Senior Manager Global Government Affairs (m/f/d)

Herzogenaurach | Germany | Legal / SEA

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:<

The Senior Manager Government Affairs will support the Global Government affairs team on key strategic and advocacy initiatives in Germany and Europe to help reach adidas’ mid and long-term performance ambitions. As member of the Global Government Affairs team, the role will manage relations with government representatives and industry associations for adidas in Germany and Europe, provide relevant public policy analysis, and contribute to the implementation and continuous development of the Global Government Affairs strategy.<


Key Responsibilities:< <

Support the Global Government affairs department on key strategic and advocacy initiatives in Germany and Europe to help reach adidas’ mid and long-term performance ambitions.< Establish and manage relations with government stakeholders in Germany and Europe< Identify, monitor and analyze relevant policy developments in Germany and Europe, including trade and market access policy, intellectual property protection, competition and digitalization< Understand the organization’s current and future business objectives/-priorities on a timely basis as to how policy developments might affect adidas< Develop and execute advocacy strategies on policy priorities< Provide guidance and support on policy development and stakeholder outreach to relevant internal business partners< Execute internal and external research, provide tangible analysis to develop readily intelligible output to support the company’s advocacy efforts< Represent adidas at selected working groups and committees of relevant trade associations< Develop executive level presentations< Build effective working relationships with internal clients across various locations< <

 < Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:<

  • Fluency in German and English required, fluency in French desirable
  • Excellent understanding of political decision making in Germany and the EU
  • Strong analytical, research, and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to bridge business, political and societal goals and language
  • Strong social and communication skills: diplomacy, poise, maturity and empathy
  • Interpersonal and team building skills - strong ability to work at various ends within the organization<
  • Ability to work well under pressure and act in utmost confidentiality with sensitive leadership information<
  • Intellectual curiosity and practical sense of how to cut to the core issues and analysis<
  • International, cross-functional and intercultural experience<
  • Comfort with ambiguity, flexibility, tenacity, eagerness to learn< <


    Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:< <

  • 5+ plus years of relevant work experience in public affairs or related fields<
  • University degree in the fields of business administration, economics, political sciences or law<
  • Top quartile performance within peer group throughout education and career<  < <
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The Facts

Jobtitle Senior Manager Global Government Affairs (m/f/d)
Team Legal / SEA
Brand adidas
Location Herzogenaurach
Country Germany
Number 195333
Position Type Full time
Date May-28, 2019
Relocation yes

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