Overview

Position Summary

To develop and enhance the relationship of Samsung with the governments across UAE, GCC and MENA region in order to pro-actively identify, assess, and manage risks and B2B/B2G opportunities resulting from governments activities, policies and regulations.

Responsibilities

Role and Responsibilities

Pro-active Monitoring and Analysis

  • Prepare periodical monitoring and analysis report regarding geopolitical issues, policy and regulation in UAE, GCC and other MENA regions to inform the Samsung leadership (SGE and RHQ level)
  • Prepare ad-hoc detailed analysis on specific issues relevant for Samsung
  • Maintain up-to-date sensing and analysis of policies, laws, regulations, movements of key people in public sectors, and any other government & politicial developments, to identify risks and business opportunities which could affect Samsung’s business and operations in UAE, GCC and MENA region

Stakeholder Engagement and Networking

  • Maintain and enhance relationship with government officials in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and other GCC countries as well as in MENA priority countries (Turkey, Egypt, Jordan and Iraq, etc)
  • Assess on a regular basis the roles and influences of key stakeholders in UAE and GCC, MENA region
  • Develop high-level engagement plan to build relationship with key stakeholders
  • Maintain a strong network across sectors and industries, including embassies, Industry associations, and experts to enhance sensing and intelligence of the changing environment
  • Engage directly with government officials on urgent issues affecting company’s operations

Advocacy

  • Develop strategies and advocacy plans to respond to key policies and regulations developments relevant to Samsung’s operations and strategy in UAE, GCC and MENA
  • Engage with Samsung colleagues at country level to implement effectively these advocacy plans
  • Represent Samsung in forums across UAE, GCC and MENA to share perspectives on key policy and regulatory issues
  • Engage directly with government officials on urgent issues affecting company’s operations

B2B/B2G Business Development

  • Identify tenders and potential sales opportunity for the B2B & B2G business acorss UAE, GCC and MENA region
  • Collect information on public investments and strategic projects in order to identify B2G and B2B opportunities across UAE, GCC and MENA
  • Collect information on public investments and strategic projects in order to identify B2G and B2B opportunities
  • Engage with relevant stakeholders to grant Samsung more visibility on the requirements granting it a competitive edge
  • Collaborate with the sales team through the government procurement process

Develop GR Capabilities Across MENA

  • Build government engagement and networking capabilities in Samsung subsidiaries to support the implementation of Samsung GR activities at country level (including guidance, process, tools and training)
  • Build crisis management and strategic communications capabilities to communicate with government stakeholders if needed
  • Provide strategic guidance and operational support to subsidiaries and relevant colleagues in MENA
  • Collaborate with internal teams to provide GR guidance: Legal, ESG, B2B.

Skills And Qualifications

Experience and Essential Skills

  • 7+ years of relevant experience in international companies, consulting firms, institutions at public sectors
  • Previous strong background across UAE, GCC and MENA region
  • Hands-on expertise and knowledge on public policy development, advocacy, and public affairs initiatives
  • Strong network with Dubai and Abu Dhabi governments as well as those in other priority countries
  • Experience in developing and implementing GR strategy, plans and activities
  • Knowledge in policy and regulations assessment
  • Ability to coach and support senior leaders on public speaking and stakeholder engagement opportunities
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation) especially with public sector
  • Excellent problem solving skills with impeccable attention to detail
  • University degree in reputable university, Master degree is plus
  • A strong track record of balancing a corporate controllership with significant ad hoc project experience
  • Ability to work diligently, manage strict deadlines, and summarize complex issue in a clear and concise way

Language Skills

  • English (mandatory)
  • Arabic (preferred)
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About Samsung Gulf

Samsung Electronics is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. Samsung is also leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Smart Home and Digital Health initiatives.

Since being established in 1969, Samsung Electronics has grown into one of the world’s leading technology companies, and become recognized as one of the top 10 global brands. Our network now extends across the world, and Samsung takes great pride in the creativity and diversity of its talented people, who drive our growth. To discover more, please visit our website at www.samsung.com/ae/ and our official newsroom at www.samsung.com/ae/news/