Who we are:
People are at the heart of the Allianz brand. At Allianz, helping people is in our DNA. We believe in being a part of the solution for a better tomorrow, and know that we have a positive impact on people’s lives across the globe. If you are looking to be part of something big, then come join our local family - we want to hear from you!About the role:
As the Canadian business unit lead for the Compliance function, direct and oversee the implementation and maintenance of Compliance and Data Privacy programs, which includes the development and completion of company-wide training and awareness, assessments, and appropriate reporting. The Director should demonstrate unquestionable ethics and provide support to colleagues in the Canadian and Regional teams, representing the department and Allianz in a professional manner at all times both internally and externally.
Coach, direct and develop Associates. Coordinate work related activities and projects to achieve the volume expected to meet business and operational requirements. Recognize and recommend learning and development curriculum aligned to strategy and make operational improvements. Responsible for the day-to-day application of organizational policies and procedures. Approve associate-related activities concerning hiring, training/development, and evaluation of staff performance.What you will be doing:
Build a winning culture, with enthusiastic leadership and the ability to communicate and connect with all levels of Associates, members of the business, and other relevant internal or external groups. Ultimately responsible for the attraction, retention, motivation, and engagement of associates and for driving the behaviours required to build the desired culture.
- Lead, coach and develop Compliance professionals to ensure efficiency of the department, satisfaction of customers and clients, and to maximize associate performance.
- Hold regular one-on-one’s and team meetings; contribute to team engagement.
- Actively manage performance; identify training needs and provide ongoing professional development opportunities.
- Perform other leadership duties such as ensuring time worked is approved and entered on time, performance reviews are conducted and new staff are recruited on time.
- Ensure effective use of resources and knowledge.
As a Senior Leader, manage the day to day operations of the Department, including implementing, managing and communicating various Compliance and Data Privacy programs.
What it takes:
- Develop, enhance and implement compliance programs to include planning, communications, education, tracking, analyses, documentation, monitoring, and reporting.
- Build and maintain relationships with management and associates at the local and Regional level, to effectively execute the compliance framework and strategies.
- Continuously propose and implement changes to existing compliance systems and processes in order to improve quality and efficiency.
- Fulfil the role of Data Privacy Professional (DPP) and assist the Regional Data Privacy Officer in the implementation and maintenance of a robust Privacy program.
- Act as key contact for local data Privacy regulatory and other enquiries.
- Present to local management on status of data privacy and protection compliance.
- Conduct research and analysis on existing and upcoming changes to all applicable regulations, summarizing for internal communication, and suggesting necessary enhancements or changes to internal processes and procedures.
- Effectively maintain and enhance the secondary control plan and provide oversight of various programs from a Compliance perspective.
- Collaborate with internal and external partners, representing the Compliance team in a professional, effective, and knowledgeable manner.
- Support the Canadian and Regional Compliance and Privacy teams with other responsibilities as required.
- Initiate, research and recommend process and workflow enhancements to increase efficiency.
- Prepare, analyze and act on various reporting metrics/KPI’s.
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge of industry developments and competitive intelligence.
- Respond to and collaborate on issues and requests from other internal and external departments.
- Support the implementation of new business and processes.
What we offer you:
- University degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience, with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in compliance or comparable functions. A Legal background is preferred.
- Preferred: IAPP designation, or working towards
- Minimum 3 years’ experience managing people.
- Ability to work with and keep confidential sensitive materials, situations and people.
- Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to their completion, working on own initiative with stakeholder awareness and approvals.
- Ability to think strategically forward in a 1 to 3 year time span and be proactive.
- Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships at all levels of the organization.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively lead people, get results through others and provide coaching/constructive feedback.
All successful candidates must be able to pass an Enhanced Reliability Check performed by the Government of Canada.
- A competitive total rewards package, including benefits coverage as of your first day of employment, participation in the company’s annual incentive bonus plan, an employer matched retirement plan, tuition reimbursement support, generous paid time off, and much more!
- A Referral Program that rewards you for referring your qualified friends and family
- Employee discounts at a wide variety of retailers and services
- The opportunity to grow with a large, global organization
At Allianz, we understand and value diversity in our employees and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please call our toll free number at 1-800-461-1079 and ask to speak to a member of the Talent Acquisition team.
Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us.
We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.
We therefore welcome applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability or sexual orientation.
Join us. Let's care for tomorrow.