We’re hiring for a Government & Industry Affairs Coordinator to be located in our Brussels office.
Learn how you can be our voice in the conversation about the future of agriculture.
The Government & Industry Affairs Coordinator will support the execution of Government & Industry Affairs strategies for the Europe region. This individual will also have the unique opportunity to shadow senior Government and Industry Affairs leaders and help to develop strategic policies and procedures that involve knowledge, expertise and awareness of government legislation. S/he will also be responsible for traditional coordinator tasks, including office administrative services, for up to 25% of their time.
Attention to detail and strong relationship development are required in this position. To be successful, this individual must have strong written and oral communication skills, be capable of fostering and building key relationships with officials in government and trade associations, and have meticulous organization and ability to recall past events. This role will require close coordination with other members of the Government & Industry Affairs team in Europe to ensure alignment on priorities, as well as collaboration with other teams inside of External Affairs, including Communications, Global Responsibility and Platform Advocacy. Coordination will also be required with other functions across the company, and with external partners. There is opportunity for growth as the individual continues to develop their knowledge and relationship across Europe.
Your Challenge: Supports the development of Government Affairs strategy based on a foundational knowledge of government legislation. Provides tactical, day-to-day support of the execution of Government Affairs strategy, including, but not limited to, creating briefing documents, scheduling key meetings and events and developing policy positions. Accountable for ensuring their work is in alignment with both the business’ and External Affairs’ strategic direction. Communicates with relevant policy makers and influencers in Europe to establish a credible profile for Corteva. Networks and builds strategic relationships with key government officials and stakeholders to build support for passage of legislation favorable to CRISPR-Cas and Corteva. Scans environments for key legislative opportunities and to alert the Government & Industry Affairs Europe team, while also identifying potential solutions. Utilizes problem solving skills to support with administrative activities which includes managing and changing schedules, preparing necessary materials for meetings, coordinating travel arrangements and reconciling expenses. Works with other administrative support within the European region to ensure more broad administrative responsibilities are covered, including preparing for large events or meetings and ensuring and the office had required supplies. Provides backup when required. Manages IT requirements for the team, including setup for Video Conference, WebEx, etc.
To Grow What Matters, You Will Need Minimum of 3 years of experience working in a government affairs or policy advocacy role BS or BA preferably in public policy, public affairs, government or related field. An MBA or other advanced degree is desirable Self-starter who acts independently with minimum supervision and gets results Demonstrated ability to be flexible and proactive in handling administrative tasks to meet challenging business needs Demonstrated understanding of how government officials develop and implement policy with the ability to analyze government policy/legislation Proficiency with all programs in the Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Teams, Skype for Business) Experience working with government officials Strong verbal and written communication skills Excellent interpersonal, collaborative and communication skills; able to interact successfully with people of all levels inside and outside of Corteva Analytical and critical thinking to identify key relationships and network with both internal and external stakeholders High business acument, strong organizational skills and high attention to detail Ability to thrive in a fast-pace, changing, challenging work environment and set appropriate priorities Fluency (oral and written) in English and either Dutch of French; additional European languages a plus Availability to travel up to 30% of the time Agricultural background or experience is preferred Experience working for a legislative body or regulatory agency is preferred
Who Are We Looking For? Curious, bold thinkers who want to grow their careers and be part of a winning team. Market shaping individuals who want to transform the agriculture industry to meet the world’s growing need for food. Collaborators who thrive in a diverse, inclusive work environment. Innovators who bring initiative and fresh ideas that drive our business into the future and make us an industry leader.
Growing What Matters Starts With You… What Can We Offer To Help You Grow? Challenging work assignments that grow your skills, capabilities and experiences. Opportunities for international rotations and relocation that will expand your global view and cultural experience. Diverse, inclusive work environment where employees bring their whole selves to work and feel heard, valued and empowered. Dedicated and customized resources to help grow your professional skills, industry expertise and personal perspectives. Joining us is a natural opportunity to strengthen your professional network through valuable relationships. Support the health and well-being of every employee by offering world-class benefits, meaningful work and competitive salary. Performance driven culture with a strong focus on speed, efficiency and agility.
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