Franchise Compliance Specialist

Blue Rock Search
August 11, 2022
Austin, TX


Job Summary:

The Franchise Compliance Specialist manages the company’s internal franchise compliance program, including the company’s compliance with federal and state franchise regulation and franchisee compliance with the Brand's operational standards and requirements.


  • Facilitate the preparation, review and execution of franchise agreements and other compliance documents, addressing questions with internal and external stakeholders
  • Partner with cross-departmental teams in developing franchise compliance protocols, policies, and processes for franchises in North America
  • Build and maintain tools and templates to track franchisee compliance
  • Manage internal reporting on franchise and certain other compliance concerns
  • Identify opportunities for improved processes, methods, and tools to optimize productivity and compliance
  • Update and advise management on the status of litigation, claims, and other significant legal matters
  • Develop and maintain a library of forms of commercial and technology and cyber security related legal documents, ensuring they reflect best practices and appropriate legal requirements
  • Develop and maintain personal relationships with local attorneys, officials, and collaborate with local legal counsel
  • Help the franchisor develop its relationships with an overseas partner and ensure that all agreements comply with the laws of the host country
  • Complete annual and quarterly duties to maintain compliance with federal and state franchise regulations, including updates to the Franchise Disclosure Document; work with outside counsel to coordinate state registration filings, provide responses to the requests for additional information from state examiners, and communicate status of state registrations to VP of Operations
  • Stay apprised of applicable privacy related laws and regulations
  • Protect the franchisor and Corporate’s confidential information and trade agreements
  • Attend industry events for ongoing education about legal and regulatory issues that affect the franchise model

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred; Paralegal background preferred
  • 2+ years of relevant experience in franchise law or franchise industry
  • 2+ years experience managing compliance matters and reviewing/negotiating contracts
  • Precise attention to detail is critical to ensure that all state, federal and franchisee compliance materials are prepared with accuracy and are error free
  • Excellent writing skills and proofreading abilities
  • Strong organizational acumen: ability to manage several projects at once and manage and meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willingness to work as a team and identify opportunities to support fellow team members


  • Unlimited PTO
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/FSA
  • 401k – Employer matching up to 4%
  • Short Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Flexible hybrid schedule: 3 days at Home Office/2 days remote (after initial ramping period)
  • Office snacks and Thursday lunches


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