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Counsel – Corporate Compliance – International Trade Controls and Sanctions

Saudi Arabia

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1407148

Req Number: 16779BR

Position Description:
We are seeking a Compliance Counsel with significant experience in matters pertaining to international trade and sanctions.
You will serve as a key member of the Law Organization’s recently created Corporate Compliance Organization and will provide ground-floor guidance and knowledge on international Trade Compliance and Sanctions, along with a broad spectrum of compliance matters that confront a multinational energy company and its global subsidiaries and joint ventures. Compliance Counsel, reporting through the Chief Compliance Officer and the General Counsel, will support the Company's overall compliance objectives and provide legal advice, oversight, and governance on a wide range of complex legal and business issues related to global export, customs, and economic sanctions laws and regulations.
Saudi Aramco's Law Organization is growing in response to a broad corporate initiative that involves the continued growth of its exploration, production, refining and marketing, along with expansion into petrochemicals, renewables, power and other sectors of the energy business. For adventurous individuals who are interested in working at one of the world's most successful companies, Saudi Aramco offers challenging and sophisticated in-house opportunities.

Minimum Requirements:
As a successful candidate, you must be currently licensed, admitted to practice, and in good standing with a state bar association in the United States.

Graduated from an accredited U.S. law school.

You will have 10+ years of hands-on trade controls and sanctions experience at a large multinational corporation; Direct experience with US and EU export licensing requirements and global trade controls operations.

Experience with SAP Global Trade Services (GTS) or other trade controls compliance related electronic systems.

Pragmatic, business-oriented, approach to challenges and competing priorities and deadlines.

Demonstrated ability to engage business line leaders to drive implementation of new procedures and legal requirements in a timely manner.

Capable of international travel.

Sound judgment and unwavering ethics.

Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform the following:

Provide trade controls and sanctions legal advice relevant to the jurisdiction and specific to the business needs and operations.

Develop business procedures and providing legal advice and operational direction for export, customs, and economic sanctions regulatory compliance.

Identify trade control risks, and designing and implementing risk management controls.

Develop and deliver trade controls and sanctions training to business lines and corporate functions personnel.

Assist business units in developing and implementing compliance procedures to address legal issues.

Monitor business unit performance to ensure that legal compliance requirements are implemented and adequate.

Conduct and review regulatory compliance due diligence for new business opportunities and acquisitions.

Counsel and actively participating in technology development projects.

Manage projects and integrated project teams.

Manage outside counsel.

Oversee Saudi Aramco’s compliance program obligations, including meeting all commitments of governmental trade obligations, as well as, regular interaction with governmental agencies, as necessary.

Monitor legal and regulatory requirements and developments to ensure current and accurate compliance policies and procedures.

Provide direction, oversight, and counsel during compliance reviews, whether conducted by Saudi Aramco personnel or outside counsel.

Support Saudi Aramco’s extensive global operations – including its numerous subsidiaries and joint ventures – with expert compliance counseling and advice.

Work with the Chief Compliance Officer to address compliance concerns raised by business lines, subsidiary companies, and management.

Work with other attorneys and personnel to monitor the effectiveness of the compliance program.

Work with other attorneys and personnel to develop training modules, training individuals to deliver such modules, and rolling-out a comprehensive compliance training program.

Support the Law Organization as to compliance law issues.

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