Would you like to be part of a public policy team focused on increasing awareness and adoption of Amazon Web Services (AWS)* and the utility cloud model amongst enterprises and the public sector and regulated industry (e.
g., utilities, financial services and healthcare) market segments in Switzerland? Do you have government affairs experience and have the technology public policy experience necessary to help further advance AWS as a leading cloud provider at the federal, cantonal and local level in Switzerland?
Amazon Web Services is the leading provider of cloud computing services, providing IT infrastructure offerings such as on-demand compute capacity, storage, content delivery, database services and more.
We are looking for a talented, innovative, and well-connected individual to represent AWS in Switzerland before policymakers that are strategically important to the AWS business.
The successful candidate will proactively build relationships with key policymakers, IT decision makers and executives in government and other relevant organizations and help prioritize international, national, and regional government public policy issues faced by AWS.
You will address policy risks to the business as well as advance strategic business opportunities and initiatives in these market segments.
This position will also lead AWS’s participation in key business associations and coalitions that are critical to advancing AWS public policy and business objectives.
You will become familiar with all aspects of AWS’s business, and interface directly with the business units in the region.
This Swiss-based government affairs and policy position, which will also participate in the AWS DACH Public Policy team, shall :
Develop, lead and implement government affairs advocacy objectives and policy / political priorities for Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Switzerland;
Represent key positions directly and through industry associations / coalitions to government to enable an unrestricted, transparent and technology friendly regulatory environment for the growth of AWS;
Work collaboratively and transparently with the AWS business units and other AWS teams to ensure alignment between core business priorities, public policy goals and go to market strategies;
Assess and communicate potential regulatory threats and government sector market segment (revenue) opportunities and threats, develop mitigation or enhancement strategies and policy positions, and coordinate external advocacy efforts, outreach programs and key initiatives in concert with AWS business objectives;
Facilitate high-level meetings between AWS executives and key stakeholders, including senior government officials, regulators, industry association and alliance partners to promote and advocate the company’s public policies;
Determine, maintain and staff appropriate corporate membership opportunities in industry associations / coalitions on behalf of AWS, and ensure appropriate utilization of high judgment, high integrity outside consultants.
The successful candidate must be inquisitive, enthusiastic about technology, enjoy working hard and being continually challenged, and demonstrate sound judgment even in ambiguous situations.
The responsibilities require that candidates be willing and able to make frequent trips across Switzerland and, as needed, to Berlin, Brussels, London, Luxembourg, Seattle and other locations.
Strong knowledge of and background in advocacy and public policy development covering issues including cloud computing, public sector IT and procurement, information security, data protection, requirements for critical services (such as utilities, finance and healthcare), as well as infrastructure and renewable energy policies.
Knowledge of Swiss regulation frameworks related to ICT and cloud computing issues is preferred.
Highly effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated ability to effectively and comfortably interact at highest corporate, political and educational institution levels.
A minimum of 10 years of experience representing companies before national and local policymakers, with proven significant achievements.
That experienced has been gained in industry, trade association or consultancy, political organizations or think tanks, preferably but not necessarily in the Internet / Tech environment.
A Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in a relevant discipline (Law, Political Science, Corporate Communication, etc.).
Fluent German and English are a requirement. Further proficiency in French and Italian would be an asset.
Maintain highest personal levels of ethical conduct, confidentiality and integrity, with a strong professional reputation in the industry.
Self-starter with proven track record of successfully working with a wide array of functional groups across an organization and cultures as well as working independently.
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.
Ability to influence, negotiate with, and persuade others is required. Must be flexible and demonstrate strong judgment / decision-making skills, and political acumen.
Demonstrated ability to build and foster effective relationships and networks with others.
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