Amazon Vacancy for 12th Pass – Head, Public Policy

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Job Description:

As the Head of Public Policy for South Africa you will lead our work with policymakers and non-governmental groups in support of our consumer-centric business model within South Africa. You will have an astute understanding of the public policy and regulatory environment as well as the key stakeholders within it. You will coordinate across Amazon’s business, locally and globally, to develop and implement positioning and engagement strategies. You will also provide support to Amazon businesses in West Africa, on an as-needed basis.

Job Responsibilities:

You will lead external advocacy efforts, outreach programs, partnerships, and initiatives in support of these business objectives. You will coordinate Amazon’s engagement with relevant industry associations and wider coalitions, and manage consultancy support. You will be able to manage and drive complex projects, and provide clear and confident guidance, including in situations of high ambiguity. You will be a confident leader, but are also able to operate respectfully and collaboratively within wider regional and international structures.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to identify and understand key technical aspects pertaining to corporate operations in legislative and regulatory proposals, understand business implications, and synthesize policy documents for internal and external customers.
  • Ability to influence, negotiate with, and persuade others; be flexible and demonstrate strong judgment/decision-making skills, and political acumen. Ability to intelligently build a course of action, analyze trade-offs, and make recommendations even in ambiguous situations.
  • A track record of highest integrity and public policy success.
  • Knowledge of policy-making processes and government relations in West Africa.
  • Ability to think critically, process data from multiple sources, forecast potential scenarios, prioritize based on probability and desired outcome, and recommend a best course of action.
  • Is a self-starter who can take general direction and produce specific results.
  • Ability to concurrently address numerous and wide-ranging issues, and deal effectively with a broad range of public policy matters.
  • A keen working understanding of policy-making processes and government relations in South Africa.

Qualification & Experience:

  • 15+ years of relevant public policy and advocacy experience, e.g. within corporate public policy and government relations, in public administration, trade associations or non-governmental organizations.
  • Experience working at high level and collaboratively in a highly-matrixed environment, alongside teams including Legal, PR, and business teams.
  • Public speaking experience.
  • International experience.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience of public policy leadership in consumer-facing, technology or retail companies.
  • Advance degree in a relevant subject.

Job Details:

Company: Amazon

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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