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EU Government Relations Manager

Job Location: Location Negotiable

Job Number: 00573401

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Manager – Role Description:  

Assist leaders to develop and implement effective political, legislative and regulatory strategies aligned to their objectives. Establish and maintain relationships with government officials, industry trade associations and industry government relations representatives. Provide insight on political and legislative developments that impact Accenture's business objectives. Support the business to build strategic relationships, align to market positions and manage reputation risks.

You will provide client team support at EU level for our Health & Public Services(H&PS) and Financial Services (FS) businesses. With H&PS you will identify, shape and support business opportunities with the European Commission and participate in relevant European Commission expert groups. For FS you will develop and manage a high-level positioning and relationship development programme across the institutions focused on Fintech/Digital in FS and support content development. For both groups, you will ensure that our leaders are aware of key developments impacting their business, their clients and our offerings. 

In addition to your EU-focused work, you will: 

support the Managing Director for European Government Relations by developing and implementing country-specific Government Relations plans
support the Director of EU Relations in her role as Policy lead by helping to identify and track developments at the EU level that might impact our business; support the development of related positions; and help shape and implement related advocacy programmes, working in collaboration with relevant Brussels-based organisations and with other Country GR leads.
Qualifications
 
Minimum of 8 years’ experience in government relations, legislative affairs and/or technology industry experience
Excellent understanding of the EU institutions and policies
Strong networker and existing network of contacts with EU officials and industry contacts
Experience in legislative negotiations / lobbying
Proven political acumen
Profound written and verbal communications skills in English and at least one other major official EU language
Excellent analytical skills and business acumen
Organized and methodical
Proactive
Sensitivity to national, as well as pan-European, policy concerns and cultures
Strong service orientation and client focus
Ability to work independently or as part of a team
Proven ability to deliver results on time and within budget

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Our offer

You will work in a challenging environment and will take part in the realization of our Government Relations Strategy at European and national level.
Our people are our most important asset and we invest considerable resources to provide on-going training that builds and extends professional and management skills in all areas. Moreover, you will operate in a professional atmosphere that strongly encourages entrepreneurship. Together with international colleagues, you will focus on major projects for Accenture.

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With more than 411,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

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