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Vice President, Government Affairs North America

  • Job
    Full-time
    Expert Level
  • Government & Politics
  • $210K - $280K
  • Washington, DC
  • Quick Apply

Requirements

  • Minimum of 10 years policy experience working in a corporate company, think tank or industry association or government in an in-house Government Affairs function or equivalent;
  • Experience of working with and a good understanding of policy- and decision-making processes in the US government, preferably with a good network of contacts to enable the job holder to hit the ground running in building strong and enduring relationships; and
  • A strong and demonstrable understanding of government relations work, including personal experience of developing and executing strategies and building advocacy campaigns.
  • SKILLS:
  • Highly proactive and self motivated, to drive the government affairs agenda and create opportunities;
  • Excels at working autonomously to agreed strategic goals and priorities
  • Comfortable taking responsibility for delivery;
  • Able to spot and understand relevant developments and link them to the business need;
  • Organised and structured working style to ensure delivery and execution
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills; able to easily build good relationships with colleagues and external stakeholders;
  • Enjoys working in and building a strong sense of team;
  • Professional, dependable and trustworthy;
  • Fluent and excellent written and verbal English skills;
  • Ability to remain productive and focused while working alone and remotely;
  • Able to explain technical and complex information to non-experts;
  • Works well in high pressure moments; and
  • Able to interpret and operate productively between public and private sectors.
  • ATTRIBUTES:
  • Willing to travel, sometimes frequently;
  • Able to engage and build rapport quickly with Ministers, senior officials and colleagues;
  • Organised and attention to detail;
  • Stakeholder oriented;
  • Integrity;
  • Flexible and adaptive to new ideas and change; and
  • Positive and action-oriented.

Responsibilities

  • Tracking, understanding, interpreting and reporting on relevant developments in the government space, across personnel changes; political trends; policy developments; and regulatory and legislative shifts, to ensure De Beers is well-informed on issues that affect the business.
  • Advising the business on tactics for engaging government to maximise the company’s influence and build a strong, positive reputation as a trusted partner and industry thought leader.
  • Setting up and representing De Beers at relevant meetings as part of a coordinated programme of engagement with stakeholders, to shift perception and build understanding of the company in relevant government circles as well as build insights and influence policy thinking.
  • Coordinating across colleagues and supporting agencies to ensure a good flow of information and understanding of the priorities, to maximise our impact.
  • The job holder can expect to spend significant time representing De Beers in meetings with government and at events. This will require some travel across North America and some out of standard hours work, to attend breakfast or evening events. There will also be a need to travel to the UK, where De Beers is headquartered.
  • De Beers does not have an office building in Washington, D.C, so the job holder will need to work from a location of their choice in the city.

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