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Government Relations Senior Manager

multiple locations +view all Job No. r00181205 Full-time - Hybrid

Job Description

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Government Affairs Senior Manager

Job Characteristics:

  • Full-time.

  • Australia-based (Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney)

  • Flexible working (particularly working from home) opportunities.

  • Typical office environment for meetings.

  • Less than 10% of the time spent on international travel.

Organisational Context:

Accenture's Government Affairs team works across Accenture’s businesses to support and amplify the business’s strategic priorities.  This can include highlighting Accenture’s thought leadership and expertise in government fora, monitoring policy developments on areas of interest, educating policymakers on areas where Accenture has a unique perspective, and positioning Accenture as a trusted and committed partner in the community.  The Government Affairs team also works to identify and manage any political, reputational, or related risks to the business that may emerge in a given market.

Job Summary:

The Government Affairs Lead for ANZ will report to the Chief Corporate and Government Affairs Officer, who oversees government affairs globally. They will work closely with the business leadership for the ANZ Market Unit, as well as the ANZ Market Unit Legal Director and the General Counsel for Growth Markets. The Lead, working with ANZ Leadership, will develop and successfully deliver a comprehensive Government Affairs strategy that includes:

• Identifying, shaping and delivering opportunities to build Accenture’s relationships and positive standing with relevant policymakers and opinion-formers, including by contributing valuable perspectives on issues of importance, leveraging Accenture’s cross-industry and global expertise

• Staying ahead of key political and public policy developments, analyzing potential impact to our business, our offerings and/or our market overall and advising our business accordingly

• Managing relationships with industry/trade associations and external strategic/public policy advisors

• Maintaining a strong network of relationships with Government Affairs counterparts at Accenture’s clients and partners

• Working as part of a cross-functional team to identify and manage political, reputational or related risk issues as they arise

Person Specification:

· Demonstrable interest in – and good working knowledge of – politics, public policy and issues important to Accenture (e.g., technology, AI).

· Five or more years of relevant experience in ANZ (e.g., government service, law firm, and/or similar role at other MNC).

· Experience navigating the nexus of politics, policy, and media

· Outcome-focused with a proven ability to organise, manage and deliver projects on time and to budget.

· Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, with the ability to summarize complex information effectively for a senior leadership audience.

· Strong network and track record of building trusted relationships.

· Ability to work effectively within a cross-cultural, multinational environment.

· Team player, flexible and pragmatic, with mature judgment and strong interpersonal skills.

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