Head of Public Policy, International Public Policy South Africa (Amazon)

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Company Name: Amazon

South Africa

Company Description:

⦁ Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.
⦁ Amazon is an equal opportunities employer and we value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build.


⦁ Amazon is strongly committed to diversity within its community and specially welcomes applications from South Africa Citizens.
⦁ Our purpose is to bring possibilities to life.
⦁ We believe everyone should have access to the transformative power of financial services to help them plan, dream and aspire to change their lives for the better
⦁ Every day, we look for opportunities to engage candidates.

Job Description:

⦁ As the Head of Public Policy for South Africa you will lead our work with policy makers and nongovernmental groups in support of our consumer centric business model within South Africa.
⦁ 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 also provide support to Amazon businesses in West Africa, on an as-needed basis.
⦁ To support business/services area leadership in the implementation of strategic plan through the effective management of teams.
⦁ To support the partner in delivery of services to the client’s premises on specific delegated engagements and projects.
⦁ The position is based in Johannesburg or Cape Town.
Job responsibilities and skills:
⦁ Candidate must collaborate with fellows and partners to build business solutions and solve business problems.
⦁ Every day candidate work will make an impact that matters.
⦁ Candidate thrive in a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration and high performance
⦁ Organized and self driven
⦁ Language must be fluent in English
⦁ Good analytical skills
⦁ Computer knowledge
⦁ Proficiency in the use of MS Office and the Internet
⦁ Ability to communicate effectively.
⦁ Problem solving
⦁ Customer Focus
⦁ Active Listening skills
⦁ Good Communication skills
⦁ Telephonic skills
⦁ Ability to speak English Fluently and one other African Language.


⦁ 15 years of relevant public policy and advocacy experience, 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 in South Africa.
⦁ Experience of public policy leadership in consumer facing, technology or retail companies.
⦁ Experience working at high level and collaboratively in a highly-matrixes environment, alongside teams including Legal, PR, and business teams.
⦁ Service focused personality is essential; Experience is an asset.
⦁ The credit points will be given to those who have 15 year experience to specific sector within the firm.


⦁ Good people skills and be able to liaise professionally and effectively on all levels
⦁ Empathy and patient in dealing with
⦁ Problem solving and negotiation skills
⦁ Following up and providing feedback
⦁ Risk and Quality management.
⦁ Sustain Profitability.
⦁ Managing work (Including time management)
⦁ Talent Management.
⦁ Must be active to contribute to the business of all aspects.

Key Performance:

⦁ Strategic Impact: Candidate must support the team on delivery of designated engagement.
⦁ Budget/Profitability: Candidate must manage budget through correct budgeting cost and also candidate must control profitability management.
⦁ Development / Growth of Team: Candidate must be expert while sharing knowledge with the team members.

Key Information:

⦁ Amazon requires that you submit a copy of either your identity document or your passport and any applicable work permit if you are a foreign national, along with updated curriculum vitae.
⦁ Kindly note that this job advertisement provides summary of capabilities which are required and all candidates shortlisted will receive a full list of capabilities.
⦁ COVID-90 Vaccination is mandatory because of reducing the likely hood of serious illness, death and infection.
⦁ Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
Vacant Position: 115

How to apply:

⦁ Kindly read all the terms and conditions before apply for this post.
⦁ Candidate must be National of South Africa.
⦁ Applications for mentioned post are invited for Both Male and Female.
⦁ Candidate must have at least 1 to 2 years of experience in the relevant field.
⦁ Only online applications will be considered.
⦁ By hand submission of application will not be considered.
⦁ Incomplete application or missing data or information will not consider and application will be reject.
⦁ The eligible candidates are advised to submit the online application with required information the link for online application is given below.
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⦁ Discover the life that awaits you at Accor ,visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/jobs/1919165
⦁ Candidate should submit online application till the last date is 08-11-2022
Company Name: Amazon Dev Center South Africa
Job Function Legal
Seniority Level Executive
Industry Software Development-IT Services and IT Consulting –Internet Publishing
Job Location: Johannesburg
Gauteng, South Africa
Postal Code: 2090
Job ID Number 1919165
Locality:South Africa
Country ISO Code:  ZAF
Regional ISO Code: South Africa


Unit ⦁ Monthly
Currency ISO Code ⦁ ZAR
Value ⦁ 100,000 to 150,000 ZAR
Employment Type ⦁ Full time

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