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Work hard and make history with Amazon’s International Public Policy team. The Head of Public Policy for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) 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, forward-thinking, and driven by what is best for our customers. The International Public Policy team works with a wide range of national, local, and supranational policymakers, industry organizations, and non-governmental organizations across numerous policy issues spanning the consumer and commercial environment.

As the Head of Public Policy for KSA, you will lead our work with policymakers and non-governmental groups in support of our consumer-centric business model within KSA. You will have an astute understanding of the public policy and regulatory environment as well as the key stakeholders within it. You will coordinate across Amazon’s business, locally and globally, to develop and implement positioning and engagement strategies.

You will lead external advocacy efforts, outreach programs, partnerships, and initiatives in support of these business objectives. You will coordinate Amazon’s engagement with relevant industry associations and wider coalitions, and manage consultancy support. You will be able to manage and drive complex projects, and provide clear and confident guidance, including in situations of high ambiguity. 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 Riyadh, KSA.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Riyadh, SAU

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

– 15+ years of relevant public policy and advocacy experience, e.g. within corporate public policy and government relations, in public administration, trade associations or non-governmental organizations.
– A keen working understanding of policy-making processes and government relations.
– Written and spoken fluency in Arabic and English.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

– Experience of public policy leadership in consumer-facing, technology or retail companies.
– An advanced degree in area of study relevant to the role.
– Experience working at high level and collaboratively in a highly-matrixed environment, alongside teams including Legal, PR, and business teams.
– Project management experience.
– Public speaking experience.
– A track record of highest integrity and public policy success.

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About Afaq Q Tech General Trading (Amazon)

"Make History

Amazon.com, a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, Washington, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection. Since Jeff Bezos started Amazon.com, we have significantly expanded our product offerings, international sites, and worldwide network of fulfilment and customer service centres. Today, Amazon.com offers everything from books and electronics to tennis rackets and diamond jewellery.

If you thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment, you’ll meet your match with us, as you will be part of a vibe of constant improvement, where the things you do at one moment, you will not necessarily be doing 6 months later. We don’t like to sit still, which is why we always treat every day like the first day. A day to make more good things happen for our customers. It’s that kind of spirit that drives our success now and keeps us ahead of the competition in the future. And you could be part of it. It’s as simple as this: Work Hard. Have Fun. Make History."