Public Policy Manager, New Zealand
Amazom.com
Wellington, NZ
5d ago

The AWS Public Policy Manager, New Zealand, will contribute to the development of public policy and political priorities for AWS and undertake advocacy with relevant officials in New Zealand

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Job responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development of public policy and political priorities for AWS and undertake advocacy with relevant officials in New Zealand;
  • Advance AWS’s policy positions directly and through industry associations / coalitions to enable an unrestricted, transparent and technology friendly regulatory environment that enables and supports the growth of AWS;
  • Work collaboratively and transparently with the AWS public sector business teams to align core business priorities, public policy goals and go to market strategies;
  • Assess and communicate potential regulatory threats and public sector business opportunities and threats, develop mitigations, enhancement strategies, and policy positions.
  • Coordinate external advocacy efforts, outreach programs and key initiatives in concert with various AWS teams including infrastructure, public relations and marketing;
  • Facilitate meetings between AWS executives and key stakeholders, including senior government officials, regulators and industry associations to promote and advocate for the company’s public policies;
  • Contribute to opportunities in industry associations / coalitions on behalf of AWS, and ensure appropriate utilisation of high judgment, high integrity outside consultants;
  • Contribute to the development of public policy positions for AWS in the APAC region and globally; and
  • Contribute to public policy initiatives as directed.
  • Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years’ experience working in the public or private sector on public policy development, preferably in the technology, digital transformation and / or communications area.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop public policy initiatives and / or participate in the review of existing public policies.
  • A record of accomplishment of successful policy development and adjustment.
  • A thorough understanding of the end-to-end legislative process, including legislative development, committee processes and parliamentary procedures.
  • A professional network in the New Zealand public sector or a demonstrated ability to acquire a network of key contacts in a short period.
  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant discipline
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • An understanding of the interaction and interrelations between officials and Ministerial offices, political groups and associated entities.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment in ambiguous circumstances.
  • Ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects at once.
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects at once.
  • Postgraduate degree in relevant discipline
  • Common sense, great judgment, and a good sense of humour
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