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Senior Manager, Government & Corporate Affairs (Japan & Taiwan)



Tokyo, Japan
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024

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Senior Manager, Government & Corporate Affairs (Japan & Taiwan)

A unique opportunity to join a major game-changer in the online ecommerce space with great consumer brands and technology, with ambitious growth plans for the Asia Pacific region. We are looking for a Senior Manager of Government and Corporate Affairs to be based in Tokyo, to join our governmental affairs and public policy team representing the Company’s portfolio of brands.

You will support the Senior Director Government and Corporate Affairs APAC, based in Melbourne, Australia, in engaging and ally-building with government and key stakeholders across Japan and Taiwan. Internally, you will interface directly with key business and functional stakeholders at the leadership level. You will periodically update and advise Expedia’s business teams on public policy implications on business strategy, and provide close support to the Legal, Tax and PR teams. You will also be responsible for the representative role for Expedia within the Japan Association of Vacation Rental (JAVR).

You should have a minimum of 8 years of experience in business, law, public policy or government relations with a bachelor’s degree or 6 years of relevant experience with a master’s degree. You are detail-oriented and commercially-driven. You possess excellent analytical and writing skills, and superior communications. Above all, you must be able to employ good judgment, flexibility, critical thinking and a practical approach. This role requires the ability to understand technical concepts in the fast-paced e-commerce and digital space.

What you’ll do:

  • Monitor, analyse, curate, and disseminate regulatory and legal intelligence on a regular basis to key business and senior leadership stakeholders

  • Provide government relations, public policy and regulatory support to the company by interfacing various governmental departments, regulators, consumer advocacy groups and non-governmental organisations across Japan and Taiwan;

  • Interface with various brand teams to align with business and commercial strategy;

  • Interface with the legal team to determine the regulatory risk for each market;

  • Interface with the tax team on various potential tax issues;

  • Interface with relevant regulatory authorities to resolve issues involving consumer disputes;

  • Interface with the business/brand teams and the public relations team for regulatory compliance issues and work with regulators to resolve potential compliance issues;

  • Undertake a range of other activities to brand build the company and its portfolio with the regulators in Japan and Taiwan, working in conjunction with PR.

Who you are:

To be successful in this role, you must be (i) confident to connect with senior government officials; (ii) highly collaborative; (iii) comfortable working in a fast-paced operating environment; and (iv) able to employ good judgment, flexibility, critical thinking and a practical approach. Regular business travel (20-30%) and work across multiple time zones can be expected given the regional nature of the position and Expedia’s global operations.

  • Minimum of eight years’ experience in business, law, public policy or government relations.

  • Business level fluency in both English and Japanese.

  • Detail-oriented with strong administrative skills.

  • Strong analytical and writing skills.

  • Experience working with multi-national corporations, ideally online companies.

  • Highly collaborative team player with flexibility, sense of humour and ability to employ good judgement, critical thinking and practical approach.

  • Strong ally building and social skills, and skilled in building broad relationships and networks both within the company at the senior management level, and externally with stakeholders.

  • Strong communicator with the ability to communicate technical concepts in an engaging and accessible manner.

  • Strong commercial sense. Pragmatic and business-oriented.

About Expedia Group

Expedia Group (NASDAQ: EXPE) powers travel for everyone, everywhere through our global platform. Driven by the core belief that travel is a force for good, we help people experience the world in new ways and build lasting connections. We provide industry-leading technology solutions to fuel partner growth and success, while facilitating memorable experiences for travelers. Expedia Group's family of brands includes: Brand Expedia®,®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®,™, and Expedia Cruises™.

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