Head of Public Policy - Gulf

Riyadh / Remote
International Based Positions – Corporate Affairs International /
Full-time /
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We were founded in 2010 with a dynamic and agile start-up spirit. The trust of around 30 million customers and 250,000 sellers has made us the first decacorn in Turkey. Our success is backed by renowned investors such as Alibaba, General Atlantic, Softbank, Princeville Capital and several sovereign wealth funds. In 2022, we opened our first dedicated international office in Berlin and expanded to Amsterdam, Luxembourg and London. And that's just the beginning!

Tech at the root
We believe that technology is the driver and e-commerce is the outcome. Thanks to the dedication of our team, we have become one of the top 5 e-commerce companies in EMEA and one of the fastest growing worldwide. We currently deliver over 1.5 million parcels daily to 27 countries.

Growth is in our DNA
As a young and dynamic company, we are constantly growing and expanding. With Trendyol Tech, one of the leading R&D centres, Trendyol Express, the fastest growing delivery network, Dolap, the largest platform for second-hand goods, and Trendyol Go, our instant food and grocery delivery service, we are gearing up to become the world's leading e-commerce platform.

Focused on positive impact
Our vision goes beyond business success. We strive to make a sustainable and positive impact on our customers, business partners, and society. By digitizing merchants and SMEs, helping businesses grow, and promoting women's economic empowerment, we are dedicated to creating a better future.

Trendyol International offers an exciting growth environment with significant opportunities to drive strategic change and meaningful results. We build and continue to invest in world-class end-to-end operations and look for leaders to shape decisions for long-term success.

About the Team

    • Trendyol's Corporate Public Affairs team plays a pivotal role in shaping a favorable environment for our growth and positive impact across various markets. We believe in proactive engagement, long lasting trust-based partnerships, collaborating closely with product and business teams to anticipate and mitigate risks while identifying new opportunities.

About the Position

    • As the Lead Public Policy for the Gulf region, you'll have many responsibilities. You'll primarily be responsible for the design and implementation of Trendyol’s public affairs strategy in the Gulf region, spearhead regional engagements across the Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and provide expert guidance to senior leadership on the intricacies of the region's political and economic landscape.

Your Main Responbilities

    • Ensure Trendyol's product and business teams operate in full compliance with local regulations, proactively identifying and addressing potential challenges.
    • Develop a deep understanding of business priorities and legislative trends to inform proactive strategies that mitigate risks and unlock new opportunities.
    • Work seamlessly with senior leaders across our policy, communications, legal, marketing, operations, and other teams to drive alignment.
    • Keep senior management informed on critical political and economic developments in the region through regular reports and briefings.

What are We Looking for?

    • At least 10 years of experience in public policy, government relations, or a related field in the technology industry and/or highly regulated industries
    • Ability to communicate fluently in English and Arabic
    • Extensive knowledge of the policy landscape in the Gulf region, with a focus on e-commerce regulations and emerging trends.
    • Excellent communication and negotiation skills to build and maintain relationships with external partners.
    • Proven track record of building and managing high-performing teams.
    • Exceptional communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a cross-functional team.
    • Experience in providing strategic counsel to senior executives.
* Take responsibility from day one and develop your skills with a talented and diverse international team.
* Experience open communication, flexibility, and a start-up spirit in our unique culture.
* Tackle big challenges in e-commerce with Agile practices and encourage growth by learning from mistakes.
* Join creative and focused teams that prioritize collaboration and problem-solving.
* Access our extensive training platform for continuous learning and personal growth.
* Benefit from the support of a global team of experts with mentoring and professional development opportunities.
* Focus on talent and potential, not just job titles.
* Connect with teammates regardless of physical distance through events, meetings, and social activities.
* Enjoy competitive benefits such as Trendyol shopping budget, central and international office locations, and top-of-the-line technical equipment.

We're looking forward to receiving your application!

We embrace a hybrid working model that seamlessly blends the best of both worlds—remote productivity and the collaborative energy of our vibrant offices. Every month, we gather at our offices once to work side by side, fostering in person communication and embracing the camaraderie that fuels our team spirit. These sessions are crucial for teamwork in solving complex issues, socializing, learning from each other, and experiencing our culture.

Each division has a pre-set optional office day each week. Based on our preferences, we come together at our offices at our discretion as an opportunity to feel more team spirit, immerse in our culture, and familiarize ourselves with our way of workings.

We offer the opportunity for a two-month full remote work program, allowing you to work from abroad, during the summer period (July to August).

This working model applies to our hybrid job postings; on-site roles require being based in an office work environment.

Discover more about our #LifeatTrendyol and our culture on our WebsiteLinkedIn and YouTube channels.

At Trendyol, we believe in the power of an inclusive workplace. We value diversity and believe that every team member contributes to our vibrant culture. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. We encourage the representation and amplification of diverse voices in our business, as it allows us all to thrive, contribute, and shape the future together.