

Laura

Sr. Site Reliablity Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

No two days look the same, but I mean that in a good way! At Sovrn, people are given the ability to step outside the confines of their job description and engage cross-departmentally. Sovrn is a great place to work for people who love to learn and challenge themselves.

Hanna

Sr. Director, Marketing

How does the company support your career growth?

I always wanted to move into management one day. When the opportunity presented itself earlier than I was ready for, the leadership supported me to ensure that we were successful. I can't imagine having grown without them.

Stacey

Manager, Software Engineering

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Great ideas can come from everybody with the right support and space. To this end, we hold an Innovation Week quarterly for all engineers. We aren't afraid of trying new tech, as long as it delivers customer value. We encourage creativity with a collaborative environment, POCs during planning phases, and aggressively maintaining tech debt.

Jesse

CTO

What are some things you learned at the company?

Our onboarding is phenomenal for new employees, helping educate new hires about the entire adtech industry in addition to the specifics of their role, illuminating their place within the larger ecosystem. The office has a fun, collaborative atmosphere that encourages a strong balance between work and health.

Cody

Team Lead, Quality

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