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Job Description:

This is a first line Product Compliance team lead role, embedded in the Wise Platform team.

You, together with the Wise Platform team, will be responsible to:


Product design: 

  • empower Product Teams to build compliant by design new products and services by advising them on how to implement regulatory requirements in a customer-oriented way while fully adhering to regulatory requirements;
  • ensure that regulatory analysis of new products and services are performed and well-documented, and that related controls are implemented consistently prior to launch.


Regulatory risk and remediation: 

  • collaborate with Regional 1st and 2nd line Compliance teams and Product teams, to ensure remediation plans are agreed upon across lines and executed timely;
  • advise Product and operational teams on how to interpret regulatory requirements or improve processes to avoid regulatory breaches and/or incidents.


Third Parties Relationships:

  • represent Wise in external meetings with Banking Partners and Regulators, being able to clearly and effectively articulate Wise Platform offer;
  • provide input on regulatory related agreements and clauses, always representing Wise customer-oriented culture while ensuring compliance.


This role will give you the opportunity to: 

  • grow your hands-on Fintech knowledge at full speed;
  • keep compliance right at the heart of the product development cycle, in a fast-moving environment;
  • be empowered to identify regulatory issues and take a lead in their remediation.


About you: 

  • ability to prioritize effectively and call-out what are the key areas of improvement and implementation required from a regulatory point of view;
  • ability to effectively communicate with Product Managers and Engineers and provide practical, actionable, and value added recommendations;
  • problem solving attitude, with the ability to use regulation together with data to drive business decisions;
  • a natural owner, that drives and delivers project from inception to completion, timely and with attention to the details;
  • experience (or interest) in working in a fast-growing environment;
  • previous financial regulation advisory role or experience in a compliance/legal department (i.e. Head of Compliance in a SAAS start-up);
  • ability to analyze and interpret complex regulatory frameworks and apply them effectively;
  • ability to deal with multiple regulatory domains (i.e. regulatory permissions, consumer, fincrime, security, privacy, etc.) and to understand how they interact with one-another;
  • willingness to travel, as Wise offices are located across different countries; and
  • legally authorized to work in the UK.


Some extra skills that would be great: 

  • experience in building a team from the beginning
  • experience with Confluence, Jira
  • experience working with global teams
  • experience in Correspondent banking

Experience Level: Executive
Work From: Onsite

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