Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs, Southeast Asia

5 months ago
SG-Singapore
Department
Public Policy - Public Policy
SG-Singapore
Requisition Post Information* : External Company Name
Uber Technologies, Inc.
Requisition Post Information* : External Company URL
www.uber.com

Uber Overview

About Uber

 

Uber is a technology company that is changing the way the world thinks about transportation. We are building technology people use everyday. Whether it's heading home from work, getting a meal delivered from a favorite restaurant, or a way to earn extra income, Uber is becoming part of the fabric of daily life.

 

We're making cities safer, smarter, and more connected. And we're doing it at a global scale-energizing local economies and bringing opportunity to millions of people around the world.

 

Uber's positive impact is tangible in the communities we operate in, and that drives us to keep moving forward.

 

Job Description

About Public Policy at Uber

 

At Uber, policy roles are business critical and can have a real impact on our potential growth in each market. Policy at Uber is for people who are keen to have skin in the game on business decisions and are excited about being an advocate for change.   

 

The reforms needed are relatively simple: the right for one citizen to drive another citizen across town so long as certain important consumer protections requirements are met. The idea is not all that radical. But in many cities outdated regulations are holding back progress-and in places where reform has been possible, entrenched interests often try to turn the clock back.

 

Our public policy team is responsible for working with policy makers and third parties to make the positive case for change. That's partly about fostering lasting relationships in the cities where we operate with politicians and their staff so they understand the benefits of this new model. It is also about figuring out the best local regulatory framework and then developing campaigns to push reform through.

 

About this role

 

We are looking for someone to lead our Government Affairs & Public Policy efforts in Southeast Asia (exl. Indonesia) reporting the Director of Public Policy for Asia Pacific. Uber currently operations in several cities in Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, the Philippines, Myanmar with plans for further expansion.

 

What you'll do

  • Establish Uber's brand and profile with policy makers-including governments, third parties and academics;
  • Work to ensure that the regulatory framework in South East Asia supports ridesharing apps like Uber.
  • Partner with government and third parties on innovative transport solutions
  • Manage a super smart team based out of Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore, Manila and Hanoi.

 

What you'll need

  • A self starter: Uber is a company of entrepreneurs and we want to work with people who enjoy building things from the bottom up. Situations changes fast in our world so you'll need to be highly adaptable as well as calm under pressure.
  • A great advocate: We're looking to create new  frameworks that encourage innovation and alternatives to individual car ownership. You'll need the intellectual rigor to grasp complex policy issues as well as the ability to articulate clearly and simply how apps like Uber can help improve transportation for everyone-both orally and in writing.
  • A gifted campaigner: Smartphone apps are disruptive, and the interests being disrupted are deeply entrenched. So you'll need to put together proactive campaigns involving passengers, drivers and third parties that demonstrate there's a better alternative to today's outdated status quo. That means having a bias for action in everything you do-and a willingness to engage in debates, that can often become heated.
  • A team player: Success at Uber depends on the ability to organize different teams (internally and externally) around shared goals. It's why we're looking regulatory for well organized people who enjoy working with others to get things done-and who can deal with the ambiguity that sometimes comes from working cross-functionally.
  • Ideally you would have at least 10 years of experience government affairs and policy. We are open to people who have experience in another area, who have a deep understanding of these issues and may be looking for a career change.
  • You'll need to speak and write in at least one language of the region other than English.

Perks

Perks

  • Employees are given a number of Uber rides every month.
  • The rare opportunity to change the way the world moves. We're not just another social web app, we're moving real people and assets and reinventing transportation and logistics globally.
  • Smart, engaged co-workers.

 

Uber is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to apply. Uber does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, citizenship, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law.

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