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We are looking for an ambitious Compliance Analyst to join the Vitol Group in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. International experience in Oil & Gas or commodity trading is preferred and essential.

The compliance function in Vitol is supported by a Compliance Committee, which reports to the Executive Committee. The compliance function has the responsibility for:

  • Designing and managing the compliance program framework
  • Providing strategic recommendations to management
  • Day to day support and providing advice to businesses on compliance issues
  • Identifying the compliance risks (regulatory and corporate) across all jurisdictions where Vitol operates for both physical & financial businesses and ensuring Vitol remains in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations (e.g. trade sanctions, bribery & corruptions, AML, position limits, etc.)
  • Implementation of systems and controls in relation to regulatory, corporate and legal risks
  • Developing and delivering training to Vitol staff
  • Providing support to the people in charge of trade monitoring
  • Managing relationship with authorities, regulators and exchanges
  • Advocacy with law makers and regulators
  • From time to time required to work outside the Vitol Rotterdam office
  • Working together with the worldwide Vitol Compliance team

Position Summary

The KYC Compliance Analyst will report to the Head of Compliance EMEA and Asia. Based in Rotterdam, the KYC Compliance Analyst will have responsibility for:

  • Performing assigned tasks as part of on-boarding, regular and event-driven review of counterparts
  • Conduct Sanctions, PEP and Adverse Media screening in accordance with Vitol procedures and escalate accordingly
  • Collect and verify information and documentation obtained
  • Where valid reasons exist to deviate from KYC standard documentation ensure the rationale is appropriately documented and approved, clearly stating identified risks and mitigating factors
  • Manage case load and take ownership by tracking with business owners to ensure cases complete in a timely manner
  • Liaise with business owners and management to clarify, investigate, escalate and resolve issues as they arise
  • Document outcomes of due diligence performed
  • Undertaking additional activities as directed by the Head of Compliance EMEA and Asia (as a back-up)

Qualifications and Experience

  • The candidate will have at least 2 years hands on experience in Client On-boarding and/or Know Your Customer functions
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent attention to detail
  • A high standard of English knowledge (written and oral)
  • International experience in Oil & Gas or commodity trading is preferred and essential;  physical commodities experience would be advantageous
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Working proactively and independently
  • Education: Preferably a minimum degree of Dutch HBO+ level

Personal Characteristics

  • Highly responsive, proactive, energetic and enthusiastic
  • Capable of prioritising tasks, meeting critical deadlines and of working on his/her own, remotely
  • Ready to work long hours when required
  • Can work independently
  • High stress tolerance/ resilience
  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Solution and results oriented with a common sense approach
  • Well organised, disciplined and able to follow through
  • Able to work across organisational and cultural boundaries
  • Flexible and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Team player, with an open non-political style and a high level of personal integrity

About the company

The Vitol Group is one of the largest independent energy trading groups in the world and operates through a global group of companies.

Although mainly a physical oil trader, the Group is now broadly based – with active trading operations in gas, coal, power, non-ferrous metals, derivatives and sugar. Essentially, they trade energy: they create markets for fuel products; they deliver cargoes, safely, on-specification and on-time; they provide extensive terminal and storage facilities; and they engineer innovative financing structures to the benefit of our customers. Through the Vitol Foundation, they are also active in charitable funding to benefit severely deprived children in Asia, Africa, Latin America and CIS.

The offer

The Vitol Group offers a fulltime job in an internationally orientated company in Rotterdam. As well as a salary conforming to the market norm, they also offer excellent secondary terms and conditions.

The Compliance Analyst will be part of the Vitol Compliance team. Professional development is a core ethos of the team and the successful candidate will be trained and supported in all areas relevant to the role.


Please send your resume including notes on application to

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