Policy Manager, Public Policy

The International Public Policy Manager will join a growing, dynamic team and be able to immediately and directly enhance Amazon’s advocacy on a broad range of public policy issues. Like our business interests, our policy issues are broad, forward-thinking, and driven by what is best for our customers.

The International Public Policy Manager will research, define, execute, and manage key global public policy issues. Working with the Vice President of International Public Policy and the entire international public policy team, the International Public Policy Manager will develop Amazon positions on digital and trade policy issues, communicate with consultants and trade associations, and represent the company at conferences and meetings.

The position is based in Seattle, WA.

Focus and Deliverables :

  • Write briefing documents for meetings with policy makers and relevant stakeholders.
  • Work collaboratively and transparently with the International Public Policy team and within the Corporate Affairs team to ensure alignment between core business priorities and public policy goals.
  • Anticipate challenges/obstacles our business could face as the public policy landscape evolves.
  • Ensure policymaker awareness of Amazon’s business and policy priorities.
  • Effect change and drive policymaking that benefits our customers.
  • Manage and coordinate external advocacy efforts, outreach programs, and initiatives in concert with business objectives.
  • Manage appropriate corporate membership opportunities in industry associations and ensure appropriate deployment of outside consultants.

Basic Qualifications
• Native level proficiency in English.

• Advanced degree in a relevant field.

• A keen working understanding of the international legislative and regulatory policy process and the technology industry.

• Strong writing skills.

• Strong skills in advocacy and using spoken and written arguments to persuade and inform.

• Candidates will be able to demonstrate their experience through previous work within companies, consultancies, trade associations, the government, or equivalent organizations.

• Highly effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated ability to effectively and comfortably interact at all corporate and political levels. Ability to create factual, relevant and easily understandable talking points and other messaging, and persuasively deliver it to relevant audiences.

• Maintain highest personal levels of ethical conduct, confidentiality, and integrity, with strongest professional reputation in the industry.

• Self-starter who can take general direction and produce specific results.

• 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. You can think critically, process data from multiple sources, forecast potential scenarios, prioritize based on probability and desired outcome, and recommend a best course of action.

• Ability to influence, negotiate with, and effectively persuade others is required. Must be flexible and demonstrate strong judgment / decision-making skills, and political acumen and awareness.

• 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.

• Ability to intelligently build a course of action, analyze trade-offs, and make recommendations even in ambiguous situations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluency in a second language preferred.
  • JD preferred.
  • Availability to travel up to 10% of the time.
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