[Company / Industry] Global OTA (Online Travel Agency)
[Position] Senior Associate, Government Relations
[Function] Government Affaris / Public Relations
[Employment Type] Permanent
[Reporting Line] Senior Director, Government and Corporate Affairs, Asia
[Location] Seoul, Korea
[Consultant in charge] Simon S. Kim
One of the world's largest travel platforms, leveraging their platform and technology capabilities across an extensive portfolio of businesses and brands to orchestrate the movement of people and the delivery of travel experiences on a both local and global scale.
Support the Senior Director Government and Corporate Affairs Asia, in engaging and ally-building with government and key stakeholders in Korea
Interact intensively with the Financial Services Commission of Korea for regulatory reporting on behalf of the company’s local entities
Monitor, analyze, 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 key business and functional stakeholders in the company by interfacing various governmental departments, regulators, consumer advocacy groups and non-governmental organizations in Korea
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
Periodically update and advise the company’s business teams on public policy implications on business strategy, and provide close support to the Legal, Tax and PR teams
Undertake a range of other activities to brand build the company and its portfolio with the regulators in Korea, working in conjunction with PR.
Minimum of five years’ experience in business, law, public policy or government relations
Completed Foreign Exchange training with Korea Institute of Financial Investment/Korea Banking Institute or willingness to undergo training or 2 years experience in Foreign Exchange / Treasury related field
Native Korean language skills
Ability to speak and write in English
Detail-oriented and commercially-driven.
Strong analytical and writing skills
Experience working with multi-national corporations, ideally online companies
Highly collaborative team player with flexibility, sense of humor 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 within the company at the senior management level, and have confidence to connect externally with senior government officials and other stakeholders
Strong communicator with the ability to communicate technical concepts in an engaging and accessible manner.
Pragmatic and business-oriented, able to understand technical concepts in the fast-paced e-commerce and digital space
Comfortable working in a fast-paced operating environment