Risk & Compliance Manager
Dentsu Aegis Network
London, United Kingdom
6d ago

Job Introduction

The purpose of this role is to contribute to the planning, development, execution and overall management of the DAN compliance programme across our 20+ Brands in the UK & Ireland, as well as assessing and managing business risks and adoption of DAN policies and procedures.


The role reports to the UK&I General Counsel with a dotted line to the Regional Ethics & Compliance Director.

Key accountabilities

  • Overall responsibility for delivering compliance programme in UK&I
  • Assist with the roll out of global & regional compliance programme and implementation, including the tracking of specific projects and initiatives across multiple Brands within UK&I.
  • Promote compliance initiatives across UK&I, working with Regional Compliance and across other UK&I functions, as well as senior management, to identify, investigate and mitigate / resolve compliance issues, as appropriate.
  • Ability to perform risk assessments over multiple Brands, to understand the level, significance and scope of the various risks and consolidate this to provide a clear picture of the risk landscape within UK&I.
  • Promote a greater understanding of company compliance systems and procedures through a comprehensive training and awareness programme.
  • Specific responsibilities

  • Support the Group & Regional Compliance in the roll out of Group policies and assist with policy training;
  • Monitor and advise Group & Regional Compliance if any policies and procedures do not meet Market legal, government or industry requirements, so that any suitable amends can be considered / implemented.
  • Provide feedback to Group & Regional Compliance on the local implementation of policies and procedures;
  • Suggest process and procedure improvements;
  • Share examples of Best Practice with Group & Regional Compliance, so this can be shared with other markets / clusters.
  • Conduct Compliance Training with management and / existing and new employees;
  • Monitor employees Conflict of interest declarations and approvals and escalate any incidents of non-compliance with the policy.;
  • Perform reputational due diligence prior acquiring any new Company, liaising with the UK&I Legal and M&A teams. Escalating any concerns to Regional Compliance
  • Lead the integration of newly acquired company from a compliance perspective and make sure we roll our best practice, policies and procedures and our compliance approaches;
  • Review Gifts & Hospitality submissions for UK&I. Escalating any concerns to Regional Compliance;
  • Lead the promotion of the Speak Up program for UK&I;
  • Lead risk & compliance committee meetings and assist with the documentation to be filled by management;
  • Lead on all compliance matters and assist with Internal audit for UK&I;
  • Undertake, support and report on investigations in line with DAN guidelines
  • Provide compliance guidance to local pitches.
  • Professional skills

  • Ability to manage a risk and compliance meeting with senior members of the business and maintain and retain a risk and compliance register
  • Demonstrable experience investigating compliance breaches and reporting on them
  • Experience in risk management and implementing and managing compliance programmes, including the creating and organising training, leading internal investigations, writing internal investigation reports and dealing with regulatory authorities
  • Experience of senior stakeholder management in a previous legal, risk or compliance role.
  • Key Experiences

  • The ideal candidate could have 7+ years of risk, compliance or legal experience, preferable in advertising, media or technology or professional services company
  • Proven ability to interact with people at all levels of an organisation, fostering strong cross-functional teamwork and results
  • Articulate, pragmatic, commercially minded, analytical and solutions-focused, with exceptional drive and enthusiasm.
  • Good analytical skills, capable of thinking logically, using initiative and systematically able to resolve problems.
  • Proactive, self-supportive and motivated in the development of a positive risk culture
  • The ideal candidate is likely to be educated to degree standard and be a holder of a relevant professional compliance qualification
  • Our values and behaviours :

    Agile Anticipate business needs, continuous process improvement, be flexible whilst maintain high standards

    Pioneering Being constantly curious, be bold in challenging the status quo, support a culture of openness

    Ambitious Strive for excellence, drive hard to achieve, learn from experiences

    Responsible Uphold the highest levels of integrity, lead by example, be courageous in raining concerns

    Collaborative Operate as one finance team locally and globally by sharing best practice and following standard practices and processes

    What you’ll get from us :

    This is an excellent opportunity to take a leading role in the planning, development, execution and overall management of the DAN compliance programme across our 20+ Brands in the UK & Ireland, as well as assessing and managing business risks and adoption of DAN policies and procedures.

    Dentsu Aegis Network is a fantastic place to work with many great benefits on offer including 25 days’ annual holiday, Cycle to Work Scheme, and get your Birthday day off!

    Not only is it an incredibly fun place to work but as part of a multinational organisation there are many opportunities to advance your career once you have proven yourself.

    About Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN)

    About Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) DAN is the 4th largest advertising network globally, headquartered in London and operates in 145 countries worldwide with more than 45,000 dedicated specialists.

    Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services.

    DAN consists of a number of market leading brands including; Carat, Dentsu Media, Isobar, iProspect, Posterscope, Vizeum, Amplifi, D2D and PSLive each covering different capabilities such as digital creative execution, media planning and buying, mobile applications, SEO, content creation, brand tracking and marketing analytics.

    So, how do you apply?

    If you feel this role could be what you are looking for please click on the following link where you will be able to upload a CV or LinkedIn Profile :

    Inclusion & Diversity

    We value the strength diversity brings to our business and are working hard to build a more inclusive workplace through partnerships with Stonewall, Business Disability Forum and Business in the Community’s race and gender equality campaigns.

    We are happy to discuss all flexible and agile approaches to working for all our roles we can’t promise we will be able to offer you everything you want or need but we do promise to discuss it with you openly and honestly.

    If you have any reasonable adjustment needs arising from a disability or medical condition to fully participate in the recruitment process, please discuss this with the recruiter who contacts you.

    Dentsu Aegis Network

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