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EY EMEIA Public Policy Head of EU Advocacy in Brussels, Belgium

EMEIA Public Policy Head of EU Advocacy

Core Business Services

Requisition # BRU000X3

Post Date Nov 05, 2020

At EY, as part of our commitment to ‘Building a Better Working World’, we actively engage with regulators, legislators, policy makers and other stakeholders to better understand their perspectives. Where appropriate, we also aim to share our perspective on relevant policy topics and to support and collaborate on key initiatives shaping the future of our profession. Our profession is undergoing fundamental changes, including with respect to technology, the evolution of the professional services market and important regulatory reforms in the EU and beyond.

The EY Public Policy function focuses on the public policy and regulatory issues that affect EY’s business, our profession and the broader capital markets. Our dialogue with policy makers, regulators, investors and other stakeholders helps inform our views and actions as we navigate the complexity of operating across the EU, and globally in over 150 countries.

Title : Head of EU Advocacy, EMEIA Public Policy

Job rank : Director

Team : This role is in the EY EMEIA Public Policy team.

Scope : EU

Location : Brussels, Belgium

The opportunity

Working with a network of colleagues in the EU and across EY, the Head of EU Advocacy is responsible for creating and executing strategic, content-led initiatives to support EY and contribute positively to the shaping of the EU regulatory agenda in the public interest (eg through impactful conversations, speeches, public consultation submissions, thought leadership etc) on core topics.

The role will report to the Partner for Regulatory Relations and will have a dotted reporting line to the Head of the EY Brussels Public Policy Office.

Your key responsibilities

  • Work on selected EU initiatives with EMEIA’s Public Policy Leadership, other Brussels Public Policy colleagues and external advisers: develop content-led programs to support constructive dialogue with key EU institutions and other EU stakeholders on a number of key topics.

  • Guide, help develop and oversee the development and management of content (e.g. talking points, point of views, surveys, studies, publications, responses to public consultations, presentations etc) to support the above.

  • Help identify areas of potential misalignment between different parts of the business and resolve those issues by working with the relevant colleagues.

  • Act as an EY ‘stakeholder ambassador’ and as the main relationship manager for a number of EU individuals/organizations, as part of the team’s broader EU Public Policy stakeholder engagement.

  • Responsible for leading and managing project team members.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Outstanding communication skills and the ability to build consensus and influence at the most senior levels within a complex organization; assert own ideas and persuade others; gain support and commitment from others; motivate people to act.

  • Strategic thinking and the ability to shape a shared vision.

  • Proven track record of developing and delivering meaningful ‘value-added’ to external stakeholders and to business organisations, through effective content-led stakeholder engagement programs.

  • In depth knowledge and experience of working with the EU institutions, on policy and regulatory matters

  • Has strong networks within the EU institutions.

  • High energy self-starter who has built and created new teams and functions, and who is able to establish themselves in a newly created role.

  • Experience in building and managing inclusive and diverse teams.

  • Sensitive to how people and organizations function and able to anticipate obstacles and respond accordingly

  • Prior experience in delivering exceptional results in a multinational firm with complex matrix structures and global reporting relationships.

  • Maturity and personal judgment to operate appropriately in a political and business context.

  • Business and commercial acumen to understand EY’s business and the potential impact of regulation.

  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment, managing multiple priorities effectively.

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent university degree is required, and preferably a Masters’ degree.

  • Minimum 15 years’ experience in a related field

  • Background in highly regulated sectors. Background in financial services or audit/professional services in particular is preferred.

  • In depth experience and knowledge of the EU institutions, their work and policy approach

  • Experience of working with the EU institutions would be a bonus

Other Requirements:

  • Some travel within EU may be required

  • This role is Brussels based

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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