Americas Head of Sanctions & Embargoes Office - Director

Deutsche Bank
  • Location
    Remote, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Aug 22

Position description

Deutsche Bank benefits from having a highly experienced and dedicated Anti Financial Crime (AFC) function, which performs a crucial role in keeping Deutsche Bank’s business operations and global financial services clean from financial crime while serving the interests of the Bank and society. Our regional/global matrix structure allows for flexible responses to challenges in the core areas of: Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions & Embargoes (S&E), Anti-Fraud, Bribery & Corruption, Investigations & Intelligence, Monitoring & Screening, and Risk Assessment.


Our AFC Team will provide you with opportunities to learn, grow and define your career. We foster an open, diverse, and inclusive team culture, that is engaged and well-supported for prosperity and enjoyment of a life/work balance.


What We Offer You

  • A diverse and inclusive environment that embraces change, innovation, and collaboration
  • A hybrid working model, allowing for in-office / work from home flexibility, generous vacation, personal and volunteer days
  • Employee Resource Groups support an inclusive workplace for everyone and promote community engagement
  • Competitive compensation packages including health and wellbeing benefits, retirement savings plans, parental leave, and family building benefits
  • Educational resources, matching gift, and volunteer programs


What You’ll Do

  • Support the Regional Head as well as the Global Head of S&E in protecting Deutsche Bank from legal, regulatory and reputational risk with regard to business involving sanctioned entities and/or countries
  • Closely follow the development of the legal situation around sanctions and embargoes and derive potential need for enhancement of the Bank’s technical and procedural control frame
  • Maintain close interaction with third parties (e.g. within the AFC organization or Group Technology & Operations /GMO), and develop project plans taking into account budget, other resources, milestones and success criteria
  • Responsible for the successful delivery of projects and other change activities by managing scope of deliveries, expectations and ensure clear and concise communication to sponsors, team members and other stakeholders
  • Perform sanctions-specific control analyses and develop recommendations based on the results, proactive role with respect to the further development of the S&E Office capabilities and the development of enhanced control processes and methods, and proactively challenge existing processes and collaborate with key stakeholders to identify areas with room for improvement
  • Report and communicate overall project status, outstanding milestones, issues, delivery risks and dependencies, responsible for managing and developing the Change & Development team, along with lead communication of strategy, procedure, and policies across Sanctions and AFC teams in the Americas


How You’ll Lead

  • Interacting with Global Sanctions Office colleagues
  • Interacting with Regional Sanctions Office Leads in United Kingdom & Ireland, Germany/ Europe, Middle East and Africa and Region Asia Pacific regions


Skills You’ll Need

  • Degree in Politics, International Relations, Law, or related field
  • Prior experience from a U.S. regulatory body or law enforcement agency in the context of Financial Sanctions
  • Relevant experience in connection with Office of Foreign Assets Control regulations and extensive experience in Financial Crime with excellent understanding of U.S. Sanctions regulations and solid understanding and experience in applying international Sanctions programs
  • Strong understanding for universal banks, their product spectrum, and the specifics of these in relation to Sanctions controls (particular experience in relation to payments/ correspondent banking as well as Trade Finance)
  • Substantial leadership experience in leading, managing and developing diverse international expert teams, and practical and in-depth experience in building supreme Sanctions Operating Models including technical and operational levels


Skills That Will Help You Excel

  • An excellent change agent with experience in managing transformational program and driving a portfolio of change initiatives across various stakeholder groups towards target state
  • A strong analytical and structured thinker with experience in formulating strategic target solutions
  • A strong self-initiator, problem solving oriented & action driven
  • A Team-player with ability to navigate in matrix organizations




It is the Bank’s expectation that employees hired into this role will work in the New York office in accordance with the Bank’s hybrid working model.


Deutsche Bank provides reasonable accommodations to candidates and employees with a substantiated need based on disability and/or religion.


The salary range for this position in New York City is $200,000 to $300,000. Actual salaries may be based on a number of factors including, but not limited to, a candidate’s skill set, experience, education, work location and other qualifications. Posted salary ranges do not include incentive compensation or any other type of renumeration.

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