Appointed - Public Affairs Director

  • Location: London
  • Salary: c.£110,000 plus generous package
  • Ref: JG-2303-8959
  • 2023-03-24T00:00:00+00:00
  • Ellwood Atfield

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Multinational FMCG seeks to appoint Public Affairs Director

The opportunity
Our client is a multinational FMCG business with a legacy of huge success, in a sector that is currently undergoing one of the largest strategic changes of any this century. Our client are seeking to appoint a Public Affairs Director to lead the team responsible for ensuring that the organisation's objectives and corporate reputation are best served through the anticipation and assessment of change in the political, fiscal, legislative, and regulatory environment.

The successful candidate will ensure that the relationship with stakeholders enables the organisation to be recognised as the most reputable global business in the sector. 

Main responsibilities

  • Anticipate and assess legislative risks: The Public Affairs Director will asses and interpret UK & EU political, legislative, and regulatory developments to anticipate changes or trends in the operating environment, ensuring that strategic developments are prioritised and communicated appropriately to the leadership team. 
  • Set engagement strategies: The successful candidate will provide strategic insight into the UK & EU political and legislative process, including consultations and the mechanisms through which regulations are passed. 
  • Develop stakeholder base: Responsible for determining political and commercial stakeholder strategies to best advocate the organisation's corporate, fiscal, and regulatory positions. Map stakeholder engagement across Westminster and the devolved assemblies, maintaining working contacts and managing UK partnerships with trade associations. 
  • Excise tax: Responsible for developing and driving advocacy positions on excise tax.
  • People management: Recruit, motivate, and guide the professional development of your team and relevant third party consultancies to achieve successful delivery of the public affairs strategy. 

Key skills and experience required 

  • Leadership experience in a Government Relations/Political role in a highly regulated industry is preferred.
  • Established political relationships and network across all political parties is essential.
  • A strong understanding of the commercial environment and familiarity with issues faced by multi-national corporations.
  • Extensive experience in regulatory affairs or public policy.
  • Experience of tax policy is desirable but not essential. 

This important public affairs leadership role is an opportunity to join a corporate affairs function that plays a key role in the strategic positioning of a multinational business.

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