Job Post: Vacancy for Corporate Counsel in Amazon India

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Amazon Retail, subsidiary of a US based MNC, in the ecommerce business, has an exciting opening for a smart in house Corporate Counsel with eight to ten years of post qualification experience to provide end to end legal support to the Amazon businesses in India. The position is based in Bangalore.

The Corporate Counsel will report to the, Senior Corporate Counsel.

The Corporate Counsel shall be responsible for structuring, drafting, negotiating and advising on a wide range of matters for the Food Retail Business in India, the counsel shall further be responsible to advise on high-dollar value transactions and cutting-edge business initiatives; provide day-to-day corporate and business law counseling; provides legal review of structured programs, legal review of procedural and government / internal compliance issues. The corporate counsel will support the tax related issues arising in the day to day operations and those related to structuring of business.

Throughout all the above tasks the Corporate Counsel will closely coordinate with the global legal teams and outside counsel.

8 – 10 years or more of in-house legal experience with a multi-national company or a leading law firm environment is highly preferred. Experience working in a consumer-products, manufacturing, FMCG, e-commerce or retail business and knowledge and experience of tax laws and secretarial function is also preferred.

Competence in a broad range of corporate and business laws, foreign direct compliances in retail, product compliances, Legal Metrology and Food Law is required; especially in the areas of commercial transactions and intellectual property (esp. copyright and trademark) and statutory compliances.

Essential Skills:

Description
1. Competence in broad range of corporate and business laws, especially in both Indian domestic and trans-national commercial transaction and intellectual property (esp. copyright and trademark);
2. Extensive experience and strong skills in drafting and negotiating contracts.
3. Extensive experience in analyzing and responding to regulatory and compliance matters.
4. Excellent ability to analyze and assess business processes, spot issues and propose/implement solutions.
5. Ability to function autonomously yet communicates laterally and upwardly with ease.
6. Strong legal and business judgment.
7. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
8. Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and coordinate complex issues and projects with diverse levels of management and employees.

Key Competencies:

Competency Description

1. Reliability, dependability
Works hard and does what it takes to get results and meets deadlines. Takes accountability and works well in a cross functional team.

2. Writing, speaking and listening effectively
Writes, speaks and presents information effectively, clearly and with brevity. Communicates to improve understanding, decision-making and performance. Understands the value of listening to others. Thinks before speaking. Probes to understand and confirms understanding of what is heard. Encourages others to speak.

3. Composure
Handles unexpected events calmly. Successfully copes with unintended consequences. Helps co-workers thrive in stressful situations. Identifies and manages stress due to lack of control. Acts with the highest level of professionalism and maturity during crisis situations. Looks immediately for resolution rather than placing blame.

4. Dealing with ambiguity
Able to function well in loosely structured situations. Works effectively in situations involving uncertainty or lack of information. Effectively handles multiple projects or tasks at the same time. Is open to and responds flexibly to change.

5. Open communication
Willing to ask and honestly answer the tough questions. Treats others’ opinions with respect. Fosters open communication and candid discussions. Shares information that helps others do their job well. Keeps others in the loop.

6. Company-wide perspective
Able to assess broader and deeper impact of decisions. Focuses on what is right for the company – not just what is best for the group, project or self. Does not act in ways that sub-optimize for the overall business. When possible, encourages cross-functional and cross business brainstorming and project teaming.

Estimated Percentage of Time Involved in Essential Functions:

1. 50%
Structure, drafts and evaluate new engagement models for different business. Continuously work with business teams to review existing models with intent to simplify them on ongoing basis.

2. 25%
Provides day-to-day legal advice on food retail business.

3. 15%
Work with Senior Legal Counsel to develop practice standards and department processes, effectively communicate legal and policy issues in a timely and proactive manner;

4. 10%
Work with multiple stakeholders to review Amazon policies, impart legal training to his/her clients.

Education:

Required Degree

LL.B. (undergraduate law degree) from a recognized university in India. Additional CS qualification is desirable.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

Required Degree

LL.B. (undergraduate law degree) from a recognized university in India. Additional CS qualification is desirable.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Required Degree

LL.B. (undergraduate law degree) from a recognized university in India. Additional CS qualification is desirable.

How To Apply:

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