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Vice President of Government Relations

Clonskeagh, Ireland | Fiserv

  • Industry:
    Information Technologies
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Legal / Compliance
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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Vice President ofGovernment Relations

This individual will enhance the Fiserv government relations team by developing strategies and tactics to influence policymakers in support of Fiserv’s position relative to a particular governmental proposal/action.

As the VP of Government Relations, you will work directly with the SVP to map out appropriate policy positions, messaging and effective advocacy plans consistent with Fiserv’s business interests and values.

You will be responsible for lobbying various elected officials in the European Union and the United Kingdom and, as a result, will be expected to effectively communicate our policy positions to them as well as play a pivotal role in driving legislative initiatives to a favorable outcome.

This position also requires internal collaboration and communication, and you will learn the intricacies of our products and services so that you can educate the business, legal, compliance and risk teams on how various legislative and regulatory measures impact these products/services.

You will represent Fiserv’s interests in trade associations, governmental and non-governmental organizations and assist with building coalitions of allies and/or coordinating action by trade associations to advance or defeat critical issues.

Basic Qualifications for Consideration:

Minimum 10 years of experience working in European or British government or government relations experience within a company, trade group, or other organization

Comprehensive network of policy contacts in Brussels

Strong research skills with experience reading, analyzing and interpreting legislative and regulatory documents

Excellent writing and verbal communication skills – ability to communicate effectively and cogently within all levels of the company and with external parties

Financial services sector experience a plus

Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

Ability to work in a team environment and individually

Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university

Preferred Skills, Experience, and Education:

A highly motivated self-starter with high personal standards of performance

A professional who is a role model for Fiserv’s values and behavior – within the company and outside the company

Knows how to get things done with minimal supervision

Strong organizational skills and understanding to separate mission critical projects from non-strategic projects

Composed under pressure; ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment

Ability to discuss strategic and sensitive issues and formulate appropriate responses to protect or advance Fiserv’s position in the marketplace

Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to collaborate across multiple groups within a company and communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization, including senior leaders

Able to understand the importance of the position for the success of the business

Sound fundamental political and government affairs knowledge

Strong team player

Travel required: 20% Approx.

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