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Manager Compliance

Vacancy information

Work area

North Holland



Level of education

Academic / WO





Risk & Compliance


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Manager Compliance

From07-05-2018 Locationna HoursFull-time EducationAcademic / WO
 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? Then we have a challenging management position available for you within European Merchant Services (EMS) being a successful, dynamic, growing First Data & ABN AMRO FinTech company! 





What this job is all about!

The Manager Compliance is part of the Management 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 First Data and ABN AMRO Bank.
  • 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 Audit & Compliance committee as instituted by shareholders.
  • Fulfill role of EMS Local Privacy Officer and Anti-Money Laundering Officer.


Getting the right things done!

  • Manage and oversight of regulatory and card brand 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 Board of Directors 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, analyze impact and support first line of defense to implement changes.
  • Perform second line risk assessments and report on level of Compliance within the organization.
  • 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 and legal departments of ABN AMRO Bank and First Data.
  • Provide ad-hoc 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 characterized 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.


What we have

  • Fast growing and financially healthy company;
  • Informal, professional environment;
  • International colleagues/ customers/ partners;
  • Educational and personal development opportunities;
  • Flexibility in working hours;
  • Excellent package of employment terms; including competitive salary, 13th month, incentive and pension plan;
  • Fun! A great work environment,summer and Christmas party, ski trip, Friday drinks and more…


About EMS

EMS is a joint venture company between e-commerce & payment services leader First Data (51%) and a 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.


Contact information

Would you like to have more information about this vacancy? Please contact Chantal van Rijn (Talent Acquisition Manager) at 020 6 603 021 or cvanrijn@emspay.eu.

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