Do you love food and convenience put together? Then you just might love foodpanda.
 
foodpanda is the leading, on-demand food delivery company in Singapore, bringing thousands of your best loved restaurants online into your home or office - fast! We’re all about bringing on the smartest folks as we continue to grow with an “all hands on deck” environment and hire those who can thrive in a startup culture.
 
We’re looking for a highly-driven and motivated Government Affairs Lead for our team in Singapore. You will lead foodpanda Singapore's government relations and public affairs ensuring effective engagement with key regulators, officials, and representatives.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Lead foodpanda Singapore’s government relations strategy objectives and represent foodpanda Singapore’s positions directly, in partnership with our colleagues, industry associations, and other industry organisations.
  • Engage with key regulators, officials, representatives and, where relevant, local, international or foreign governments.
  • Build up the Government Relations function over time as it evolves with business needs.
  • Develop public policy strategies and positions, including the creation of materials supporting advocacy on those positions in collaboration with the regional and/or global team.
  • Monitor, identify, assess, and address regulatory challenges to business objectives in key regulated industries as well as the public sector market in partnership with and public policy colleagues. This includes collaborating with business units to ensure alignment between business priorities and public policy activities and goals.
  • Liaise with government agencies and secure government subsidies and funds.
  • Identify and pursue opportunities for foodpanda Singapore to address government challenges and opportunities while also working with trade associations, industry partners, non-profit groups, and other allies to promote and build support for public policy positions.
  • Proactively shape the regulatory and political landscape to support innovation in the digital technology, transport, payments, and e-commerce landscapes, working together with a wide-range of stakeholders.
Requirements:
  • Master or bachelor degree in related field (government affairs, law, political science, public administration, public relations).
  • 5+ years of experience in government, government affairs, public policy or stakeholder relations, ideally with a focus on e-commerce.
  • Experience leading policy teams and initiatives at scale in a large organization.
  • Capability to build and maintain excellent relationships with high-ranking governmental authorities, research/academic institutions, community or industry influencers and other third parties who may have significant influence on public policies.
  • Proven ability to work independently, lead without authority, and the skills necessary to thrive in a technology start-up world with ambiguity and a rapidly changing landscape.
  • Strong project management skills to meet deadlines, establish clear priorities quickly and bring projects to completion on time and within budget.
  • Ability to understand the business model, the company strategy and legal/regulatory challenges and ensure KPIs are - aligned to this strategy.
  • Strong business acumen
  • Excellent problem-solving skills; self-motivated, with strong analytical thinking.
  • Ability to function effectively in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
What we offer:
  • Challenging and fulfilling steep learning curve
  • Vibrant, dynamic & international workplace
  • Periodic fun & engaging company events & team activities
  • Tasty Thursdays
  • Birthday Leave
  • Work Anniversar(ies) Leave
  • Opportunity to be a value-adding contributor to this fast-growing global company

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