Compliance Counsel - Antwerp

Region: Antwerpen
Function: Compliance
Environment: Company
Legal subjects: Regulatory
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: VL/BE/LAW/3279/22-LexGO

Compliance counsel with at least 3 years of experience within a compliance function. Fluent in English and a good knowledge of Dutch. 

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Manuchar, headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium is a leading distributor of chemicals in emerging markets. They complement their Chemical Distribution business with International Trade Services in steel, polymers and several other raw materials.

In 2021 Manuchar handled 4.6 million metric tons of goods, generating 2.5 billion USD in sales. Their local operations are in over 35 countries and 170 locations. Manuchar employs 2,200 professionals worldwide.

At Manuchar "We keep your production running. Anytime. Anywhere.”

  • Supporting in further establishment of the compliance framework for the group to ensure a structured approach to compliance with clear roles and responsibilities.
  • Be the key contact person for the business and the Legal & Compliance team on compliance matters.
  • Together with the legal & compliance colleagues, drafting or updating policies on relevant regulatory topics.
  • Provide support to the business and a network of local compliance responsible of each of our local operations in order to ensure both knowledge sharing and systematic reporting.
  • Participate in compliance testing on implementation of and compliance with policies.
  • Provide relevant and efficient compliance trainings throughout the group.
  • Keeping abreast of relevant compliance evolutions and developments.
  • Developing and maintaining strong business partner relationships with stakeholders in the different business units and countries.
  • You report to the head of Legal & Compliance and the Group Compliance Officer.
  • You have obtained a Master Degree in Law or equivalent through experience.
  • You are passionate about compliance (including counterparty due diligence and product regulation) and keep yourself up-to date on the geo-political developments.
  • You have at least 3 years of experience within a compliance function. Some knowledge of product regulations is a plus.
  • You have experience with performing due diligence and sanction screening of third parties, including practical use of screening tools.
  • You are fluent in English and you have a good knowledge of Dutch. Knowledge of Spanish is definitely a plus.
  • You are business oriented with a problem solving / pragmatic approach.
  • You work meticulously, have a hands-on mentality and you quickly gain insights into new matters.
  • You are empathic, have a team attitude and your (verbal and written) communication is strong.
  • A job full of variety with long-term perspectives in an international environment.
  • Cooperation with motivated & skilled colleagues in an open, diverse and inclusive company culture.
  • An attractive remuneration package including fringe benefits.
  • A nice workspace where you can fully develop your talents.
  • Great team of young, dynamic colleagues, who you can rely on.


Contact Isabelle Kamp via email or call confidentially.
Please mention reference  (VL/BE/LAW/3279/22-LexGO).

E-mail: [email protected]
Ref: VL/BE/LAW/3279/22-LexGO

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