Head of MS Financial Security - MLRO

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Publish Date: Nov 25, 2021

Location: Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL

Company: worldline

About Worldline
Worldline [Euronext: WLN] is the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry and #4 player worldwide. With its global reach and its commitment to innovation, Worldline is the technology partner of choice for merchants, banks and third-party acquirers as well as public transport operators, government agencies and industrial companies in all sectors. Powered by over 20,000 employees in more than 50 countries, Worldline provides its clients with sustainable, trusted and secure solutions across the payment value chain, fostering their business growth wherever they are. Services offered by Worldline in the areas of Merchant Services; Terminals, Solutions & Services; Financial Services and Mobility & e-Transactional Services include domestic and cross-border commercial acquiring, both in-store and online, highly-secure payment transaction processing, a broad portfolio of payment terminals as well as e-ticketing and digital services in the industrial environment. In 2019 Worldline generated a proforma revenue of 5.3 billion euros. worldline.com


The Opportunity
At Worldline, our technology addresses persistent challenges of the payment world. We design and operate leading digital payment and transactional solutions that enable sustainable economic growth and reinforce trust and security in our societies. If you are a highly-skilled Head of Data Protection, then get ready to join our company. 

The Head of FinSec WL MS reports to the Head of Compliance Worldline Merchant Services is manages the compliance functions - second line of defense department covering MS Core (payments institution licensed).
Geographical Scope
•    Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, France, Hungary, Italy and Poland
•    Supporting: Australia, Canada, Japan,, Singapore, UK, USA and other new  countries
Reporting lines
•    Head of Compliance Worldline Merchant Services  
•    Head of Financial Security Worldline Group  
As Head of WL MS FinSec manager and ML-RO he/she is familiar with legal guidelines and corporate governance best practices. They are professionals of high ethical standards and work carefully to complete their duties keeping in mind the objectives of the business. You must be comfortable saying “no” when necessary and be result-oriented. The role will consist in local role combined with pan-European responsibilities.The goal is to preserve the company’s integrity by making sure it stays on a lawful and ethical course.



Your day-to-day responsibilities include: 

  • You work with the Worldline Group FinSec and global business units to ensure both existing and new products / services comply with the relevant AML-CTF obligations.
  • You manage a team of local FinSec team members (2nd LoD) within Worldline Merchant services
  • You work with local legal counsels, local management and key departments to ensure the organization has and maintains the appropriate AML-CTF level.
  • You foster a FinSec culture within the organization and helps to implement essential elements of the AML-CTF and other relevant global legislation. 
  • You assist local business units with development of tools and methodologies to ensure on-going compliance.
  • You maintain a process for receiving, documenting, tracking, investigating and taking action on alerts, equests / complaints concerning the organization’s AML-CTF and related policies and procedures.
  • You ensure existing and new products / services comply with the relevant AML obligations with support from WL MS and close cooperation with the business units. Conducts EWRA and Risk Impact Assessments to determine mitigating measures relevant to the risk level and maintains AML-CTF risk matrix and inventory together with the Business.
  • You ensure alignment between security and privacy practices.
  • You offer consultation on AML alert or breach or other incident occurs.
  • You develop and provide regular AML-CTF related training of regulations and company procedure updates to staff.


The Compliance Officer will operate locally while in an international environment and work closely with various teams in the organization (Risk, Compliance, Legal, Sales…).



Skills we can’t do without: 

  • Master in Law, Economics or equivalent level including knowledge through professional certifications (e.g. Certified AML Specialist (CAMS) or other AML certifications 
  • Minimum 5 years of FinSec program management
  • Knowledge of the payment industry is a plus
  • Excellent analytical skills with eye for detail
  • Affinity with IT and IT-related projects and ecommerce
  • Practical experience in technical platform integration using internet protocols
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in English both verbally and written
  • Results driven and persistent
  • Multicultural mindset and flexibility, able to work in an international environment
  • Preferably experience in an e-commerce, bank or payment industry environment


Skills we’d like: 

  • Pragmatism & hands-on mindset is required
  • Team player while able to work autonomously
  • Ability to think out of the box
  • Positive mind set



More reasons to join us
What’s more, we really value Innovation, Cooperation, Excellence and Empowerment. These values are reflected on our daily work. This is the core of our organization. At Worldline our top priority is to engage, encourage and develop you to help you improve your potential. In fact, we have comprehensive training and development programs in place demonstrating our dedication to developing your career.


Our success comes from strong skills, new insights, diverse points of view and the energy of all women and men from Worldline. Not only do they represent the Heart and Face of our company, they are also key players in our success. We make leading our talents a major asset in the success of our business.


Worldline is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


The 20 000 employees of Worldline are all different but share the same values. You can see it in the way we behave. We are curious and humble – we are learning every day, we keep things simple and everyone engaged. In our fast-moving industry, we are adaptable and life-long learners. Everyone demonstrates the same dedication to quality and efficiency. We have an entrepreneurial spirit and sense of service. Above all, we never turn our back on a challenge. These values nurture a dynamic and innovative team where everyone can develop and grow.

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