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Head of EU Government Affairs, Europe

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As Head of EU Government Affairs, Europe, you’ll be responsible for Reckitt’s engagement with governments, policymakers and parliamentarians in the EU and key European markets as applicable. In this role, you will build and lead Reckitt cross functional teams across Europe to:

 

  • Establish strategic relationships with government, policymakers and parliamentarians, regularly meeting with them to build trust, mitigate potential obstacles and convey the company's priorities.
  • Support governments, policymakers and parliamentarians to understand Reckitt’s purpose, compass and fight and the role we play in public health
  • Help advance the public policy and advocacy strategy for the company, working collaboratively with the other local and global Reckitt teams, partners and executives to ensure alignment between business objectives, policy and stakeholder outreach goals
  • Establish Reckitt’s EU Government Affairs strategy and capability
  • Collaborate closely with Global External Affairs colleagues, particularly government affairs leads in other regions, and key senior business partners across Reckitt’s businesses and functions such as e.g. Quality, Safety, Regulatory, Legal and Supply
  • Build intelligence and understanding of business-critical issues by tracking, monitoring and advising on important changes in regulatory or legislative matters affecting Reckitt’s European markets

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You’ll succeed because...

  • You have a minimum of 8+ years of communications / public affairs / public policy experience and are very familiar with the workings of EU institutions
  • You have a proven track record on working across public policy, government affairs and advocacy in the EU or UK, either in government, political parties, civil service or consultancy
  • You are a strategic thinker who prioritizes business outcomes
  • You are a team player with strong collaboration skills and a can-do attitude to blend into a multicultural, multi-functional work environment
  • You have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively and comfortably interact with all levels of management
  • You are adept at distilling complex ideas and communicating with clarity
  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment and are comfortable to work under pressure

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You’ll love it because...

…you’ll get to make an impact like never before. You’ll be responsible for your own projects – we can’t wait to hear your ideas. The products you help us get out there will make people’s lives better. Our iconic brands will provide an incredible platform for you. And our dynamic, ownership-driven culture will help bring the very best out of you, every day


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