China Senior Director of Government Relations


Beijing, 11, CN

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary

The P&GA Senior Advisor will participate in a range of activities to support ExxonMobil operations and manage its reputation. The successful candidate will assist in the development of business strategy materials (e g., messaging, talking points, briefing documents, etc.) and high-visibility communications materials, including social and digital content, publications, speeches, presentations, etc. The position plays a key role on an innovative, multi-disciplinary team, operating in a fast-moving environment.

Primary Job Functions:

• Develop and implement proactive communications strategies and plans to better inform and educate the public on issues of importance to the company and the industry
• Provide strategic counsel to business-line leaders, including briefing and preparing executives for government meetings or media interviews. Work regularly with external stakeholders to develop and implement public and government affairs strategy
• Create content for and help maintain the company's various communication channels, including robust social media and video
• Represent ExxonMobil as an official company spokesperson and at government meetings

Preferred Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

• Established relationships with the relevant government officials, media and community leaders
• Ability to influence without authority
• Ability to understand, assimilate and communicate complex issues quickly
• Familiarity and interest in issues related to energy, economics, the environment, corporate citizenship and government relations
• Creative problem-solving skills to identify solutions that fit multiple stakeholders with diverse viewpoints
• Strong project-management skills, with an ability to multi-task and remain flexible when priorities change
• Experience with event planning, including organizing logistics, vendors and participants to ensure a flawless execution
• A positive, proactive team-oriented attitude, culturally sensitive and ideally familiar with the working environment of large, international organization
• Understanding and respect for international protocols and cultural differences
• Enthusiasm for public affairs challenges involved in working for one of the world's largest, most successful companies

Job Requirements

• Bachelors Degree (in communications, public relations, journalism, economics, English, political science or international relations preferred); advanced degree in a communications or policy-related discipline preferred
• More than ten years’ relevant experience in areas such as communications, marketing, public policy issues management, political campaigns, community relations, journalism, writing or other related areas
• A demonstrated track record of achievement in internal/external communications
• Experience developing news media strategies and media response statements, including on-camera interviews
• Ability to convey complex, legal or scientific positions to a variety of external stakeholders with diverse and potential competing interests
• Expert use of social media and community ambassadors to increase reach and relevance of local communications
• Strong writing/editing skills and experience developing speeches, executive letters, publications, blog posts and other similar materials Ability to understand and articulate economics and the operations of global markets
• Ability to write quickly and under pressure; experience handling communications during a crisis Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong internal and external relationships
• Ability to work effectively as part of a global team

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