Posted on: 2019-07-09

Job type: Permanent

Sector: Financial Services

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Santander Consumer Bank

Are you an experienced compliance specialist or manager, and do you want to join a new Nordic Compliance set-up at Santander, where you will be functional lead for risk-based compliance and conduct framework in Denmark? Are you ambitious about taking part in decisions related to business operations and to develop a solid insight in a bank’s full value chain?
Then this role may very well represent your next career step as you will be part of the extended Danish management team, and collaborate across the Nordics setting-up work processes for money laundry, controls etc,
Compliance & Conduct
Compliance & Conduct in the Nordics is divided in two central areas: Framework & Governance that establishes the frame in which Santander operates, and Monitoring & Reporting that executes on what adds value to the business and ensure governance. In total, 17 people collaborate across the Nordics, and the department is headed by the Nordic Chief Compliance Officer (CCO), who reports to the CEO and has independent access to the Board.
Your role is part of Monitoring & Reporting, where you collaborate with fellow colleagues across the Nordics and at HQ in Madrid, and you report to a Nordic Compliance Director for Monitoring & Reporting situated in Denmark. You and your two engaged colleagues represent the second line of defence, where you establish standards, challenge, advise and report to the management, in the interest of employees, clients, shareholders and the wider community.
The job
In your role as Head of Compliance, you are responsible for the Danish function and together with your colleagues, who report functionally to you, you participate in the daily tasks such as answering queries, joining product owner meetings (in connection with new products) and reporting. You also ensure that the Management is informed about risk-based compliance issues across the bank’s different activities; this includes monthly one-to-ones with the Danish CEO, facilitating workshops, identifying risks, keeping a close dialogue with HQ, and participating/leading cross-country compliance projects.
As the Nordic set-up is newly established and because a lot of skilled capacities have been merged in one organisation, it offers you a unique opportunity to influence services, deliveries and processes. You do not have direct people management, but functionally you decide on priorities, focus areas and actions. In short, your main deliveries are:

  •  Provide the management with reporting that gives an overview of risks to enable the bank to make informed decisions and secure an efficient escalation and reporting process in line with the escalation and reporting framework.
  •  Compliance awareness and training in Denmark and contribute to a strong compliance culture.
  •  Support, challenge and monitor the Danish business handling of compliance risks and advice the business on compliance-related issues and New Product Approval Process etc.
  •  Act as Data Privacy Officer (DPO) for Denmark.

Qualifications and experience
We expect you to hold strong stakeholder management skills and a customer mind-set, where you focus your energy on what adds value. You do not react, you act, where you take proactive initiative to prevent risks, and when you present your findings, you do it with understanding of the challenges that the business faces. You consider yourself a facilitator / mitigator, where you build bridge between different interests and advice on the best pragmatic solution. Towards your team, you are motivating, inspiring and most likely can be perceived as a role model for good behaviour and professionalism. Not least, and just as importantly, you want to have fun and be around people, who want to develop and are change-driven.
Professionally, you hold a relevant higher education, such as Master of Laws or equivalent. If not a legal background, you have sufficient understanding of legal issues. You combine this with compliance experience and some exposure to risk management. Preferably, you come from the financial industry (bank, leasing, pension). Of course, you are fluent in Danish and English, and with a basic understanding of the Scandinavian languages.

For further information about the role, please contact Annette Timmermann or Camilla Svendsen from Hudson at phone: +45 70 27 77 33. Hudson is the agency handling the selection.

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About Santander Consumer Bank

Santander Consumer Bank in Denmark is part of the Spanish Banco Santander that was established in 1857. Banco Santander is the biggest bank in the Euro-zone and among the biggest banks in the world with more than 200.000 employees globally, 13.217 affiliates and with 144 million customers.In 2018 Banco Santander had a market value of 65 billion Euro and annual earnings after taxes of 8.1 billion Euro. One of the primary business areas in Banco Santander is Santander Consumer Finance, which Santander Consumer Bank Denmark is part of. Santander Consumer Bank Denmark was established in 2007 as an affiliate in Norway. Today, they are approx. 280 employees working at Stamholmen in Copenhagen, Hvidovre.



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