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Compliance Manager (Legal & Ethics)

LocationAbu-Dhabi, Dubai, Middle East PP Adecco

Job typeManager


CategoryLegal and Compliance

Compliance Manager (Legal & Ethics)

Compliance Manager (Legal & Ethics)
Our client is a Public Listed market leading provider of total printing solutions with an established reputation for providing best-in-class “one stop shop” solutions to clients in the Banking, Banking, Government, Telecom, Retail, Hospitality & Transport Sectors. As part of their continued drive to set & maintain the highest standards in all business operations they are looking to hire a Compliance Manager (Legal) to help set up & monitor their Legal / Ethics policies & procedures. Having recently become a public listed company they are creating their own in-house department to establish best practice policies & procedures with the focus to ensure the company is working to the highest ethical standards of business practices & are compliant to local & international regulations. Working closely with the company’s Head of Finance & reporting direct to Group General Counsel you will be tasked with developing, updating, and implementing robust compliance policies and procedures to ensure the organization's adherence to all relevant laws, regulations, and internal policies surrounding Legal & Ethics compliance.
Role Summary:
As a Compliance Manager within our clients’ Legal team, you will play a crucial role in ensuring that the organization adheres to all relevant laws, regulations, and internal policies. You will be responsible for developing and implementing compliance programs, policies, procedures and monitoring that mitigate risk, protect the organization's reputation, and support the company’s commitment to ethical and legal conduct. Main areas of focus in the business will be centered on developing policy to cover Procurement / Finance operations & Vendor / Client relationships.
Expertise in dealing with regulatory bodies such as the ADX and SCA is highly desirable, along with a strong understanding of relevant compliance laws, regulations, and reporting frameworks to regulatory authorities. Effective stakeholder management, excellent communication skills (especially in English, with Arabic proficiency as a plus), and proficiency in project management and relevant software tools are also essential qualifications for this position. You will also be able to put together & deliver internal training sessions to ensure all key stakeholders are fully aware of company policy and that all business operations are functioning in compliant manner.
Key Responsibilities
  • Implement and manage the delivery of our client’s Ethics and Compliance Program.
  • Responsible for delivering generalist and specialist compliance training group-wide in accordance with the annual compliance training plan.
  • Undertake compliance related investigations as and when required.
  • Engage in regular internal stakeholder management in accordance with the compliance engagement model.
  • Conduct regular risk assessment and control testing of key compliance risks most likely to impact our client’s group of companies and divisions.
  • Support business functions to remediate and mitigate identified compliance risks.
  • Provide strategic compliance advice to our client’s international expansion program in compliance with international export control and sanctions regulations.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for internal stakeholders for all compliance related matters.
  • Liaise with the ADX and Securities and Commissions Authority building a trusted relationship and co-operation.
  • Assist with any compliance related matters, procedures, and processes, ensuring best practice is followed.
  • Support the design and implementation of new tools and techniques to continuously improve the quality and delivery of Compliance services group wide.


Stakeholder Management:
  • All Group employees and management
  • Legal / Finance / Senior Leadership Team

  • Regulatory Bodies (in particular ADX and Securities and Commissions Authority in UAE)

  • You will be professionally qualified in a well-known jurisdiction (such as but not exclusively, the UK/Australia/US) with a bachelor’s degree in law, or related field (master’s degree preferred). Minimum 10+ years PQE (minimum of 5 years within the Middle East).
  • Minimum Experience:
  • Have a proven track record with a listed company and dealings with applicable exchange regulators (the ADX and SCA very much a plus).
  • You will be professionally certified in Compliance or Governance.
  • Have a minimum 5+ years proven track record in compliance roles – in particular, experience with developing and implementing a compliance framework and program, training plan, communications plan, training log etc.
  • Have a proven track record working with a listed company and dealings with applicable Exchange regulator (the ADX and SCA very much a plus).
  • Have a strong knowledge of relevant compliance (sanctions and export control) laws, regulations, and compliance frameworks.
  • Have excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Be able to demonstrate having operated at a senior level handling complex international and domestic region compliance matters.
  • Proven experience in internal stakeholder management and engagement.
  • Possess outstanding written and verbal communication skills (English, with Arabic a plus).
  • Be able to effectively plan and manage multiple projects and demanding workload.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Adobe Professional
  • Demonstrate knowledge working with restricted party screening and reporting.

If you are interested in this position, please click the APPLY NOW button for immediate employment consideration. We regret that due to volume of response, we can only contact initial successful applicants. If you have not heard from us within 7 days, then your application has been unsuccessful.
About Adecco:
At Adecco, we believe in the potential of people. We are world’s leading talent advisory and solutions company making a difference in the working lives of 3.5 million people every year. The Adecco Group is a Swiss-based global firm, operating in 60 countries that offers 360° HR solutions from flexible placement, visa and payrolling to permanent placement executive search and outsourcing services. We support more than 100,000 organizations with their human capital needs.
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