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What you’ll be doing...

This role will be working in the Public Policy team at Verizon, working across EMEA and International.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Monitor EU legislation and regulatory matters affecting the company and advise and inform the company, including the business and PPLS leaders, on potential impacts, policy positioning and advocacy strategy.

  • Define and draft Verizon’s public policy positions on relevant EU legislation and policies that affect Verizon’s business both in the EU and in the US (“policy transfer risk”).

  • Work closely with Verizon’s EMEA Government and Regulatory Affairs colleagues as well as Legal and Business units to define Verizon’s positions on relevant policy and assess the impact of regulatory developments on Verizon’s services and operations to help guidance future compliance.

  • Engage and connect with EU policymakers and their staff on issues relevant to the company and provide them with thought leadership, suggestions for improvements to draft legislation, and examples of the impacts of legislation under consideration.

  • Engage in the work of trade associations (Amcham EU, EuroISPA, ETNO, GSMA), industry and civil society stakeholders.

  • Communicate the company’s positions both internally and externally.

  • Facilitate and support the policy engagements of senior executives and the Government and Regulatory Affairs leadership.

Where you'll be working:

In this hybrid role, you'll have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days set by your manager.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience.
  • Experience working with EU institutions on public policy and regulatory issues.
  • Knowledge of the EU legislative process and institutions and policies impacting the digital and telecoms sector, and a network of strategic external relationships is essential.
  • Fluency in English.
  • The ability to travel up to 25%.

Even better to have one of the following:

  • Understanding of political dynamics and their respective business impacts on a company.
  • Knowledge of or interest in ESG policy issues is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and pressurised environment and as part of distributed teams and a matrixed organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to prioritise team efforts and objectives.
  • Analytical and organisational skills, with communication capabilities.
  • Translate draft position papers, briefings, presentationsbetween the specialist languages of technology and policy.
  • Ability to develop advocacy campaigns with strategic thinking and manage multiple projects and policy issues with a results-oriented approach.
  • Team-player who can also work independently.

If Verizon and this role sound like a fit for you, we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet every “even better” qualification listed above.

Diversity & Inclusion

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer. At Verizon, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion page to learn more.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Please note, in countries where there is a COVID-19 related government order or rule, Verizon is required to ensure that all employees accessing our workplace comply with these mandatory requirements. If you work in one of these locations, you will be required to provide us with your vaccination status prior to joining. If this, or any other COVID related requirement applies in your location, we will notify you about this before you start work.

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