Manager Compliance (all genders)


Our mission is to educate and inspire generations.

The charitable Hasso Plattner Foundation aims to accelerate the adoption of digital technologies, support environmental science and conservation, and foster connections through art and culture. 

Hasso Plattner is one of the founders of SAP, an enterprise software company, and has been chairman of its supervisory board since 2003. After signing the Giving Pledge initiated by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffet, he established the Hasso Plattner Foundation in 2015. 


The Hasso Plattner Foundation’s main office is in Potsdam, Germany. Its affiliates and project partners are spread all over the world.


A career at the Hasso Plattner Foundation can offer you:
Purpose – You will be working for one of the worlds largest foundations (by endowment) in Europe with global impact and will have the opportunity to actively shape our philanthropic activities and operations


Personal growth – We are a fast growing organization looking for excellent talent. You will be working directly with high level executives and various stakeholders at our projects and across the Foundation’s ecosystem, with plenty of opportunities to learn 


Agility – Our organization is characterized by flat hierarchies, motivated and driven teams and a non-bureaucratic environment

About the role:
We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced Manager Compliance (all genders) to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring that our organization complies with all relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards. This is a critical role that will require strong management skills and the ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams. Suitable candidates are self-starters who feel comfortable in a dynamic team, can familiarize themselves quickly with new topics, and understand how to set priorities. 


Your responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive company-wide compliance program. that includes policies, procedures, and controls to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations (tax / charitable law, legal)
  • Perform analysis of regulatory requirements on an ongoing basis
  • Provide advice on day-to-day compliance matters across the company
  • Perform compliance risk-assessment specific to the company and its affiliates 
  • Provide compliance training and guidance to staff 
  • Support or lead investigations into potential compliance violations 
  • Prepare reports on compliance activities for management 
  • Collaborate with other teams in gathering and reviewing information for compliance purposes

Required background & competencies for success in this role: 

  • Academic degree in business, law, or a related field
  • At least 5 years of experience in a compliance role
  • Experience in drafting compliance policies and procedures, manuals, alerts and updates
  • Experience with setup and roll-out of a comprehensive compliance management system is a plus
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in German and English

What else do we offer you?

  • Working in a motivated team with flat hierarchies 
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Support to pursue professional training
  • Multi-day team events 
  • Public transport ticket
  • State-of-the-art IT equipment  
  • Working in a beautiful office in Potsdam with a lake view that offers free lunch, fruits, drinks, excellent coffee, and opportunities for outdoor sports activities


To apply:
We look forward to receiving your application in English (CV, diplomas, transcript of records, references) compiled as one PDF document via our system.