Government Affairs Manager – Saudi National | Jobs in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by Irwin & Dow

This role is currently open to Saudi Nationals based in the Riyadh area and will be fully responsible for the day to day management and operations of all government relationships in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The role will also support the Operations Manager with effective leadership of the team to encourage strong connections across all government sectors and enable a seamless process for the organisation’s clients when wishing to set up or further develop a company within the Kingdom itself.

Liaising with a vast number of ministries including the Ministry of Labour, Human Resource and Social Development, Foreign Embassies, Commerce & Investment and the Ministry of Interior amongst others, it will be the responsibility of the Government Affairs Manager to conduct research and maintain a high level of knowledge. You should be able to communicate the necessary requirements to the team and clients with regards to company incorporation, onboarding of ex-pat labour and associated visas, family affairs, Iqama, social insurance (GOSI), TAQAT virtual labour market portal and all relevant documentation and compliance. You will be seen as the expertise within the company and therefore it is essential that you have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar government liaison role and possess strong communication skills in both Arabic and English. On a daily basis you will interact with subordinates, peers, seniors, ministerial employees and clients with professionalism at all times.

The role is also heavily administrative as you will be expected to maintain all documents and information via the internal CRM and ensure that renewals and documents related to Saudization, Tax, Zakat and Commercial registers are well documented.

To apply for this vacancy, you will require 3 years’ of exposure to all aspects of the KSA company formation processes. You will be accustomed to working in a very busy and fast paced environment and possess a commitment for achieving excellent and timely results, actively developing you reputation in a highly competitive market.

Irwin & Dow was established by two highly experienced recruitment professionals, Tracey Irwin and Jocelyn Dow. We provide a refreshing approach by working in close partnership with clients and candidates within the Business Support, Secretarial, HR & Finance sectors.

Good staff are key to every business. We recognise and appreciate this, having over thirty years combined recruitment and executive search experience within the region.

Our main aim is to provide a specialist service to clients preferring to work with a bespoke consultancy.

Our values of discretion and diplomacy are paramount and our ultimate goal is to become a partner of choice for all our clients and candidates.

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