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Head of Government Relations & Regulatory Strategy, Americas

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    Full-time
    Expert Level
  • Government & Politics
  • Washington, DC
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Requirements

  • LSEG seeks to hire individuals who work well in a team-driven working group, are highly motivated, intelligent, have sound judgment, and have demonstrated excellence in prior roles. The ideal candidate will also possess substantial experience in government affairs and public policy, ideally gained through a combination of experiences in government service in the legislative and/or executive branch, and senior government affairs roles at other companies or relevant trade associations. That said, this person must be more than their relationships; this is a leader who understands the value of integrated government affairs, reputation, and engagement efforts and has a track record of developing and deploying them.
  • The Head of GRRS, Americas will demonstrate significant intellect, strategic capability, strong business acumen, and relationship and influencing skills, as further detailed below. This person must be a self-starter with a thoughtful, calm, and deliberative approach, balanced with an action orientation. They should also have a deep understanding of the financial services sector, including the critical policy and political elements impacting the industry. This leader should have a commercial understanding of LSEG’s business, in addition to the relevant geopolitical dynamics impacting their operations and positioning.
  • The successful candidate will have deep, substantive networks and relationships and must be experienced in effectively representing organizational interests before legislative and executive branches of the government on a wide range of public policy matters. An accomplished relationship builder, the successful candidate will possess established, trusted relationships with key policymakers on both sides of the aisle and should be skilled at leveraging and maximizing a company’s involvement in coalitions and trade associations. They should have a reputation as a substantive, business-minded policy executive who is viewed as an honest broker by policymakers, colleagues, and peers.
  • This leader will ensure that the institution is engaged in the dialogue regarding public policy issues that could potentially affect LSEG’s interests and/or where the institution would like to reinforce its positions and must be comfortable as both the public face of the institution and as a support to members of the senior leadership team.
  • In terms of the performance and personal competencies required for the position, we would highlight the following:
  • Setting Strategy:
  • An entrepreneurial and creative approach to developing new, innovative ideas that will stretch the organization and push the boundaries within the industry.
  • The ability to set clear and challenging goals while committing the organization to improved performance, operating with tenacity and accountability in driving results.
  • Someone who takes smart risks, seeking data and input from others to foresee possible threats or unintended circumstances from decisions.
  • An ability to use deep knowledge and understanding of how government works and what motivates policymakers, building on a track record of proven policy results and deep relationships to advance LSEG’s priorities.
  • A leader who is viewed by others as having a high degree of integrity and forethought in their approach to making decisions; the ability to act transparently and consistently while always considering what is best for the organization.
  • Executing for Results:
  • The ability to set clear and challenging goals while committing the organization to improved performance.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity; the ability to adapt nimbly and lead others through complex situations.
  • A risk-taker who seeks data and input from others to foresee possible threats or unintended circumstances from decisions; someone who takes smart risks.
  • A leader who is viewed by others as having a high degree of integrity and forethought in his/her approach to making decisions; the ability to act in a transparent and consistent manner while always taking into account what is best for the organization.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work with all levels of an organization and proactively work towards deadlines
  • Leading Teams:
  • The ability to attract and recruit top talent, motivate the team, delegate effectively, celebrate diversity within the team, and manage performance; widely viewed as a strong developer of others. The ability to manage remote diverse teams.
  • The ability to persevere in the face of challenges, and exhibit a steadfast resolve and relentless commitment to higher standards, which commands respect from followers.
  • A leader who is self-reflective and aware of his/her own limitations; leads by example and drives the organization's performance with an attitude of continuous improvement by being open to feedback and self-improvement.
  • Proven ability to manage cross-functional teams and motivate individuals – including those who are not in their reporting structure – charged with advancing goals related to complicated public policy and government relations issues.
  • Skilled at relating to multiple internal constituencies and engaging them in government affairs initiatives that can be beneficial to them and the company overall.

