Public Policy Manager – Amazon – São Paulo, SP

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A Amazon se esforça para ser a empresa mais centrada no cliente da Terra, onde as pessoas podem encontrar e descobrir praticamente qualquer coisa que desejam comprar on-line. Ao oferecer aos clientes mais do que querem – preços baixos, vasta seleção e conveniência – a Amazon continua a crescer e a evoluir como uma plataforma de comércio eletrônico de classe mundial.

We are looking for a Manager, Brazil Public Policy, who will report to the Senior Manager, Brazil Public Policy. The position is based in São Paulo.

The Manager will support the development and execution of Amazon’s public policy and advocacy priorities, including those related to financial services and payments, with the Brazilian government at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels. The Manager will also coordinate advocacy work on these issues with consultants, trade associations, and other relevant stakeholder groups.

The Manager will work collaboratively and transparently with business units and legal to ensure alignment between business priorities and public policy goals. The Manager will assess and communicate potential government activities back to the business and the public policy team, develop mitigation or enhancement strategies and positions, and manage and coordinate external advocacy efforts, outreach programs, and key initiatives in concert with business objectives.

Focus and Deliverables

  • Work collaboratively and transparently with the Americas Public Policy team, business units, and Legal to ensure alignment between core business priorities and public policy goals as it relates to Amazon’s policy priorities in Latin America;
  • Anticipate challenges/obstacles our business could face as the public policy landscape in Brazil evolves;
  • Effect change and drive policymaking that will ultimately benefit our customers. Help manage and coordinate external advocacy efforts, outreach programs, and key initiatives in concert with business objectives;
  • Engage government officials in Brazil; and
  • Anticipate challenges/obstacles our business could face as the public policy landscape evolves.

Professional traits that are not unique to this position, but necessary for Amazon leaders:

  • Exhibits excellent judgment;
  • Hires great people. Develops great people;
  • Has relentlessly high standards;
  • Thinks strategically, but stays on top of tactical execution;
  • Expects and requires innovation of her/his team;
  • Thinks big and has convictions;
  • Is action and results oriented;
  • Is highly analytical and structured; and
  • Has the ability to inspire passion in others.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • At least 5+ years of public policy experience in a major corporation, government, and/or a lobbying business in Latin America.
  • Experience working with governments in Latin America, including senior government officials;

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working on financial services issues;
  • Experience working in or with a US- or European-based multinational company;
  • The ability to effectively communicate and advocate in Portuguese and English, in writing and orally;
  • An ability and desire to travel to the US and throughout Brazil;
  • Exceptional public policy, government relations, and business judgment;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively and comfortably interact at all corporate and political levels; create factual, relevant, and easily understandable talking points and other messaging; persuasively deliver messaging to relevant audiences; and interject points intelligently, concisely, and in a friendly way;
  • Highly effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to work well with diverse people and all levels of management/employees;
  • Ability to maintain highest personal levels of ethical conduct, confidentiality, and integrity, with strongest professional reputation in the industry;
  • Ability to concurrently address numerous and wide-ranging issues, and deal effectively with a broad range of public policy matters;
  • Is a self-starter who can take general direction and produce specific results;
  • 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;
  • Ability to think critically, process data from multiple sources, forecast potential scenarios, prioritize based on probability and desired outcome, and recommend a best course of action; and
  • Ability to influence, negotiate with, and persuade others; be flexible and demonstrate strong judgment/decision-making skills, and political acumen. Ability to intelligently build a course of action, analyze trade-offs, and make recommendations even in ambiguous situations.
  • JD/LL.B or Master’s degree preferred

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. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation


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