Risk & Compliance Manager

  • CiaoTech, PNO Consultants Netherlands, PNO Innovation Spain
  • 32 - 40 Hours
  • Milan, Rome, Barcelona, Rijswijk

About the job

PNO is looking for a Risk and Compliance Manager! In this position you will play a crucial role in ensuring that PNO Group operates in a compliant and risk-aware manner. As a company operating in 9 countries in Europe it will be quite the challenge.

Your primary goal will be to establish and maintain a robust framework that promotes effective risk management and regulatory compliance throughout our organization.

The R&C Manager will report to our CFO/CEO

The Risk and Compliance Manager will have the following accountabilities

Strategy, Policy & System Development

  • Develop, together with senior management, a comprehensive strategy that aligns with the company’s business objectives and risk tolerance.
  • Create and update policies, procedures and systems in accordance with regulatory changes and best practices.

Risk Management

  • Identify, assess, and prioritize risks across various business functions.
  • Implement risk mitigation strategies and monitor their effectiveness.
  • Provide regular risk reports and analysis to management.
  • Prepares the management review for information security.
  • Stay updated on relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards.

Incident Response and Investigation

  • Develop incident response plans and coordinate response efforts in case of RC-related incidents.
  • Conduct investigations into compliance violations or breaches.


  • Management of the ISMS of all ISO certifying PNO group subsidiaries
  • Management of the certification calendar.
  • Setup and coordinate robust internal auditing cycles.
  • Assisting entities with initial certification, check-ups and external
  • Ensure groupwide alignment and compliance with certification processes, audit standards and best practice

Regulatory & Legal

  • Monitoring PNO Group’s compliance with laws and regulations (in collaboration with the legal department).
  • Monitoring of shutdown, follow-up & execution of NDAs, as well as central archiving.
  • Responsible for ensuring that PNO group complies with data protection laws and regulations (GDPR).
  • Monitor the organization’s data processing activities to ensure they adhere to relevant legal requirements.
  • Guidance and advice to the organization, its employees, and its partners regarding data protection matters.
  • Conducting DPIAs for high-risk data processing activities.
  • Work closely with the organization’s IT team to ensure that appropriate technical and organizational measures are in place to protect personal data from breaches and unauthorized access.

Training and Awareness

  • Organize training sessions and awareness programs to educate employees about all relevant aspects such as information security, regulatory compliance and certification requirements.

PNO Consultants is a successful pan-European innovation and funding consulting firm with over 35 years of experience. We are an open team from a wide range of disciplines all with a common goal: to support private and public organizations in their innovation processes and in identifying funding programs and obtaining funding for research, development, and innovation.

Strong in the network: PNO Consultants is part of PNO Group, one of the largest consulting companies for publicly funded research and innovation projects

About you

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Law, Technical, IT or a related field.
  • Proven experience in compliance, risk management or a related field, preferably in a similar industry.
  • Good experience and knowledge in the information security field and risk management, advocating and helping with the implementation of security initiatives and policies.
  • Experience with supporting the development and the implementation of policies & procedures, standards and creating guidelines and best practices on the information security and information protection of an organization.
  • Strong knowledge of regulatory requirements and standards.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

Our offer

Hybrid working

Competitive Salary

An informal work environment with room for initiative, ambition, and entrepreneurship

Internal and external training programm

A large group of ambitious, capable, inspiring, and knowledgeable colleagues

Got excited?

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We’re excited about your interest in the position. Whether it’s about the job responsibilities, application process, or anything else, drop us a line. Happy to help.

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