Vice President of Government Relations
Clonskeagh, Ireland | Fiserv
Legal / Compliance
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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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