Cummins Inc. Government Relations Director in Staines, United Kingdom
Government Relations Director
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This is an exciting opportunity within our European Area Business Organisation - Europe being a large proportion of Cummins global business. We have recently changed our structure in the region, bringing together senior leaders from across business units and functions to ensure we provide the best possible support to our large European customers and maximize our growth potential. As a result of this structure we are now looking to recruit a Government Relations Professional to help us to communicate with the UK government and be involved in our Government Relations in Europe.
Your impact will be seen in these and other ways:
Leading the government relations activities in the UK
Collaborating with consultants in Government Relations in Europe
Working with the seniorleadership team across Europe helping to understand the impact of governmentand legal changes, and to align strategy, policy and services accordingly
Helping to maximize theopportunities for government funding and helping to develop European strategyfor the corporation.
Representing the organisation’s interests up to thehighest levels of the UK government,including national, provincial, regional, and local government;
Managing a Government Relations consultancy in Europe whowill establish rapport with government officials, industry associations andtrade organisations to ensure representation of the organisation’s interests;working with industry and trade groups to develop and advocate for commonindustry positions. Managing all aspects of the relationship with theconsultancy including budget and contracts
Driving alignment process to ensure that governmentrelations is tightly connected to business goals and objectives; identifyingkey government issues for business; advising leadership on public policy issuesand regulatory matters; helping to managing the risk to the enterprise fromgovernment actions.
Developing short-term government affairs initiatives and tactics, aligned closely to business objectives; analysing legislative and regulatory proposals for the business.
Highlighting opportunities for sales to Government.
Being an active member of external industry bodies,helping to develop a picture of industry views and being able to represent theviews of Cummins.
Drafting internal and external communications documentsrelating to Cummins government advocacy activities and strategies.
Speaking at external and internal meetings regardingpublic policy issues and activities; serving as an external spokesperson withpublic policy stakeholders for the company, particularly for the country orbusiness of assignment.
Coordinating all activities with Government Relations forUK and Europe; managing outside consulting firms in Europe.
Championing continuous process improvements to mitigaterisks throughout the organisation.
Skillsand Experience Required:
Knowledge ofthe legislative process, government organisations and interactions in the UK (essential ) and Europe ( desirable )
Excellentwritten and verbal communications skills
Strongunderstanding and knowledge of politics and the political environment
High levelstrategic planning skills
Knowledge ofbusiness issues in the UK ( essential ) and Europe ( desirable )
Knowledge ofautomotive and off-highway sectors desirable
Understandingof emissions and related regulations desirable
RequiredEducation, Licenses or Certifications:
- Degree Levelor equivalent
Competitive base salary in line with experience. Package: Final salary pension ( 8% contribution ), family private health insurance cover, employee and spouse health screening, variable compensation ( bonus ) up to 25%, company car option, Life Assurance various flexible benefit options ( cycle to work, childcare vouchers, share purchase scheme )
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Job GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
Primary Location United Kingdom-England-Middlesex-UK, Staines, Law Department Cummins Central Area
Job Type Experienced - Professional / Office
Recruitment Job Type Professional - Experienced
Job Posting Nov 28, 2016, 11:00:42 AM
Unposting Date Ongoing
Req ID: 160004AX