Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Amazon India is hiring Corporate Counsel - Legal

Amazon India  In House Attorney

Summary Description:

Amazon.com, a US based MNC in the ecommerce business, has an exciting opening for a smart young inhouse attorney with six to eight years of post qualification experience to provide end to end legal support to the Amazon business located in NCR.

The Attorney will report to the, Associate General Counsel and Director Legal and Corporate Affairs based in New Delhi. The Attorney will be based in Bangalore and will be required to travel to other cities in India and occasionally outside of India. The  Attorney serves as the primary  legal contact to to the Bangalore based teams of Amazon.com  and any other business or location that Amazon may add to the portfolio over time.  .

The Attorney structures, drafts, negotiates and advises on a wide range of matters from standard commercial contracts, to complex, high-dollar value transactions and cutting-edge business initiatives; provides day-to-day corporate and business law counseling; administers and resolves legal issues that arise in existing commercial relationships; provides legal review of advertisements, promotions and marketing; and legal review of procedural and government compliance issues.

The  Attorney will also work with the  Director Legal and Corporate Affairs on compliance initiatives, and on planning and executing process improvements and training.

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

6 – 8 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, e-commerce or retail business is preferred.

Competence in a broad range of corporate and business laws is required; especially in the areas of commercial transactions and intellectual property (esp. copyright and trademark) and statutory compliances including Shops and Establishment Act and other State of Karnataka laws relevant to the Amazon business.

Essential Skills:

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 communicate 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%
Structures, drafts and negotiates business development, sourcing, licensing, leasing, employment, service, advertising, consulting and other commercial contracts.

2.    30%
Provides day-to-day legal advice on regulatory, labor, intellectual property, corporate, litigation and real estate law, public policy and contract negotiations.

3.    10%
Work with  Associate General Counsel and Director Legal and Corporate Affairs  to effectively communicate legal and policy issues in a timely and proactive manner;

4.    5%
Handles pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries under the supervision of Associate General Counsel and Director Legal and Corporate Affairs.

5.    5%
Maintains corporate records and security matters.

6.    100%

Required Degree

LL.B. (undergraduate law degree) from a recognized university in India.

If interested request you to share your updated resume to gokulc@amazon.com


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