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National_Legal Advisor

Date: 14-Feb-2021

Location: Jeddah, SA

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Job Requisition ID: 60964 

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.


The role will support the KSA Legal workload in providing legal advice to key stakeholders in various aspects of business function and strategy and day to day commercial activities. The role will also be involved in providing general legal advice to the group’s retail, automotive, engineering, healthcare and other divisions across KSA on commercial contracts and other commercial and labour matters.


Specify the output required from the role. It is recommended to identify not more than 6-8 key tasks and their performance indicators. NB – Focus on outcomes not tasks.


  • Manage and attend to all labour dispute, HR legal advises.
  • Draft, negotiate and/or review commercial contracts in connection with the activity of the business, including NDAs, MOUs/Heads of Terms, RFPs, service agreements, purchase agreements, outsourcing agreements and technology agreements.
  • Update current contract templates and develop new templates.
  • Aid in contract drafting and negotiations undertaken by the procurement team
  • Oversee legal and contractual matters related to current and future contracts
  • Provide advice on tenders, claims, extensions of time, variations, entitlements etc.
  • Negotiation of operations and maintenance agreements
  • Support in managing the relationship and negotiation between the organisation and third parties/stakeholders


  • Give expert advice on Group policy and procedures
  • Ensure transaction terms comply with Group policies and procedures.

Other legal and commercial

  • Assist with general commercial matters as needed
  • Provide effective legal advisory services and continuous support on any arising issues that may impact the day-to-day operations



The successful candidate must have appropriate legal qualifications, ideally gained in a common law country.


Minimum Experience and Knowledge: 

  • 3-7 years plus post-qualification experience.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Regional experience, though not essential, would be an advantage.


Job-Specific/Technical Skills required to complete the tasks:

  • Ability to manage competing priorities and deal with a broad range of matters.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build rapport at all levels of the business.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to confidently deal with diverse situations, people and requirements.
  • Demonstrating a practical commercial approach.


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