Senior Director, Global Public Policy

24 Jul, 2022


Senior Director, Global Public Policy

Washington, D.C.

We’re looking for problem solvers, innovators, and dreamers who are searching for anything but business as usual. Like us, you’re a high performer who’s an expert at your craft, constantly challenging the status quo. You value inclusivity and want to join a culture that empowers you to show up as your authentic self. You know that success hinges on commitment, that our differences make us stronger, and that the finish line is always sweeter when the whole team crosses together.



Alteryx is hiring a Senior Director for Global Public Policy.  This position reports directly to the Vice President, Global Government Affairs and Public Policy, under the Chief Legal Officer.  Prospective candidates must have at least 12 years’ experience in the government affairs field with specific experience in technology-related policies in the European Union.  Candidates must have a global outlook and ability to collaborate with internal executive, strategy, and sales teams around the world.


Alteryx seeks an individual who is adept at managing multiple policy, political, legislative, and regulatory matters around the world.  You likely will not be the subject matter expert in any one area but will need to anticipate, manage, and succinctly communicate on a wide range of matters of interest to the company and propose solutions to address those matters.  A key part of this position is helping senior internal Sales, Channels, Legal, Communications, CSR and other stakeholders be successful in the global geopolitical environment in which we operate.  You will be a trusted partner to the business by proactively helping in important policy areas – such as cybersecurity, data science and emerging technologies (AI/ML), privacy, and workforce modernization (upskilling/reskilling) – and cultivating the reputation and brand among global policymakers of our company.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Policy Engagement

  • Understands our company, the technology sector, the global political climate, and the impacts of public policies
  • Develops and executes strategic approaches and narratives for advancing public policy goals
  • Represents Alteryx with government officials from foreign governments and embassies, the U.S. Administration, Congress, trade associations and think tanks globally
  • Participates in and influences trade association and business coalition policy development and advocacy in line with Alteryx business priorities
  • Analyzes and reports internally on global developments in our priority public policy areas
  • Manages external consultants in multiple jurisdictions


Internal Stakeholder Coordination

  • Maintains strong and collaborative relationships with internal stakeholders at all levels, including top company executives, and understands our business and public policy priorities
  • Produces internal briefings, calls, and talking points on policy topics and, together with the Communications team and others, contributes to external communications on priority policy topics
  • Creates and leads internal, cross-functional teams on policy development and advocacy, reconciling points of view of various internal stakeholders


Business Enablement

  • Drives important public policy and business-support initiatives and contributes to Alteryx work of utilizing data to enable breakthroughs across the globe
  • Increases the profile of Alteryx with government decision-makers, ensuring we connect with the right decision makers, at the right level, and that they understand the changing nature of our industry and company
  • Works with our Sales teams to identify opportunities and challenges through relationship building and policy advocacy


Education, Experience, and/or Licenses:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years relevant experience; or equivalent relevant experience
  • 10+ years’ experience as a government relations professional, with international affairs experience (European Union)
  • Global outlook and ability to collaborate with teams around the world, and willingness to travel globally
  • Self-starter able to identify and execute on policy projects with minimal oversight
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced and changing environment, comfortable with ambiguity, and willing to help define and shape team and company goals
  • Strong writing, communication, and presentation skills





Find yourself checking a lot of these boxes but doubting whether you should apply? At Alteryx, we support a growth mindset for our associates through all stages of their careers. If you meet some of the requirements and you share our values, we encourage you to apply. As part of our ongoing commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, we’re invested in building teams with a wide variety of backgrounds, identities, and experiences.



Benefits & Perks:

Alteryx has amazing benefits for all Associates which can be viewed here.

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Job posted: 2022-07-24