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Sanctions Head (VP)

  • Location: Paris
  • Salary:
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: 171077
  • Sector: Compliance
Job Description

Our client is a leading global financial group looking for a new Vice President in their Financial Crimes Office for EMEA, based in Paris. The selected candidate will manage a team that contributes to the operation of the financial crime compliance framework, implementing and overseeing the sanctions program in a “business as usual” environment to mitigate the financial crime risks. 



  • Supporting the drive for compliance with the Company's global policies;
  • Resolving issues identified via testing functions, audits, regulatory exams, programmatic reviews, and quality assurance efforts. 
  • Ensuring key processes are run efficiently to deliver quality and reliable information, to support the firm’s business growth and control procedures. 
  • Providing support and logistic arrangements to enable Financial Crime Offices to deliver its change programme efficiently and effectively across the EMEA region with specific responsibility for the management of Sanctions-related projects.
  • Management and resolution of issues identified from various sources internally and externally, in collaboration with other teams.
  • Managing a small team, including overseeing technical aspects of their work, delegating tasks and ensuring outputs are in line with expectations.



  • A minimum of 8 years in a central sanctions function
  • Strong financial sanctions knowledge in particular OFAC and EU regulations
  • Strong understanding of sanctions systems and controls
  • A strong knowledge of banking, investment products and associated systems and controls for financial crime
  • Broad understanding of financial crime risk (Sanctions, AML and ABC)
  • A good understanding of the concepts of risk management and control
  • Proven team management and coaching skills





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