Government Affairs Manager

Government Affairs Manager

Organization: Elsevier

Apply By: 05 Feb 2022

Location: Gurgaon(Haryana)

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About the Organization

Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals advance healthcare, open science and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. We help researchers make new discoveries, collaborate with their colleagues, and give them the knowledge they need to find funding. We help governments and universities evaluate and improve their research strategies. We help doctors save lives, providing insight for physicians to find the right clinical answers, and we support nurses and other healthcare professionals throughout their careers. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 38,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray’s Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group. With a wide range of technology jobs, commercial and business jobs, and graduate jobs, there is a part for everyone to play. We need talented people to help us inspire ground-breaking research.

Job Responsibilities

  • Identifying, monitoring and influencing business critical political and policy developments at Union- and State-level;
  • Analysing policy issues, and working closely with legal and strategy functions and the relevant business units to assess likely impact on RELX;
  • Helping to build RELX’s profile by participating in relevant government/ industry advisory groups, think tanks, trade associations, and other forums as appropriate, and ensuring RELX is perceived to be an active participant in policy debates affecting the company;
  • Assisting with the development of high-quality written submissions to government departments, parliamentary committees, regulators and other relevant bodies;
  • Maintaining key relationships with relevant internal and external stakeholders and assisting with the communication and education of policy issues and positions to internal RELX community;
  • Without needing specific IP policy expertise, the post holder must have an appreciation for and enthusiastically espouse the importance of strong IP protection to the business.

Education Qualification/Required Skills & Experience

  • 6-10 years of related work experience;
  • A clear understanding of the intersection of business and government and experience in navigating political processes and parliamentary systems to advance an advocacy agenda;
  • A strong interest in and understanding of the way public policy is made at Union- and State-level, and previous experience working with policy makers and institutions;
  • Excellent academic credentials. A law degree would be useful but is not a prerequisite, but the ability to analyse and interpret legislative and judicial language is essential;
  • A strong interest and background in at least one major area of policy interest to RELX (e.g. science policy, health policy, IP, data, technology and AI).

Candidate attributes:

  • The ability to balance the need to be an engaged team player and be a self-starting, initiative taker;
  • Comfortable with complexity and ambiguity and able to operate within different company cultures;
  • Intellectually curious and willing to drive into the detail of issues and policies;
  • Good communicator and team collaborator, diplomatic and credible internally and externally;
  • A keen willingness to learn, develop professionally and take on new challenges;
  • A professional network within government and experience of working with trade associations and coalitions is desirable.
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