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Head of Government and Corporate Affairs, South Korea

Republic of Korea - Seoul

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A unique opportunity to join a major game-changer in the online eCommerce space with great consumer brands and technology, with ambitious growth plans for the Asia Pacific region. The company now seeks a Head of Government and Corporate Affairs in Korea to join its governmental affairs and public policy team representing the Company’s portfolio of brands. 

You will support the Senior Director of Government and Corporate Affairs Asia, based in Singapore, in engaging and ally-building with government and key stakeholders in Korea. Internally, you will interface directly with key business and functional stakeholders at the leadership level. You will periodically update and advise Expedia’s business teams on public policy implications on business strategy, and provide close support to the Legal, Tax and PR teams.  

You have a minimum of five years of experience in business, law, public policy or government relations. You are detail-oriented and commercially-driven. You possess excellent analytical and writing skills, and superior communications. Above all, you must be able to employ good judgment, flexibility, critical thinking and a practical approach. This role requires the ability to understand technical concepts in the fast-paced e-commerce and digital space.

What you’ll do:

The role covers the following responsibilities:

  • Interact intensively with the Financial Services Commission of Korea for regulatory reporting on behalf of Expedia’s local entities.
  • Monitor, analyse, 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 the company by interfacing various governmental departments, regulators, consumer advocacy groups and non-governmental organisations 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; 
  • Undertake a range of other activities to brand build the company and its portfolio with the regulators in Korea, working in conjunction with PR.  

To be successful in this role, you must be (i) confident to connect with senior government officials and legislators in the National Assembly; (ii) highly collaborative; (iii) comfortable working in a fast-paced operating environment; and (iv) able to employ good judgment, flexibility, critical thinking and a practical approach.

Who you are:

You’ll fit this role if you have:

  • Willingness to undergo training or have completed Foreign Exchange training with Korea Institute of Financial Investment, or 2 years of experience in Foreign Exchange / Treasury related field
  • Minimum of five years’ experience with a degree in business, law, public policy or government relations or related field; or equivalent related professional experience
  • Experience in liaising with regulators on regulatory reporting. 
  • Ability to speak and write in English.
  • Native Korean language skills.
  • Detail-oriented with strong administrative skills.
  • Strong analytical and writing skills.
  • Experience working with multi-national corporations, ideally online companies.
  • Highly collaborative team player with flexibility, sense of humour and ability to employ good judgment, critical thinking and practical approach.
  • Strong ally building and social skills, and skilled in building broad relationships and networks both within the company at the senior management level, and externally with stakeholders.
  • Strong communicator with the ability to communicate technical concepts in an engaging and accessible manner.
  • Strong commercial sense. Pragmatic and business-oriented.

Why join us:

Expedia Group recognizes our success is dependent on the success of our people. We are the world's travel platform, made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business.  Our brands recognize the power of travel to break down barriers and make people's lives better – that responsibility inspires us to be the place where exceptional people want to do their best work, and to provide them the tools to do so.  

Whether you're applying to work in engineering or customer support, marketing or lodging supply, at Expedia Group we act as one team, working towards a common goal; to bring the world within reach.  We relentlessly strive for better, but not at the cost of the customer.  We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small.  We value diversity and voices of all volumes. We are a global organization but keep our feet on the ground so we can act fast and stay simple.  Our teams also have the chance to give back on a local level and make a difference through our corporate social responsibility program, Expedia Cares.

If you have a hunger to make a difference with one of the most loved consumer brands in the world and to work in the dynamic travel industry, this is the job for you.

Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, Vrbo®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Expedia® Media Solutions, CarRentals.com™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia Cruises™ and SilverRail Technologies, Inc. For more information, visit www.expediagroup.com.

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Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.
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R-57263

Job Category
Legal Group

Job Function
Legal

Location
Republic of Korea - Seoul

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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