Legal Expert Functional Steering & Global Projects Retail

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The opportunity

Retail Banking originally operated in a domestic environment subject to domestic laws and jurisprudence. Over the years it has more and more become subject to strict EU laws and regulations and ECJ case law. This centers around consumer protection and transparency. In addition, local legal developments potentially impact retail business in other countries. And internal developments require ING to fully optimize the expertise and potential in the legal teams in the various Retail countries, increase efficiency and impact and boost its forward looking capabilities.

With these ongoing developments and intensifications in internal and external (legal and regulatory) requirements Legal Department Bank has to step-up its global potential in business support. To ensure that the Legal department fully optimizes its expertise and global potential, it is embarking on a transformation journey.

The ambition of the Legal Department Bank is to contribute to the long term success of the ING business. To ensure a safe and secure bank, Legal steers on pro-active and sustainable legal advice, aiming at mitigating present and future risks.

To support these goals, Legal Department Bank has decided to further strengthen the functional steering and organise the Legal function in a different way.

Therefore we created the new expert supporting roles ; Legal Expert Retail Functional steering and Global Projects . For Legal Retail the Expert will be the wing(wo)man for the new Global Legal Head Retail, in which (s)he:

  • Supports the Global Retail business units in x-country projects and initiatives and strengthens the alignment with the business;
  • Assist in implementing an enhanced functional steering and reporting set-up;
  • Assist in developing retail product and policy steering including x-country horizon scanning;
  • Promotes cross-team optimisation and collaboration (incl. addressing common pain points and sharing best practises and improvements) in the legal function;
  • Connects to relevant industry organisations and platforms;
  • Enables global scalability and idea implementation; and
  • Assesses the realised impact thereof.

Country scope (Retail Countries)

Australia, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain and Turkey

Roles and responsibilities

The Legal Expert Functional Steering and Global Projects:

  • Supports and coordinates the legal support in global business units projects & initiatives;
  • Drives, supports and/or monitors (global) legal initiatives and projects strengthening the Legal operational effectiveness, including Legal Tech, legal product and process development and implementation;
  • Facilitates and coordinates functional steering & reporting, in close consultation with the Global Head Retail Legal and ensures (i) adequate (incident) reporting (ii) standardised and efficient of functional steering and (iii) adequate assessment and classification of legal risks and development based on legal expertise;
  • Drives and monitors legal product and policy steering; Organises (global) recurring and one-off tactical events for organisational, product related and financial matters, such as change initiatives, Dynamic Plan, Allocation Key, (global) target steering and monitoring and service level agreements;
  • Reports Management Information, such as FTEs and budget.

Skills and experience needed for the role

  • Law degree with post graduate specialization in law required
  • Expert with demonstrable legal knowledge and experience in Retail business and with Retail products
  • Educated/experienced in project management
  • Sophisticated and mature relationship style and able to 'connect the dots' and challenge on a senior level
  • Organisational sensitivity and able to empathise with local circumstances
  • Resilient
  • Sound judgment
  • Pro-active, convincing, firm character who can challenge peers and (senior) management
  • Tactical thinker with a risk-based mindset
  • An analytic self-starter with a strong execution drive, stress-resistant and flexible
  • Excellent organisation (e.g. planning, reporting, quality checks, events) and project/consultancy skills and experienced with MS applications
  • Fluent in English
  • A collaborative mindset

Rewards & benefits

  • Fulltime job with the possibility to partly work from home
  • Working with highly skilled people in an area which is key to the strategy of ING
  • A highly motivated and professional team
  • An international work environment
  • Training and education opportunities


Contact Arnold Brakel, Global Head of Legal Retail ( ) for more information about this role. Want to apply directly? Please upload your CV and motivation letter by clicking the “Apply” button.

Vacature informatie

Organisatie: ING

Locatie: Amsterdam

Opleidingsniveau: WO

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