Vice President, Government Affairs

Vice President, Government Affairs

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Job Description

Vice President Government Affairs – Ho Chi Minh City

The candidate should be able to work with the various agencies of government on relevant areas of policy and/or law to Lazada and to interpret and provide recommendations to Lazada’s strategy to operationalize various policies, issuances, regulations, and/or laws that affect e-commerce including but not limited to the following areas: consumer protection, product regulation, data privacy, taxation, local government, cross-border, transportation and logistics, and intellectual property.

This role involves an extensive engagement with a broad range of government officials and policymakers, academics, partners, industry associations, multilateral and non-governmental organizations to advance the company’s public policy positions and other strategic initiatives. The work environment is highly matrixed and cross-functional and will require the candidate to collaborate effectively with a variety of internal stakeholders across diverse disciplines, countries and cultures.


• Provide strategic policy advice to internal stakeholders
• Work with policymakers, academics, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and private sector organizations, including local, regional and international organizations, on various areas
• Represent Lazada in meetings and public events with policymakers and other stakeholders
• Monitor policies, administrative and/or legislative developments, evaluate potential impact of legislative, administrative, and other proposals that may affect Lazada, and recommend solutions
• Assist in the development and management of Lazada's policies on various areas
• Collaborate with individuals and teams across multiple jurisdictions on various projects
• Respond to questions and consultations from external stakeholders on relevant policy issues
• Other assignments as requested by Government Affairs Head
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Job Requirements

• At least 10 years of demonstrated experience managing public policy and/or government relations and advocacy work
• Experience working and engaging with policymakers, civil society, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders
• Ability to understand business models, strategies, public policy, legislative and regulatory challenges for the e-commerce industry
• Strong project management skills to meet deadlines, establish clear priorities quickly and bring projects to completion on time and within budget
• Strong interpersonal skills with a problem-solving mindset, with attention to details and accuracy
• Self-starter who needs minimal supervision
• Good knowledge of Vietnam’s political and regulatory system, environment and institutions
• Ability to exercise strong judgment and persuasive skills, creativity, and ability to work in a dynamic environment
• Impeccable degree of discretion, confidentiality, and ethics
• Excellent English and local language communications skills (oral and written)
• Proficiency in office applications
• Experience in fast evolving and dynamic industries such as technology platforms, e-commerce, or financial technology
• Degree in related field: law, public policy, political science, public administration, public relations

Job Locations

19th Floor, 67 Le Loi, Saigon Centre 2, District 1, HCMC
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Launched in 2012, Lazada is the number one online shopping and selling destination in Southeast Asia – present in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. As the pioneer of the eCommerce ecosystem in Southeast Asia, Lazada helps more than 80,000 local and international sellers as well as 2,500 brands serve the 560 million consumers in the region through its marketplace platform, supported by a wide range of tailored marketing, data, and service solutions. With over 80 million SKUs available, Lazada offers the widest range of products in categories ranging from consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion, sports equipment and groceries. Focused on delivering an excellent customer experience, it offers multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery, comprehensive customer care and hassle-free returns through its own first- and last-mile delivery arm supported by 80+ logistics partners. Lazada Group is majority owned by Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA).

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19th Floor, 67 Le Loi, Saigon Centre 2, District 1, HCMC
500-999 staffs


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