European Public Policy Manager

Brussels, Belgium | Cloudflare

  • Industry:
    Internet / Online Media
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Legal / Compliance
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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Because of the scope, complexity, and diversity of the company’s work, our Public Policy team members must be flexible, talented and able to work collaboratively across multi-functional teams to find and present policy solutions, to carry the Cloudflare narrative and promote the public policy brand externally. 

The team is small but growing (currently in Washington D.C and Brussels), and is often tasked with addressing global policy issues on top of local market priorities. The European Public Policy Manager will be mainly focused on Brussels, and the work may also include some focus on key national markets in Europe.

This is a fast-moving work environment with goals that are closely linked to business priorities, however, policy issues are typically within the areas of cybersecurity, data protection/privacy and intermediary liability.

What You’ll Do  

Cloudflare’s Public Policy team helps the company by anticipating regulatory challenges, acting as an external advocate for Cloudflare on priority policy issues and identifying opportunities to build relationships with external partners.We’re looking for a new team member who can help foster our unique corporate philosophy within the EU, develop public policy solutions to challenging technology issues and be comfortable giving front line support on issues requiring engagement. 

This role is ideal for someone who is proactive, energetic, a strategic thinker, a skilled communicator and above all else, someone who has a thirst for knowledge and continued growth, all while working as part of a great team.  

The European Public Policy Manager will report to the Head of European Public Policy.

As part of the job, you will: 

Evaluate EU policy conversations and legislative developments, and work to understand the impact on Cloudflare across its full product set

Develop talking points, policy narratives and presentation materials for use at external events and meetings and for other communication purposes (company blog, position papers etc)

Articulate Cloudflare’s positioning to relevant policy makers and officials from the European Institutions, as well as within any identified national markets

Work to build and maintain relationships with key policy makers, and to find engagement opportunities with business, civil society entities and other third party organisations

Provide timely updates to colleagues from the Cloudflare Public Policy, Legal, Trust & Safety Teams and other internal stakeholders.

Examples of desirable skills, knowledge and experience

University degree 

Language skills, with French, German or/and Portuguese being an advantage

Minimum of 5 years of experience working with European Institutions, national regulators and/or governments, and/or within a tech or telecoms company

Good understanding of EU laws and regulations important to Cloudflare

Fluency / an interest in technology 

Strong communications (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

Team player, and a sense of humour

Detail oriented, well organized and a sense of initiative

The ability to manage multiple files and engage with multiple teams within Cloudflare