Manager - Group Compliance team

About Klarna

Klarna was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 2005. Since then we've changed the banking industry forever. And now we're creating the world's smoothest shopping experience. We serve over 90 million consumers worldwide, and partner with 250,000 merchants – with a new merchant joining us every 8 minutes. Including some of the world's leading brands, such as H&M, ASOS, IKEA, Adidas, Samsung and Lufthansa. Our offices are spread over 17 different markets, hosted by 4000+ employees from 100+ nationalities.

Do you want to be a leader within an international, growing Compliance function, working for one of Europe’s largest FinTech/disruptor-banks, that wants to revolutionize the financial industry? Klarna is looking for a leader to manage a team of engaged Compliance Specialists.  

We are looking for someone to lead our Group Compliance team in Stockholm, Sweden, reporting to the VP Compliance for the Klarna Group.  

Role requirements

  • Solid experience from a leadership/managerial role is a requirement. 
  • General working experience (5+ years) with compliance in the financial services sector.  

  • Desirable experience: 
  • Compliance with banking, payment services, consumer credit, financing and lending
  • Swedish and EU financial laws and regulations  
  • Legal background is beneficial, but not a must.  
  • Most importantly – you should be passionate about leadership and compliance as a way to support business operations. 
  • Further, you need to have excellent English language skills; Swedish language skills are a bonus.
  • You possess the ability to engage with senior stakeholders, to prioritize and problem solve in a progressing environment, and to lead your team to deliver with high quality within the compliance focus area.
  • You have integrity, ambition, a proactive and action oriented mindset.
  • You are an excellent communicator.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the Group Compliance Team to deliver on key responsibilities, such as: 
  • Deliver, coordinate and quality assure reporting at group level to Klarna’s Management and Board; 
  • Perform and coordinate risk based compliance control reviews; 
  • Provide compliance related training and share knowledge; 
  • Draft, co-ordinate or quality assure notifications and filings to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority; 
  • Regulatory intelligence (“horizon scanning”) - monitor and identify new or updated rules and regulations or other regulatory developments applicable to Klarna’s business, assess the impact to Klarna and communicate and follow up on implementation;
  • Participate and represent Compliance in New Product Approval assessments and committee;
  • Support Klarna with input on various compliance related matters like conflicts of interest, suitability assessments etc; 
  • Oversee Klarna’s governance structure and governing documents;
  • Support Klarna’s business operations on various compliance related matters.

As a leader of a Klarna Team you are expected to:

  • Lead the team towards successful delivery with Compliance’s focus area, while working hands-on.
  • Drive coordination and alignment within the team as well as within other teams
  • Plan and prioritize work and remove blockers 
  • Ensure Klarna’s team practices are followed 
  • Lead by example in day-to-day activities and by taking personal accountability
  • Guide, challenge and be the go-to person for competence related matters
  • Provide feedback and coaching for performance development
  • Conduct performance reviews and enablement
  • Support your team to act according to Klarna’s Leadership Principles
Please send in your application in English. Please be advised that applications that are not in English can not be considered.

Klarna is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and candidates. Please refrain from including your picture and age with your application.