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Consultant Compliance Planning & Change (Amsterdam)

At a glance

As Compliance Officer focusing on planning and change, you are a keystone in making the Compliance Function grow towards the next maturity level. Together with subject matter experts and the management of Compliance you ensure that the fulfilment of Compliance Function responsibilities meets regulatory requirements, market standards and Compliance’s target operating model ambitions.

As Consultant Compliance Planning & Change you participate in the development and execution of the vision and strategy for Compliance. You drive the annual Compliance planning cycle by setting the ambition for level of maturity and capacity planning. Also, you design solutions for an effective compliance program and drive the implementation thereof. You will also contribute to the follow-up to the bank’s Strategy Refresh and transition to one, future proof bank.

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Your job


Compliance aims to protect the bank, its clients and its employees against compliance risks. This entails the risk of failure to comply with laws, regulations and self-regulatory standards, code of conduct or generally accepted market standards; the risk of financial and reputational damage arising from (financial) crime and misconduct and/or illegal behaviour of clients, the bank and/or her employees. Effective management of compliance risks is an interplay between culture, compliance program pillars and Compliance Function. Your work is an essential building block for securing the effectiveness of the Compliance Function.

Your primary responsibilities as Consultant Compliance Planning & Change are to support MT Compliance with vision & strategy development and growing towards the next maturity level of an effective compliance operating model. You translate vision and strategy into actionable goals and measurable outcomes, and prioritise initiatives with stakeholder input. You work together with MT and LT Compliance to achieve defined results. You drive realisation and also take responsibility for specific deliverables yourself.

You lead capacity planning and the analysis of action versus plan. You keep abreast of regulatory requirements and market standards/ practices with respect to the Compliance Function, and inspire by coming up with solutions for continuous improvement.

Working environment

An effective compliance culture, programme and Compliance Function are essential for ABN AMRO’s license to operate. The Compliance Operating Office (COO) is accountable for the development and overall management of an operationally effective, high-quality Compliance Function and programme, and is the backbone of the function. The COO enforces universal, coherent global standards and processes for all distinguished building blocks of the Compliance Programme (such as policies, advisory, monitoring, reporting and annual planning, quality assurance), and has centralised global oversight on consistent, high quality execution thereof. The COO ensures the Compliance Programme is aligned with the bank’s 2nd Line of Defence risk framework, and actively engages with key stakeholders in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd LoD, as well as with external stakeholders including regulators.
The COO will have the task to bring the function to the next maturity level and ensure that the constantly evolving Compliance Function continues to keep up with regulatory expectations and emerging risks. The COO manages the change delivery with respect to the Compliance function.

Compliance is a global integrated function and maintains oversight of all countries in which ABN AMRO operates, including all subsidiaries (national and international). It has about 350 staff members across the globe.
The COO has three teams: Compliance Risk Management, Regulatory Oversight & Policies, and Planning, Oversight & MI. As Senior Consultant Compliance Planning & Change you will be part of the team ‘Compliance Planning, Oversight & MI’ in the COO. This team has about 25 staff members. You will report directly to the Head Compliance Planning, Oversight & MI.

Due to the broad nature of your work and the close cooperation with Compliance’s senior management and colleagues across the globe, there is every opportunity to follow a steep learning curve with respect to understanding Compliance roles and responsibilities and operationalising the Compliance Function.

Your profile

As Compliance Officer responsible for Planning & Change, you are at the centre of ensuring effective compliance. This requires that you:

  • have knowledge of Compliance as a function, banking, processes and systems
  • have professional knowledge and experience in strategy development and change management
  • are an initiator and self-starter, and you can work independently and organise your own work
  • are an energetic, pro-active person who gets initiatives embraced
  • are hands-on and pragmatic
  • are flexible in your approach
  • have a structured way of working to reach targeted results
  • have an eye for detail and you are able to also take an helicopter view
  • inspire, motivate and support more junior colleagues to succeed
  • have knowledge of ABN AMRO's purpose, culture principles and strategy, and of the bank’s organisation and three lines of defence governance
  • have at least six years of work experience, including three years in financial services and the area of non-financial risk management
  • have an academic work and thinking level
  • are proficient in English and Dutch, with excellent writing and presenting skills

We are offering

You will have the opportunity to contribute to building effective compliance in ABN AMRO. You can broaden and deepen your knowledge on all key building blocks of the Compliance Function and you will build an extensive network of stakeholders in Compliance across the globe. This position is at function level 11 (Dutch CLA). After this position, there will be various career opportunities in Compliance as well as other parts of the bank. All this depends on your ambitions, interests, experience and what you manage to make of this role.


Are you interested? Then respond to this vacancy now. When you want more information on the content of the role, please contact Caroline van de Kerkhof, Head of Compliance Planning, Oversight & MI (caroline.van.de.kerkhof@nl.abnamro.com). For any questions about the application process, you can contact Arjan Zwaan, Talent Acquisition Specialist (arjan.zwaan@nl.abnamro.com)

Equal opportunities for all
The success of our organisation depends on the quality of our people and the ideas that they have. Truly surprising insights and innovative solutions for our clients result from an interplay of cultures, knowledge and experience. Diversity is therefore extremely important to our organisation. To ensure that everyone at ABN AMRO can develop their talents, we encourage an inclusive culture in which all colleagues feel engaged and appreciated.

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, NL

Job Posting Date:  21-Apr-2021
Requisition ID:  45741

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