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AWS Public Policy Manager

AWS Public Policy Manager

Job ID 
434770
Location 
CN-11-Beijing
Posted Date 
8/25/2016
Company 
Amazon (China) Holding Company Limited
Position Category 
Public Policy
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Job Description

Amazon Web Services is the leading provider of cloud computing services, providing IT infrastructure offerings such as on-demand compute capacity, storage, content delivery, database services and more. We are looking for talented, innovative, and well-connected individuals to represent AWS in China before policymakers that are strategically important to the AWS business. The successful candidate will proactively build relationships with key policymakers, IT decision makers and executives in government and other relevant organizations and help prioritize international, national, and regional government public policy issues faced by AWS. You will address policy risks to the business as well as advance strategic business opportunities and initiatives in these market segments. This position will also lead AWS’s participation in key business associations and coalitions that are critical to advancing AWS public policy and business objectives. You will become familiar with all aspects of AWS’s business, and interface directly with the business units. This Beijing-based government affairs and policy position will report to the Director, China Public Policy and shall:

- Develop and implement China-related government affairs advocacy objectives and policy/political priorities for AWS;
- Represent key positions directly and through industry associations/coalitions to the government in China to enable a technology friendly regulatory environment for the growth of AWS;
- Work collaboratively and transparently with the AWS business units to ensure alignment between core business priorities, public policy goals and “go to market” strategies;
- Assess and communicate potential regulatory challenges and government sector market segment (revenue) opportunities and threats, develop mitigation or enhancement strategies and policy positions, and coordinate external advocacy efforts, outreach programs and key initiatives in concert with AWS business objectives;
- Facilitate high-level meetings between AWS executives and key stakeholders, including senior government officials, regulators, industry association and alliance partners to promote and advocate the company’s public policies;
- Determine, maintain and staff appropriate corporate membership opportunities in industry associations/coalitions on behalf of AWS, and ensure appropriate utilization of high judgment, high integrity outside consultants.

The successful candidate must be inquisitive, enthusiastic about technology, enjoy working hard and being continually challenged, and demonstrate sound judgment even in ambiguous situations.


Basic Qualifications

- Strong knowledge of and background in advocacy and public policy development pertaining to information technology-related (IT) issues such as an “innovation and / or digital agenda” and cloud computing related policies such as IT procurement, national/local government IT and data management reform, IT government policies on infrastructure/applications, information security, privacy protection, liability limitation, Internet access, IT services, corporate compliance, requirements for critical services (ex. finance, healthcare), export control and association leadership experience.

- Highly effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated ability to effectively and comfortably interact at highest corporate, political and educational institution levels.

- 8-10 years of experience representing a large company or trade association, preferably but not necessarily in the Internet/tech industry, before national and local policymakers, with proven significant achievements.

- Maintain highest personal levels of ethical conduct, confidentiality and integrity, with a strong professional reputation in the industry.

- Self-starter with proven track record of successfully working with a wide array of functional groups across an organization and cultures as well as working independently.

- 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 is required. Must be flexible and demonstrate strong judgment/decision-making skills, and political acumen.

- A Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in a relevant discipline (Law, Political Science, Public Policy, etc.).

- Demonstrated ability to build and foster effective relationships and networks with others.

- Native proficiency level in Mandarin and fluency in English are necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

- Knowledge of China legislations and policies in the fields of cyber security, data protection, telecommunications, public procurement and cloud computing is preferred.
- Advanced degree preferred.