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Head Of Government & Industry Relations Oceania

CA Corporate Affairs - Melbourne, VIC

Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Main Responsibility Area:
Nokia’s competitive advantage by proactively influencing the regulatory and political environment, addressing issues and opportunities vis-à-vis political stakeholders, and to contribute to our vision of a programmable world.

The team both develops company policies and advocates them. The nature of the work is based on consistent global positions, networking across the business units and markets, and close collaboration with a wide range of internal Nokia stakeholders and experts.

The Head of Government Relations will work as a key interface between Nokia and the respective government and state agencies and trade associations in Australia and New Zealand. This will include identifying regulatory issues and matters of interest or concern to the company and driving assisting in the development of company positions.

Position Description:
He/She will represent Nokia before state agencies and governmental bodies, and work to develop and maintain relationships with key staff while preserving and growing the company’s reputation as a thought leader on technology and regulatory policy issues. Working with Legal, Corporate Affairs, and business unit subject matter experts, he/she will develop and file written comments and policy positions. The successful employee will also work closely with Nokia internal stakeholders to engage key policy staff on issues impacting Nokia operations.

The position will be responsible for building visibility and leadership on behalf of Nokia within key information and communication technology (ICT) trade associations by working within association working groups on issues of interest to the company, including spectrum, cybersecurity, telecom regulation, trade, and intellectual property among others as relevant. Working with the relevant internal stakeholders, e.g. the relevant business units, and company leadership in Australia and New Zealand, the Head of Government Relations will assist in and drive the development of short-term and long-term lobbying strategy and targets for use in government and state agencies for Australia and New Zealand. This experienced professional will also lead efforts to identify opportunities for company expert participation in industry panels and events.

As the principle regulatory affairs leader for Nokia Oceania, the successful candidate will support company compliance efforts in connection with government and state agencies and advise relevant business units about changing regulatory obligations.

The candidate will work as part of the global Nokia government relations team and effectively coordinate with and draw support from his/her colleagues in the global GR team in other markets to ensure consistency and global view. He/she may take on responsibility as a global substance matter expert as applicable.

Position Requirements:
Graduate education in public policy or law preferred. At least 10 years of experience as a congressional committee staffer, regulatory agency attorney advisor, or comparable position in the private sector within industry or law firm setting.
A working knowledge of the agencies involved in activities associated with Nokia business activities is required.
Experience working at, or advocating on issues directly to the state and government agencies and offices in key countries in the Oceania market is highly desirable.
Familiarity with key trade associations within the information and communications technology sector (ICT) is essential.
Applicants should have experience working with trade association working groups with a preference for ICT issue exposure.
Previous experience working on ICT issues including spectrum, intellectual property, standardization, telecom regulation and other wireless issues is preferred.
The role requires the ability to work cooperatively and effectively in a complex environment where flexibility and influencing skills are essential.
The team fulfils a communication function. All members represent Nokia as a company, its values and attitude when dealing with external audiences.

Additional Requirements:
Experience in governmental and industry relationships
Ability to build relationships and communicate messages that concerns our business and industry
Ability to communicate complex concepts quickly, concisely and effectively
Knowledge of the telecommunication business
Strong language skills, both written and verbal, very fluent English is a basic requirement
High ethical standards
Able to manage confidential information and projects
Experience in external communication