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Director, Sanctions Lists, Risk & Compliance Research

Dow Jones
Closing date
21 Jun 2021

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Dow Jones Risk & Compliance is a global provider of third-party risk management and regulatory compliance solutions. We deliver data, research tools and services to help our clients meet anti-money laundering, anti-bribery, anti-corruption and economic sanctions regulations and mitigate third-party risk.

As Director, Special Lists, Risk & Compliance Research, you will inspire and lead a large global team of managers and multilingual experts who research, analyse and update details from economic sanctions, law enforcement and other regulatory lists from around the globe for the high-growth Dow Jones Risk & Compliance business. The data the team handles is central to important decisions by our clients so we are looking for someone special to lead this team, setting the team up for continued success as a best in class sanctions data provider. You will report to the Vice President, Risk & Compliance Research. We are open to the role being based in Barcelona, London, Princeton or Singapore.

You Will:

Inspire and develop your team to maximize their potential and ensure the best data possible

Ensure the delivery of sanctions data to meet our commitments to clients

Provide support in the sales process by joining sales calls or providing documentation and insight into the research process

Bring constant improvements to our data offering in an extremely dynamic environment

Work with internal partners to ensure the continued evolution of our workflows and tools through automation

Build and maintain relationships with other partners and teams supporting the Risk & Compliance business to realise its ambitious aims

Provide thought leadership internally and externally on the sanctions landscape

Handle multiple high priority tasks, spot challenges early on and be solution oriented, making the right decisions using an analytical approach

You Have:

Fluent in written and spoken English and at least one other language

Experience of sanctions or financial crime data, or other financial sector risk management and compliance experience

At least three years' experience leading and mentoring a sizeable research team (preferably located in multiple time zones)

Experience explaining products, data or processes to clients and handling complex customer queries

Experience overseeing data quality assurance processes

An openness to different views and options and appreciation of team diversity


Experience interpreting sanctions, counter-terrorism or other regulations

Experience of ISAE 3000 assurance processes

Experience of overseeing the implementation of data automation

Education to degree level

Our Benefits

Comprehensive Insurance Plans

Retirement Plans

Employee Referral Program

Subscription Discounts

Fitness Reimbursement Program

Region Specific Benefits, as applicable
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