(Senior) Manager - Governance, Risk & Compliance

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Date: Jun 29, 2022

Location: London, GB

Company: Springer Nature Group

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We have got an exciting opportunity for a (Senior) Manager - Governance, Risk and Compliance to join the team. You will report to the Chief Risk & Compliance Officer. This role has an international scope and (in usual circumstances) will require a maximum of 20% of time to be spent travelling.


Our Governance, Risk and Compliance team is responsible for key areas including -

  • Operation of the Compliance Program, guidance and monitoring controls regarding Anti-bribery and corruption, Anti-trust, Data privacy and protecting confidential information
  • Annual Risk Assessment Processes
  • Supply Chain Due Diligence Processes
  • Internal Audit
  • Internal Investigations



  • Support the Chief Risk & Compliance Officer in managing the day-to-day operation of Compliance or Risk Management processes (including the Compliance Program) e.g.:
  • Monitoring local and divisional risk assessment processes – including implementation and effectiveness of controls.
  • Carrying out compliance implementation reviews either independently or co-ordinated with the Springer Nature Internal Audit program.
  • Responding to alleged violations of rules, regulations, policies, procedures and the Code of Conduct by evaluating or recommending the initiation of investigative procedures.  Supporting a system for the uniform handling of such violations and maintaining appropriate records.
  • Monitoring the performance and effectiveness of the Group Compliance Program on a continuing basis. 
  • Identifying potential areas of vulnerability and risk; developing/implementing corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues and providing general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future.
  • Assisting in the preparation of management reports on a regular basis, and as directed or requested, to keep the Springer Nature Board and senior management informed of the operation and progress of compliance efforts.
  • Developing, maintaining and revising relevant and proportionate Group Compliance policies and supporting procedures to mitigate the occurrence of illegal, unethical or improper conduct.
  • Formally documenting, communicating and refreshing the Springer Nature risk assessment periodically.
  • Contributing to regular group communications and training (including the design and content of e-learning).


Experience, skills and qualification requirements

  • Strong demonstrable experience in internal or external audit/review experience or in risk management and / or compliance
  • Ability to generate and deliver concise, timely reports to stakeholders, including those in senior positions
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to apply these skills at all levels of the organisation and with key external stakeholders as required
  • Strong work ethic and creative ability to achieve identified goals, both individually and as a team player, in a global function
  • Anticipates issues and opportunities and responds with appropriate, risk-aware and cost-driven solutions
  • Structured problem solver - able to logically breakdown complex and ambiguous problems into component parts and recommend pragmatic solutions
  • Ability to use analytical skills to identify trends and themes regarding ethics & compliance risks from a wide variety of data sources and action necessary to address these
  • Personal time management
  • University degree and/or professional qualification essential



  • Legal or accountancy qualifications an advantage
  • German language skills are an advantage

Springer Nature is a Disability Confident Committed Employer and we encourage applications from candidates with disabilities. If you consider yourself to have a disability or learning difficulty and wish to submit your application in an alternative format or would like to discuss reasonable adjustments during the application and interview process, please get in touch either by phone on +44 (0)207 014 4020 or by email SpringerNatureUKCareers@springernature.com so we can make any necessary arrangements. 


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