Do you want to work on exciting, cutting edge legal issues and help shape Amazon’s products and services? Amazon’s Saudi Legal team is looking for an exceptional lawyer to support our rapidly growing and evolving Saudi consumer business. Our work is intellectually challenging, exciting and fast-paced. Developing innovative solutions to novel legal questions is part of our daily business. Like everyone at Amazon, we’re passionate about our customers.
In this role, you will support Amazon’s KSA consumer business on a broad range of commercial, technology and regulatory matters. You will work directly with the business to structure, draft and negotiate commercial transactions, resolve issues that arise in existing commercial relationships, provide day-to-day advice, advise on new products and services being launched in (or from) the KSA, and handle pre-litigation legal disputes and regulatory inquiries.
The successful candidate must be inquisitive, able to develop innovative and creative legal solutions, enthusiastic about technology, enjoy working hard and being continually challenged, and demonstrate sound judgment even in ambiguous situations.
This position will be located in Riyadh. Some travel, domestic and international, will be required.
Key job responsibilities
Primary duties include handling legal issues in creative, business-centric ways and you will build processes that address risk and allow the business flexibility and freedom to move quickly. In addition to structuring, drafting, and negotiating commercial transactions and business structures, you will help resolve issues that arise in commercial relationships. You will be advising the business on a wide range of issues, working with: Retail, Compliance, PR, Public Policy, Marketing, Product, Finance and Tax teams to structure, negotiate and draft general business transactions and drive policy change and improvement across the business.
Strong academic credentials including a law degree (J.D., LLB or equivalent) from a leading university and/or law school is required.
7+ years of post-qualification legal experience practicing corporate and/or commercial law at an international law firm or large multi-national in Saudi Arabia.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, as well as demonstrated proficiency in advising senior executives of an organization.
Native or full professional Arabic language proficiency (reviewing, drafting documents and conducting meetings).
Experience in technology and commercial transactions.
Good business judgment especially in ambiguous situations.
Hands-on project management experience including excellent organizational skills, the ability to manage a large number and variety of mission-critical projects, working independently and often in ambiguous environment
Experience running complex transactions and having primary responsibility for negotiations, drafting, and client communications.
Team player and consensus builder with great people skills and a good sense of humor who can effectively and efficiently collaborate and build relationships with attorneys and business clients at all levels throughout the organization.
Common sense, great judgment, strong analytical skills.
Strong leadership skills.
Has relentlessly high standards.
Thinks strategically, but stays on top of tactical execution, responding openly and flexibly to change.
Experience in crisis management and response.
Business acumen combined with ability to identify optimal solutions, including novel, creative and innovative solutions to complex issues.
About Afaq Q Tech General Trading (Amazon)
Amazon.com, a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, Washington, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection. Since Jeff Bezos started Amazon.com, we have significantly expanded our product offerings, international sites, and worldwide network of fulfilment and customer service centres. Today, Amazon.com offers everything from books and electronics to tennis rackets and diamond jewellery.
If you thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment, you’ll meet your match with us, as you will be part of a vibe of constant improvement, where the things you do at one moment, you will not necessarily be doing 6 months later. We don’t like to sit still, which is why we always treat every day like the first day. A day to make more good things happen for our customers. It’s that kind of spirit that drives our success now and keeps us ahead of the competition in the future. And you could be part of it. It’s as simple as this: Work Hard. Have Fun. Make History."