Legal Counsel - Commercial Excellence

Location -Amman  ,Jordan (JO) 

Job ID -5533

Job Responsibilities:

  • Cooperate and work closely with senior colleagues within the Global Commercial Legal team providing legal advice, guidance and set best practice within the company on all matters related to commercial contracts including applicable laws, conventions and regulations;
  • Draft, review & manage a wide variety of agreements on a global scale such as NDA’s, amendments, local contracts, master agreements, terms and conditions, tender documents, termination notices, letter of awards and any other ad-hoc request relating to commercial contracts ensuring at all times compliance with Aramex standard position as amended from time to time in relation to each such agreement/s;
  • Serve as primary contact and lead contract negotiations to achieve the best possible outcome from a legal perspective for all Global Commercial Customer contracts and any related downstream contract;
  • Manage and maintain all record-keeping for Global commercial customer contracts and documentation.
  • Work closely with global and regional internal stakeholders such as finance, regional legal, Commercial, operations, insurance, compliance, Tax and any other departments necessary to successfully execute a contract.
  • Coordinate and advise senior stakeholders on business risks based on commercial decisions and propose acceptable commercial solutions.
  • Able to review standard terms and conditions and highlight key areas of concern for the business;
  • Communicate, update and present information to stakeholders concerning current and new process relating to contract management. 
  • Attend to Aramex business stakeholders concerns to the extent that it has a legal compliance or commercial contract impact;
  • Draft all supporting legal processes and documentation related to the Global Commercial customer contracts including termination and dispute notices;
  • Form part of the task team tasked with drafting, maintaining and updating global Aramex templates for localization and use by Regional legal teams;
  • Where new Aramex services are developed by business stakeholders ensure that said services fall within the trade license of the applicable business unit and we comply with local law. New services not complying to be escalated to Global Director Commercial Legal


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in law.
  • Certificate of admission as attorney.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience either in a commercial contract position, in-house paralegal or a legal procurement department.
  • Experience in contract negotiation and drafting.
  • Creative and strategic, exercising strong judgment, and being proactive and innovative in solving problems that affect business stakeholders;
  • Be flexible and comfortable with change, and have great attention to detail while still meeting tight deadlines, strong organizational skills, and the ability to easily switch gears;
  • Proven negotiation skills, and are comfortable dealing with all levels of our organization
  • Strong organizational, project management, and execution skills
  • Proactive approach to recognizing needs, anticipating issues, and solving problems
  • Ability to handle large volumes of contracts and resolve promptly.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook) and LexisNexis .
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, communication and analytical skills.
  • Strong customer focus and to act as a team player.
  • Previous experience in the Logistics and Transportation industry is preferred but not essential.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Approachable and can actively listen to the full facts and instructions.
  • Ability to build strong professional commercial relationships.


Company Overview:

Since our founding in 1982 we have grown to become a world leader in comprehensive transport and delivery solutions for business and consumers. Headquartered in Dubai, at the heart of the world’s most dynamic commercial hub and on the site of historic trade routes linking east and west, commerce and transport are deeply embedded in Aramex’s DNA. We are dedicated to transforming the face of trade, expanding our operations rapidly to better connect businesses and consumers worldwide.