General Information

Req #
WD00056571
Career area:
Legal
Country/Region:
United States of America
State:
North Carolina
City:
Morrisville
Date:
Tuesday, September 26, 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

Improving cybersecurity and resiliency is an increasing priority for governments globally. Lenovo is seeking a Senior Manager of Government Relations Cybersecurity Policy Analyst help advance cybersecurity and resiliency 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 security investments and prepare business groups for forthcoming security regulation.

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 Executive Director, Government Relations, Trade Regulation, and Ethics & Compliance, 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): 

  • Engage on a wide variety of cybersecurity policies and initiatives in the U.S. and internationally
  • Develop and deliver cross-company, globally applicable policy positions on cybersecurity 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 cybersecurity.
  • Help assess and create internal awareness of cybersecurity regulation and implications for Lenovo
  • Advocate for, and manages, 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 maintains 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 cybersecurity and/or within the technology policy space
  • Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 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
  • 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.
 

Travel Requirements:

  • 10% expected travel
The base salary range budgeted for this position is $150,000- $200,000. 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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