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Head Compliance (f/m/d), 80-100%

Date:  15-Mar-2023
Job ID:  7748
Company:  Alpiq AG

Olten, CH

Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full-time position
Job Level:  Managers
LinkedIn:  #LI-SFCH

Following an internal move, we are looking for a Head Compliance for the Alpiq Group.  If you are a senior compliance professional with strong track record setting up and managing compliance and leading a diverse team in a diversified business environment, this may be your next challenge.  The Head Compliance is responsible for compliance across the Alpiq Group, covering a variety of business activities across Europe, including power generation, energy trading and project development.  He/she manages a group of compliance professionals in Olten, Switzerland and coordinates a network of local compliance and data protection partners throughout Europe. The position reports directly to Alpiq’s General Counsel and is ideally based in Olten, Switzerland. 

Your main responsibilities

  • Fostering strong compliance culture throughout the Group
  • Organisation and implementation of compliance risk assessments, and designing, maintaining and improving the Group’s Compliance Management System 
  • Setting-up and implementation of compliance communication programme and trainings
  • Ensuring ongoing compliance monitoring and reporting to the Executive Board and the Board of Directors, and liaising with CEO and Chairperson
  • Advice and support on compliance-related issues, including ABC, sanctions, competition law, conflict of interest, data protection, etc.
  • Overseeing KYC
  • Management of Speak Up system and carrying out compliance investigations and forensic analyses
  • Playing a key role in Alpiq’s Integrated Business Assurance Framework
  • Overseeing the Group’s internal directive system and document management system
  • Leading and developing a team of professionals in the areas of Compliance, Data Privacy and Records Management


Your profile

  • University degree in law (bar exam and/or specialised further education preferred)
  • Several years of professional experience in the field of compliance in an international company
  • Leadership experience, including senior stakeholder management and leading teams
  • Profound knowledge regarding Europe-wide best practice standards in compliance
  • Understanding of energy industry, in particular power, of advantage
  • Know-how in the field of internal investigations
  • Personal gravitas and ability to challenge others, ability to find and propose alternative solutions
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills, ability to inspire trust and promote cross-functional collaboration
  • Business fluent in English, with additional fluent German preferred (additional languages, in particular French, Italian and/or Spanish of advantage


No Agencies Please!

Please note, that Alpiq has not briefed any third-party recruiter to work on our behalf in this matter and we kindly ask all people interested in this role to apply directly through our system. Unsolicited profiles by third-party recruiters will not be considered and any candidate exclusivity claims rejected. Thank you so much! 

What is also important to us!

Diversity and inclusion
At Alpiq, we believe in the power of diverse teams. We pay great attention to keeping our recruiting process free of any discriminatory bias and we actively use diversity as a selection criteria, when personal and functional requirements are met. We always strive to create an inclusive company culture, and an example of this is, that we try to offer part-time solutions for candidates who match our requirements. Is that important to you and are you really keen on a role, that is only posted as full time? If yes, then please reach out to us and we will check if we can find a solution that works for both sides.

Attractive employment conditions
The energy business is a small and complex world and it’s important to us, to use contemporary and attractive employment conditions to attract the best talent. As a pan-European company, our conditions and benefits are adapted to the local markets. You can find more information about this on our career site. We are currently also reviewing our flexible working guidelines. If we meet in an interview, we will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have around this topic.

Data protection and process
At Alpiq, data protection is an important topic. Please pay close attention to the corresponding disclaimer, which appears in the online application form and explains in detail, what we do with your data. In regards to the recruiting process, we want to keep it as fair and transparent as possible. Even though we try to consider candidate needs individually, we are not always able to avoid standard communication, due to the high number of applications. Therefore, we kindly ask for your understanding. For more information about our recruiting process and some useful tips and tricks on how to apply, please follow this link.  

Are you ready to apply now? Need more information about Alpiq? Then follow this link to our homepage.

Moritz Nauer



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