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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Healthcare jobs
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      November 27,2021
    • Entrusting Package
    • JSS
    • VISA
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    Corporate Secretary EB/MBB

    The opportunity at Corporate Legal Affairs to support ING’s boards

    As one of ING’s Corporate Secretaries to the EB/MBB, you work in the Corporate Affairs team within the Corporate Legal Affairs department at the very heart of ING. Together with your colleagues you play an important role in supporting ING’s corporate boards. Your direct colleagues are fellow corporate secretaries, legal corporate law and governance specialists, legal tech & ops specialists, business consultants and senior business support officers.

    The Corporate Affairs team

    • contributes to compliant, effective and efficient corporate governance by: (1) guiding high quality proposals to the corporate boards to ensure effective corporate decision making, (2) facilitating well-prepared, efficient board meetings, (3) adhering to applicable standards, laws and regulations, and (4) using digital/tech solutions where possible.

    • provides adequate assurance, advice and support on board related content and process matters.

    • acts as gatekeeper and liaison between the corporate boards, the rest of the ING organisation and its stakeholders, such as regulatory and supervisory bodies.

    Roles and responsibilities

    (1) Corporate Secretary to various corporate boards, with the emphasis on the EB and MBB, and being able to step-in for the SB related meetings if needed (approx. 75% of your role): Pro-actively driving the actual organisation of the board meetings including related processes such as preparations and follow up. More specifically: Adequate (i.e. timely, complete and correct) preparation and follow up on EB/MBB meeting related requests, in consultation and cooperation with other departments and stakeholders. This includes: (i) the annual cycle of board meeting work, (ii) drawing up the meeting agendas, (iii) quality assurance review and timely distribution of board documents, and (iv) producing high quality minutes, capturing decisions and action points, which are to be followed up in the organisation for completion. All this is taking place in close cooperation with your team members and stakeholders, which means that timely sharing of information that might also be relevant for direct colleagues is key.

    (2) Optimising related processes and matters for the boards, foremostly with regard to corporate governance (approx. 25% of your role): Pro-actively advising on, providing assurance on, embedding and automating/digitalising corporate governance related processes and matters. Important sources in this respect are the Dutch Corporate Governance Code, the Dutch Banking Code and the EBA Guidelines on Internal Governance. More specifically: (i) ensure that correct procedures are followed and that the corporate boards act in accordance with their statutory obligations as laid down in various documents such as the Articles of Association, the corporate board charters, the ING Governance Manual and the Decision Structure ING, (ii) drive the development and further global use of digital solutions such as SaySo and Sherpany in relation to board matters, (iii) establish the collective MBB and SB programme of lifelong learning, and (iv) monitor the collective boards’ financials in view of the dynamic plan (budget-actuals-forecast) and act as financial approver for invoices.

    How to succeed

    • Stakeholder management and engagement: You act as trusted advisor to the EB/MBB and their teams, pro-actively liaise with them and with a variety of other stakeholders in relation to board related aspects, to manage various interdependencies. Stakeholders include country heads, heads of staff departments and business lines, other senior management, regulatory bodies (such as the DNB and the ECB) and the auditors.

    • Team spirit: At all times you comply with ING’s Orange Code (collaboration): you help others to be successful, you take it on and make it happen and you are always a step ahead. As part of and in consultation with the team, you ensure to do the right things at the right time (prioritise & focus), contribute to standardisation of processes and technologies (automate & digitalise), and come up with new ideas to improve and implement them brilliantly (innovation).

    • Analytical, conceptual and self-starter: You have oversight as well as eye for detail. You can operationalise strategy and self-start change/implementation initiatives.

    • Organisational sensitivity: You understand and are able to navigate the formal and informal structures. You are able to deal with highly confidential and sensitive information, in a fast-paced and complex environment.


    • Academic degree in law and/or in business administration (MBA)

    • Minimum of 6 years relevant experience, preferably in ING’s corporate environment with affinity for board related matters and profound understanding of and affinity with corporate governance and legal matters related to the role and position

    • Professional knowledge of ING's strategy and business, its corporate and organisational structure, the market segment, the sector, technology and system trends

    • Proven successful, recent bank-wide complex, cross-border/cross-business unit change management experience in matters with a major impact and high risk of reputational damage

    • Profound skills in working with MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe as well as affinity with other digital solutions such as for example SaySo, Sherpany, iManage and iBuy

    • Can-do and hands-on mentality, modest where needed, pro-active, stress-resistant, fluent in English and Dutch (verbal and written)

    Key performance indicators:

    • Quality, accuracy, timeliness, customer-friendliness, flexibility, resilience, legibility, user-friendliness and effectiveness of the services

    • Up-to-date professional expertise and knowledge sharing initiatives in the field of its responsibilities

    Reward and benefits?

    We want to make sure that it’s possible for you to strike the right balance between your career and your private life. You can find out more about our employment conditions at

    The benefits of working with us at ING include:

    • A salary tailored to your qualities and experience (scale 12 or 13 40 hours a week)

    • 24-27 vacation days depending on contract

    • Pension scheme

    • 13th month salary

    • Individual Savings Contribution (BIS), 3.5% of your gross annual salary

    • 8% Holiday payment

    • Personal growth and challenging work with endless possibilitie

    • An informal working environment with innovative colleague

    • Work Agile, so new ideas come to life faster

    About us

    With 57,000 employees and operations in approximately 40 countries, there is no shortage of opportunities for people with initiative who want to help people take a step ahead in life and in business. Do you want to work at the cutting edge of what’s possible and at the same time ensure you work with integrity and hold the customer’s interests at heart? Do you want to be surrounded by progressive, inspiring, diverse and supportive colleagues? Then there is no better place to invest your talents than at ING. Join us. Apply today.

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