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Senior Compliance and Data Protection Specialist (w/m/d)



Berlin, Germany
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

We are Billie, the leading provider of Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) payment methods for businesses, offering B2B companies innovative digital payment services and modern checkout solutions. We are to create a new standard for business payments and have made it our mission to simplify the purchasing experience for all businesses making it a tool for growth. Our solutions are based on proprietary, machine-learning-supported risk models, fully digitized processes and a highly scalable tech platform. This makes us a deep-tech company building financial products, not the other way around. We love building simple and elegant solutions and we strive for automation and scalability.

About the role:

As part of the Compliance function at Billie, you will be one of our key players when it comes to fostering Billie's compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements with regards to Billie’s data protection program as well as its overall compliance program. A strong focus of the role will be to take Billie’s data protection policies and processes to the next level and support Billie’s Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering Function to fulfill the team’s roadmaps. In doing so you will perform reviews, optimize our internal processes, fulfill reporting and notification obligations, coordinate audits and third-party due diligence, advise and train Billie’s employees.

In more details, you will:

  • Be the first point of contact on the topic of data protection and are responsible for implementing and continuously improving our data protection program.
  • Identify, mitigate and control compliance risks incl. data protection risks within the company.
  • Be responsible for managing the involvement of and relationship with our external Data Protection Officer and know when to involve him.
  • Conduct assessments of frameworks, and processes, taking into account industry best practices as well as participate in the design and implementation of controls and frameworks related to Billie’s data protection and compliance programs.
  • Support Billie’s MLRO function in their continuous anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing efforts incl. fulfillment of their control plan and know your employee program.
  • Play a pivotal role in ensuring Billie’s compliance with regulatory requirements and reporting and notification obligations as a regulated KWG and ZAG institute.
  • Support in the preparation for and during the execution of internal and external audits and work hand in hand with governance stakeholder representatives to ensure controls are fit for purpose, agreed and ratified.
  • Maintain an up-to-date and comprehensive knowledge of Billie's products, services, policies, procedures, philosophy, and organizational structure.
  • Preparation and performance of internal trainings, presentations and workshops.

Who we are looking for:

  • You have sound knowledge and enthusiasm for data protection, the GDPR and compliance topics and have experience in conducting gap assessments and risk assessments.
  • You have ideally gained experience in Financial Services, Banking, policy management, Risk or Fintech.
  • You are an excellent communicator and can adapt your communication style to different audiences incl. authorities, auditors, management and employees.
  • You have a service mindset and strong affinity for efficient and effective processes and a keen eye for continuous process improvements.
  • You have an eye for detail and the ability to work reliably in a fast-paced environment
  • You are self-driven and have a flexible mindset which allows you to work both independently and in multicultural teams.
  • You are fluent in both German and English.
  • Ideally, you have a legal background or comparable experience or qualification and a master’s degree in compliance / data protection / regulation or a comparable field.

What we offer:

  • Flexible work hours and trust in your ability to deliver, empowering you to take control of your work-life balance
  • Hybrid working approach enabling a good balance working from home and the office
  • One of the best Virtual Shares Incentive Programs in the market, so that everyone at Billie is invested in our success
  • Our “Catch a Ride with Billie” program, that enables discounted access to Berlin Public Transport (BVG)
  • A yearly development budget to broaden your skill set and horizons
  • Free German group classes
  • An English-speaking, multicultural team with more than 46 nationalities
  • Great office space at Checkpoint Charlie with free gym access, barista coffee, drinks and more

Billie offers you the opportunity to be a part of one of the fastest-growing Fintech startups in Europe following the mission to innovate to create new freedom for businesses of all sizes. Our combined decades of experience in B2B Financing and Payments in a market thirsty for innovation and change make this a fantastic possibility to get into the most dynamic space in tech.

Join an international team of talented, passionate people where drive and merit matter. We work in nimble, cross-functional teams with open communication lines across the company. You’ll be surrounded by smart people from a wide variety of backgrounds from which you can learn and that want to learn from you.

Are you ready to join Billie?

Billie is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment in our workplace. By embracing talents and abilities of all kinds, we aim to boost motivation and team creativity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, age, marital status, gender, political views, beliefs, sexual orientation, color, disability status, or any other demographic factors.