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Compliance Investigations Manager (Data Protection/Cyber)

Location: Lakeland, FL
Job ID: 28584BR
Department: Compliance & Corporate Records Management
Working Hours: Minimum 45 hours per week.
Pay Frequency: Monthly
Date Posted: Apr 23, 2024

$93 - 140k
Full Time - Regular


The Compliance Investigations Manager will coordinate and manage internal corporate compliance investigations into allegations involving violations of law, regulation, or policy which materially directly impact functional areas within Publix that have existing corporate compliance programs, with specific focus on the Data Incident Compliance Program. The Compliance Investigations Manager must demonstrate a strong understanding of laws, regulations, concepts, and practices applicable to internal corporate compliance investigations. This role reports to the Senior Manager of Compliance and Ethics Investigations. This position will serve as the lead coordinator of assigned corporate compliance investigation processes, will act as the subject matter expert on handling such assigned corporate compliance investigations for the Compliance Department and related stakeholders, including business partners, business leaders and associates, and will partner with those stakeholders and others to ensure the prompt and thorough investigation of corporate compliance-related matters.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Legal or related discipline, or equivalent work experience
  • At least 6 years’ experience independently managing internal corporate compliance investigations; and/or
  • At least 6 years’ experience working with legal, regulatory and compliance processes; and/or
  • At least 6 years’ experience coordinating internal investigations and managing investigative files
  • Obtain Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) certification within 2 years of hire date
  • Knowledge of project management techniques, strategic planning continuous quality improvement methodology
  • Knowledge of Chapter Eight of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and other similar rules relating to executing effective corporate pharmacy compliance programs
  • Working knowledge of the criminal justice system and criminal investigation processes
  • Knowledge of methods used to analyze and interpret large quantities of data
  • Knowledge of communication types and vehicles, and the ability to communicate and negotiate effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to facilitate team development of mitigation strategies that protect Publix and support Publix’s overall strategic direction
  • Enthusiasm, initiative, pride in work and a commitment to Publix and our mission
  • Strong independent judgment and diplomacy skills
  • Strong risk assessment skills
  • Advanced problem-solving skills
  • Advanced conflict resolution skills
  • Strong, positive, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Advance knowledge of Microsoft Office; Word, Excel and
  • Intermediate knowledge of PowerPoint
  • Willingness to travel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Eight (8) years management-level or decision-making experience working in legal, regulatory or compliance functions; and/or
  • Eight (8) years’ experience coordinating internal investigations and managing investigative files
  • Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) certification
  • Knowledge of Publix HR policies
  • Knowledge of regulations promulgated by various governmental agencies that impact internal corporate compliance investigations
  • Knowledge of general audit principles
  • Expert knowledge of Excel
  • Advance knowledge of Microsoft Office; Excel and
  • Intermediate knowledge of PowerPoint


  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health, dental and vision plans plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Visit our website to see all of our benefits: Benefits – Jobs (

Year End Bonus

As a year-end bonus to associates, Publix issues one month’s extra pay (pro-rated in the first year) each year if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check that year. This is calculated as a 13th month of pay in the Potential Annual Pay with Bonus line above.

Additional Information

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Please do not use your Publix email address when applying. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email

**Please note that Publix will not sponsor any hire for this position for a visa or permanent residence**

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