Our client, one of the global innovative leaders in the agro-industry, is looking to hire a Government Relations Director EMEAI in their European headquarters in Switzerland.

This is an excellent career opportunity in a world leading food company. Across the EMEAI region, you will be responsible for anticipating and assessing the impact of relevant regulatory and legislative developments and proactively identify and improve opportunities for the company to influence their development and business objectives.

In this role you will be working closely with the VP Government Relations and the regional government relationship team to develop and implement business-driven engagement with policymakers, business leaders and external stakeholders at the EU level and in a selected non-EU country in EMEAI.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Develop advocacy plans to support or oppose emerging public policy and undertake the execution of the plans.
  • Strengthen and or develop relationships with leader-level government officials, Members of legislatures, high-value trade associations, key representatives of the NGO communication and US Embassies in EMEAI countries.
  • Provide timely, updates on specific policy developments that are tailored to business concerns.
  • Identify government-based obstacles, highlight negative impacts as well as opportunities built and for their EMEAI business.
  • Facilitate and support the participation of the company’s senior executives in policy-shaping global events.


The ideal candidate would bring:

  • Strong understanding of the governance environment in Europe and key EMEAI countries.
  • Relevant experience in a government relations role in agriculture and/or animal or human nutrition/food and/or in biofuels/transportation.
  • Strong track record of implementation of sophisticated strategies and tactics that involve the diverse public, not-for-profit, and business partners.
  • Ability to handle diverse types of information and distill the information in verbal and written form for both internal and external audiences.

Our client offers a modern work environment, a company culture which promotes innovative thinking and growth with the possibility to manage your own career path. They are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and value diversity at our company.

This is a unique opportunity to join an ambitious team and contribute to the monumental challenge of feeding the world's growing population within an outstanding, diverse team of employees!

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.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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Managing Consultant: Head of Europe Barbara Ozanon

Barbara is acting as a success partner with both her candidates and her clients. Her expertise ranges from corporate communications to public affairs, content and digital marketing. She has completed briefs in France, Belgium, Switzerland and The Netherlands, sometimes even cross-countries. She advises and supports global strategic consultancies, network agencies and international corporations across different sectors such as healthcare, retail, food & drink as well as large scale start-ups.

Some of her recent placements include: Managing Director Public Affairs, COO, Head of Content, Government Relations Director EMEA, Digital Director, Head of Tech, Head of Public Affairs.

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