Amazon Vacancies in Cape Town, Western Cape, SA – Compliance Specialist International

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Job Summary


Work hard, have fun, and make history working with Amazon’s International Legal team. We are looking for someone who can navigate complex product regulations across multiple countries, and then develop and implement related compliance actions. This position requires partnering with legal and business teams on proposed actions, and coordinating across multiple teams using technology to implement processes and policies to effectuate those actions. There is a significant project management component to this role.

Key job responsibilities

In this role, you will need to research a wide variety of laws, including, compliance and trade regulations and then develop and implement related compliance policies. This will involve providing high quality written legal guidance (in English) and independent counseling of business teams across all levels.

The person in this role will also be responsible for:

  • Monitoring product regulatory developments
  • Partnering with regulators and responding to their inquiries
  • Engaging with partners and helping them improve compliance
  • Flexible work schedule to accommodate international time zones.

A day in the life

As a Compliance Specialist, you will be responsible for monitoring, maintaining, and implementing product regulatory compliance controls. It’s a high judgment position that requires nimbleness and insistence upon very high standards. You will engage with several internal and external stakeholders to drive initiatives to completion.

The ability to effectively communicate is essential, both verbally and in writing. The role will require that you be self-motivated to learn the operations and will involve both independent and team work in a fast-paced environment that is constantly changing.

Basic Qualifications

  • Either 5+ years of prior work experience in a related area OR 2+ years of prior work experience and an L.L.B. or another equivalent international law degree
  • Undergraduate university law degree
  • Experience conducting legal research and preparing related written guidance
  • Ability to review sensitive content and make appropriate policy recommendations
  • Ability to work autonomously and effectively identify and innovate optimal solutions to a broad range of complex issues
  • Great organizational and research skills with exceptional follow-through and attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience with project management
  • Prior experience in regulatory compliance

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer, and we value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. Amazon is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from South African citizens who are members of designated groups who may contribute to Employment Equity within the workplace and the further diversification of ideas. In this regard, the relevant laws and principles associated with Employment Equity will be considered when appointing potential candidates. We are required by law to verify your ability to work lawfully in South Africa. Amazon requires that you submit a copy of either your identity document or your passport and any applicable work permit if you are a foreign national, along with an updated curriculum vitae.

Company – Amazon Dev Centre South Africa

Job ID: A2084212

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