Sanctions and Screening Controls: Controls Pillar Lead

We offer you a chance to be part of a truly international and innovative team, which is enthusiastic, professional, and focused on building robust and efficient sanctions and screening controls framework for Danske Bank.

The Sanctions and Screening Controls is a Risk function within Danske Bank’s First Line of Defence responsible for setting the requirements for an end-to-end (Sanctions, PEPs, and Adverse Media) screening and sanctions program.

As a Leader of Controls Design and Development pillar within the Sanctions and Screening Controls, you will supervise a team responsible for providing guidance to a variety of business stakeholders on the control standards, design, and development.

You are expected to have skilled knowledge of end-to-end Sanctions Screening programs and operating frameworks, and to be able to understand which risks require escalation. You will be an experienced communicator, capable of discussing risks and control needs across the value chain. You will motivate your direct reports to build sustainable capability in this area, whilst engaging and influencing a wide range of stakeholders across the Nordics, Poland, and Lithuania. We embrace diversity and equality in a serious way. We are committed to building a team with a variety of backgrounds, skills, and views.

Depending on your experience and knowledge, we may offer you different seniority in the role.

You will:

  • Ensure that the Sanctions, PEP, and AMS screening requirements and processes for the output management are clearly defined, and built into solutions to promote a robust alert investigation capability
  • Secure adequate screening coverage of customer and transaction records in scope, including the products or lists that are creating the record entries
  • Drive the collaboration between various Compliance, Risk, and Operational roles to ensure correct lineage and mapping of the Models’ control and risk oversight (e.g. controls and monitoring of data inputs, monitoring frequency, parameter setting, and validation, among others)
  • Engage with the vendor and application owners, to secure adequate SLAs and risk acceptance criteria
  • Oversee the control development from early to its end state, having in mind an agile environment
  • Ensure that the proposed change and development initiatives will not take backward steps from an overall risk management perspective
  • Drive identification and prioritization of screening and other sanction controls and change initiatives
  • Act as a Model Owner, which inter alia includes, providing suitable governance documents and other justifiable evidence in support of the current and new Models. Discuss the Model features and the overall design with the internal or external parties, including during the regulatory exams
  • Oversee the new Model implementation and escalate the salient risk topics through the value chain to bring up transparency and risk awareness

About you:

  • More than 10 years of relevant experience in a financial services firm or regulatory agency
  • Proven experience in supervising a team and ability to supervise a high performing team
  • Proven change management or portfolio management experience
  • Proven experience and understanding of Sanctions or Screening programs
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Professional decision-making skills, the ability to demonstrate sound judgment
  • The ability to supervise large workloads and tight deadlines
  • Advanced English skills – both oral and written
  • ICA Diploma or Certificate in AML or equivalent would be an advantage

We offer:

Monthly salary range from 5520 EUR to 8280 EUR gross (based on your competencies relevant for the job).

Additionally, each Danske Bank employee receives employee benefits package which includes:
    • Growth opportunities: professional & supportive team, e-learnings, numerous development programs; (incl. professional certificates); 100+ professions for internal mobility opportunities;
    • Health & Well-being: a diverse, inclusive, work & life balance work environment; health insurance from the first day of employment; mental well-being practices; partial psychologist counselling compensation; silence and sleep zones at the office; game rooms;
    • Hybrid working conditions: home office budget (after the probation period); modern Danske Campus workplace developed with anthropologist for the best employee experience;
    • Additional paid days off: 2 to recharge, 2 sick days, 1 for volunteering, for round birthdays, for seniority in Danske Bank, up to 5 days to prepare and hold exams in higher education institutions;
    • Monetary compensation package: accidents & critical diseases insurance; financial support in case of unfortunate events, travel insurance; IIIrd Pillar Pension Fund contribution after 3 months of working;

Additional days of vacation

Health insurance from the first day of employment

Third pillar pension fund

Free parking & charging ports - cars, bicycles, e-scooters

See all the benefits HERE.

Feel free to contact me @LinkedIn if you have any questions

Svetlana Djurdjevic Antanaskovic, Head of Sanctions and Screening Controls

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If you are interested, please send your CV in English no later than 06.07.2022. Confidentiality guaranteed.

Your title in job contract will be Leader of leaders.

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Svetlana Durdevic Antanaskovic
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