Sanctions Transformation Strategist

Financial Economic Crime (FEC)
  • Hybrid
  • Utrecht
  • The Netherlands
  • 36 hours
  • Full time

Would you like to be at the forefront of leading Transformation in the Sanctions department of Rabobank? This is your chance.

At Rabobank, we recognize that sanctions play a pivotal role in international diplomacy, policy-making, and economic interactions. As we operate within interconnected global environment, effective sanctions management becomes not just a regulatory necessity, but a cornerstone of safe and reliable business operations to protect the Bank, society and our clients.

As Radical transformation pioneer, you inspire, challenge and support Sanctions colleagues towards a new way of thinking about their role, responsibility and how they do their job daily with the customer in mind.

You and your job

Make a difference by making sure, we as a bank ‘Do the right thing’ now and even better in the future. Re-inventing regulatory compliance and our way of working requires stamina, endless enthusiasm and data-driven decision making. As part of a small team, you will be driving a new culture in the Sanctions department to re-invent the way we comply with regulatory requirements whilst improving customer experience.

You will bring knowledge and experience to capturing the right problems to solve. You bring a clear presence to the table where you are confident in challenging people to coach them in properly defining the problem to solve. You are brave able to say no to people, even senior management, and you have a positive presence and are ready to make a difference.

Practical examples:

  • Facilitating global cross-team initiatives, encourage sharing of best practices in innovation and process re-engineering.
  • Analyzing business processes and identifying areas for improvement.
  • Introducing and driving the Design Thinking mindset and “Failure Fridays”
  • Facilitating Design Sprints and experimenting sessions.
  • Embracing Rabbobank’s Innovation methodology and working closely with innovation-driven colleagues

Facts & figures:

  • 36 or 40 hours per week
  • 43,822 Rabobank colleagues around the world

Top 3 responsiblities:

  • Lead the creative process of finding, sharpening and implementing innovative ideas. The focus is on the problem to solve, not the solution (Ideation).
  • Grow & nurture an innovative culture across the sanctions team and stakeholders through presentations and workshops (Culture).
  • Hold presentations and conduct workshops with the teams in Sanctions and important stakeholders (Training and facilitating).

Together we achieve more than alone

We believe in the power of difference. Bringing together people's differences is what makes us an even better bank. So we are very curious about what you can bring to our team at FEC Sanctions innovations.

Working together is the way we work; as 1 passionate and goal-oriented team at Rabobank. Talking of Rabobank: We are a Dutch bank that operates in 38 countries for over 9,500,000 customers. Together with these customers, our members and partners we stand side by side to create a world in which everyone has access to enough healthy food. In the Netherlands we work to create a country in which people are happy with how they live, work and do business.

You and your talent

  • Bachelor's or master's degree;
  • 3-year experience with Corporate Innovation/Business Change/Transformation;
  • Start-up or incubator experience ;
  • Proven knowledge of B2B complexity in Telecom, Utilities, transport, FCMG;
  • Ideally no previous experience in Financial Institutions to avoid bias;
  • Demonstrated skills in Ideation & leading Design Sprints;
  • Experience with complex senior stakeholder management and high organizational sensitivity and integrity;
  • A team player who enjoys collaboration and facilitation, you can bring different stakeholders together and come to a mutual understanding;
  • Fluent in English, verbal and written;
  • Social skills are above average, connect easily and can formulate clearly and to the point with both internal employees as with strategic partners in the market;
  • A lean and agile mindset, always seeking continuous improvement.

This is what we offer you

  • A gross monthly salary between €3,711.55 and €6,130.64 per month (scale 8 or 9, depending on knowledge and experience);
  • Thirteenth month and 8% holiday pay;
  • Extra budget of 10 or 11% of your gross monthly salary that you can spend as you want. Buy extra vacation days, pay extra money into your pension or have part of the budget paid out;
  • A combination of working from home and in the office

This is a selection of the terms of employment for a Sanctions Transformation Strategist based on a 36-hour working week. You can find all terms of employment on

You and the job application process

  • Any questions about the job content? Contact: Michel Smook, Innovation Lead Sanctions via
  • Any questions about working at Rabobank and the process? Milou Stoop, Recruiter FEC via
  • We will hold the interviews through a video call or at the office.
  • You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions on
  • A security check is part of the process.
  • An assessment can be part of the process.
  • We respect your privacy.
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    Step 1Applying

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    Step 2First interview

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    Step 3Second interview

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    Step 4Offer

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