EMEA Regional LDD & KYC Maker Manager - Executive Director

Last updated 5 days ago
Location:Dorset
Job Type:Full Time

Job Description

EMEA WKO Production organization is seeking a highly talented ED to lead the newly created Regional Local Due Diligence (LDD) & KYC Maker Team. The team will contain subject matter expertise for the completion of EMEA Regional LDD and therefore function as the global center of excellence for EMEA Regional LDD’s in all facets, including the impact analysis of new regulations, to drafting of procedures to implementation of new processes and systems. The Senior KYC Manager will report to the EMEA Head of WKO Production.

We are looking for a leader who can combine operational excellence with deep KYC policy knowledge to elevate organizational competency to the next level of KYC risk identification, assessment and mitigation approach.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Management of on time Periodic Renewal and On-boarding of New Clients with speed and seamless client experience
  • Develop sustainable KYC practitioner skills within the organization and instill resiliency of habit across the team that fosters relentless focus on attention to detail and operational excellence
  • Deliver transformational KYC quality improvements that will avoid audit and regulatory issues
  • Engineer robust operational processes and systems that will reduce offline due diligence processes and increase traceability of KYC disposition
  • Build strong partnership with KYC owners, desk heads, GFCC and other stakeholders
  • Coach & develop the existing team to the next level as well as attract new talent that will increase the overall bench strength significantly
  • Develop knowledge and skills based training material and ensure these are kept up to date and partner with the training team to achieve optimal delivery and continuous access
  • Standardize & simplify operational processes to enable transformational changes and delivery of multi-year efficiency targets
  • Continuously assess and proactively identify gaps in the KYC on-boarding & renewal process as well as develop strategies to prevent future control gaps and adverse audit results
  • Represent KYC production on local JPM legal entity boards and country level governance forums

Qualification & skills include:

  • KYC SME with deep understanding of EU KYC & AML regulatory landscape
  • Knowledge of regional businesses infrastructure, product usage and its implication on KYC client definition
  • Strong control mindset and the ability to mitigate risk
  • Ability to synthesize new regulations, carry out accurate impact assessment and design appropriate operational processes
  • Ability to effective communicate complex policy and operational concepts to both senior management and junior operational staff
  • Highly developed skills for engineering new process and enhancement to existing operational infrastructure
  • Strong client focus and interpersonal leadership, partnership and influencing skills
  • Strong track record of hiring, developing and advancing talent through the organization
  • Track record of managing and transforming complex operational processes
  • Significant AML, Compliance, Strategy and Operations management experience