Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Zürich


Head of Group Compliance Centre of Excellence 80-100%

This is an outstanding opportunity to join our Group Compliance Team in a senior management role that will ensure delivery on our strategic objectives of enabling, advising and assessing our key stakeholders in managing their compliance responsibilities. This role will provide leadership to the Group Compliance Centre of Excellence (CoE) team at our Head Office in Zurich. You will work closely with this team to provide leadership as well as expertise and technical skills covering a wide range of compliance risks and will be a source of expert knowledge for the Compliance Community to draw from in their dealings with the business. This high profile position will report directly to the Group Chief Compliance Officer and offers the opportunity to define and shape the role as well as execution accountability.

Your Role

As the Head of Group Compliance Centre of Excellence your main responsibilities will involve:

- Continuously enhancing and managing the global suite of Compliance Policies and supporting effective embedding within our businesses. This includes relevant Financial Crime Policies as well.

- Continuously raising the bar and enhancing the vision, strategy and operational execution on the overall CoE function while building strong and collaborative relationships globally with Compliance colleagues at Corporate Center as well as the global community

- Advising Compliance colleagues and global practice groups in identifying and effectively mitigating compliance risks, maintaining and embedding group policies and guidance, influencing local business policies to ensure relevant compliance requirements are reflected

- Providing leadership for the Compliance Centre of Excellence team and ensuring relevant global practice groups are operating effectively

- Providing expertise on internal controls to mitigate non-compliance with regulatory requirements related to compliance risks

- Enabling and supporting Compliance colleagues and global practice groups to provide high quality advice and challenge while supporting the business in managing compliance risks

- Delivering training and/or targeted communications to meet identified compliance requirement needs regionally and locallyKeeping abreast of relevant laws, rules and regulations to ensure the Global compliance community fully understands et regulators expectations, in order to support the business to respond appropriately

- As our Group Financial Crime Officer you will ensure and assess appropriate Financial Crime Controls are in place within our businesses. Ensure subject matter expertice is provided to the global community financial crime officers / AML officers. You are overall accountable for the implementation of relevant group requirements within the area.

- Working collaboratively with experts in Group Compliance, Group Legal, Group Risk and Group Audit to ensure an aligned and efficient approach

Your Skills and Experience

As the Head of Group Compliance Centre of Excellence your skills and qualifications will include:

- 12 years+ relevant experience in a similar compliance role, likely from a global banking, insurance environment

- Solid AML, CTF and Sanctions experience

- Broad legal experience and good up to date understanding of relevant rules and other relevant legislation in an international environment

- Significant leadership experience

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to confidently present complex business and regulatory implication to all levels of management as well as Compliance colleagues clearly and concisely

- Proven analytical skills together with the ability to support decision making processes with sound reasoning.

- Self-starter with the ability to work effectively, both independently and as part of a team

- Practical experience of working in a cross-regional context in an international environment

- Business acumen

- Strong analytical and organizational skills

- Able to use initiative and apply judgment

- Excellent problem solving and influencing skills

- Self-motivation and a willingness to learn and develop new skills

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