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Boeing seeks Government Affairs Specialist

Boeing 3-5y Mid Level  Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium 17 Jun 2018

Job Description

Government Affairs Specialist

About the role

We are looking to hire a talented Government Affairs Specialist who will join our team in Brussels and report to the vice president, Government Affairs – Europe. The role has three primary focus areas:

  • representing the company interest in the area of environmental policies
  • monitoring and promoting company engagement in CSR policies
  • supporting the development of a pan-European Government Affairs operation

Your primary responsibilities

  • Analyzing pending and/or proposed environmental and CSR legislation/regulations; assessing the potential impact to Boeing, its customers/competitors and the wider aerospace sector; and working with internal as well as external stakeholders to ultimately guide the formulation of a company position and advocacy plan.
  • While new CSR regulations are emerging, it is expected that the environmental portion of the role will be more substantial. It is also possible that as new topics and opportunities arise, the portfolio of dossiers to cover may shift or grow.
  • Collaborating with the different Boeing business units (commercial, defense, and services) and with Boeing Research & Technology to understand their strategies, goals, and business activities and developing government relations engagement plans to advance these issues in the EU.
  • Partnering with Boeing government affairs colleagues in EU Member States to develop and advance a common, pan-European policy agenda. Coordinating with Boeing government operations teams in the US and internationally to ensure alignment.
  • Developing and nurturing relationships with external entities (e.g. government organizations, customer coalitions, business associations, policy focused think tanks) to identify areas of mutual interest and strengthen the company position via a joint sphere of influence.
  • Collaborating with the Boeing Communications to ensure that our external messaging is accurate and that our integrated communications strategy is current and well executed.
  • Publically representing the company’s environmental commitment and interest by attending and speaking at conferences, on panels, and at industry (business, technology) expert workshops
  • Creating regular reports for internal consumption summarizing developments, advances, studies etc.

About you

  • You are a team player!
  • Ideally you will have worked in the field of environmental policy and/or corporate social responsibility
  • You possess exquisite communications skills. A fluency in written and spoken English is a must, and a second language is a plus.
  • You have a natural propensity to build relationships. You are able to command respect and trust, and to work with people at all levels. You have sound judgment and have demonstrated an ability to work collaboratively and to moderate between multiple parties.
  • You possess business acumen, which together with your ability to appreciate environment related technologies, enables you to assess strengths and weaknesses of projects developed in this field.
  • You are educated to degree level with government relations skills and experience. Ideally you have previously worked in a large, culturally diverse international company/organization. Legal training and/or technical background expertise and aforementioned fields is a plus!
  • You have strong computer skills and are extremely well organized.

More about the three focus areas:

Environment

As a company, Boeing understands that taking care of the environment is a crucial element of our aerospace and technology leadership. Boeing has a clear strategy to take action on climate change and Boeing employees are actively working to improve the environmental performance of our products and services to substantially reduce CO2 emissions and noise. Equally important is engaging with regulators and other stakeholders of the aviation community to promote sound and timely policies that foster innovation and address sustainability and environmental concerns by finding global solutions to this global challenge. Policy areas this job will cover include but are not limited to emission and noise regulations as well as the promotion of sustainable aviation biofuels.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Boeing promotes its corporate social responsibility though a variety of efforts, including contributing to a healthy economy, engaging in ethical behavior, and making purposeful investments in community and employee engagement activities. As Boeing continues to grow its global footprint, its responsibility and role in understanding and shaping CSR policies also increases. This role will support European-focused CSR policies, obligations, and activities, including non-financial reporting and diversity measures. This role will partner with Boeing Global Engagement (BGE) colleagues and act as the public policy liaison for related engagements in Brussels.

Pan-European Government Affairs

Boeing has long benefited from Europe’s tradition of innovation and excellence, with ties dating back 80 years. Building on this legacy, Boeing is aligning its corporate presence and government affairs initiatives across the continent into a unified team. In order to increase our effectiveness and deliver a more comprehensive perspective to Brussels-based decision makers, this role will support the continued development of the pan-European Government Affairs team that works closely with Boeing’s national offices in key Member States.

About us

Boeing has been a part of the European aerospace community for 80 years, in different capacities as a partner, customer and supplier. Working with our industry partners, Boeing supports more than 100,000 highly skilled jobs across Europe boosting the development of knowledge-based economies. In 2017, Boeing sourced €8 billion in aircraft components from hundred European based suppliers and partners. The Brussels Government Affairs office is responsible for representing Boeing interests with all European institutions, most notably the European Commission and the European Parliament, and also with NATO. The Brussels G.A. team also liaises closely with the government operations and Boeing International teams in the US on policy issues and it works closely with Boeing’s national offices across Europe to build and manage an integrated strategy at the pan-European level.

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