Compliance Specialist

Compliance Specialist

Pennell Hart are a specialist legal and compliance recruitment company based in the UAE. We have been instructed by one of our key clients, operating in the FMCG sector, who are looking to appoint a Compliance Specialist to develop their regulatory compliance function.


Reporting into the General Counsel but working closely with the Group Risk, Audit & Compliance committee, the Compliance Specialist will be responsible for building out the compliance function, enhancing established policies and procedures and developing new ones from scratch. The company operates globally, operating across six continents, so the Compliance Specialist will ensure the company processes are compliant with multiple jurisdictional laws and regulations.


Other responsibilities include reporting on compliance issues, liaising with external regulatory authorities, acting as the Data Protection specialist ensuring data protection/GDPR compliance, jointly leading the information security function and group wide employee training.


This is a senior level role, requiring at least 10 years' experience, 5 years of which should have been gained in a senior level compliance position. Those who can evidence building a compliance function from scratch would be highly desired.


Outstanding verbal and written English skills are essential. Ideal candidates will already be based in the UAE with regional experience.


This role would suit a regulatory compliance lawyer or a qualified compliance professional who can bring with them international experience of applying best practice.

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