Manager, Public Policy (Midwest)
Work hard, have fun and make history with Amazon Public Policy. The Manager, State and Local Public Policy will join a growing, dynamic team and be able to directly enhance Amazon's advocacy before US state and local policymakers. Like our business interests, our policy issues are broad, forward-thinking, and driven by what is best for our customers.
The Manager will help create and execute state and local government affairs objectives in the Midwest region. This position will be responsible for engaging on state legislation, working with outside consultants, and interacting with our trade associations. This position will also help with local government outreach, and establish relationships with public officials in communities where we have existing facilities and planned development. The Manager will attend policymaker conferences and be responsible for building positive relationships.
The Manager will work collaboratively with relevant business, public relations, and legal teams to ensure alignment between business priorities and public policy goals. The Manager will assess and anticipate public policy matters, oversee and coordinate external advocacy efforts, outreach programs, and key initiatives. This position will report to the Director of State and Local Public Policy and work closely with other state and local policy and Economic Development team members.
This position will be based in Washington, DC.
- BA/BS required
- 5-8 years of relevant experience with—and a keen working understanding of—the US state and local policymaking process and government relations
- Ability to be both a substantive issue expert on matters related to Amazon's business and a manager of complex political relationships
- Strong written and verbal communication skills and experience creating and effectively delivering factual, relevant and easily understandable talking points and other messaging
- Experience identifying and understanding key technical aspects pertaining to corporate operations in state and/or local political environments, understanding business implications, and synthesizing information for internal and external customers
- Demonstrated work experience with companies, consultancies, trade associations, governmental agencies, or equivalent organization
- Ability to maintain the highest personal levels of ethical conduct, confidentiality, and integrity
- Significant domestic travel
- Law Degree or relevant Master's Degree
- Self-starter with proven track record of successfully working with a wide array of functional groups across an organization
- 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
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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