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Government Relations Lead

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Job ID PAK00025 Date posted 02/25/2021 Location : Pakistan

JOB PURPOSE AND IMPACT:

The Government Relations Lead will guide and represent the company on legislative and regulatory affairs with elected officials, government officials and regulatory agencies. We seek are looking for a professional who will build and maintain relationships with Cargill’s stakeholders in the Pakistan government, trade associations, industry coalitions, and other authorities to influence policies and positions, thus creating a favourable environment for Cargill’s business in Pakistan. We also expect the Government Relations lead to support the Communications agenda in the country especially during a crisis and to work with CR Corporate Responsibility to leverage the programs in the country in order to build Cargill’s image and reputation with the relevant government stakeholders.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Own the relationship with key government stakeholders
  • Act as a resource on policy & regulatory matters with regards to government relations
  • Prepare and organize forums and gatherings with government officials to exchange ideas and information on business activities and potential legislation that may affect the business and the organization
  • Ensure that the organization's interests are represented and protected in legislative proceedings and in the development of market rules and procedures
  • Develop and maintain policies and programs to ensure awareness of government legislation and regulatory issues that affect the business and the organization
  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff
  • Work closely with other corporate functions like Communications, Corporate Responsibility and Legal
  • Crisis management

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in a related field
  • 7-10 years of work experience in Corporate Affairs/ Policy advocacy/ Government Relations
  • Native and English communications skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Worked for an agriculture or food company in the country or in the Food and Agriculture sector in the government
  • University degree (preferably in public affairs or international relations)
  • 7-10 years experience in Corporate Affairs/ Policy advocacy/  Government Relations
  • Multinational company experience would be preferable
  • Worked within for a complex organization
  • Lead Led Government Relations activities in previous job
  • Strong understanding of Pakistan government, regulatory & licensing processes
  • Project planning and execution skills
  • Able to prioritize multiple tasks running concurrently Or Able to handle multiple priorities effectively
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