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Legal Counsel | Jeddah | Saudi Only

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Date: 01-May-2019

Location: Dubai, AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Job Requisition ID: 35782 

No two days are the same at Al-Futtaim, no matter what role you have. Our work is driven by the desire to make a difference and to have a meaningful impact with the goal of enriching everyday lives. Take our engaging and supportive work environment and couple it with a company culture that recognises and rewards quality performance, and what do you get? The chance to push the limits every single day.


As a humble family business that started on the banks of the Dubai Creek in the 1930s, Al-Futtaim has expanded to a presence in 31 countries, a portfolio of over 200 companies, and 42,000 employees. You’ll find us in industries ranging from automotive and retail, to finance and real estate, and connecting people with international names like Lexus, Ikea, Robinsons, and Adidas. Our team is proudly multicultural and multinational because that kind of diverse representation gives us the global mindset to grow and impact the people, markets, and trends around us.


Come join us to live well, work better, and be the best.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: Specify the output required from the job. Identify not more than 7 Key Accountabilities & their performance indicators. NB-Focus on outcomes not tasks:


  • Support business in reviewing, drafting and negotiating all types of automotive consumer finance documentation, including loan documents.
  • Act as the compliance and AML officer for a regulated consumer finance provider, including ensuring the business meets its regulatory commitments, manage regulatory risks, and develop and implement appropriate policies and procedures.
  • Manage and develop the relationship with and the requirements of the Central Bank and other regulators, including overseeing relevant administration and licensing requirements and providing regulatory advice and recommendations, monitor regulatory developments and provide guidance on regulations


JOB CONTEXT: Define organizational policy and other factors that have a critical impact on the job

Working directly with GM-Legal this position requires an ability to interact professionally with senior executives on regular basis, to work well with all levels of internal management and staff as well as external parties, and to maintain high degree of confidentiality.




Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge:  Professional legal qualifications (UK, EU, US or other equivalent). Transactional experience in the MENA region a plus. Professional certificate in compliance preferred


Minimum Experience: 4 years relevant experience.


Job-Specific Skills: Must be fluent in written and spoken English.  Arabic language skills a plus. 


Behavioural Competencies :  Must be competent and enthusiastic.  Demonstrate strong legal acumen with a practical commercial approach, excellent drafting and communication skills and an ability to work well with a large and diverse team.




Job Title:       Legal Counsel

Reports to:    GM Legal

Department:  Group Legal

Location:       Jeddah

Band:             H

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