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Head of Public Policy, Saudi Arabia

Public Policy
in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

About the Role

Within this role you are going to develop and implement Public Policy strategies primarily in Saudi Arabia and also support policy efforts in Bahrain. You will report directly to the Director of Public Policy for the Middle East and Africa, and will be based out of Riyadh, KSA.

Our public policy team is responsible for working with policymakers, regulators and third parties to make the positive case for Uber as a platform.  That's about building lasting relationships in the cities where we operate with politicians and their staff, so they understand the benefits of Uber's services.  Policy at Uber is business critical and has a real impact in our markets. It is for people who are keen to have skin in the game on business decisions and are passionate about being an advocate for change to unlock the full potential of our technology.

What you’ll do

  • Develop and drive all public policy efforts for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain working closely with global and regional internal teams
  • Support the business in thinking strategically about how to unlock some of the biggest challenges to growth
  • Strengthen relationships with key policy stakeholders, including the transport regulator, various government entities, and third parties (including industry associations) on a range of policy issues of interest to the company
  • Work to ensure that regulatory frameworks support ridesharing apps like Uber
  • Own relationships with other teams throughout the company, including Operations, Communications, Legal, Tax, etc., offering strategic advice to business partners in those functions
  • Build lasting relationships with key partners, lead campaigns to change regulatory scenarios, and define strategies to react to new circumstances

What we're Looking For

  • Ideally you would have at least 8 years experience working with institutions and  government officials, and understanding and handling policy issues, but we will consider less experience if you meet our other requirements
  • Experience developing the regulatory infrastructure for highly regulated industries and be comfortable coping with complex legal and political topics
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English and Arabic with a proven track record to engage policy concepts with diverse partners is essential
  • Private sector experience, especially in a multinational context, is a plus
  • A self starter: Uber is a company of entrepreneurs, and we want to work with people who enjoy building things from the bottom up. Stuff 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 develop regulatory frameworks that encourage innovation and enable growth. You'll need the intellectual fire power to grasp complex policy issues as well as the ability to articulate clearly on our achievements and objectives with government officials and alongside industry
  • A great teammate: Success at Uber depends on the ability to organize different teams around shared goals. It's why we're looking for well organized people who enjoy working with others to get stuff done, and who have the ability to build trusting and long-lasting relationships internally and externally

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