Alibaba International Group-Senior Advisor-Government Affairs & Public Policy-Riyadh,Saudi Arabia - #24837
Date: 2 weeks ago
Contract type: Full time
Job DescriptionAlibaba Group was founded in 1999, and its mission is to make it easy to do business anywhere. Alibaba International Group is a business group of the Alibaba Group, which includes the international commerce retail and wholesale businesses of the Alibaba Group, including Alibaba.com, AliExpress, Daraz, Lazada, and Trendyol. • Analyze and assess public policy of KSA and other Gulf countries and their implications for Alibaba International Group , both current and potential future businesses, serving KSA and the Middle East. He/she will also work with the Senior Director of Government Relations to manage Alibaba International’s public policy positions in the Middle East. •Work with relevant government departments, as well as other key stakeholders such as media, large enterprises and industry associations, to develop and drive stakeholder engagement strategies, as well as take the lead in executing and managing policy engagements in the Middle East. •Foster partnerships with key stakeholders and translate stakeholder and policy engagements into tangible commercial outcomes to advance Alibaba International business in the region. •Effectively work with Alibaba International business units and support functions (including public affairs, marketing, legal, ESG, Finance, and Compliance) to represent and communicate the company’s positions on policy issues.
Position Requirement• Degree in International Relations, Political Science, Law, Communications, Media, Public Relations or related field • At least 8 years of working experience in public affairs, including government relations, including experience in Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries.. • Strong policy and regulatory network in Riyadh, KSA with a demonstrated ability to effectively interact at the highest corporate/political levels to undertake advocacy work. •Track record of effectively solving complex issues and delivering strong results while maintaining the highest standards. •Genuine curiosity about the complexity of digitally-empowered commerce and global trade, and keen interest in translating policy/regulatory issues into concrete commercial results •Strong proficiency in English and Arabic. •Strong analytical, presentation (written and oral) and project management skills. •Prior experience managing business operations issues such as customs clearance would be a plus. •Prior experience undertaking public affairs work in e-commerce/marketplace sector would be advantageous. •Ability to multi-task and have exceptional attention to detail while operating in a fast-paced and dynamic environment