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Public Policy Manager (State Government), ANZ


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Job summary
Are you ready to apply your skills and experience in public policy development and advocacy in the fast moving, transformational sector of cloud computing and information technology? Amazon Web Services (AWS), the leading provider of hyper-scale public cloud computing services, is seeking a highly motivated, innovative and skilled professional to join its ANZ public policy team. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to contribute to and support policy development at the State Government level in Australia, including in areas of technology adoption, digital infrastructure and services, data sharing, use and security, or whole of government transformation.

The successful candidate will be responsible for identifying policy and regulatory issues within State Government in Australia that may impact on the company’s business operations. They will advocate for the company’s policy positions while proactively developing ethical relationships with individuals influencing or developing policy for State Governments across Australia. They will be responsible for gathering intelligence on legislative and regulatory policy initiatives and contributing to the development of appropriate responses, including policy position papers, legislative submissions, and government strategies. The successful candidate will be a talented communicator capable of positioning and explaining complex technology issues and articulating the views and positions of AWS across a myriad of interconnected policy domains. They will demonstrate the capacity to engage and relate to public officials as well as being an influential AWS representative on business associations and coalitions that advance AWS’s public policy and business objectives.
The successful candidate will report to the ANZ Public Policy Lead for Public Sector issues. They will:

  • Contribute to the development and communication of AWS public policy positions with senior policy officials across State Governments, including Departments and Agencies;
  • Assess and communicate the implications of potential regulatory actions, identify the policy implications of public sector digital government initiatives, recommend potential business opportunities to the AWS Public Sector team, and coordinate advocacy efforts, outreach programs and the communication of key AWS business initiatives to State Government officials;
  • Collect and verify intelligence relating to legislative, regulatory, and policy issues of interest to AWS;
  • Develop innovative approaches to advance AWS’s policy positions both directly and through industry associations/coalitions, partners and peers to enable a transparent and technology-informed regulatory environment across the States;
  • Work collaboratively and transparently with AWS business groups, specifically the AWS Public Sector teams focused on State Government operations, to ensure alignment with core business priorities, public policy goals, and “go to market” strategies.

The successful candidate must be a respected professional who is inquisitive, intellectually ambitious and enthusiastic about technology, enjoys working hard and being continually challenged, demonstrates sound judgment and autonomy in ambiguous situations, and initiates and succeeds in robust advocacy.


Basic Qualifications
• 5+ years’ experience working on public policy development, government relations, or communications in areas with a strong focus on technology or digital transformation.
• Demonstrated ability to contribute to and lead in the development of public policy initiatives and/or execute significant policy change.
• Demonstrated ability to engage and successfully advocate to government representatives at the state government level.
• Demonstrated understanding of the ethics of public sector engagement.
• Bachelor's Level Degree


Preferred Qualifications
• A track record of successful policy development and advocacy.
• A thorough understanding of government policy development and legislative processes, including Cabinet procedures, committee processes and parliamentary procedures.
• Developed network across state jurisdictions with a focus on at least one State Government.
• Ability to demonstrate sound judgment in ambiguous circumstances.
• Ability to work independently and contribute successfully to cross-functional teams.
• Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects.
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
• Common sense, great judgment, and a good sense of humor.

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Job details
Date posted
9 Jun 2022
Executive Management & Consulting
Policy & Planning
$130k ~ $149k
Contract type
Work type
Full time
Job mode
Standard business hours
Private business
Work Authorisation
Australian citizen / Permanent resident

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