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Head of Assurance and Compliance Management 80-100%

  • Competitive
  • Zurich, Zürich, Suisse
  • CDI, Plein-temps
  • Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
  • 24 sept. 17
In this role you will further develop and support the implementation of the Compliance Value Chain. You will continuously enhance the Compliance Value Chain as well as support the implementation of the enhancements. You will be responsible for refining and managing the assurance, oversight and reporting procedures.
Acting as a proactive Member of the Compliance Executive Team, you will provide assurance regarding the adequacy and effectiveness of the Compliance and control processes across the Group, hereby supporting the discharge of the Compliance functional mandate.

Your Role

As a Head of Assurance and Compliance Management you will establish and manage the resource at CC ensuring the fulfilment of the assigned tasks and achievement of the annual objectives. Further responsibilities will involve:

  • Conceptualizing, and designing the Group's Compliance Value Chain (i.e., risk assessment, planning, policy implementation, risk-based monitoring and assurance reporting); developing the implementation approach; establishing a continuous enhancement process and maintaining the design.
  • Providing (independent) assurance regarding the adequacy (incl. regulatory compliance) and effectiveness of the Group's Compliance assurance processes, hereby supporting the discharge of the Compliance function mandate at a Group level. This includes identifying, analyzing, tracking and reporting of interrelated risks based on e.g., compliance risk assessments, monitoring etc.
  • Building and maintaining group level Compliance oversight and reporting procedures and (technical) solutions allowing to maintain and document oversight of the function for the purpose of effective functional management, in line with available resources establish and maintain a portfolio of relevant operational developments and trends of relevance to Compliance
  • Preparing and delivering functional management reporting at group and potentially regional level as well as reporting to the ZIG / ZIC Audit Committee, moving from the current process-focused ZIG / ZIC Audit Committee reporting to one that is more content-focused and action-oriented
  • Ensuring coordination and alignment with other Group functions e.g., Risk Management and Audit, where relevant
  • Ensuring relevant Compliance documents (incl. Zurich Compliance Program, Zurich Compliance Charter) are continuously updated, maintained and disseminated in the organization
  • Supporting the Group Compliance Officer in executing oversight and the management of the function.
  • Contributing to the overall development of the function, defining of clear processes and deliverables and effective execution of the mandate

Your Skills and Experience

As a Head of Assurance and Compliance Management your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Professional education (University level) in at Economics, Business Administration, Law or Risk Management
  • Operational Risk Management Compliance and Compliance Assurance experience is required
  • In-depth practical knowledge of Insurance business model and operations, Insurance products and Insurance regulations and regulatory developments
  • Strong knowledge of Zurich's business set-up, Zurich's global operating model and operations
  • Advanced skills and experience in pro-active problem solving, issue identification, impact assessment and option development (conceptualization) as well as recommendation development
  • Project portfolio management and change management skills
  • Excellent relationship management and influencing skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication (incl. presentations skills)
  • Superior skills in service delivery
  • Strong people management skills
  • Excellent command of English is required. German and any additional language would be an asset.

Additional Information

Primary work location is Zürich. Occasional travel may be required.
If you value an exciting and varied working environment and meet the above requirements, then our recruiter Grace Cunningham is looking forward to receiving your application by clicking on the button "Apply online".

Who we are

Zurich is a strong brand - more than 1.4 million Swiss customers place their trust in our products and services. Our 55,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, helping our customers in 170 countries to understand and protect themselves from risk. In order to deliver our services, we offer our employees flexible working models and interesting opportunities for further training & development. As a Zurich employee, you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterized by acceptance, diversity and team spirit.

At Zurich we are an equal opportunity employer. We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

Information for recruitment agencies

Zurich accepts no unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We therefore request that recruitment agencies do not submit any candidate documents either via our employees or through our online career portal.
We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees. Thank you for your understanding.

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