Head of EU Trade, Telecom and Sustainability Public Policy

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28 Feb 2021

What You'll Do

You will lead EU trade, telecom and sustainability public policy, both within the company and with government officials and agencies, demonstrating subject matter expertise and acting as a collaborative partner and influencer. The key focus will be on the EU institutions and you will support the EMEAR Government Affairs team with your expertise.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • You will be responsible for developing and advocating Cisco’s public policy on trade, telecom and sustainability in the context of the European Union.
  • You will lead and support Cisco’s engagements with key government leaders and policy-makers in the EU institutions on your policy issues; and further develop key relationships between officials and policy-makers and Cisco executives.
  • You will work together with the global leads on these topics in Government Affairs, support your colleagues in region and manage our involvement on these topics with key trade associations, particularly in Brussels.
  • You will identify, analyze and prioritize emerging policy issues and prepare responses such as position papers, presentations, publication pieces and briefings.
  • You will represent Cisco in relevant hearings, meetings, conferences and seminars.
  • You will work collaboratively with senior executives and experts across Engineering, Legal, Sales, Corporate Communications, Customer Experience and Operations to determine public policy positions and advise on trends and potential implications for the business.

Who You'll Work With

Government Affairs (GA) is a global corporate function reporting directly into Cisco’s Chief Executive Officer, Chuck Robbins. The team represents Cisco to governments and policy-makers worldwide. GA works to build strategic relationships with governments, to educate governments and regulators about Cisco and the technology industry, and to advocate public policy positions consistent with Cisco’s vision.

You will be based in Brussels, Belgium and will report to the Senior Director for EU Public Policy, Head of Brussels Office.

Who You Are

  • You have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in government affairs & public policy environment and comprehensive understanding of the operation of institutions and regulatory agencies involved in tech policy issues in the EU.
  • Public policy and government affairs experience in the public and/or private sector: e.g. having worked in an agency or government bodies; or having worked as a government/ public policy professional in a medium to large international corporation, trade association, law firm or consulting firm.
  • You have expertise and experience in at least one of trade, telecom and sustainability public policy in relation to the ICT sector and are familiar with current policy priorities for the sector at European level.  Experience in one or both of the other policy areas is an advantage.
  • Executive presence; strong advocacy, communication and collaboration skills.
  • You are a self-starter who can handle multiple challenges simultaneously.
  • Advanced degree in law, political science, business, economics or similar.
  • Masters degree in the US or abroad is a plus.
  • Excellent English; French, German or other additional European languages are a plus.

Why Cisco

At Cisco, each person brings their unique talents to work as a team and make a difference.

Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people.

  • We connect everything – people, process, data and things – and we use those connections to change our world for the better.
  • We innovate everywhere - From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco Services that accelerate businesses and business results. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more – from Smart Cities to your everyday devices.
  • We benefit everyone - We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities.

Be you, with us! #WeAreCisco

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