Manager, Latin America Public Policy, AWS

US-DC-Washington
9 months ago
Job ID
492788
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category
Public Policy

Job Description

Would you like to be part of a public policy team focused on increasing awareness and adoption of Amazon Web Services (AWS)* and the utility cloud model in the commercial and public sectors South America? Do you have the experience in the region that is necessary to help further advance the public policy agenda of Amazon Web Services (AWS)*, a leading cloud services provider and subsidiary of Amazon.com?

We are looking for a talented, innovative, and well-connected individual to represent AWS before national IT decision makers and senior government executives, particularly in Southern Cone countries. You will address risks and opportunities for the business in these countries and throughout the region. You will become familiar with all aspects of AWS’s Latin America business, and interface directly with relevant business units and technology and services teams at AWS.

Reporting to the Director of AWS Public Policy, this government affairs position shall:


· Assist in developing and executing government affairs advocacy objectives and public policy priorities for Amazon Web Services (AWS) throughout Latin America, particularly in the Southern Cone countries;
· Work collaboratively and transparently with the AWS commercial and public sector business teams to ensure alignment between core business priorities, public policy goals and “go to market” strategies;
· Facilitate high-level meetings between AWS executives and key stakeholders, including state and local policy makers and executives, industry associations, and alliance partners to promote and advocate the company’s public policy policies; and
· Leverage appropriate corporate membership opportunities in industry associations and policy organizations on behalf of AWS, and ensure appropriate utilization of outside consultants when necessary.

Basic Qualifications

5+ years of experience representing a large company or association, preferably but not necessarily in the Internet/tech industry, before policymakers, including significant experience on public sector acquisition and procurement policy, preferably in countries such as Southern Cone countries. Experience should include deep understanding of in-country legislative and policymaking processes.


5+ years of experience with s lobbying and/or commensurate legislative or executive branch experience. A Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in a relevant discipline (Political Science, Public Policy, Engineering, etc.). An advanced degree is preferred.


Strong knowledge of and background in advocacy and public policy development pertaining to information technology-related (IT) issues such as an “innovation agenda” and public sector policies such as cloud computing, government IT management reform, IT infrastructure/applications, renewable energy, procurement and contracting, information assurance/cyber security, IT services, and corporate compliance.


Highly effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated ability to effectively and comfortably interact at the highest corporate and government levels.


Maintain highest personal levels of ethical conduct, confidentiality and integrity, with strongest 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.


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.

Demonstrated ability to build and foster effective relationships and networks with others.
Fluent (speaking, writing & reading) in English and Spanish required; fluency in Portuguese a plus.

Based in one of the Southern Cone Countries (country in a major international city TBD).

Preferred Qualifications

5+ years of experience representing a large company or association, preferably but not necessarily in the Internet/tech industry, before policymakers, including significant experience on public sector acquisition and procurement policy, preferably in Latin American countries. Experience should include deep understanding of in-country legislative and policymaking processes.

5+ years of experience with lobbying and/or commensurate legislative or executive branch experience. A Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in a relevant discipline (Political Science, Public Policy, Engineering, etc.). An advanced degree is preferred.


Strong knowledge of and background in advocacy and public policy development pertaining to information technology-related (IT) issues such as an “innovation agenda” and public sector policies such as cloud computing, government IT management reform, IT infrastructure/applications, renewable energy, procurement and contracting, information assurance/cyber security, IT services, and corporate compliance.


Highly effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated ability to effectively and comfortably interact at the highest corporate and government levels.


Maintain highest personal levels of ethical conduct, confidentiality and integrity, with strongest 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.


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


Fluent (speaking, writing & reading) in English and Spanish required; fluency in Portuguese a plus.
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