Role Title : Senior EU Advisor, Digital and Competition Policy
Location : Brussels
To deliver world-class EU advocacy (including intelligence gathering, planning and advocacy materials) to support a broad range of key Group and OpCo public policy, public affairs and regulatory initiatives with focus on digital policies and competition policy.
Have an extensive network / develop relationships with EU decision-makers in particular the European Commission (DG CNECT, DG GROW, DG COMP) the European Parliament (ITRE, IMCO, ECON) and the Council.
As required, represent Vodafone in associations, think-tanks and industry committees and manage relationship with EU-related consultants and other relevant contractors.
Work internally with Group (External Affairs, Legal, Strategy etc. ) and EU OpCos to identify business priorities, manage risks and opportunities and drive Vodafone interests, policy and public affairs at EU level.
With us you will :
Identify key stakeholders and build end to end EU Affairs plans
Deliver world-class high quality impactful analysis and advocacy materials;
Input into public affairs, policy and regulatory strateies and communication plans including recommendations for policy and regulatory changes / lobbying approaches;
Developing position papers, speeches for external events, internal briefings & reports including the use of Group digital tools for stakeholder mapping, monitoring and reporting;
Identifying political, reputational, policy and regulatory risks and opportunities
It would be nice if you have :
Degree in political science, law, economics or similar discipline (advanced degree preferable)
Good understanding of digital policies and competition policy and regulation as well as Economic and Legal Principles;
Excellent analytical abilities;
Excellent communications skills (clearly and effectively communicating complex concepts to a wide range of stakeholders);
Outstanding drafting skills including translating technical or complicated issues into politically appealing messages);
Public affairs experience in a network industry or digital / tech sector.
What’s in it for you?
25 days holiday (with the option to buy or sell 5 days)
Pension matching scheme
MyChoices portal - cycle to work scheme, 100’s of retail discounts, shares and salary sacrifice schemes
Vodafone family and friends discount
Global parental leave policy
Access to Vodafone University and LinkedIn Learning