Job Opportunity: Pacific Island Tuna Compliance Manager

Job Opportunity: Pacific Island Tuna Compliance Manager

About Pacific Island Tuna
  • Pacific Island Tuna (PIT) is a startup sustainable tuna supplier based in Majuro, Marshall Islands, launched as a partnership between The Nature Conservancy and the Marshall Islands Marine Resource Authority
  • PIT contracts with fishers, logistics providers, and processors to supply sustainable canned tuna to its retail customers
  • Sustainability is PIT’s core mission. PIT brings best-in-class sustainability standards to the industry, without the inflated markup
  • PIT operates in the Marshall Islands and has a US-based subsidiary to manage its US business. We’re looking for a results-driven Compliance Manager to implement and develop regulatory compliance strategies.

Employment type and location

  • The Compliance Manager will be a full-time role. Hours will typically be standard, although some weekend work may be required
  • Location is flexible within Asia-Pacific, preferably in Majuro
  • Occasional additional travel may be required on an ad hoc basis (post-COVID)

Compliance Manager Responsibilities:

  • Instill and promote a compliance culture throughout the organization and liaise cross- functionally across the organization to ensure the implementation of this strategy as appropriate. 
  • Lead and support activities surrounding import/export compliance with registered import service providers, customs clearing agents, logistics providers, contracted processors, and the Customs departments of the US, Marshall Islands, and Philippines.
  • Lead and support monitoring and compliance with PIT’s best-in-class sustainability, labor and social standards and related customer KPIs.
  • Actively support PIT’s participation in 3rd party sustainability, social and labor organizations including the Seafood Task Force.
  • Lead and support the maintenance of various 3rd party site registrations, access, and/or updating to include databases.

Compliance Manager Tasks:

  • Reviewing documentation, processes, and practices.
  • Developing and enacting regulatory compliance strategies.
  • Coordinating regulatory compliance procedures across organizational structures.
  • Providing training in compliance practices and procedures.
  • Monitoring regulatory and compliance and facilitating interventions to manage risks.
  • Preparation of KPI scorecards against PIT’s sustainability, labor, and social standards
  • Review and assist stakeholders in the preparation and implementation of Corrective Action Plans
  • Performing compliance audits, data collection, and compiling reports.
  • Documenting compliance-related processes and maintaining records.
  • Keeping abreast of regulatory changes and developments in the regulatory environment.

Compliance Manager Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in the field of regulatory specialization or related fields preferred.
  • An accredited qualification in regulatory and compliance assurance preferred.
  • More than five years' work experience in the relevant industry.
  • At least two years’ experience as a regulatory compliance specialist, or similar.
  • Knowledge of industry regulations and governing laws.
  • Proficiency in Office and compliance management software.
  • Exceptional analytical, investigative, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong team player but also be self-motivated

Application Process

  • Application can be obtained at MIMRA or online at or email Gene Muller at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Deadline for submission is no later than October 31, 2022 at 5pm Majuro local time.

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