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Sanctions Advisory Manager

Sanctions Advisory Manager

Posted 5 February by Pontoon
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Job title: Sanctions Advisory Manager

Location: London

Duration: 12 months initially

The role:

  • To manage and oversee the EMEA Sanctions Advisory function.
  • To provide the EMEA region with advice and guidance with respect to applicable financial and trade sanctions as well as meeting regulatory requirements/expectations.
  • To lead and contribute to strategic enhancements of the EMEA sanctions compliance programme.


  • To oversee the workload of the EMEA Sanctions Advisory function (average 150 pieces of advice per month).
  • To monitor and assess changes to sanctions legislation.
  • To assess sanctions regulatory enforcement actions and provide recommendations to the EMEA region as appropriate.
  • To risk assess those transactions representing an elevated sanctions risk and provide advice, guidance and recommendations to the front office.
  • To analyse and assess sanctions related clauses contained within legal documentation, risk is appropriately mitigated.
  • To liaise and engage with PD Legal, PDAD Legal (New York Branch) or external counsel where appropriate, on behalf of EMEA front office deal teams.
  • To determine escalation to the EMEA Head of Sanctions/EMEA MLROs or RCCO.
  • To review, assess and provide feedback on assessments undertaken by the Sanctions Advisory AVPs.
  • To design and provide targeted sanctions training to key stakeholders throughout EMEA to ensure they understand and comply with the Bank's requirements.
  • To contribute to the writing of applicable policies, procedures and guidance.
  • To support the EMEA Head of Sanctions by leading strategic initiatives.
  • Contribute regularly to the Global Sanctions Working Group (designed to benchmark and share best practice across the SMBC Group).
  • To provide structured and strategic engagement with senior front office stakeholders.
  • Overseeing the design and compiling of relevant MI (including KRIs) which is provided to EMEA stakeholders and relevant management committees as part of established outsourcing arrangements.


  • Sound understanding of legal sanctions instruments.
  • Sound understanding of key sanctions regimes (EU/UK/US)
  • Sound understanding of the Bank's products and services.
  • A strong understanding of how to identify and mitigate sanctions risks.
  • Strong analytical skills, capable of making logical assessments based upon factual data.
  • Strong ability to appropriately priorities tasks in a high risk environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially when faced with challenge.
  • Sound investigative skills.
  • An International Compliance Association or equivalent financial crime qualification would be beneficial.

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Candidates will ideally show evidence of the above in their CV in order to be considered.

Please be advised if you haven't heard from us within 48 hours then unfortunately your application has not been successful on this occasion, we may however keep your details on file for any suitable future vacancies and contact you accordingly.

Reference: 52075400

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