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Government Affairs Senior Manager



são paulo, state of são paulo, brazil
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2023
About The Company

If you see technology as there to smooth your path in life, our team does too: Your Path, Our Journey.

We believe in people who transform their paths through technology. Technology that connects people who are good at what they do and which practices diversity to create and share those paths that we (as yet!) do not even know about. Our journey is in the smile of every talented person who brings revolution to the world from Brazil - whether with in-app transportation (99) or digital payments (99Pay).

To make life easier for millions of people every day, we are in the driving seat as part of DiDi Chuxing, the world's largest transport, and convenient platform. And so, we can say, with great pride, that we are pioneers in creating solutions, starting in Brazil, that grow in scale and have positive impacts in a range of other countries.

Whether creating projects from scratch or continually improving our solutions, we like challenges that give us butterflies, and that's why we work with intensity, at a fast pace, with respect, collaboration, and partnership. On this journey, we also create learning and strengthen ourselves in diversity as a fundamental aspect that makes us stand out for our growth day after day.

About The Team/role

As the Government Affairs Senior Manager for 99, you will help and support GA Team to improve and implement strategies, action plans and procedures in order to strengh relationships with key government and other stakeholders across local, state and federal levels in Brazil. You will be part of a team that supports other areas of the Company in charge of growing products and services portfolio in Brazil -- including mobility, delivery and payments -- while covering a wide range of challenging policy issues that affect our ability to operate.

You will be part of a team responsible for government affairs and public policy, which includes monitoring, analyzing, and developing arguments and regulations that may impact the activities carried out by the company. This will cover a wide range of challenging policy issues, including ridehailing regulations, safety, tax, driver community and sustainability.

99’s Government Affairs Team is also a key part of the international DiDi government affairs and broader external affairs team which spans 15+ markets around the world, and covers government affairs, communications and sustainability.

You will report directly to Brazil’s Head of GA, who reports directly to the Head of International External Affairs. GA Team in Brazil also reports to 99’s General Manager in the country.

About the team:

99/DiDi’s International Government Affairs Team is responsible for collaborating closely with key policymakers, regulators and external stakeholders to build a policy environment that supports the needs of our partners and our business. As the world’s leading mobility and convenience platform, with upwards of 50 million trips and deliveries happening on our platform every day, DiDi helps more than 550 million people around the world get where they’re going, and the things that they need. That means providing services for millions of people around the world that are environmentally friendly and safe, while providing opportunities for millions in need of flexible earnings, with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion and the best possible earnings and benefits. The discussion on policy and regulation for urban mobility and convenience has never been more important. The international policy team will play a pivotal role in developing and driving a more informed and thoughtful discussion on relevant policies in this area.

In this role, you'll be...
  • Support Brazil’s Head of GA to build and develop a strong team of government affairs experts, defining and executing clear and focused plans for our mobility, delivery and payments businesses;
  • Support 99’s strategy to build and strengthen relationships with government and other important external stakeholders, including key industry groups and associations;
  • Track and influence legislative initiatives which would affect 99’s operations;
  • Support Brazil’s Head of GA to manage our budgets as well as our agency and consultant support structure;
  • Partner with other key business functions, providing expert advice, supporting new product launches, and responding to crises;
  • Manage third party consultants and memberships of trade associations
  • Represent 99 in forums and associations, as well as in government affair activities such as meetings with policy makers from legislative and executive, including public hearings, commissions meetings among others.

We're eager to be in touch because you have...
  • 10+ years of government affairs experience, ideally with substantive roles within a government/political context as well as within a corporate/consultancy environment
  • Experience working with a global organization is ideal - a background working for U.S. or Chinese tech companies a big plus
  • Native (or near native) Brazilian Portuguese language skills, as well as excellent written and spoken English
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience

You'll love working at DiDi because...

We create user value

We strive to always create valuable experiences for our users in everything we do. Our focus is to always innovate new experiences that are safe, pleasant and efficient.

We are data-driven

We are strong believers in making informed decisions, that’s why we are data-driven. We can better navigate the business landscape strategically by analyzing valuable metrics.

Win-win Collaboration

Success is a team sport. When we work to help our partners and colleagues win, we win, too. While keeping everyone's best interest at heart, we communicate with candor and execute with excellence in all we do.

We believe in integrity

Integrity is at the very core of our business. We are people who always want to do the right thing. Our intentions are sincere, we speak our minds and listen to each other.


We always strive to do better. That means venturing beyond our comfort zones, learning from our mistakes, and helping each other grow.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity is one of our biggest strengths. Our differences are what make us distinct. We respect each other and believe in equal opportunities for all.

We are committed to building inclusive and diverse teams

Diversity is not a vision of the future or something we wish to have one day, it is a non-negotiable value of who we are.

We practice inclusion, plurality and respect. And we count on the governance of the Diversity Committee, which works together with HR, leadership and identity groups - 99Adapta, 99Afro, 99Cores, 99Mulheres and 99familias. This part of our journey has been written, there remains a long road before us.

We reinforce that this position is open to everyone, including pregnant people and people with disabilities (PwD).