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Our client, a multinational FMCG consumer manufacturer is looking to recruit a public affairs manager into their growing in-house team.

As a Public Affairs Manager, you will be responsible for successfully executing the company’s public affairs programme. This will involve both internal engagement, working closely with the sales and marketing teams, as well as external engagement, acting as a liaison between the company and outside stakeholders such as government, MPs, and other regulatory bodies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the implementation of the company’s public affairs programme in the UK and Ireland by engaging with government officials, regulators, industry experts, and NGOs
  • Maintaining and strengthening the company’s public reputation by ensuring strong and sustainable relationships with foreign embassies, business chambers, and other related stakeholders
  • Lead on key multi-million pound issues that remain contentious in the public eye by protecting and equipping the company to respond to potential critics
  • Act as first line of support to the Head of Public Affairs in Crisis situations
  • Assist UK personnel when preparing public speeches, letters, and articles

Key Requirements:

  • At least three years of experience working in any of agency, in-house, in a wider political setting
  • Proven track record of communicating information in a clear and concise manner as well as looking for ways to improve processes and become more efficient
  • Experience working within a public affairs or policy environment
  • Strong communication and relationship-building skills
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and prioritising workloads to meet pressing deadlines
  • Experience in an FMCG environment is preferable

If you have the relevant experience and this opportunity sounds interesting to you, please get in touch with a copy of your CV as soon as possible via the form below.

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Consultant and Head of Research Matilda Beckett

Matilda joined Hanson Search in 2021, having previously worked as a Teaching Assistant in a London Day School. As a Consultant, she specialises in the Public Affairs and Policy team, but has provided support for consultants across all areas of the market. She also manages our research team. Matilda has supported on a range of roles, including several senior hires, as well as looking to build strong candidate and client relationships. She graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in Philosophy and Theology.

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