Director of Public Affairs, Asia Pacific

Director of Public Affairs, Asia Pacific

  • Location

    Hong Kong

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  • Contact:

    Lisa MacMillan

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  • Published:

    over 3 years ago

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Our client, a leader in the manufacturing industry, is looking for a Director of Public Affairs to join their regional team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead implementation of public affairs plans
  • Monitor public policy and regulatory developments, emerging trends, and other political or public issues in the region and key markets; propose response strategies; ensure risks are managed and opportunities assessed
  • Ensure measurable deliverables and metrics and aligned within the Communications function and the cluster/country leadership
  • Provide strategic direction to in-market teams in the creation and execution of local public affairs engagement and/or direct local teams, as needed.
  • Build/enhance capabilities, conduct training, coach and mentor local teams engaged in advocacy, ensure adequate external support

To be successful:

  • Bachelor degree required. Advanced Degree in public policy, international affairs, political science, law and/or similar preferred
  • 15+ years of related professional/Public Affairs experience gained in a similar role in a multinational company, Public Affairs firm, international organisation or industry association; preferably related to manufacturing industry
  • Experience in the region
  • Recognised as a creative and independent thinker who clearly articulates public policy ideas and is able to develop solutions that leads to workable outcomes
  • Proven experience in developing and driving advocacy campaigns with measurable results
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • An inclusive, highly substantive and collaborative leader, strong team player
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Well-organised, highly motivated, creative and analytical problem solver
  • Demonstrated the ability to manage change, operate with ease in a dynamic environment and in navigating ambiguity to drive decisions
  • Focuses on priorities, goals and outcomes
  • Takes initiatives, makes timely decisions and operates with a sense of urgency and responsiveness