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Director, Sanctions

Company: Santander Holdings USA Inc
Location: Bridgewater
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Director, Sanctions

Dorchester, United States of America


The Director of Sanctions is responsible for managing and executing the organization's US and Global sanctions compliance program. This position reports to the Sanctions Officer and will be a member of the Financial Crimes Compliance extended Leadership Team.

The Director will be responsible for execution of controls supporting the sanctions program and performing governance and oversight responsibilities. They will work closely with legal and compliance teams to ensure the company is compliant with all relevant sanctions regulations and policies. The Director will provide guidance and training to employees, as well as monitor and report on sanctions-related activities.

This position is a hybrid role and can be located in either Dallas, TX or Boston, MA. This role is not eligible for remote.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the development of the organization's sanctions policies and procedures
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant sanctions regulations and policies
  • Support execution of risk assessments to assist with the prioritization of program activities, and the identification of control enhancements opportunities
  • Provide guidance and training to employees on sanctions policies and procedures
  • Monitor and report on sanctions-related activities
  • Collaborate closely with critical internal stakeholders including Senior Business Leaders, Compliance, Risk, Global Security, Technology, Legal, and Internal Audit
  • Overseeing and decisioning transactions and activities that may be subject to sanctions
  • Stay current on changes in sanctions regulations and policies, and update the organization's sanctions program accordingly
  • Manage a team of sanctions professionals Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent relevant experience
    • 10+ years of U.S. Sanctions or comparable experience at a financial institution, law firm, regulatory agency, major consulting firm, or law enforcement
    • Deep financial industry knowledge Preferred
      • Experience managing a global sanctions program
      • Cryptocurrency knowledge and/or experience
      • Master's degree or Juris Doctorate Skills
        • Strong knowledge of sanctions regulations and policies
        • Demonstrated ability to operate across diverse business units, innovate operations, and navigate changing regulations
        • Excellent communication and leadership skills with the ability to effectively influence cross-firm programs while engaging business partners on courses of action
        • Experience managing a team of professionals
        • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks effectively
        • Detail-oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
        • Experience working in a global organization and managing cross-functional teams is preferredDiversity & EEO Statements: At Santander, we value and respect differences in our workforce and strive to increase the diversity of our teams. We actively encourage everyone to apply.

          Santander is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

          Employer Rights: This job description does not list all of the job duties of the job. You may be asked by your supervisors or managers to perform other duties. You may be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description. The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time. This job description is not a contract for employment and either you or the employer may terminate at any time for any reason.


          Primary Location: Dorchester, MA, Dorchester

          Other Locations: Massachusetts-Dorchester,Texas-Dallas

          Organization: Santander Bank N.A.

Keywords: Santander Holdings USA Inc, Brockton , Director, Sanctions, Executive , Bridgewater, Massachusetts

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