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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark

Polinyà, Spain

Coesfeld, Germany

Darwen, United Kingdom

Gdansk, Poland

We are offering an international, high-impact position in our Compliance team

We are looking for a Sanctions and Export Control Compliance Officer. You will be part of our Compliance and Data Protection team in Hempel’s global operations and will collaborate with colleagues from all segments and functions across our organization.

Complying with applicable sanctions and export control regulations is our license to operate and as such, the foundation to succeed in our Double Impact strategy.

Be a part of a trusted team

Your key responsibility will be to further digitalize and strengthen our sanctions and export control compliance program across the Hempel Group and to support our organization and leadership teams with timely, professional and operational advice.

You will be working independently and together with colleagues on a wide range of tasks, including:

  • Keeping our sanctions and export control framework up-to-date, effective and operational

  • Making an impact through further digitalization and our network of Segment Compliance Officers

  • Working with colleagues from R&D and Procurement to ensure our products are correctly export control classified

  • Working with colleagues from Learning & Development to plan and deliver training to our employees

  • Working with colleagues from Internal Audit to ensure we adequately monitor adherence with our sanctions and export controls framework

  • Working with colleagues from Legal to assess complex regulations and contract terms

  • Working with the Business to ensure we deliver the support they need, when they need it and how they need it

  • Supporting M&A due diligence and integration activities

To some extent, you will also be involved in the broader compliance agenda and may be managing whistle-blower investigations, business partner due diligence, compliance training and other ad hoc tasks.

Hempel has its Corporate Head Office in Lyngby, and the Compliance and Data Protection team supports the entire Hempel Group. The position can be based in any of our larger Hempel offices in Europe.

We are looking for a digitally minded, operational hero and strategic thinker who can build trustful relationships

As our ideal candidate you come from an international environment, where people and customers are at the core. You have at least 5-6 years of experience focusing on sanctions and export control compliance and have solid experience with EC sanctions and dual-use regulation, U.S. EAR, OFAC and other regulations pertaining to international trade is most important. You have professional maturity, impeccable ethics, and the ability to manage multiple requirements and remain composed under pressure. You have a pro-active approach that ensures that Hempel’s compliance risks are being anticipated and responded to effectively. Importantly, you have a record of accomplishment of efficiently and effectively working and collaborating across a matrix set-up in a global organization. You have the ability, interest and experience to drive digitalization projects to further automate our screening and monitoring capabilities. You possess an excellent cultural understanding and have experience with stakeholder engagement at all levels of an organization. You have the ability to travel approx. 15-20 days a year and are proficient in English.

What we offer:

In Hempel we offer a variety of global career possibilities and many cross functional and cross cultural working relationships. We strive to create the right conditions for personal and professional development.

Join a global company where the employees are truly passionate about delivering the best in everything they do. With business in mind and people at heart we always work together to influence our road ahead. We want you to be part of our growth journey and of a great, global family.

Application and further information

For further information on Hempel, please visit

To apply for this position, please submit your application letter with a CV in English via the link “apply” no later than 25th March 2022. We will conduct interviews on an ongoing basis.

You can contact Thomas Etter via for additional questions re this position.

Application due


Seniority Level

Mid-Senior level

Job Functions

Administrative, General Business, Legal, Other



Across the globe, Hempel’s coatings solutions protect surfaces, structures and equipment. They extend asset lifetimes, reduce maintenance costs and make homes and workplaces safer and more colourful. Hempel was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1915 by J.C. Hempel, and is solely owned by the Hempel Foundation, which not only ensures a solid economic base for the company, but is dedicated to making a difference in the world by empowering children to learn, supporting coatings science and sustaining biodiversity. ​


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The Danish job market is booming and many sectors are facing skills shortages. Therefore, there are many sectors with good job opportunities one of them is Business and FinanceDenmark is considered a financial hub. A transparent legal system and clear regulatory frameworks offer financial institutions the optimal conditions for doing business in the investment industry.Denmark has a strong investment industry that attracts both local and international talent. For instance, more than 2.000 professional portfolio managers... Прочетете повече