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Supervision Strategy Department manager - De Nederlandsche Bank

Locatie: Amsterdam

As a manager, you will help define the forward-looking aspects of DNB's supervisory activities and identify new risks that will shape DNB's future supervision agenda.

Will you be the new manager of our Supervision Strategy Department? Do you possess broad and in-depth knowledge of the financial sector? Are you a gutsy manager with a modern and flexible leadership style? And is it second nature for you to think and act outside the box? Then we want to hear from you!  

Job description
The Supervision Strategy Department is part of our Supervision Policy Division and has a broad scope of operations. As a manager, you will help define the forward-looking aspects of DNB's supervisory activities and identify new risks that will shape DNB's future supervision agenda. The department also acts as a linking pin with DNB's wider research activities and is responsible for preparing our four-yearly "Supervision Outlook" document.

The department's responsibilities primarily involve preparing vision and strategy documents in the area of prudential supervision in cross-sectoral projects, often in tandem with other departments in DNB's Supervision Policy Division and other divisions.

Recent projects include the preparation of vision documents about sustainability, FinTech, the insurance sector, with a special focus on health insurers, and unintended effects of legislation and regulations.

Important stakeholders are financial institutions, academic institutions, European supervisory authorities such as the ECB, the ESRB, EIOPA and the EBA, international rule-making bodies and standard setters,such as the FSB, the BCBS and the IAIS, the European Commission, Dutch government ministries, the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) and the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis. Within DNB, we work closely alongside all other departments in the Supervision Policy Division, all other divisions in the supervision domain, the Financial Stability Division, the Economic Policy and Research Division, the Payments & Market Infrastructures Division, the Statistics Division and the Financial Markets Division.

We expect you to foster an open and collaborative culture in our Strategy Department and in your own team. It is important that you to put your staff members' talents to the best possible use.

You possess strong analytical skills, as well as excellent conceptual and research skills. You have a demonstrable ability to initiate and shape development and influencing of policy, drawing on your innovative and creative talents.

You have outstanding social and communicative skills, and social intelligence, enabling excellent cooperation with internal and external parties. You feel at home in national and international consultation bodies. You have a network of relevant contacts in the public and financial sectors, or you are able to rapidly develop one. You spot opportunities for making a difference in national and international policy debates, and you have a natural feel for communications and the media. As a manager, you encourage your team members and promote collaboration with other disciplines.

  • Academic working level and intellectual abilities, master's degree or, preferably, doctorate in economics, behavioural sciences, finance, business administration or econometrics), and a broad knowledge of an interest in the financial sector.
  • Preferably, you have relevant experience, ideally in the supervisory sector, gained in the public sector, an international financial institution, the private financial sector (consultancy, auditing, financial institution), or an academic institution.
  • You have demonstrable experience with project-based working.
  • You are capable of initiating and giving substance to vision documents and research, and making active contributions to national and international policy debates, e.g. by representing DNB in relevant consultation bodies within and outside DNB.
  • You have experience in managing both internal and external stakeholders and possess excellent communicative skills.
  • You have proven management potential and are able to lead a mixed team of highly educated professionals operating in different fields of knowledge and with varying skills.

Department profile
The Supervision Strategy department is part of Supervision Policy, a division of approximately 75 highly educated professionals at the forefront of new developments in the world of national and international supervision. With the crisis now behind us, new challenges are emerging on the horizon, and supervision must be forward-looking tin order to face those challenges. At Supervision Policy we work hard every day to achieve that ambition.

The Strategy Department (13 FTEs) has a healthy mix of experienced and younger staff, therefore with a high level of on the job learning. The atmosphere in the department is informal and amicable. Everyone is willing to help others and provide feedback and feels welcome to speak their mind. Regular social events outside working hours ensure that we get to know each other better. We have direct lines of communications with the Governing Board.

We value diversity because we believe it provides added value. Still, much remains to be done, especially in terms of cultural and gender diversity. Most of our department's staff members hold a degree in economics, econometrics, finance or international relations. The department also serves a talent development pool serving other DNB departments. We also offer opportunities for postings abroad, e.g. to the European Commission and the European Central Bank, or for doing PhD research. 

Terms and conditions of employment
In order to bring out the best in our people, we give them the best. We aim to strike the optimal balance between work and home for every staff member. We offer an excellent salary and a modern, flexible package of employment terms and conditions. You will be working on a one-year contract with the prospect of renewal, provided your performance meets the expectations for the position and our organisation has not undergone any changes affecting your job.

  • An annual salary consisting of 13 monthly payments and an 8% holiday based on a 13-month year.
  • Your pension entitlements will accrue under an average pay scheme with conditional indexation, with a monthly employee contribution of 6.1%.
  • DNB has a 36-hour full-time working week; flexible working hours are possible, depending on your duties.
  • DNB is located in the city-centre of Amsterdam and is easily accessible by public transport.
  • DNB is a top-ranking knowledge institute. We want our staff to keep developing, not only to stay on top of their jobs, but also to leverage their talents and skills. This is why we will offer you plenty of opportunities to learn and grow, both personally and professionally.

Please send in your cv and motivation letter no later than 31 January 2018. The application procedure may include an e-assessment and a case study (including a writing assignment and an assessment of your analytical skills). This is a category 2a position, which means you are subject to a legal background check. The process also involves an online screening. You can find more information about the screening process here (information only available in Dutch).

Responses of a commercial nature will not be handled. 

Location: Amsterdam

Information and application:


Please send your application for Supervision Strategy Department manager at De Nederlandsche Bank in Amsterdam including your CV and motivation letter via our website.

Job posted

13 januari 2018
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More information:

For more information you can contact Olaf Sleijpen, divisional director, +31 20 524 3421 or

Margreth van Kuijl
HR Adviseur
m. 06 5249 6215
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