Government Affairs Manager

  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 19

Position description

International company
Challenging political and business-oriented position
Excellent English, Dutch and French

For an international client, located in Brussels, Hays Legal is looking for a Government Affairs Manager (Belux). This role will be performed in the context of the company's Western European area, with end markets in Belgium & Luxembourg, France and the UK & Ireland.

As a government Affairs Manager, you support and influence the regulatory context of the company to the benefit of its clients, employees and shareholders and industry in general, in strict adherence to the company’s governance rules. Then, you define strategic priorities in conjunction with the Government Affairs Manager BELUX and NWEA Head of LEX and in close collaboration with internal clients (sales, marketing, legal and communication) and colleagues in Europe. Moreover, you will obtain approval on and execute tactical and timed plans to achieve goals set. Implement these plans and report on the achievements. You build and sustain a strong, trusted relationship and solid reputation with external stakeholders: industry associations and the retail industry and a vast network within government and regulating bodies. You represent our client in local industry/trade/business associations and play an active and leading role in their activities. You are building and sustaining a relevant media network and deliver the corporate communication agenda in support of the BELUX regulatory affairs agenda. You report directly to the Head of Government Affairs BELUX and NWEA Head of LEX.

You will ensure proactive monitoring of scientific studies, in contact with the client Group, in order to provide for quick & reactive engagement material regarding science. Finally, you will ensure fluent communication and co engagement regarding EU wide topics that concern NWEA, with EU office. This role is a very operational and business-oriented, because you ensure ongoing alignment with their Way of Engagement across the Market, you ensure that Social Reporting process is leveraged for fostering constructive and sustainable stakeholder relations. You maintain ongoing effectiveness of regulatory engagement effort and strict adherence to governance rules. You ensure a leading role for the company in management of drive and coordination issues, as well as active contribution to other regulatory debate. You maintain ongoing effectiveness of regulatory engagement effort and strict adherence to governance rules.You maintain the efficiency of processes and tools used to coordinate regulatory engagement effort, at BELUX level.

You have a university degree or similar level gained through experience. You have at least 5 years of relevant experience in a senior role in government affairs or political decision-making. You are interested by international business and politics. You like building relationships and you have the sense of innovation. You demonstrate a good understanding of how (social) media works and are able to build up a network of media stakeholders. You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You are stress-resistant. Lastly, you have an excellent level of English, Dutch and French. Frequent travelling will be required (e.g. Paris).

Our client offers you a permanent job, a very challenging position in a very dynamic environment.

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