Sanctions Risk Specialist - JP

Sanctions Risk Specialist - JP

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Job summary
Amazon seeks an experienced investigator superstar to be part of a centralized Denied Party Screening team (DPS).

Amazon has a diverse set of global businesses, and each business has some level of compliance requirements across multiple areas, including Sellers, Retail, Trade, Human Resources, Tax, Social Responsibility, and others. While the responsibility for maintaining compliance is with the individual business areas, this team will ensure that an effective compliance program is in place to validate each business has identified their regulatory responsibilities and established effective processes, controls and self-testing to understand current status of compliance and identify gaps.

The Sanctions Risk Specialist position focuses on accomplishing production goals and will work closely with the Operations Management Team in DPS. Individual problem-solving and analytical skills are used to authenticate and make determinations on customers and complex transactions and accounts. Nearly all decisions are expected to be made independently and with a high degree of accuracy following standard operating procedures (SOP's).

This position performs a 2nd level review function of escalation decisions from the Tier 1 workforce, assists with responding to audits and outside inquiries, offers guidance, feedback and support for investigators and other operations team members working in denied entities/lists and Sanctions compliance investigations. The position will help the business comply with applicable OFAC and other agencies laws and regulations, investigate and mitigate risk, and adhere to company policies and procedures.

Key job responsibilities
Key functions of the role include:
Investigate denied entities/lists and sanctions potential matches that arise from Amazon's screening solution to support various business units.
Participate in ongoing customer due diligence.
Assist in identifying gaps and training opportunities for escalations that come through the operations and compliance workflows.
Assist with onboarding, training and mentoring new hires.
Drive operational metrics reconciliation with the DPS leadership.


  • Bachelor's degree is a must to apply for this position. Advanced working knowledge of MS Office (esp. MS Excel) suite of products skills Communication Skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in Japanese and English languages are mandatory.
  • Proficient in composing grammatically correct, concise and accurate written responses.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate complex transnational issues correctly and clearly to both internal and external customers in both these languages Problem Solving Skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and make complex investigation decisions with little to no guidance.
  • Excellent problem solving skills & demonstrated ability to analyze problems logically.
  • Self-disciplined, diligent, proactive and detail oriented Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Effective work time prioritization to ensure productivity and fulfills department standards for time spent.
  • Excellent ability to determine situational needs and provide appropriate solutions.


  • Analytical and problem solving skills with a can do attitude and willingness to roll up sleeves.
  • Experience working with geographically distributed teams within a complex international organization.
  • Sense of accountability and sound professional judgment.
  • Maintain individual accountability for performance metrics, ensuring ever-increasing levels of productivity and accuracy against established benchmarks.
  • Ability to make decisions in a timely manner with incomplete or ambiguous information.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all information obtained during the investigations process.
  • Ability to identify, communicate, and champion process improvement opportunities which will benefit internal and external customers.
  • ACAMs certification.
  • High levels of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, and Excel

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About Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. By giving customers more of what they want - low prices, vast selection, and convenience - continues to grow and evolve as a world-class e-commerce platform. Amazon's evolution from Web site to e-commerce partner to development platform is driven by the spirit of innovation that is part of the company's DNA. The world's brightest technology minds come to to research and develop technology that improves the lives of shoppers and sellers around the world.

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