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United States of America
North Carolina
Friday, September 8, 2023
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Additional Locations
* United States of America - District of Columbia - Washington

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Description and Requirements

Lenovo is seeking a Senior Manager of Government Relations China, Trade and ESG Policy Analyst to help advance initiatives both within Lenovo and across the ecosystem. The Senior Manager will engage with public and private sector stakeholders in the U.S. and internationally as well as collaborate internally with product groups to understand and help drive Lenovo’s initiatives and prepare business groups for forthcoming regulations.

The Senior Manager should have experience in strategy development, including by recognizing major drivers and trends, forecasting and prioritizing issues, identifying challenges and opportunities, and work closely with Legal, public sector and engineering groups on proposed and emerging policies (e.g., executive authorities, legislation, regulation). This will be based in Washington D.C. and may require travel within the U.S. and internationally.

The position will Reporting to the Director, Government Relations, the incumbent will closely interact with business leaders, finance team, Lenovo’s North America and global Legal team and will have several direct reports involved in policy review and government outreach.

Job Responsibilities (Essential functions and duties): 

  • Identify and monitor key legislation involving China, Trade, ESG in key markets including the US, EU and other worldwide markets
  • Engage on a wide variety of China and ESG policies and initiatives in the U.S. and internationally
  • Develop and deliver cross-company, globally applicable policy positions on regarding legislation involving China and ESG as well as strategies to help advance positions in the U.S. and internationally
  • Represent Lenovo in industry fora and public private partnerships focused on .
  • Help assess specific policies concerning China, ESG, Trade and other similar policies and create internal awareness of regulations and implications for Lenovo
  • Advocate for, and manage, policy issues (e.g., social, political, technical), and leads the company’s engagement and campaign with senior internal stakeholders related to government affairs on priority issues, strategies, and/or programs
  • Contribute to, and develops policy agenda and/or advocacy strategies for top priorities.
  • Respond to key strategic issues and recommends well thought-out actions by prioritizing, ensuring alignment with stakeholder positions, leveraging specialists, or escalating matters
  • Manage affairs in rapidly changing and ambiguous political, policy, and industry environments
  • Develop strategies for multiple regulatory and/or legislative initiatives by serving as a subject matter expert on regulatory and/or legislative issues to assess their impact on Lenovo goals and objectives; delivers materials (e.g., strategy, policy briefings, other documentation) to internal stakeholders.
  • Build and maintain an ongoing network and coalition with complex governmental and non-governmental stakeholders (e.g., peer and industry organizations, think tanks, academics, businesses, community leaders) 

Basic Qualifications:

  • 12+ years experience in developing and managing strategic relationships to advocate and influence public/technology policy priorities
  • 5+ years of experience working on China, ESG or Trade policy and/or within the technology policy space
  • Suitable qualifications include Bachelor’s degrees in: Public relations, communication, political sciences, public affairs, law, business, economics. marketing, journalism, business/commerce, history, geography, or similar

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 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 internationally, preferred
  • Deep experience collaborating with engineering groups and/or government officials
  • Expertise in developing written materials and/or delivering content about security or technology policy issues
  • Ability to incorporate different perspectives and collaborate
  • Deep sense of commitment and drive to address complex challenges, individually and as part of a team
  • Aptitude for learning, understanding, discussing, and representing industry and corporate policy positions for technologies and practices that are constantly changing

 Travel Requirements:

  • 10% expected travel
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Additional Locations
* United States of America - District of Columbia - Washington
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* United States of America - District of Columbia
* United States of America - District of Columbia - Washington