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Public Policy Lead

Brussels, , Belgium

Job Description:

Job Title: Government Affairs EMEA

Corporate Title:  VP or SVP (depending on experience)

Location:  Brussels

Company Overview:

At Bank of America, we are guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better through the power of every connection.  Responsible Growth is how we run our company and how we deliver for our clients, teammates, communities and shareholders every day.

One of the keys to driving Responsible Growth is being a great place to work for our teammates around the world. We’re devoted to being a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone. We hire individuals with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences and invest heavily in our teammates and their families by offering competitive benefits to support their physical, emotional, and financial well-being.

Bank of America believes both in the importance of working together and offering flexibility to our employees. We use a multi-faceted approach for flexibility, depending on the various roles in our organization.

Working at Bank of America will give you a great career with opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact, along with the power to make a difference. Join us!

The Team:

Based in several locations in Europe and internationally, this roles provides considerable exposure to senior executives inside and outside the bank. Equally, you will liaise with senior stakeholders in the US and Exco members in EMEA. Exposure to private offices of Governors of Central banks, national and EU politicians, Ministers, EU officials is also part of the role.

Role Description:

SVP, based in Brussels, you will be required to support the company’s business objectives in the EU, with a specific focus on Germany, and will be part of the International Government Relations team.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the leading financial institutions in the world. As a member of the Government Affairs team, based in Brussels, you will be required to support the company’s business goals in Europe and act as part of the wider EMEA Government Affairs team.

You will be responsible for managing the company's public policy strategy development and implementation on a regional basis, including education and advocacy with government officials you will be trade association and coalition relationships.

In this role you will also be expected to identify and address legislative and political risks and opportunities impacting our company (and industry). You are going to establish and maintain relationships, as appropriate, with public officials. Working collaboratively with internal partners as well as Public Policy colleagues you will be advising senior stakeholders of pending legislation and public policy issues.


  • Advocacy with EU policy makers, government officials, stakeholders

  • Advocacy with German government officials, policymakers, stakeholders both in Brussels and in Germany

  • Manages contractors (consultancies) as well as trade association and coalition relationships.

  • Policy and legislative analysis in the development of advocacy and influencing plans where appropriate, with focus in Brussels and Germany

  • Contact building and networking with key officials and politicians in the EU institutions, Member State Permanent Representations, trade associations, stakeholders etc.

What we are looking for:

  • Solid grasp of EU institutional and decision-making process and of German policy framework

  • Financial Services sector experience is an asset, with a working knowledge of the key public policy issues which impact the sector.

  • Experience of working in Brussels is essential. Experience of German policy is also required.

  • You will most likely  have experience working in the EU or German institutions, government relations/public affairs consultancy, or in a government relations/external affairs function in a financial services organization or an industry association.

  • You will have excellent inter-personal skills

  • Corporate mind set

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple issues, and process and summarize complex information orally and in writing in a way, which maximizes advocacy effectiveness.

  • Fluent in English and German is essential. Knowledge of a 3rd language would be desirable.

  • Several years of relevant experience would be an asset

Bank of America:

Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It’s important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mind-set are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.

We are an equal opportunities employer and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, gender identity or gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, race, religion or belief, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, socio-economic background, responsibility for dependants or physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.

We strive to ensure that our recruitment processes are accessible for all candidates and encourage any candidates to tell us about any adjustment requirements.

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Primary Location:
SQUARE DE MEEUS 38/40, Brussels, 1000