Government Affairs and Public Policy Senior Manager, Europe

  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Feb 03

Position description

As a member of Google’s Government Affairs and Public Policy team, you'll be part of a diverse global government affairs team, working across regions, product areas, and functions. You’ll combine creativity and intellectual rigor with the organizational skills to manage various campaigns, projects and initiatives. In this role, you’ll advocate for Google to bring external perspectives back into the company to inform our perception and direction. You're passionate about the opportunity to shape the future of how we use and build technology for everyone.

In this role you'll help design and lead Google's engagement with US Government agencies charged with the administration of US foreign policy related to the Europe region, foreign embassies representing Europe countries based in the US, and international institutions based in the US on European issues. You will coordinate with other members of the global Government Affairs and Public Policy team and key cross-functional partners to educate US-based policymakers on Google’s global activities. You will also liaise with relevant internationally-focused trade associations, think tanks, and other key opinion-formers most relevant to these institutions and issues. As Government Affairs and Public Policy Manager, you'll contribute experience with relevant institutions and policy areas. You have an aptitude for learning and an ability to develop and implement creative ideas with the discipline to manage multiple people and projects with tight deadlines. Additionally, you will bring experience working with or in relevant agencies, third-party stakeholders, and corporate public policy teams, as well as an ability to identify and gather insights and effectively communicate complex technology policy issues.

Google Client Services, an entity within the Government Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) team, manages the company’s engagement with executive branch officials, legislators, regulators and third-parties in the formation of public policy in the United States. Working closely with Google leaders, GAPP seeks to identify key policy issues, listen carefully to others’ views and opinions, and distill and share the company’s perspectives with external stakeholders. While we focus on challenges affecting the Internet, our issue areas are increasingly broad and encompass areas where public policy, business, and technology intersect.


  • Engage directly with policymakers, industry players, and key opinion formers.
  • Monitor and research current and relevant emerging public policy issues related to European-US foreign policy.
  • Develop and execute policy strategy in a way that benefits Google’s users, our business, and the wider web.
  • Coordinate with the global Government Affairs and Public Policy team and cross functional partners to effectively implement Google's policy priorities.

At Google, we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google's EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 10 years of experience working on the aforelisted issues within government, business, think tanks, public interest groups or relevant industry associations.
  • Experience working internationally in Europe.
  • Ability to travel regularly.


Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working with diverse teams and a variety of stakeholders. Experience executing strategies to deliver exceptional solutions.
  • Track record of successfully executing cross-functional projects.
  • Knowledge of technology policy issues relevant in the US and Europe.
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple teams simultaneously.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills.

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