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COMPLIANCE COUNSEL – INTERNATIONAL TRADE CONTROLS AND SANCTIONS - SAUDI ARAMCO
Hawryluk Advisors has been retained exclusively by Saudi Aramco, the world's largest integrated oil and petrochemicals company, to help hire a Compliance attorney with a minimum of 6+ years of experience in international Trade Controls and Sanctions.
Over the past six years, Hawryluk Advisors has helped Saudi Aramco’s Law Organization hire over 70 expat attorneys. To date, nearly 100% of those hires remain with the company. The Law Organization now employs over 100 attorneys and continues to grow in response to Saudi Aramco’s broad corporate initiative.
Headquartered in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Compliance Counsel 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.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Providing trade controls and sanctions legal advice relevant to the jurisdiction and specific to the business needs and operations; • Developing business procedures and providing legal advice and operational direction for export, customs, and economic sanctions regulatory compliance; • Identifying trade control risks, and designing and implementing risk management controls; • Developing and delivering trade controls and sanctions training to business lines and corporate functions personnel; • Assisting business units in developing and implementing compliance procedures to address legal issues; • Monitoring business unit performance to ensure that legal compliance requirements are implemented and adequate; • Conducting and reviewing regulatory compliance due diligence for new business opportunities and acquisitions; • Counseling and actively participating in technology development projects; • Managing projects and integrated project teams; • Managing outside counsel; • Overseeing Saudi Aramco’s compliance program obligations, including meeting all commitments of governmental trade obligations, as well as, regular interaction with governmental agencies, as necessary; • Monitoring legal and regulatory requirements and developments to ensure current and accurate compliance policies and procedures; • Providing direction, oversight, and counsel during compliance reviews, whether conducted by Saudi Aramco personnel or outside counsel; • Supporting Saudi Aramco’s extensive global operations – including its numerous subsidiaries and joint ventures – with expert compliance counseling and advice; • Working with the Chief Compliance Officer to address compliance concerns raised by business lines, subsidiary companies, and management; • Working with other attorneys and personnel to monitor the effectiveness of the compliance program; • Working with other attorneys and personnel to develop training modules, training individuals to deliver such modules, and rolling-out a comprehensive compliance training program; and, • Supporting the Law Organization as to compliance law issues.
• 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; • 6+ years of hands-on trade controls and sanctions experience; • 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; and, • Sound judgment and unwavering ethics.
Individuals who are interested in working at one of the world's most successful and influential companies, Saudi Aramco’s newly formed Corporate Compliance Organization offers challenging and sophisticated opportunities for its in-house counsel.
Compensation is competitive and includes excellent benefits.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Hawryluk Advisors
HAWRYLUK ADVISORS helps corporations and law firms with mission critical recruiting and strategic hiring consultation. With an expertise in the energy industry and the Middle East, our clients include some of the most successful companies and law firms in the world.