Government Relations Specialist

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Our Company

Changing the world through digital experiences is what Adobe’s all about. We give everyone—from emerging artists to global brands—everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences! We’re passionate about empowering people to create beautiful and powerful images, videos, and apps, and transform how companies interact with customers across every screen.

We’re on a mission to hire the very best and are committed to creating exceptional employee experiences where everyone is respected and has access to equal opportunity. We realize that new ideas can come from everywhere in the organization, and we know the next big idea could be yours!

The Challenge

Adobe is looking for a leader to join our Global Government Relations and Public Policy team to drive our work in Europe. The team provides a very dynamic and enjoyable work environment with terrific opportunities to work directly with government entities, develop policy positions and support Adobe’s business in the European Union and its member states. This role will entail working with senior leadership providing counsel and developing engagement plans for them as appropriate. The position will report to the EMEA Director for Policy and Government Relations based in Munich, Germany.

We are looking for an innovative and well-connected government relations professional. A successful candidate will have knowledge of digital policies at member state and EU level as well as of technology procurement policy processes. This role requires excellent communication skills, high energy, and a curiosity about technology policies, government IT modernization and the customer experience space.

Do you believe in the positive influence government can have on society? Then this may be the job for you! If you enjoy being a part of a distributed team working to improve government processes and engagement with citizens, this may be the job for you! If you derive job happiness from helping others achieve their goals, building an extensive network of contacts, and advocating for a cause, this position may be for you.

What you’ll do
  • Development, coordination, and implementation of a successful government relations engagement strategy, including engagement planning for senior leaders.
  • Handle resources to accomplish the goals of the organization including outside consultants, and trade association personnel.
  • Work autonomously and engage with senior leadership to drive impact.
  • Ensure Adobe is well positioned and follows all relevant regulations and requirements.
  • Develop and advocate for external policy positions which improve Adobe’s position in the marketplace.
  • Develop monitoring and reporting processes to ensure policies and issues that impact Adobe’s business are flagged and mitigated where possible.
  • Accountability for driving successful results and maintaining high levels of internal and external partner satisfaction.
  • Assist Adobe’s local teams based in several European countries in all aspects of their work.
  • Develop relationships with policy experts, internal teams, trade association personnel, and government decision-makers.
  • Lead Adobe’s Government Relations involvement in public sector sales/procurement activities in Europe.
  • Advocate for procurement and digital government policy changes that improve the customer experience and the digital service delivery provided by government.
  • Advocate for policy changes that are good for our employees, customers, and business generally.
What Is Needed For Success
  • Approx. 10 years of confirmed experience
  • Extensive, firsthand knowledge of government policies and processes in the EU and EU member states
  • Experience in successful government engagement
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral); social skills and analytical/problems solving skills
  • High command of English and preferably French and/or another European language
  • Ability to lead and drive teams towards success
  • Ability to think and act both strategically and creatively
  • Strong self-starter who is an extraordinary teammate and excels at developing and implementing a successful work plan but is comfortable working autonomously
  • Ability to work with senior leaders and build consensus and collaboration internally
  • Ability to take complicated technical concepts and translate in a compelling and succinct manner
  • Direct knowledge of government agency and ministries´ structures and functions
  • Sound understanding of how to appropriately participate in political and external policy development bodies and parties
  • Commitment to quick results with vision to see how long-term strategies need to unfold
  • Passionate about government service and the role of government in society
  • Strong desire to improve government and make a difference for good
  • Ability to and curiosity about growing and adapting as Adobe’s business accelerates
  • Strong desire for success

At Adobe, you will be immersed in an exceptional work environment that is recognized throughout the world on Best Companies lists. You will also be surrounded by colleagues who are committed to helping each other grow through our unique check-In approach where ongoing feedback flows freely.

If you’re looking to make an impact, Adobe’s the place for you. Discover what our employees are saying about their career experiences on the Adobe Life blog and explore the benefits we offer.

Adobe is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.

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