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Global KYC Lead

Berlin, Germany · Legal & Compliance

The Financial Crime Compliance Team is perfect for those ones who are excited by the potential to work with different products and teams, and have a desire and hunger to constantly improve and innovate in AML Compliance solutions. We have passion for our business and the enablement of its growth in a manner which is compliant and reduces risk.

As our Global KYC Lead, you will:

  • Work closely with the MLROs across the world;

  • Re-design and execute a risk-based KYC strategy which can scale globally, while allowing for local requirements;

  • Partner with the Operations Team to up-skill the team and effectively execute the KYC strategy;

  • Collaborate with in-country MLROs to ensure their local needs are met and to share learnings;

  • Deliver a KYC Policy appropriate for SumUp and its regulatory requirements;

  • Continually improve the execution of the strategy such that it is effective and efficient, and appropriately manages our AML risk and meets compliance requirements and business needs;

  • Coordinate with Operations to ensure the right tools are in place and the entire KYC process, is tooled appropriately;

  • Deliver statistics on the Program at a global and local level to MLROs and senior management and Boards, as required;

  • Oversee vendors and ensure appropriate implementations;

  • Manage the PEP policy and process and ensure integration into the KYC merchant profile, as appropriate;

  • Collaborate with Compliance and On-boarding Squad partners to ensure new and existing merchants are all captured in the Program.

You’ll be great for this role if

  • You are a KYC/CDD Expert: Expert on developing, documenting and overseeing KYC processes and a solid understanding of the regulatory requirements.

  • You are a true Leader: previous experience in team management is mandatory;

  • You are a pragmatic problem-solver. Within SumUp, we face multiple challenges everyday; ownership, a consistent and pragmatic approach is vital for your success in this role;

  • You have a structured approach to ambiguity and strong analytical skills

  • You are a doer – your ability to execute is critical to success;

  • You are comfortable with vast amount of data, managing big budgets and coming up with conclusions/recommendations are a fundamental part of this role. Excel, a solid understanding of statistics and analytical capabilities are pivotal;

  • You are fluent in English - you'll be part of a truly global organization!

Why you should join SumUp

  • You’ll have the opportunity to shape our KYC program and implement a true risk-based approach to AML in one of the world’s most impactful financial services company.

  • You’ll have the freedom to take ownership, work with purpose and make an impact.

  • You’ll be part of a company that lives and breathes to empower small merchants around the world;

  • You'll work with inspiring, open-minded colleagues from over 60 countries. This role can be based in our office in Luxembourg, Dublin or Berlin.

  • We offer relocation support for you, your family and even your pets!

About SumUp

We believe in the everyday hero.

Small business owners are at the heart of all we do, so we're creating tools that help them run their business. With a founders mentality and a 'team-first attitude' our diverse teams across Europe, South America, and the United States work together to ensure that the small business owners we partner with can be successful doing what they love. 

SumUp is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. SumUp does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other basis protected by applicable laws or prohibited by company policy. SumUp also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.

SumUp will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate.