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VAC4308 - Head of Group Compliance

Division Legal
Location Dubai, U.A.E.
Closing Date 21-Jul-2019
About the Business

DP World is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain. We operate multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services to technology-driven trade solutions.

We have a portfolio of 78 operating marine and inland terminals supported by over 50 related businesses in over 40 countries across six continents with a significant presence in both high-growth and mature markets. We aim to be essential to the bright future of global trade, ensuring everything we do has a long-lasting positive impact on economies and society.

Our dedicated team of over 36,000 employees from 103 countries cultivates long-standing relationships with governments, shipping lines, importers and exporters, communities, and many other important constituents of the global supply chain, to add value and provide quality services today and tomorrow.

Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than three quarters of its revenue. In 2017, DP World handled 70 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across our portfolio. With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, the current gross capacity of 88 million TEU is expected to rise to more than 100 million TEU by 2020, in line with market demand.

By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovating we aim to create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions globally.

About the Role

To manage, oversee, and provide support on, all compliance matters within DP World, and coordinate with the different departments, business units and regional offices to ensure that the Group conducts its business at the highest level of integrity and in full compliance with the applicable local and international laws and regulations, as well as the internal Group global policies, professional standards and best industry practices. 

Key Accountabilities
  • To establish, develop, implement and oversee appropriate compliance controls at DP World, including but not limited to, a compliance policy, compliance charter, compliance strategy & framework, and compliance processes, that adequately meet the needs of the Group and address its compliance obligations.
  • To provide effective, reliable and user-friendly support, guidance, advice and assistance to Senior Management on compliance matters affecting companies in the Group.
  • To identify the relevant laws and regulations affecting the Group from a compliance perspective and translate such laws and regulations into DP World’s compliance policies and processes.
  • To monitor compliance with external regulatory frameworks applicable to DP World.
  • To monitor compliance with the internal Group global policies at DP World, and develop, in coordination with the relevant policy owner, the necessary controls to prevent / mitigate violations of such policies, and specifically undertake periodic reviews of the Group global policy compliance self-certifications by the businesses, and other company compliance programmes e.g. safety, sustainability etc.
  • To report to the Deputy General Counsel & Group Company Secretary on internal and external compliance issues across the group and prepare regular compliance reports periodically.  
  • To support the Deputy General Counsel & Group Company Secretary with the review, drafting and provision of advice on a broad range of regulatory and compliance documentation, ensuring all compliance requirements are met within those documents.
  • To work with corporate functions and other departments to identify and monitor their existing compliance activities and report regularly to Deputy General Counsel & Group Company Secretary on potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; and coordinate the development /implementation of corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues and provide general guidance on how to deal with similar situations in the future.
  • To act as the primary point of contact at DP World in relation to all compliance matters (internally and externally).
  • To encourage and promote appropriate compliance behavior and culture within the Group by effective communication and dissemination of the compliance strategy, policy, and processes; and manage the creation of the training and development modules pertaining to internal and external compliance requirements under the role’s remit.
  • To assess, identify and maintain appropriate compliance risk identification, measurement and management methodologies; and to identify and document the relevant regulatory and compliance risks within the ERM risk register, and the minimum level of controls to adopt to mitigate these compliance risks.
  • To identify emerging regulatory risks which may impact the Company in current and future operations.
  • To keep abreast of legal and regulatory changes affecting DP World as well as changes to best compliance practices and professional standards.
  • To act as an ambassador for DP World at all times when working; promoting and demonstrating positive behaviors in harmony with DP World’s Founder’s Principles, values and culture; ensuring the highest level of safety is applied in all activities; understanding and following DP World’s Code of Conduct and Ethics policies.
  • To perform other related duties as assigned. 
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent level preferred in relevant areas of study (e.g. business administration, finance, law or a related field).
  • Minimum of 6 -8 years of experience as a compliance manager or officer (or a similar role) in a multinational organisation.
  • Certified compliance professional is a plus. 
  • Highly ethical, principled and diligent with excellent planning skills. 
  • Highly numerate with a commitment to producing quality work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills. 
  • Well-developed planning and organizing skills and the ability to perform well under pressure.
  • Able to work independently and uses own initiative to support other members of the Department.
  • Proficient computer skills. 
Other Information The employment benefits package is reflective of the location for this position. 
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