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Compliance Officer - Sanctions

Sector Location Job type Salary
Up to EUR 78,000 plus benefits
Date added
7 June, 2022

Job Description

Our client, a global trading organisation with a key focus on sustainability, is currently looking for an experienced Compliance Officer – Sanctions to join its established Compliance function, reporting directly to the Head of Compliance.

Joining this talented team of compliance experts, as Compliance Officer – Sanctions, you will work with colleagues in a flexible way, to assist roll-out of a robust compliance programme.

The position offers an opportunity with global exposure in an organisation that embraces employee input and develops talent.


Compliance Officer – Sanctions, Rotterdam, Netherlands


Responsibilities of the Compliance Officer – Sanctions:

  • Development and roll-out of corporate policies in the sanctions arena (including Know Your Counterpart procedures, Vessel Screening procedures and Anti-Money Laundering procedures) 
  • Providing training to the business and raising awareness around sanctions-related matters
  • Sharing advice to business units regarding compliance-related matters
  • Creating controls around adherence to policies and performing due diligence
  • Managing and training Junior Compliance Officers and Compliance Assistants
  • Interacting with other control function personnel, employees and management across all areas of the business
  • Keeping up to date with regulatory developments (from OFAC, OFSI, EU Commission, UN, etc.), as well as evolving best practices in the sanctions field
  • Liaising with external US and EU counsel on sanctions interpretations


Required skills and experience:

  • 5+ years of experience in a similar function (sanctions compliance, due diligence, policy development, advisory work)
  • A background in legal, auditing or similar
  • Excellent knowledge of IT applications, developing the use of systems with compliance responsibilities
  • Demonstrable stakeholder management and training skills
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written)
  • Self-motivated, with excellent communication skills


If you are interested in applying for this Compliance Officer – Sanctions role please register your interest using the link below. Alternatively please send your CV to or for a confidential conversation about this role, please call Jenny Callum in our Amsterdam office on +31 20 241 73 60