Responsibilities

  • Given LSEG’s critical presence in the US, the increasingly complex stakeholder landscape, and their growth and expanded global footprint over the last 12 months, the institution is seeking a new Head of GRRS, Americas. Based in Washington, DC and reporting to the Global Head of GRRS, the core responsibility is to influence policy, legislative, and regulatory outcomes to support the Group’s business and strategic objectives in the region through a range of activities. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Strategic & Organizational Leadership:
  • Operating as an organizational strategist first and foremost, providing input on critical institutional decisions and developing functional strategies that align with organizational objectives and imperatives.
  • Anticipating, analyzing and communicating policy, legislative, regulatory, political and reputational developments that impact LSEG’s strategic and business priorities in the Americas and developing and implementing advocacy and engagement strategies to shape them.
  • Leading, managing, and developing the GRRS function in the Americas, both strategically and operationally, to further strengthen a center of excellence as a trusted business partner. Translating policy for the business and ensuring strategic execution aligned with business imperatives.
  • Supporting an integrated, coordinated approach to GRRS across LSEG globally, ensuring specific support to business divisions and regions while striving for consistency of message, policy risk identification and mitigation, and strategic coordinated initiatives that best showcase the company and secure engagement with policymakers, regulators, and key influencers in the Americas.
  • Acting as a true organizational leader, demonstrating an understanding of LSEG’s underlying business goals, and providing input even beyond core government affairs-related competencies.
  • Translating the strategy into a clearly articulated, actionable plan with key deliverables, which are regularly monitored and measured.
  • Collaborate with the Global GRRS team on key Group-wide initiatives and projects
  • Assist in advising ExCo and senior management on key political and regulatory developments in the Americas
  • Government Relations and Regulatory Strategy Expertise:
  • Operating as the senior-most functional and stakeholder expert with US governmental entities.
  • Managing and growing LSEG’s network of policymakers, regulators, politicians, industry bodies and counterparts, academics, think tanks and other stakeholders in the region
  • Strengthen LSEG positioning and reputation with private and public sector stakeholders in Washington, DC and in the key areas in which we operate in the region.
  • Working with senior management to develop and drive LSEG’s policies and objectives involving government affairs and policy, working in close coordination with local, state, and internationally focused counterparts.
  • Connecting legislative, regulatory, and government relationship matters to key business issues and competitive drivers. Synthesizing the external environment to anticipate government and policy actions that could potentially affect the company and its business.
  • Establishing a positive, credible, bipartisan, and influential presence for LSEG with government entities.
  • Managing and reinforcing a positive, credible, and influential presence for LSEG with key trade associations, public policy and legislative groups, and other relevant external stakeholders and organizations (including NGOs).
  • Managing and growing LSEG’s Political Action Committee, employing creative PAC strategies to increase political engagement.
  • Team & Operational Leadership:
  • Providing leadership as a functional manager, while operating as a strategist/doer.
  • Manage and develop a team of around 5 government affairs professionals up to Director-level (team is globally integrated with regional responsibility and cross-divisional Group accountability)
  • Operates day-to-day as an individual who sets broad strategy and manages work hands-on as an engaged member of the team.

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Mission & Purpose

LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) is a diversified international markets infrastructure business —earning our clients’ trust for over 300 years. That legacy of customer-focused excellence ensures that you can rely on our expertise in capital formation, intellectual property and risk and balance sheet management. As global leaders in financial indexing, benchmarking and analytic services, we offer unrivalled access to international capital markets. Our high-performance technology solutions enable companies worldwide to access funds for growth and development. And with our Data & Analytics, Capital Markets and Post Trade divisions, we provide a comprehensive, integrated suite of trusted financial market infrastructure services that help our customers pursue—and achieve—their ambitions. You can count on our open access model for unparalleled partnership, flexibility, stability, and support across all of our businesses. That’s how we make a difference— ensuring people can meet their potential—worldwide.