Compliance Specialist

Location US-NC-Research Triangle Park | US-IL-Northbrook
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 3 months ago(3/7/2023 10:28 AM)
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Level 2
NFP Standards


General – Green Earth – Safer World

At UL, we know why we come to work.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Compliance Specialist at UL Standards & Engagement. The Compliance Specialist will provide basic to intermediate level technical services to support various program operations of Standards Compliance for UL Standards & Engagement (ULSE). The primary function is to monitor, manage and safeguard the use of our published standards in collaboration with ULSE Legal and Data Science teams. 


Underwriters Laboratories 

At UL Standards & Engagement (UL), we wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely! 

What you’ll learn & achieve:

As the Compliance Specialist, you will play a key role in the rapid growth of UL as you: 

  • Requires broad knowledge and experience with digital rights management or other technological tools for protecting proprietary materials.

  • Conduct research through internal databases to validate ownership or access to standards and related material.

  • Process and manage supplier relationships including payment of invoices.

  • Understand and explain complex concepts regarding protection of our published standards and proprietary materials to technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Respond to stakeholder access petitions and resolves basic issues related to these requests.

  • Analyze information regarding activities on internet and social media in order to detect and respond to unauthorized use of published standards and proprietary materials.

  • Manage compliance dashboard and reports for monthly, quarterly and/or annual distribution.

  • Provide technical expertise to support conformance opportunities.

  • Develop strategies to support protection and authorized distribution of our standards portfolio assets.

  • Perform other duties as directed

What makes you a great fit:

While no one candidate will embody every quality, the successful candidate will bring many of the following professional competencies and personal attributes: 

  • Demonstrated ability in identifying and authenticating usage of copyrighted material.

  • Technical ability to analyze online and offline material for potential unauthorized copying of our standards material.

  • Strong organizational, research, and analytical skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to prioritize and work effectively in a deadline-driven and detail-oriented environment.

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

 Professional education and experience requirements for the role include: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in regulatory affairs, compliance, accounting, business, or related field.

  • Minimum 5 years’ of directly related experience.

  • Preferred experience with data Privacy and personal information

  • Prior experience working with copyright, other intellectual property, and/or compliance, a plus.

UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law. 

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 128 years and is deeply ingrained in everything we do. 
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best. 
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world. 
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles. 
  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL Research Institutes and UL Standards & Engagement are eligible for bonus compensation. We offer comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans. a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off. 

Learn More:

About UL Standards & Engagement: 

UL Standards & Engagement is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing safety science research through the discovery and application of scientific knowledge. We conduct rigorous independent research and analyze safety data, convene experts worldwide to address risks, share knowledge through safety education and public outreach initiatives, and develop standards to guide safe commercialization of evolving technologies. We foster communities of safety, from grassroots initiatives for neighborhoods to summits of world leaders. Our organization employs collaborative and scientific approaches with partners and stakeholders to drive innovation and progress toward improving safety, security, and sustainability, ultimately enhancing societal well-being.  


Our wholly owned subsidiary, UL Solutions, advances our shared public safety mission. We fund our work through grants, the licensing of standards documents and the business activities of UL Solutions, which conducts testing, verification and certification, and provides training and advisory services, along with data-driven reporting and decision-making tools for customers around the world.


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