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Job ID : 180428.2
Job Title : Manager, Public Policy - State Tax
Organization : Amazon.com Services, Inc.
Job Location : Washington, D.C.
Salary Range :
Job Description :

Position Category: Public Policy

Job Description

We are looking for a Manager, Public Policy, who will report to the Director, Public Policy. The Manager will be responsible for developing and executing public policy and advocacy priorities on state and local tax issues with legislatures and executive branch officials. The Manager will also coordinate advocacy work on tax issues with consultants, trade associations, and other relevant stakeholder groups.

The Manager will work collaboratively with our Tax and other internal teams to ensure alignment between business priorities and public policy goals. The Manager will assess and communicate potential government activities to internal stakeholders, develop mitigation or enhancement strategies and positions, and manage and coordinate external advocacy efforts, outreach programs, and key initiatives in concert with business objectives.

The position is based in Washington, DC.

Basic Qualifications

Educational Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree required; Juris Doctor or Master’s preferred.

Basic Qualifications:

• At least 5+ years of public policy experience with a working understanding of state and local tax policy and how it impacts the technology industry.
• Strong skills in advocacy and using spoken and written rhetoric to persuade and inform.
• Demonstrated experience working within government, companies, consultancies, trade associations, or equivalent organizations.
• Prior experience with steep learning curves.
• Ability to effectively communicate complex information to a wide variety of audiences.

Focus and Deliverables:

• Anticipate challenges/obstacles our business could face as the public policy landscape 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 policymakers on effective tax policies that do not discourage innovation and new technologies.
• Contribute to Amazon’s participation in industry associations.
• Anticipate challenges/obstacles our business could face as the public policy landscape evolves.
• Manage and coordinate external advocacy efforts, outreach programs, and initiatives in concert with business objectives.
• Work with outside consultants.
• Help facilitate high-level meetings with key stakeholders and participate in policymaker organizations.

Preferred Qualifications

The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:

• Highly effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated ability to effectively and comfortably interact at all corporate and political levels; create factual, relevant and easily understandable talking points and other messaging; and persuasively deliver messaging to relevant audiences. Interject points intelligently, concisely, and in a friendly way.
• Maintain highest personal levels of ethical conduct, confidentiality, and integrity, with strongest professional reputation in the industry.
• 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. Think critically, process data from multiple sources, forecast potential scenarios, prioritize based on probability and desired outcome, and recommend a best course of action.
• 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.

Personal Qualities:

Professional traits that are not unique to this position, but necessary for Amazon leaders:
• Exhibits excellent judgment
• Hires great people and 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
• Has the ability to inspire passion in others

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Female/Minority/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation

How to Apply :

Online: https://us-amazon.icims.com/jo... |

Job ID: 610193

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