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Government Affairs & Policy Leader, Malaysia

  • GE Global Growth Organization
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/26/2017 8:55:50 AM
  • 2576649
  • Job Function: Business Management
  • Business Segment: Global Growth Organization ASEAN
Location(s): Malaysia ; Other Malaysia

About Us:
GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Role Summary:
The position holder will lead and coordinate GE's government affairs and policy initiatives across Malaysia. This position will be responsible for establishing policy strategy, drive Company government relations projects, and advise the GE businesses on a broad range of policy and regulatory issues. The position holder will represent GE's interests before federal and provincial institutions and interact with relevant third parties.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Drive GE government affairs and GE GA&P initiatives, in planning and developing key strategies, and implementing actions vis-à-vis government institutions and regulatory agencies in a wide range of areas including international trade, healthcare, finance/capital, energy, environmental regulations, and intellectual property.
• Coordinate with GE businesses and the country leadership teams on the development of GE positions on various issues, implementation of government affairs strategy and policy initiatives.
• Influence across GE businesses and the various GE constituents to inform, develop and execute GE positions and strategies.
• Build GE capacity with senior policy makers and influencers.
• Provide expert advice on the workings of the institutions and decision-making procedures across the region
• Allocate resources to support sales to governments by helping sales teams tailor GE bids to government needs, marshaling government support and advocacy for GE's bids, and utilizing governmental financing.
• Identify and quantify top governmental issues for GE and achieve results on those issues and opportunities.

• Education: Undergraduate and/or graduate degree in law, political science or public policy.
• Experience: Minimum 10 years of professional experience, with significant similar experience with a global corporation or with an international law or consultancy firm; previous role in government would be viewed as a significant advantage. Strong relationships with government officials and influencers from the region.
• Deep knowledge of institutions, regulation, policies and priorities in the region
• Previous experience in the area of government funding programs would be a significant advantage.
• High level of understanding of decision-making process
• Experience in government affairs strongly preferred.
• Excellent Communications capability in English

Desired Characteristics:
• Ability to cope with pressure and multiple deadlines contemporaneously.
• Strategist, who is able to prioritize multiple tasks on hand while leading a strong team across the region
• High level of influencing skills combined with an ability to build excellent working relationships within a matrix environment (both cross-functionally and globally).
• Proven ability to execute effectively at all levels of the organization.
• Advanced communication skills - both written and verbal.
• Demonstrated ability to think and lead on a strategic level within a complex organization.
• Ability to deal effectively with people and work in diverse teams.
• Ability to anticipate trends and manage risk.

Locations: Malaysia ; Other Malaysia

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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