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Germany Government Affairs Manager

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Germany Government Affairs Manager

Are you interested in legal topics related to copyright, data, research and/or technology and eager to learn more? Do you have some experience working in a public policy environment? Are you a strong communicator, who is ambitious, diplomatic and self-reliant? Then you are the Germany Government Affairs Manager we are looking for!

RELX is hiring a self-driven and motivated Germany Government Affairs Manager, who will support the Head of Government Affairs DACH in shaping and delivering the government affairs program in Germany and neighboring countries, with a particular focus on Poland.

The most important policy areas are: intellectual property policy, privacy and data protection, artificial intelligence, science and research communications policy, digital agenda, e-commerce and internet regulation.

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who wants to be part of a global organization and operate in a dynamic and fast-paced environment with a strong focus on research and technology. You will be based in Berlin and report to the Head of Government Affairs DACH.

Your responsibilities

  • Developing high-quality working relationship with colleagues in a wide variety of corporate level and business divisions functions at all levels of seniority
  • Developing a strong understanding of RELX’s portfolio of businesses
  • Liaising and working with the wider RELX Government Affairs team to share information and best practices and ensuring appropriate alignment of engagement strategies across jurisdictions
  • Identifying and monitoring German public policy developments that have the potential to impact on the company’s operations and priorities
  • Extending this remit to other neighboring markets, with a particular focus in Poland
  • Supporting engagement with ministers and senior government officials and preparing briefing materials as required
  • Coordinating and preparing written submissions, such as responses to government consultations and Parliamentary inquiries
  • Building positive networks and alliances with a wide range of stakeholders (e.g. think tanks, other companies) relevant to the company’s policy agenda
  • Working with RELX’s external political consultancies

What you will bring

  • 2+ years of experience in a public policy environment, demonstrating a clear understanding of the intersection of business and government and experience in navigating political processes and parliamentary systems to advance an advocacy agenda
  • A strong interest and background in at least one major area of policy interest to RELX, i.e. copyright, data, research and technology
  • Proven excellence in written and verbal communication
  • Some level of engagement with government institutions would be preferred.
  • Fluency in German and English; Polish would be an asset.
  • Ability to perfectly balance the need to be an engaged team player and a proactive self-starter
  • Comfortable with complexity and able to operate within different company cultures
  • Intellectually curious, diplomatic and robust
  • A keen willingness to learn, develop professionally and to take on new challenges

What we offer

We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities to develop yourself. RELX's benefits are very competitive and the summary below will give you an idea of the kind of things you can expect when joining RELX in Germany.

  • A long-term full-time position based in Berlin
  • A dynamic and flexible work environment
  • Competitive salary and other benefits
  • Various training, talent and personal development opportunities
  • A work environment where your intellectual curiosity and your new ideas are highly valued

Who we are

RELX plc is a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. We operate in four major market segments: Scientific, Technical & Medical (Elsevier); Risk & Business Analytics (Risk Solutions); Legal (LexisNexis); and Exhibitions (Reed Exhibitions). The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs about 32,000 people, with 500 in Germany, mainly in Berlin, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and Munich.  RELX is a UK headquartered company with shares listed on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges.  

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