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Sr. Director Gvmt. Rel./ Reg. Affairs

Posted Jul 06
Full Time
Washington, District of Columbia

Job Description


We care deeply about transforming lives with AMD technology to enrich our industry, our communities, and the world. Our mission is to build great products that accelerate next-generation computing experiences – the building blocks for the data center, artificial intelligence, PCs, gaming and embedded. Underpinning our mission is the AMD culture. We push the limits of innovation to solve the world’s most important challenges. We strive for execution excellence while being direct, humble, collaborative, and inclusive of diverse perspectives. 

AMD together we advance_


The Senior Director, Global Trade Policy and Government Relations will be responsible for development of AMD’s engagement strategy with respect to domestic and international trade issues.  This includes export controls, tariffs, strategic investments, and other regulatory requirements that impact our ability to sell products worldwide.  As a member of AMD’s government relations team, this member will work closely with our Global Trade Compliance team, the office of the General Counsel, senior business unit leads, and our corporate and social responsibility team.  In this newly created role, this person will be developing and implementing AMD’s overall strategy in this area. 



AMD is a fast paced, growing, and geographically diverse company.  Individuals must be comfortable working across the company and building consensus.  Leaders who can develop, implement, and execute to a strategy thrive.  Understanding, knowledge and current experience in the trade policy is essential.  Knowledge of the US export control regime regarding advanced semiconductors will be critical.  The individual must be willing to travel domestically and internationally.  Creative and confident individuals who can work with, and in some cases lead teams, will thrive.




  • Development and implementation of AMD’s Global Trade Policy strategy.
  • Initially the role will focus on the US, with a particular emphasis on US Export Control rules and regulations. 
  • Coordination with Trade Compliance on export restrictions
  • Collaboration with industry groups and like-minded companies on trade policy
  • Educating stakeholders within AMD on trade issues and concerns, including updates for the key executives
  • Identify, develop, and execute government partnerships that are aligned with company strategy and priorities.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key external stakeholders
  • Engage with regulatory authorities and industry groups, to advocate for favorable policy
  • Representing AMD in trade policy related venues
  • Developing materials for related briefings and meetings
  • Understanding of global trade policy landscape and how best to position the company
  • Close collaboration with all members of the global GR team




  • Experience as a senior government relations specialist with a global company or applicable trade group
  • Experience with export controls policy formation, regulation and implementation
  • Deep network of relationships with regulators, partner agencies and critical stakeholders
  • A history of team management
  • Experience in a corporate setting



  • Bachelor's degree




At AMD, your base pay is one part of your total rewards package.  Your base pay will depend on where your skills, qualifications, experience, and location fit into the hiring range for the position. You may be eligible for incentives based upon your role such as either an annual bonus or sales incentive. Many AMD employees have the opportunity to own shares of AMD stock, as well as a discount when purchasing AMD stock if voluntarily participating in AMD’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You’ll also be eligible for competitive benefits described in more detail here.


AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity, inclusive employers and will consider all applicants without regard to age, ancestry, color, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religion, political and/or third-party affiliation, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.   We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the respective laws throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.