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Dow Jones Director, Sanctions Lists, Risk & Compliance Research in LONDON, United Kingdom

Job Description:

Job Title: Director, Sanctions Lists, Risk & Compliance Research

Reporting to: Vice President, Risk & Compliance Research

Department: Data Strategy

Location: We are open to the role being based in Barcelona, London, Princeton or Singapore

Job Description:

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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Business Area: PIB - DATA STRATEGY

Job Category: Data/Content Group

About Us

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 24989