Job Description

  • Help to interpret, explain, and present the regulatory and political landscape to the management team and other stakeholders in clear terms
  • Build a network and relations with the relevant stakeholders and help to advocate, negotiate or defend positions, including in potentially contentious areas
  • Identify and analyse core priorities and issues, with focus on the Malaysia
  • Engage with key regulators, officials, representatives and, where relevant, local, international or foreign governments
  • Monitor and recommend actions on developments in the market
  • Build up the Government Relations function over time as it evolves with business needs
  • Manage external agencies or consultants, while keeping an eye on cost control and quality
  • Monitor crisis management, reaching clear solutions when required
  • Monitor competitors’ activities in relevant areas and recommend measures where appropriate
  • Frequent travel within Malaysia will be required.

Requirement

  • 3+ years' experience in government, government affairs, public policy or stakeholder relations, ideally with a focus on e-commerce
  • Bachelor's degree in related field (government affairs, law, political science, public administration, public relations
  • Interest in the business and related technology.
  • Excellent communications skills (both oral and written) in English
  • Working knowledge of any other language, especially Asian, as a definite plus
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a troubleshooting oriented mindset that enable working with a multi-cultural group of professionals
  • Previous experience working for or engaging with industry associations, regulatory agencies, tax authorities or relevant government agency is highly desirable.
  • Deep interest and experience in government engagement strategy and implementation
  • Experience in stakeholder management and planning and ability to collaborate with senior stakeholders across multiple sites / global locations
  • 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
  • Excellent problem-solving skills; self-motivated, with strong analytical thinking
  • Ability to perform under time constraints
  • Impeccable degree of discretion, confidentiality, and ethics

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