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VARO is a leading European energy company

Our Client

VARO, a leading European energy company, introduced its ONE VARO Transformation strategy in July 2022, with the goal of becoming a key partner in the energy transition by providing customers the sustainable and reliable energy solutions they need to decarbonize, e.g. biofuels, biogas, e-mobility and hydrogen. VARO itself has set its own ambitious net zero target at 2040.

Given the regulated nature of VARO’s operations, there already exists a robust compliance framework. However, VARO’s fast growth and ambitious strategy necessitates a reevaluation of the compliance function and operational approach due to emerging compliance requirements, regulatory shifts, and market dynamics.

To address this, VARO is hiring a Group Compliance Manager, focused on centralizing and monitoring all compliance (related) activities in the organization. Reporting directly to the Group’s General Counsel, the Compliance Manager will ensure ethical and compliant operations while supporting departments across the company.

The Compliance Manager will be responsible for implementing and executing the already designed plan for the compliance landscape the coming years

The Position

Execute and implement

The Group Compliance Manager will proactively manage compliance risks,
collaborate with business units, and enhance VARO’s compliance practices. The
Compliance Manager will be responsible for implementing and executing the
already designed plan for the compliance landscape the coming years. The plan
encompasses, a.o. , the following components:

  • Compliance Governance: refine compliance governance through the
    Three Lines Model, aligning committee structures and creating a
    centralized framework.
  • Compliance Risk Management: enhance processes, standardize
    evaluation, and develop balanced KPIs/KRIs.
  • Compliance Risk Culture: foster compliance through integrated training
    and structured improvement processes.
  • Compliance Enablers: assess expertise gaps and introduce centralized IT
    solutions, automating end-to-end compliance processes.We In risk
    management, we enhance processes, standardize evaluation, and
    develop balanced KPIs/KRIs.


Ensure full regulatory compliance, coordinating reviews, and assessments.
Anticipating risks and guide ethical practices in new ventures.


Seamlessly integrate compliance expertise into VARO’s operations, captivating key
committees with concise reports. Additionally, provide valuable insights on
resource requirements for effective risk management.

Ensure control

Develop and enforce policies to fill gaps, stay updated on regulations and best
practices, engage with regulators as needed, and swiftly report breaches for
decisive action.


  • Completed university education in business administration, economics or law.
  • Minimum of 5 years of compliance experience.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to set priorities and deadlines.
  • Pragmatic and business oriented.
  • Committed team player, ability to connect with all levels of the organization.
  • Relevant sector qualification and/or industry experience is a good to have.

Direct access to senior management

The offer

  • Working in a modern, growing European company in the Port of Rotterdam
    (“Kop van Zuid”), focused on the energy transition.
  • Direct access to senior management, e.g. the Executive Board members and
    many other senior operational, commercial and support directors.
  • The work will encompass international travel across various European offices.

Regien Haarbosch


For further information about this role, please contact Remco Feuth or Regien Haarbosch at Voxius Executive Search, via e-mail ( or telephone (office number +31 85 488 000). Discretion is guaranteed.