CR Adviser - Government Affairs



Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Where you fit in

The role supports the Head of Corporate Relations in partnering with businesses to shape decisions and strategies that maximise value and manage risks for Shell. It collaborates with colleagues in other functions and team members of the Corporate Relations (CR) in the country to gain a deep insight into how Shell delivers value to various stakeholders. The role will have an integrated country view of Shell’s business footprint, and work to protect and create business and reputational value.

What’s the role?

Your responsibilities as the Corporate Relations Adviser – Government Affairs will include:

  • Develop and maintain Singapore Government stakeholders’ engagement mapping & analysis to provide timely advice and insights on issues and opportunities related to those stakeholders in support of business operations, business development opportunities, advocacy effort, and projects, while ensuring appropriate alignment across Shell businesses and functions
  • Represent the interests of businesses with government officials on policy and regulatory discussions, support and co-ordinate with relevant (internal and external) subject matter experts to advocate policy and regulatory changes and improvements that help capture and protect value for Shell businesses in Singapore.
  • Help facilitate relevant Shell stakeholders build / maintain sustained relationships and brand trust with relevant Singapore Government ministries and agencies in alignment with Shell Singapore’s objectives.
  • Coordinate executive engagements on key topics and with key government officials.
  • Develop external/Government stakeholder engagement mapping & analysis, and market development assessment (encompassing economic, socio, commercial and political angles and significance for Shell in Singapore) for regional (CR) projects in Southeast and South Asia.
  • To provide ad hoc support related to Non-Technical Risk monitoring and geostrategic risks and opportunities related to Shell’s interests in selected Tier-3 markets in Asia (markets where Shell has an exposure with limited or no physical presence)
  • Help advise team members on Shell Singapore initiatives that involve government through providing guidance on approach and interactions with relevant government departments with potential impact/impact to Shell.
  • Monitor policy/regulatory/legislative reforms and developments and develop analysis and strategic response where relevant to Shell, and the industry and providing updates and advice to team members of resulting impact (if any) on operations.

What we need from you

We are keen to speak with individuals who have the following:

  • Deep understanding of political environment, government affairs and policy advocacy, especially in Singapore; exposure to government affairs work outside of Singapore market is a plus.
  • Minimum 10 years' experience in government/government affairs, public policy, political & economic consultancy.
  • Degree in Law, Political Science, International Affairs, Public Policy or similar discipline. Post Graduate qualification is a plus.
  • Able to strategically navigate and network across government agencies, people and process.
  • Maintains a good standing and rapport with the government stakeholders and industry groups.
  • Strong and humble team player, able to collaborate effectively, drive results across multi-functional groups and work independently.
  • Good knowledge of regional/Asia politics, economics and trade issues.
  • Independent and proactive in operating in the region.
  • Able to adapt to changes in the region and advise stakeholders on impact and required actions.
  • Strong experience in handling sensitive and confidential matters with integrity and discretion.
  • Strong ability to maintain level-headedness in the event of crisis.
  • Ability to balance competing priorities and manage workload.
  • Experience in issues management, stakeholder analysis and engagement, management of non-technical risks that may impact Shell’s reputation.
  • Possess a learner mindset: Maximise value and performance by being collaborative, nimble, adaptable, having willingness to experiment and innovate; engage and inspire everyone to learn from mistakes and successes through role-modelling; inclusive and grow trust so people feel safe to speak up; support self and team’s well-being and maintain the highest standards of safety and care.

If you don’t see yourself reflected in the job requirements on the posting above, we still encourage you to reach out and apply. Shell is committed to creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace and we encourage individuals of all backgrounds to send in your applications.

Company Description

Shell is an international energy company that uses advanced technologies and takes an innovative approach to help build a sustainable energy future. Here in Singapore, Shell has a long history and is one of the country’s largest foreign investors. It has businesses spanning trading and marketing of liquefied natural gas; refining, trading, marketing and shipping of oil products, lubricants and chemicals; low carbon solutions; and operating a network of service stations through retailers, as well as electric vehicles charging.

An innovative place to work

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Join us and you’ll be adding your talent and imagination to a business with the ambition to shape the future – whether by investing in oil, gas, and renewable energy to meet demand, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently, everyone at Shell does their part.

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  • We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we’ll take it from there.
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Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.