Associate Director - Government Affairs EMEA

Geneva Permanent
  • Multinational, listed American chemical/agriculture company
  • Based in Geneva

About Our Client

Our client is a multinational, listed American chemical/agriculture company based in Geneva.

We are looking for an Associate Director Government Affairs EMEA to reinforce the Swiss team.

Job Description

As a lead government affairs person in Europe, the Associate Director will be responsible for developing a focused strategy that recognizes the challenges and opportunities for our client's products in the region.

The position will work in concert with the regional commercial and regulatory teams to support and guide external affairs strategies. Objectives will be established based on how they can shape the range of possible outcomes given the current and future political and regulatory landscape, as well as market conditions. The position will be afforded sufficient resources to secure the necessary advocacy required to accomplish policy, regulatory and marketing objectives. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Business Strategy: Responsible for developing focused government and external affairs objectives for the company for the EMEA region primarily focused on the European Union (EU).
  • Internal Information Flow: Ensure that company leaders (regulatory, public affairs, sustainability, marketing and commercial leaders) have timely information regarding latest policy developments, anticipated activity impacting our business and strategic goals
  • External Government Liaison: Work Establish network of domestic and international government policy and regulatory contacts, targeting those governmental entities with the greatest potential to impact decisions at all levels domestically and internationally.
  • NGO Outreach and Enlistment: Create a strong network of NGO allies in support of their products and their potential to secure and bolster a safe, secure and abundant food supply chain

The Successful Applicant

  • 10+ years of relevant experience in a similar corporate or association government affairs role or in a government position.
  • Expertise in the policy and regulatory process in the EU and the ability to ascertain those developments and areas of opportunity most critical to the business' success. An understanding of and experience with international markets and developments is essential.
  • Critical capability to grasp complicated technology and regulatory concepts and translate them concisely and in well understood terms.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to be persuasive and an effective advocate who can translate across different venues and environments.
  • Appreciation for business goals and priorities and the ability to play a major role in helping shape strategies and division priorities.
  • Fluency in multiple language such as English, French, or German is a plus.

What's on Offer

  • Competitive conditions
  • International environment
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