Senior Director of Government Relations

16 Feb, 2019


Senior Director of Government Relations

Washington, DC
Description: This position is a key member of the Nokia Global Government Relations team with primary responsibility for North America and for supporting Latin America as needed.  The duties include working across multiple business units to identify potential policy issues that require engagement with elected and appointed officials in the legislative and executive branches of relevant governments.  This includes the formulation and execution of advocacy strategies and campaigns to position Nokia priorities in the legislative and regulatory process.
This position will work with other members of the team to manage Nokia’s participation in industry trade associations, helping to drive the direction of association work on regulatory and legislative issues critical to Nokia’s business.  This individual will also collaborate and at times manage the work of outside lobbyists and consultants.
A successful candidate will be someone that can work well with experts from a variety of disciplines internally to identify and manage issues, can work collaboratively with the legislative and regulatory teams of our key customers to align and advance shared priorities, and develop and manage relationships with external government stakeholders.
The successful candidate should have interest in technology policy issues of the kind Nokia regularly considers important topics for engagement, including, but no limited to:
  • Cybersecurity
  • Privacy
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Core communications issues, such as spectrum policy and net neutrality
  • Connected Communities, Intelligent Transportation, and the Internet of Things (IoT)
Specific Duties:
  • Working with internal company experts to develop technical and policy contributions for filing with regulators in proceedings of interest to Nokia’s multiple business units
  • Develop policy papers as needed for use as educational tools for policymakers and to advance Nokia’s thought leadership
  • Represent Nokia regularly as a front-line speaker and contributor to symposia, panels, and trade show events in areas of policy responsibility
  • Increase Nokia recognition as a policy thought leader by strategically identifying forums, speaking, and sponsorship opportunities with reach to opinion leaders and key government and policy stakeholder for yourself, other members of the government relations team, business group leaders and senior company management
  • Develop and manage the relationships with elected and appointed officials across the region
  • Formulate messaging and stakeholder engagement strategy and implement this strategy with the aid of other team members, company experts, and outside lobbyists and consultants
Key Competencies: 
  • Excellent written and verbal skills;
  • Strong public speaking skills and the ability to advocate effectively;
  • Strong familiarity with government structure and process; and
  • Ability to establish solid working relationships with various internal and external stakeholders.
Required Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Advanced degree in business, law or policy preferred
  • Three to seven years of experience in a government relations or public affairs capacity for a trade association, non-profit, or company is desirable.  Experience working in state, local, or federal government in a policy or legal staff role is preferred.

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Job posted: 2019-02-16