Work hard and make history with Amazon’s International Public Policy Team. The Senior Public Policy Manager, Economic Policy & Regulation, EU will join a growing and dynamic team that works across Europe, Middle East, Africa, India and Asia Pacific, in support of Amazon’s global consumer and digital businesses.
Like our business interests, our policy issues are broad, topical, forward-thinking, and driven by what is best for our customers, both internal and external.
The International Public Policy team works with a wide range of national, local, and supranational policymakers, industry organisations and academia across numerous regulatory and policy issues, spanning policy, consumer and commercial environment.
As the Public Policy Manager, Economic Policy and Regulation, EU you will be responsible for engaging and partnering with policymakers, regulators, academia and other non-governmental groups in the field, in support of our consumer-centric business model.
You will do so at the highest levels of government, policy-making and economic regulation community, to ensure the businesses can continue providing an innovative consumer-centric experience.
You will lead external advocacy efforts, outreach programmes, partnerships, and initiatives in support of these objectives.
You must be able to manage and drive complex projects, and provide clear and confident guidance, including in situations of high ambiguity.
You will need to demonstrate an astute understanding of the public policy and regulatory environment for economic policy and regulation.
You will coordinate Amazon’s engagement with relevant industry associations and wider coalitions, as well as think tanks and policy-making organization;
and manage consultancy support.
Internally, you will coordinate across Amazon’s business and corporate functions, locally and globally, to develop and implement positioning and engagement strategies.
You will be a confident leader, but are also able to operate respectfully and collaboratively within wider regional and international structures.
The position is based in Brussels, BE.
BA / BS required.
At least 15 years of relevant public policy experience, e.g. within corporate public policy and government relations, in public administration, trade associations or non-governmental organizations.
Possess a keen working understanding of policy-making processes and government relations, particularly as they relate to economic policy and regulation.
Full written and spoken fluency in English.
Fluency in French.
Postgraduate in an area of study relevant to this role.
Outstanding oral and written communication skills in English is required, and a proven ability to convey complex arguments in writing is a must.
Highly effective interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated ability to effectively and comfortably interact at highest corporate and political levels.
Possess and maintain highest personal levels of ethical conduct, confidentiality and integrity, with a strong professional reputation in the industry.
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.
Proven track record of problem solving, strategic and lateral thinking.
Ability to influence, negotiate with, and persuade others is required. Must be flexible and demonstrate strong judgment / decision-making skills, and political acumen.
Demonstrated experience developing and improving operational processes to drive business efficiencies.
Proven ability to build effective partnerships with business owners and technical partners.
A track record of highest integrity and public policy success.
A self-starter who can take general direction and produce specific results. When the resources are not immediately at-hand, you enjoy reaching out to a wide array of internal and external resources to obtain, process, and operationalise information and strategy.
Strong judgment and decision-making skills. You can confidently use experience and data to assess and recommend a best course of action even in an ambiguous situation.