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The Walt Disney Company

Senior Specialist, Government Affairs

Job Summary:

This position will support the Government Affairs function of the Public Affairs team at Shanghai Disney Resort (SHDR). The position will support coordination with related key government stakeholders, industry associations, and corporations to initiate projects and programs that can enhance SHDR’s reputation and brand awareness, and also benefit SHDR’s business growth by leveraging stakeholders’ resources, and contribute to developing and executing the overall government affairs strategy for the resort.

Day-to-day functions include but are not limited to: support the government affairs leader to develop overall GA strategies; identify new business opportunities and initiate new projects to help drive SHDR business, and follow through the implementation; coordinating with various LOBs internally to align on strategies, approaches and develop implementation plan, and externally with key stakeholders to maximize the effectiveness and impact of each project; understand key business challenges and needs through regular communications with LOBs and support their needs, take actions to engage with relevant external stakeholders to address LOB’s business issues. The position will also support GA team in monitoring and updating the business operation environment of SHDR.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the realization of internal and external goals of Government Affairs function of Shanghai Disney Resort, development and execution of government affairs strategies and tactics, and the organization and detailed implementation of various programs and events;
  • Maintain, strengthen and expand GA’s current network with government, business chamber, industry association stakeholders to explore or create opportunities and platforms to help drive SHDR business and enhance SHDR’s reputation;
  • Support the coordination with related key government stakeholders, industry associations, and corporations to initiate projects and programs that can benefit SHDR’s business growth by leveraging stakeholders’ resources;
  • Understand key business challenges and needs through regular communications with LOBs and support their needs, take actions to engage with relevant external stakeholders to address LOB’s business issues;
  • Help collecting relevant information and assist in drafting business environment/landscape change monitor report.
  • Assist in receiving government inspection and visit, and the visit of other stakeholders.
  • Accomplish all assignments effectively, accurately and within established timeframe.
  • Work closely with internal lines of business to support GA team accomplish various programs and tasks.
  • Flexibility in schedule based on work assignments is needed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of experience in government affairs or public affairs related field
  • Knowledge of Shanghai and China’s economic and social landscape and related government policies, and/or experience of working with Chinese government and state-owned enterprise management
  • Passionate about the theme park and entertainment industry
  • Strong communication skills with government agencies, industry associations and social organizations
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal, to communicate up and down the organizational structure to convey key elements in a concise and positive manner
  • Self-starter with strong sense of ownership and the ability of meeting deadlines, handling multiple priorities, partnering, relationship-building, influencing
  • Demonstrate strategic thinking, problem-solving and conflict management skills and the ability to adapt and deal with ambiguity
  • Ability to work in a complex, fast-paced and diverse business unit of a multi-national company
  • Get along with fellow team members and work as a team
  • Fluent in spoken and written Chinese and English
  • Strong computer Skills - knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Additional Information:

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Keyword: SHDRprofessional

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