ArcelorMittal seeks Trade Policy Specialist
Trade Policy Specialist
Who we are
ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company, with around 209,000 employees in more than 60 countries. ArcelorMittal is the leader in all major global steel markets, including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with leading R&D and technology, as well as sizeable captive supplies of raw materials and outstanding distribution networks.
The Trade policy government affairs specialist is responsible to protect and advance the company’s interests in EU trade policy matters involving governments, public authorities and influencers of their decisions and actions. He/she will engage and coordinate with country managers EU countries where ArcelorMittal has representation, to ensure that the Company priorities are also raised at local government level. He/she is also responsibility to raise internal awareness on Trade policy issues through early warning systems with country managers and segments representatives.
- Timely inform segments, business units and country managers of new Trade related policy, regulatory and legislative developments at national and/or regional level and provide thorough analysis of potential impact on the business of these policy initiatives.
- Engage in a sustainable matter with key governmental stakeholders (e.g. European Commission, MEPs, Permanent Representations, national governments/administrations) and relevant associations. Devise and ensure the implementation of dedicated action plans regarding government related issues with a potential impact on the business; in particular trade defence policy.
- Engage with and provide guidance to country managers/government affairs managers for the countries where we have representation in the EU Member States, sharing best practices, coordinating international support when the local challenge requires it and ensuring that their lobbying priorities are aligned with the overall business interest.
- Develop company positions & coordinate the development and implementation of advocacy plans at European level. This involves the collection of data from business to build arguments to defend the Company’s interests.
- Close cooperation with other teams within the Company (Commercial, legal, strategy, etc.) to ensure consistent message and tapping all relevant sources.
- Identify relevant external stakeholders and engage with business units and corporate teams to establish an effective outreach strategy.
- Represent the company in different type of associations and industry platforms (e.g. EUROFER, ERT, etc.), contributing to their advocacy work, positioning the company’s priorities.
- Engage with policymakers to represent and defend the Company’s interests and involve mid-level to senior Company representatives. Prepare briefings for (senior) management for their internal and external engagement on government affairs issues.
- Pro-actively position the Company in key policy debates through targeted events, speaking opportunities, sponsorships;
- Ensure a favourable organisational climate, through the adoption of motivational practices, communication and integration;
- Ensure the implementation of processes, fair treatment and good interpersonal relations, according to climate management action plans;
- Perform other related duties, as required.
- Education / Qualification: Master – similar degrees
- Subject: Law, Economics, Human science, Business, communications, international commerce or International Relations degree
- Language: Proficiency Level: English: Advanced, French: Advanced
Education & experience
- Law, Economics, Human science, Business, communications or International Relations degree.
- Experience on public affairs, Economics or law, with capacity to network and establish long and durable relations with many different partners and government members. Strong understanding of company’s issues, priorities and interests.
- Flexibility to be involved on diverse topics at technical level, such as environment, climate change, trade, compliance, steel making process, and mining; as well as to be in disposition to learn about new areas, where lobbing positions might be required.
- Travel Required: Regular (30% approx).
Skills & desired behaviours
- Economics and policy understanding is an advantage
- Creative, “out of the box” thinker
- Business understanding
- Experience globally with differing cultures
- Good executive presence
- Excellent written and verbal communications and presentation skills, to be able to inform and persuade both orally and in writing. Strong and effective negotiating skills.
- Excellent interpersonnal skills and networking abilities
- Strong analytical capabilities
- Exceptional problem-solving skills.
- Ability to effectively formulate policy necessary to meet strategic objectives
- Personal organisation and planning skills
- Time flexibility and ability to work under pressure
- Excellent organizational, managerial and supervisory skills.
Typical career Path
Typical former jobs: position in a policy department of European or international institution, junior to senior post in public affairs within an international company or public affairs consultancy