Vacature Compliance Officer

Compliance Officer in Gorinchem

Compliance Officer - Compliance Program Management

About us

Damen Shipyards Group is established in 1927 and is a 100% Dutch family owned international group of companies which operates 34 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 10,000 people worldwide from a divisional structure with 7 divisions and a holding. Damen has delivered more than 6,000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers some 200 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Damen designs and builds innovative vessels and based on its unique, standardized ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality supported by a worldwide network of sales and services. Annual production value amounts to approximately EUR 2bln.

Damen's focus on standardization, modular construction and maintaining vessels in stock leads to short delivery times, low 'total cost of ownership', high resale values and reliable performance. Furthermore, Damen vessels are based on thorough R&D and proven technology.

Damen offers a wide range of products, including tugs, workboats, naval and patrol vessels, high speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, vessels for the offshore industry, ferries, pontoons and superyachts.

For nearly all vessel types of Damen offers a broad range of services, including maintenance, spare parts delivery, training and the transfer of (shipbuilding) know-how. Damen also offers a variety of marine components, such as nozzles, rudders, anchors, anchor chains and steel works.

The role

We are looking for a colleague in Compliance Program Management (full-time or part-time). Are you a strong convincing professional with a proactive attitude and 3-5 years of relevant experience? Do you have strong analytical and program management skills and do you like being part of a multi-lingual international team? Then this might be the role for you!

As a Compliance Program Management professional you will support the Group Compliance Officer with the execution of Damen's Compliance Program within Damen Group. You will foster a positive culture of compliance and ethics by working proactively with the business and other key functions to ensure that best practices and systems are in place to facilitate the growth of Damen's business and protecting its integrity in accordance with applicable laws, rules, regulations and internal standards.

You will be involved in a wide range of initiatives related to the updating, planning and execution of the activities related to the Damen Compliance Program (i.e. supporting annual risk assessments, data management, arranging and performing awareness/training initiatives, facilitating the network of compliance officers and other contact persons across the entire organization). You will take care of the preparation of annual planning of compliance initiatives, working together with other team members and stakeholders in the organization.

Also the preparation of awareness campaigns and maintenance of internal communication will be part of your duties.


The Compliance Department consists currently of approximately 6 employees (Business Compliance Officers, Export Compliance Officer and Compliance Support) and is managed by the Group Compliance Officer. The Group Compliance Officer reports directly to the Chief Counsel of the Damen Shipyards Group.

This role reports directly to the Group Compliance Officer of the Damen Shipyards Group.

Skills & experience


  • Academic degree;
  • Excellent presentation skills;
  • Fluently English speaking;
  • Global mindset;
  • Familiarity with digital administrative procedures;
  • Strong written/ verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate at a management level;
  • 3-5 years of experience in compliance, risk management, legal, finance, management support or comparable disciplines, preferably in the maritime/engineering and/or financial industry;
  • Preferably experience as teacher / trainer or comparable experience.

What we offer

We want to make sure you are happy in your role as Compliance Officer, so we will support you to develop yourself in this position. We are a growing organization where innovation is the driving force. Entrepreneurship is in our DNA, and that's why we continue to grow and innovate and offer plenty of opportunities.

We offer you:

  • Personal guidance, freedom, varied work and a work environment where your opinion counts;
  • An excellent benefits package tailored to your experience and education level;
  • A dynamic international working environment focusing on technology and innovation;
  • An open, informal, no-nonsense culture with short communication lines;
  • An active social environment in terms of business culture, events and sports.


We are looking forward to meeting you! Do you need more information? Don't hesitate to get in touch with ()

Damen Workboats does not approve of a commercial, contractor and/or agency acquisition or commercial use of this advertisement. Proposing candidates without invitation is not appreciated and will not be considered.

Functie:compliance officer
Salaris:onbekend – onbekend
Uren per week:1 – 40

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