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Public Policy Lead

Bank of America

Bank of America

Brussels, Belgium · United States · Remote
Posted on Monday, May 13, 2024

Job Description:

Job Title: Public Policy Lead

Corporate Title: Vice President

Location: Brussels

Company Overview:

At Bank of America, we are guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better through the power of every connection. Responsible Growth is how we run our company and how we deliver for our clients, teammates, communities and shareholders every day.

One of the keys to driving Responsible Growth is being a great place to work for our teammates around the world. We’re devoted to being a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone. We hire individuals with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences and invest heavily in our teammates and their families by offering competitive benefits to support their physical, emotional, and financial well-being.

Bank of America believes both in the importance of working together and offering flexibility to our employees. We use a multi-faceted approach for flexibility, depending on the various roles in our organization.

Working at Bank of America will give you a great career with opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact, along with the power to make a difference. Join us!

The Team:

Based in several locations in Europe and internationally, this roles provides considerable exposure to senior executives inside and outside the bank. Equally, you will liaise with senior stakeholders in the US and Exco members in EMEA. You will also have exposure to private offices of Governors of Central banks, national and EU politicians, Ministers, EU officials.

Role Description:

This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the leading financial institutions in the world. As a member of the Government Affairs team, based in Brussels, you will be required to support the company’s business objectives in Europe and act as part of the wider EMEA Government Affairs team.

You will be responsible for managing the company's public policy strategy development and implementation on a regional basis, including education and advocacy with government officials you will be managing trade association and coalition relationships.

In this role you will also be expected to identify and address legislative and political risks and opportunities impacting our company (and industry). You are going to establish and maintain relationships, as appropriate, with public officials. Working collaboratively with internal partners as well as Public Policy colleagues you will be advising senior stakeholders of pending legislation and public policy issues.

Responsibilities:

  • VP based in Brussels, you will be required to support the company’s business objectives in the EU and will be part of the International Government Relations team

  • Policy and legislative analysis in the development of advocacy and influencing plans where appropriate with focus on the EU and key member states

  • Contact building and networking with key officials and politicians in the EU institutions, Member State Permanent Representations, trade associations, stakeholders etc.

  • Represent the company with EU policy makers, government officials, stakeholders and key Member states stakeholders

What we are looking for:

  • Solid grasp of EU institutional and decision-making process

  • Financial Services sector experience is an asset, with a working knowledge of the key public policy issues which impact the sector.

  • Experience of working in Brussels is essential

  • You will most likely have experience working in the EU government relations/public affairs consultancy, or in a government relations/external affairs function in a financial services organization or an industry association.

  • Good team player with strong inter-personal skills

  • Excellent communication skills both in writing and orally. Fluent in English is essential.

  • Knowledge of French and a 3rd language would be desirable.

  • Solid relevant experience would be an asset

Bank of America:

Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It’s important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mind-set are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.

We are an equal opportunities employer and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, gender identity or gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, race, religion or belief, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, socio-economic background, responsibility for dependants or physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.

We strive to ensure that our recruitment processes are accessible for all candidates and encourage any candidates to tell us about any adjustment requirements.