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Google seeks Public Policy and Government Relations Manager (m/f)

Google 3-5y Mid Level  Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium 11 Okt 2016

Job Description

Google seeks a:

Public Policy and Government Relations Manager, EU (m/f)

As a member of Google’s Public Policy team, you help shape various product and issue agendas with policy makers inside and outside government. In addition, you will help advise our internal teams on the public policy implications of their products, working with a closely coordinated and cross-functional global team. The role requires significant experience either working with or in government, politics or a regulatory agency as well as an ability to grasp complex technical and policy issues.

Technology moves quickly, so it’s important that we work closely with politicians, regulators, academics and third parties around the issues that affect the Internet and our users. We advocate for Google on the big public policy issues of the day and often play a part in high-profile debates. In this role, you’ll combine creativity and intellectual rigor with the organizational skills to manage different campaigns and projects to tight deadlines. You’ll apply your expertise to real-world scenarios, acting as an inspiring advocate and enthusiastic team player eager to help shape the future of Internet and mobile policy.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead public campaigns on Internet policy supporting policy goals that benefit Google’s users, our business and the wider web, with a specific focus on security and consumer protection.
  • Engage directly with politicians and policy-makers.
  • Build a network of trade associations, industry partners, non-profit groups and others to support policies that will help create/maintain a user-focused online environment as well as an open Internet.
  • Advise our product and engineering teams on the policy implications of their product.
  • Monitor and research current and relevant emerging policy issues. Work cross-functionally to develop policy positions for review by Google’s policy, legal, and management teams.

Qualifications:
Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience in Internet policy matters including time spent working in government, a regulatory agency, politics, the corporate or public interest world.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Internet technologies and the surrounding policy environments.
  • Strong political and analytical skills.
  • Team player with a sense of humor and the ability to exercise good judgment in a rapidly changing and sometimes stressful environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Fluent written and oral English.

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