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Manager Compliance - via Michael Page Risk & Compliance

Location: Amsterdam
Employment: Full-time

Are you experienced in successfully leading Compliance within a fast growing payments company? Are you highly motivated to be the Management Team's business partner and to further develop Compliance awareness within the company?

  • Interesting compliance opportunity within a fintech company

About our client:

EMS is a joint venture company between e-commerce & payment services leader Fiserv(51%) and ABN AMRO Bank (49%). EMS has access to the best technology in the card payment industry. Our reliable infrastructure makes sure merchant payments are handled in the best possible way. Service, reliability and flexibility are our core values so that merchants can offer their customers a host of options in order to pay the way they want. We continuously improve and expand on our Omni-channel proposition so that the merchants we serve can offer their customers a payment choice and security whether that be in-store, online or via a mobile device.

Tasks and responsibilities:

The Manager Compliance is part of the Leadership Team and reports to the General Manager. The main Compliance objectives & responsibilities are:

  • Ensure EMS and its employees comply with relevant laws and regulations and all internal compliance related policies of both EMS and its shareholders Fiserv and ABN AMRO Bank.
  • Monitor and Mitigate all relevant risks, except for fraud and credit risk.
  • Ensure external stakeholders such as DNB recognize EMS as a best in class acquirer/ payment service provider.
  • Chair EMS Compliance committee as instituted by shareholders.
  • Fulfill role of EMS Data Protection Officer and Anti-Money Laundering Officer.

Getting the right things done!

  • Manage and oversight of regulatory and card brand (scheme) compliance.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and enforcement of policies, procedures and programs designed to minimize regulatory and card brand compliance risks.
  • Provide Compliance advise to the Managing Board and Supervisory Board. Assist Management in the development of overall compliance strategies, goals and initiatives.
  • Maintain and develop a compliance culture across the company, including compliance training to staff.
  • Monitor regulatory changes, analyse impact and support first line of defence to implement changes.
  • Perform second line risk assessments and report on level of Compliance within the organisation.
  • Provide periodic reporting to management on regulatory and card scheme compliance.
  • Maintain current knowledge of Dutch and European laws, regulations and industry practices.
  • Manage relations with Dutch Central Bank and closely work with compliance departments of ABN AMRO Bank and Fiserv.
  • Provide ad-hoc and pro-active Compliance advise to sales and risk departments.


We would like you to have

  • Master degree;
  • Minimum of 6 years relevant Legal or Compliance experience within the Payments industry;
  • Profound knowledge of applicable compliance issues and requirements;
  • Proven track record of complex problem solving and decision-making ability;
  • Personal profile characterised by qualities of integrity, practicality, pro-activeness, discretion and independence of judgement;
  • Strong analytical skills, able to overview a broad spectrum, keeping details in mind;
  • Effective communicator on an individual, group and external stakeholder level, both orally and in writing;
  • Experience in working effectively with multi-task teams abroad is preferred;
  • Fluency in English and Dutch, written and spoken.

Our Offer:

Market Conform Package


Information and application:


To fulfil this vacancy this organization is working together with Michael Page Risk & Compliance.

Please send your application for Manager Compliance at this organization in Amsterdam including your CV via our website.

Job code:


Job posted

13 oktober 2020
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More information:

Willem van Leeuwen
Manager Compliance & Risk Management
t. 31 (0) 20 5789444

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