Primark Ireland

Senior Compliance Programme Manager

Dublin, Ireland
24 Jun 2024
24 Jul 2024
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Senior Compliance Programme Manager

Our Compliance teams are right at the heart of what we do. Surrounded by some of the best Compliance specialists in the industry, you’ll bring your own ideas to the business - helping to shape the experience of our customers as part of a forward-thinking team.

In this role, you will play a leading role in shaping the future of our Compliance practices partnering closely with senior stakeholders. This new and exciting role is critical in the planned expansion of our business. In this role, you will provide strong management direction for the Compliance function with a specific focus on Environmental and Social (ESG) regulations.

We are looking for an innovative thinker with experience developing, embedding, and enhancing policy and procedural changes to ensure compliance across all areas of responsibility. This exciting position will see a suitable candidate supporting Primark in meeting its strategic goals and compliance expectations by demonstrating a commitment to achieving best practices. As part of the Primark Risk and Compliance Team, you will join a fast-paced, commercial environment with the opportunity to work with key stakeholders within the Primark business. If this sounds like you, join our amazing team!

What You’ll Get

The world is changing and it’s important we support our colleagues. People are at the heart of what we do at Primark so it’s essential we provide the right environment for you to perform at your best. That’s why we offer benefits that put you first.

Some of our benefits are:

  • 27 days of leave, plus bank holidays and if you want, you can buy 5 more.
  • Flexible Working, opportunity for an early Friday finish, and a subsidised cafeteria.
  • Primark Perks – Discounts with some local partner businesses to our offices

What You’ll Do:

In your role, you’ll collaborate with different people across various skill sets. Here’s a flavour of your day-to-day:

  • Supporting the development, ongoing management and reporting on the annual programme plan for key compliance initiatives
  • Own full program management lifecycles - identify, track, and mitigate project risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies.
  • Support execution of compliance-related activities, including statutory risk assessments, regulatory requests for information, designing and testing controls and safeguards, issue management, exams/audits, governance, data & tooling systems, and regulatory & compliance transparency reporting.
  • Work closely across internal teams to understand and capture requirements and set success criteria for programs that align with strategic goals.
  • Advising on the compliance requirements and operationalisation of controls for relevant environmental and social regulations and directives, i.e. EU Green Deal
  • Undertaking compliance reviews of applicable regulations, acquiring evidence of compliance ensuring that they are in line with policy, working with internal partners on any areas of non-compliance and generating regular and routine reports on the same to management.
  • Improving and maintaining the compliance monitoring program, ensuring compliance issues raised are dealt with in a timely fashion.
  • Working closely (showing flexibility, good communication skills and being a teammate) with the business verticals to ensure full support in launching in new markets, and/or products and services in compliant manner.
  • Coordinating compliance in relation to products, strategies and operational processes and procedures, working with partners and management.
  • Ensuring that relationship with relevant regulatory bodies is kept to the highest standard.
  • Undertaking ad hoc projects as determined by Management and assist with Legal on regulatory issues and queries as applicable.
  • Operate as a trusted advisor to the business. Establish effective business relationships and maintain knowledge of operating procedures.
  • Acknowledge, anticipate, and balance the competing interests of stakeholders and serve as an integrated business and audit partner.
  • Ensure progress on key decisions, remove roadblocks and act as the point of escalation for workstream risks and issues to ensure deadlines are met.

What You’ll Bring

Here at Primark, we want everyone to feel valued – so please bring your authentic self to work, of course with some other key experience and abilities for this role in particular:

  • You will have a minimum of 7 years experience working in a compliance/ regulatory/ risk/second-line function, with a focus on ESG.
  • You will have experience in interpreting and applying legislation or regulation within a company context and partnering with the first line to design and implement controls.
  • You will bring knowledge and a history of conducting root cause analysis, investigations and/or auditing.
  • You will have previous experience in supporting work in relation to regulators, external auditors, and inspectors, which is desirable.
  • You will bring prior experience in navigating complex multi-stakeholder environments, demonstrating significant interpersonal skills and generating ‘buy-in’ from all stakeholder groups.
  • You have a good understanding of organizational dynamics, business processes, and policies, as well as a working knowledge of business processes and key risks in a fast-paced commercial environment.

Ready? Good - because we can’t wait to see what you can offer. You’ll be joining a team of diverse, passionate, and talented individuals where you’ll truly belong, collaborating on projects that will shape the future of our industry. If you’re excited about this role but don’t meet all the criteria, we encourage you to apply. You may be the right candidate for this role or another one, and our recruitment team can determine where your skills may fit in at Primark.

Apply to be part of our future and we’ll help you develop yours.

If you need any reasonable adjustments or have an accessibility request, during your recruitment journey, such as extended time or breaks between online assessments, a sign language interpreter, mobility access, or assistive technology please contact your talent acquisition specialist.

All offers of employment are subject to background checks, including right to work, reference education and for some roles criminal, and financial checks. If you have any concerns, please reach out to our talent acquisition team to discuss.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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