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Sanctions Training Manager / Senior Expert - Group Financial Crime Prevention

Stockholm, SE, 111 44 Łódź, PL, 90-063 Warszawa, PL, 02-460 Helsinki, FI, 500 Oslo, NO, 368 København S, DK, 2300

Job ID: 11061 


It’s an exciting time for you to join us. We’re a changing company with big ambitions and together we’ll create the future of banking.  
Working with us, you will play a part in building a better bank that fulfils a meaningful role in society. We aim to help our customers around the world improve their lives and reach their goals. To do that, we are embedding compliance across the organisation to ensure people can trust Nordea. Interested in coming on the journey with us?  


About this opportunity

As a Sanctions Training Manager – Senior Expert in Group Financial Crime Prevention your role involves securing that those working with Sanctions in the First Line of Defence (1LOD) receive the training they need, when they need it and we can evidence this. You will think end to end and help to recognise the training needs of different groups and secure these are fulfilled with high quality material. You will support training across a variety of mediums from virtual courses via central learning administration systems, to classroom based training and more formal certification from recognised bodies such as the International Compliance Association (ICA).


The role is located within Nordea’s 1LOD Sanctions Advisory team, where you will be working alongside highly professional and specialized sanctions-experts. We are outcome-focused and aim to achieve high-quality training, appropriately pitched to the audience, meaningfully building capability within the bank. We are passionate, professional and focused on doing the right thing. You will be part of a capability build in this area working alongside team members located in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Poland and Estonia.


What you’ll be doing:  

  • Coordinating the creation and administration of Sanctions training across the First Line of Defence in line with the Sanctions Training Needs Assessment (Sanctions TNA) 
  • Maturing and updating the Sanctions TNA as the Organisation changes and matures
  • Helping to improve the Sanctions Training Target Operating Model (TOM), rolling this out and securing that Training occurs according to and within the bounds of this TOM
  • Understanding the Sanctions training needs of different audiences and securing that Sanctions training is appropriately pitched to the current level of Sanctions understanding and is building toward the required level of Sanctions understanding of the audience
  • Working with various stakeholders to bring together Sanctions training content and to secure it is rigorously reviewed and approved ahead of training roll out
  • Working in close coordination with Nordea’s 1LOD Global Financial Crime Training Unit
  • Securing that the team stay up to date with relevant Sanctions related changes. This is a fast moving area - with frequent changes in regulation, policy, processes and procedures
  • Assisting with creation of material on a ‘trigger’ basis, where there is an event which occurs (e.g. an incident) and the root cause is indicating a need for further training in a given area
  • Sanctions is a highly regulated area there is a need to: 
    • Securing that there is audit trail that learning outcomes have been achieved by testing knowledge retention
    • Following up with further training as required
    • Secure audit trail through high quality record keeping of training – including but not limited to: content, training deliverer, training audience and date of training


Who you are


Collaboration. Ownership. Passion. Courage. These are the values that guide us in being at our best – and that we imagine you share with us. 
To build a successful career with us, you’ll work well with others and always act with the customer’s needs in mind. You love learning and trying new things, and you’re excited about bringing your ideas to the table. You’re honest and dependable, willing to speak up even when it’s difficult, and committed to empowering others. You’re passionate about doing a great job. This is a position that offers real career growth possibilities.
To succeed in this role, we believe that you:

  • Are driven, emotionally intelligent and high performing, keen to learn and develop further
  • Are used to working with and managing diverse stakeholder with divergent needs
  • Are open, honest, structured, result-oriented and act as a role model for others
  • Are motivated by helping others to learn, develop and grow
  • Own and drive your own work independently with minimal supervision
  • Understand matrix organisations and have experience of building influence beyond your specific functional area and across the value chain 


You are located in the Copenhagen, Helsinki, Łódź, London, Oslo, Stockholm, or Tallinn.   


Your background will include:

  • Significant Experience coordinating training and learning in a highly regulated environment
  • Significant Experience holding the pen on a Training Needs Assessment and Target Operating Model for training in a highly regulated environment
  • Experience in securing high quality audit trail of training, including: material, learning objectives, trainer, audiences, proof of knowledge transfer 
  • Experience planning and executing complex tasks independently and as part of a team with minimal supervision achieving goals and proactively updating on your progress 
  • A Master’s Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree alongside significant relevant experience
  • Strong English language communication skills (oral and written) 


Your background including the following would be advantageous:  ​​​

  • Experience working with Financial Crimes Prevention in a Financial Institution and/or
  • Sanctions specific Experience, International Compliance Association (ICA) Certification (sanctions focused) or Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists (ACSS) Certification


If this sounds like you, we look forward to receiving your application!


Next steps

Submit your application no later than 15/07/2022


At Nordea, we know that an inclusive workplace is a sustainable workplace. We deeply believe that our diverse backgrounds, experiences, characteristics and traits make us better at serving our customers and communities. So please come as you are.



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