Manager, International Public Policy, UAE

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AE, Dubai


Work hard and make history with Amazon’s International Public Policy and Government Affairs Team. The Public Policy Manager, United Arab Emirates 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 Public Policy Manager for the United Arab Emirates you will be responsible for working with policymakers and non-governmental groups in support of our consumer-centric business model within the UAE. 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 Dubai.


-10 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.


-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.

-Experience of public policy leadership in consumer-facing, technology or retail companies.

-Project management experience.

-Public speaking experience.

-International experience.

-A track record of highest integrity and public policy success.

-Outstanding oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

-A self-starter who can take general direction and produce specific results.

-Able to coordinate a wide array of internal and external resources to obtain, process, and operationalize information and strategy.
-Strong judgment and decision-making skills.

-Capable of confidently using experience and data to assess and recommend a best course of action even in an ambiguous situation.

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