SAP seeking Sr. Director, U.S. Government Affairs

Responsibilities:

  • Helps enhance the SAP America Washington, D.C. office by assisting in the development of the Government Affairs practice.
  • Designs plans for government outreach and thought leadership by providing analysis of emerging or existing legislative public policy issues impacting the company.
  • Gathers intelligence and assists in the preparation of position papers, policy briefings, presentations, and other materials related to government actions.
  • Develops and implements legislative and regulatory agendas on matters relating to cybersecurity and privacy issues of interest and concern to SAP, both domestically and internationally.
  • Increases SAP’s visibility and presence on Capitol Hill and with the White House.
  • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors, and seeks to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.
  • Clearly identifies and communicates corporate positions and objectives.
  • Collaborates internally with relevant stakeholders and networks with key contacts outside of their own area of expertise.
  • Evaluates pending legislation and regulations that may impact SAP in close consultation with the Vice President, Head of U.S. Government Affairs to develop recommendations and prepare communications for senior management.
  • Develops and maintains SAP America PAC.

Requirements:

The successful candidate will have a minimum of ten years’ experience as a government relations executive, a Congressional staffer, or as a senior public servant in a relevant government agency, department or business.  Previous experience and qualifications should include:

  • A thorough understanding of U.S. legislative process, including the roles and decision making processes of the Executive Agencies, U.S. Senate, and U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Expertise in policy areas of privacy, cybersecurity and appropriations strongly preferred.
  • Experience advocating before Congress and/or the Executive Branch on behalf of corporations, trades associations, or any other interest group strongly preferred.
  • First-hand experience with Congressional committee process; floor practice and procedure.
  • Established relationships on Capitol Hill as well as with key Executive Branch agencies.
  • The ability to persuasively communicate complex concepts at the highest level of government.
  • Experience assisting in the development and implementation of government affairs programs.
  • A track record of achievement in advancing important issues through the legislative process.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred.

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