Director, EU Government Relations & Regulatory Affairs

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27 Jun 2024


You have a background in EU Regulatory Affairs and Policy Making and bring at least five years of relevant experience? Want to be part of a highly dynamic and experienced global team working across the Atlantic? If you are driven by the passion to deliver tailor-made solutions that help our global clients navigate a complex geopolitical environment and make informed business decisions, you may be interested in joining our team as

Director, EU Government Relations & Regulatory Affairs

McLarty Associates is a leading global strategic advisory firm headquartered in Washington, DC. With offices in Brussels, Beijing, Delhi and Singapore our team of more than 100 seasoned international specialists includes former diplomats and senior officials, trade negotiators, intelligence officers, journalists, academics, and businesspeople.

We are a pioneer in the field of private sector diplomacy and have built an institutionalized and professional platform to help our clients in every part of the world. Our team is multinational, multilingual, and multi-partisan with a strong transatlantic footprint and experience working across the political spectrum in all major global markets.

McLarty's Europe office in Brussels supports clients on both sides of the Atlantic to navigate EU legislative, trade and regulatory developments, offering a unique window into policy- and decision- making processes and ability to solve client problems. We are a small and dynamic team driven to deliver tailor-made solutions and help our clients make informed business decisions, develop and implement strategies, and appropriately deploy resources – ensuring they always have the tools in hand to succeed.

Our Brussels office is looking for an experienced EU expert to join us as Director for EU Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs, starting as early as July 2024.

Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

  • Navigating the institutional and political landscape pre- and post European elections with a focus on the EU’s strategic agenda for the 2024-2029 term;
  • Providing tailored policy analysis, writing reports, briefing materials and memos for our clients and partners on various sectors and subjects with a strong focus on sustainability;
  • Building a strong network in the EU institutions as well as with key Member States on transatlantic relations and key issues of strategic interest;
  • Creating fora for policy dialogue and debate to provide strategic foresight;
  • Contributing to provide strategic direction;
  • Organizing high-level delegation visits for our clients;
  • Engaging in policy debates, conferences and hearings on behalf of our clients;
  • Handling administrative tasks critical to the operations of the Brussels office.

We are seeking individuals who are:

  • Accomplished government relations and EU public affairs experts with five to eight years of relevant experience;
  • Familiar with the dynamics of the EU’s legislative decision-making processes and procedures;
  • Excellent writers with strong analytical skills and a high proficiency in English (fluency in spoken and written English is an essential prerequisite);
  • Strongly preferred if additionally possess proficiency in other European languages, including French and/or German;
  • Passionate about European politics and regulatory affairs, transatlantic relations and geopolitics;
  • Business diplomats with strong communication skills;
  • Attentive to details;
  • Team builders with the ability to adapt to new tasks, as needed;
  • Able to operate in a fast-paced work environment, maintaining a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.

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How to apply?

If you are interested in joining our team in Brussels, please send us your application in pdf format, including a cover letter (max. 1 page), your personalized CV (max. 2 pages) and availability by no later than 15 June 2024 to mentioning “Director EU Government Relations & Regulatory Affairs” in the subject line. Please note that we can only consider applications that meet the above-outlined formal requirements.

McLarty Associates is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and strongly believe in diversity.

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