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Sanctions Lead

About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking a Sanctions Lead Business Execution Consultant.

​This Sanctions Lead Business Execution Consultant will specifically be focused on EMEA Sanctions and will report to the Corporate Investment Banking Financial Crime Sanctions Senior Manager. This position interacts with senior leadership and major stakeholders to gather and communicate progress against strategic EMEA sanctions projects and objectives for the program.  This position is responsible for the implementation of the CIB Financial Crime Sanctions program and for ensuring compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and applicable corporate policies. 


In this role, you will:

  • Reviewing and approving business procedures, processes and controls relating to sanctions policies and standards to ensure applicable corporate policies and EMEA standards are appropriately implemented and aligned.

  •   Evaluating business sanctions needs, assessing processes and control risks and devising system solutions to enhance compliance capabilities.

  • Assisting CIB FC in executing and tracking progress to EMEA sanctions program enhancements.

  • Providing advice and subject matter expert guidance to CIB and Commercial Banking (CB) businesses on EMEA sanctions issues and escalations.

  • Delivering targeted EMEA sanctions training and assisting in raising EMEA sanctions awareness across CIB and CB businesses.

  • Reviewing and assessing business’ major requirement evaluations in the Shared Risk Platform (SHRP).

  • Assisting the CIB FC Sanctions Senior Manager with the overall management of the CIB FC Sanctions program.

  • Staying current on EMEA sanctions-related regulations, EU Directives and UNSCRs.

  • Working on special projects and other assignments, such as in-region screening metrics, as necessary.


Required Qualifications:

  • Treasury /EU compliance experience either in government or private industry, or a combination of both. 

  • Familiarity with the business operations of a large bank and/or broker dealer.

  • Product and services knowledge of a large bank and/or broker dealer.

  • LLB preferred.

  • Well-organized and able to execute responsibilities with minimal supervision; great attention to detail; ability to prioritize multiple tasks and bring tasks to completion within established timeframes.

  • Articulate, poised and comfortable in direct interaction with business clients and senior management.

  • Sound analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.  Excellent oral and written communications skills.

Company Benefits:

  • Competitive salary package
  • 25 days Annual leave
  • Employer Pension Contribution
  • Private Medical cover
  • Hybrid working (3 days in the office, two days remote)
  • Beautiful offices situated at 33 King William Street

We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, individuals with disabilities, pregnancy, marital status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

Employees support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit’s risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in US: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in Canada: Applications for employment are encouraged from all qualified candidates, including women, persons with disabilities, aboriginal peoples and visible minorities. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request in connection with the recruitment process.


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