General Information

Req #
WD00056601
Career area:
Legal
Country/Region:
United States of America
State:
North Carolina
City:
Morrisville
Date:
Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Working time:
Full-time
Additional Locations
* United States of America - North Carolina - Morrisville

Why Work at Lenovo

We are Lenovo. We do what we say. We own what we do. We WOW our customers. 

Lenovo is a US$62 billion revenue global technology powerhouse, ranked #171 in the Fortune Global 500, employing 77,000 people around the world, and serving millions of customers every day in 180 markets. Focused on a bold vision to deliver smarter technology for all, Lenovo has built on its success as the world’s largest PC company by further expanding into growth areas that fuel the advancement of ‘New IT’ technologies (client, edge, cloud, network, and intelligence) including server, storage, mobile, software, solutions, and services. 

This transformation together with Lenovo’s world-changing innovation is building a more inclusive, trustworthy, and smarter future for everyone, everywhere. To find out more visit https://www.lenovo.com, and read about the latest news via our StoryHub. 

Description and Requirements

Based in the Washington DC, incumbent will be responsible for Lenovo’s interaction with the government departments (state and federal) in North America, primarily working and liaising to influence policies before they are adopted and focused on maintaining Lenovo’s ability to conduct business free from unnecessary or burdensome regulation or restrictions.  Reporting to the Director, Government Relations, the incumbent will closely interact with business leaders, finance team, Lenovo’s North America and global Legal team.

Preferred Job Responsibilities (Essential functions and duties): 

  • Build and maintain relationship with the key Government stakeholders at all levels of Government;
  • Strategically evaluate impact of implementing key Government guidelines and processes on Lenovo’s business, with the ability to advocate on Lenovo’s behalf to Government decision makers;
  • Align and engage with government to create good working relationship and adoption of Lenovo portfolio products in public markets;
  • Liaison / Communicate with government authority / body on policy matters;
  • Build relationships, and ensure regular communication with policy makers; government authorities, and advisors in order to understand the latest regulatory requirements;
  • Actively identify emerging and significant policy issues in North America and engage with stakeholders on issues of importance;
  • Monitor political and social events in the US and work with local teams to mitigate operation risks;
  • Work closely with the Business Units and on their behalf, address their issues with various departments/organizations in the Government.
  • In collaboration with SMEs, handle various issues related to manufacturing, marketing, regulatory, finance, taxation, import / exports, foreign direct investment etc.;
  • Provide inputs and influence policy/ regulatory legislations, which affect Lenovo’s business;
  • Stakeholder mapping at central, state, institutions, NGOs and international organizations to prepare blueprint for engagement and influencing processes.
  • Represent Lenovo at major industry trade associations. Work directly or through trade associations to play a key role in the development of business intelligence in political and regulatory information as well as in-market competition, through monitoring processes, shared tools, data bases, and periodic reports, aiming to provide accurate information to business strategy;
  • Actively participate as a technology industry leader in trade associations and, coordinating with Lenovo Legal, with regulatory agencies, and executive and legislative branches where Company’s most relevant issues are addressed;
  • Strategically utilize knowledge on government’s FDI / foreign investments and incentive policies to benefit Lenovo’s business and long-term planning;
  • Help Lenovo Implement technology product industry guidelines and processes as directed by Federal and State Governments.

Basic Job Requirements – Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Competencies (KSAC’s): 

  • A vast understanding of the North America technology market ideally in the areas of the laptop / IT hardware /mobile phones / cloud computing;
  • Keen understanding of the North American political system, environment and institutions, as well as cultural landscape;
  • Solid network with the North American policy makers, the academia, and a working knowledge of the technology industry;
  • Experience with other North America government/policy schemes;
  • Interest in emerging technologies and policy work;
  • Outstanding judgment, persuasive and advocacy skills, creativity, and the ability to work in a dynamic environment;
  • Strong collaboration skills, drive for results, strategic thinking, and emotional intelligence;
  • Experience in Government or diplomatic sector.

Job Requirements – Prior work experience 

  • 8+ years of demonstrated experience in areas such as managing public policy, government relations and advocacy, or international trade relations and diplomatic sectors;
  • At least 3+ years’ work experience in global technology manufacturing company is preferred;
  • At least 3+ years’ work experience in trade associations is preferred;

Educational Requirements:

  • Suitable qualifications include Bachelors degrees in: Public relations, communication, political sciences, public affairs, law, business, economics. marketing, journalism, business/commerce, history, geography.

 Travel Requirements:

  • 5% expected travel
The base salary range budgeted for this position is $135,000- $185,000. Individuals may also be considered for bonuses and/or commissions. Lenovo’s various benefits can be found at www.lenovobenefits.com.

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