Senior Manager, Public Policy


Job summary
Work hard, have fun and make history with Amazon Public Policy. The Senior Manager, State and Local Public Policy will join a dynamic team and be able to directly enhance Amazon’s advocacy before US state and local policymakers. Like our business interests, our policy issues are broad, forward-thinking, and driven by what is best for our customers.

The Senior Manager will create and execute state and local government affairs objectives in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The Senior Manager will assess and anticipate public policy matters, oversee and coordinate external advocacy efforts, outreach programs, and key initiatives. The Senior Manager will lead Amazon’s engagement with business organizations and outside consultants. The position will build positive relationships with state and local policymakers in the region.

The ideal candidate for this role will be a visible, involved, and engaged presence in New Jersey and throughout the region. They will also have experience in developing a robust strategy for state-level engagement connected to targeted goals and deliverables, and their experience will demonstrate a proven track record of defining and moving legislative objectives from concept to completion.

This position will report to the region’s Director, Public Policy and Community Engagement and work in close collaboration with internal partners such as Public Relations, Economic Development, Community Engagement, Legal, and business teams.

This position will be based in New Jersey.


• BA/BS required
• At least 10 years of relevant public policy experience and a keen working understanding of the US state and local policymaking process and government relations
• An ability and desire to travel


• Law Degree or Master’s Degree
• Demonstrated ability to be both a substantive issue expert on matters related to Amazon’s business and a manager of complex political relationships
• Strong written and verbal communication skills and experience creating and effectively delivering factual, relevant, and easily understandable talking points and other messaging
• Experience identifying and understanding key technical aspects pertaining to corporate operations in state and/or local political environments, understanding business implications, and synthesizing information for internal and external customers, and recommending a best course of action
• Demonstrated ability to effectively and comfortably interact at the highest corporate, state government, and regulatory agency levels
• Ability to maintain the highest personal levels of ethical conduct, confidentiality, and integrity

Team Culture
Here at Amazon, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Work/Life Balance
Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren’t focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we’re happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced life—both in and outside of work.

Mentorship and Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

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