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Brussels-Capital Region
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
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Why Work at Lenovo

Here at Lenovo, we believe in smarter technology that builds a brighter, more sustainable and inclusive future for our customers, colleagues, communities, and the planet.

And we go big. No, not big—huge.

We’re not just a US$70 billion revenue Fortune Global 500 company, we’re one of Fortune’s Most Admired. We’re transforming the world through intelligent transformation, offering the world’s most complete portfolio of smart devices, infrastructure, and solutions. With more than 71,500 employees doing business in 180 markets, we help millions—not just the select few—experience our version of a smarter future.

The one thing that’s missing? Well… you...

Description and Requirements

We are looking for a Manager Government relations in our Belgium office. In this role you will be responsible for managing the Government relations across EMEA, reporting directly to the ED for Government Relations and Global Trade Regulation.

Your Key responsibilities include: 

  • Strategically evaluate impact of implementing key Government guidelines and processes on Lenovo’s business, with the ability to advocate on Lenovo’s behalf
  • Liaison / Communicate with government authority / body on policy matters
  • Build relationships and ensure regular communication with key stakeholders, specially through industry trade associations, in order to understand the latest regulatory requirements
  • Actively identify emerging and significant policy issues and engage with stakeholders on issues of importance
  • Monitor political and social events in the EU/EMEA and work with local teams to mitigate operation risks; Work closely with the Business Units and on their behalf to address their issues 
  • In collaboration with SMEs, handle various issues related to manufacturing, marketing, regulatory, finance, taxation, import / exports, foreign direct investment etc.
  • Provide inputs on policy/ regulatory legislations, which affect Lenovo’s business
  • Stakeholder mapping at central, state, institutions, NGOs and international organizations to prepare blueprint for engagement and influencing processes
  • Represent Lenovo at major industry trade associations. Work directly or through trade associations to play a key role in the development of business intelligence in political and regulatory information as well as in-market competition, through monitoring processes, shared tools, data bases, and periodic reports, aiming to provide accurate information to business strategy
  • Actively participate as a technology industry leader in trade associations and, coordinating with Lenovo Legal, with regulatory agencies, and executive and legislative branches where Company’s most relevant issues are addressed
  • Strategically utilize knowledge on government’s FDI / foreign investments and incentive policies to benefit Lenovo’s business and long-term planning
  • Help Lenovo Implement technology product industry guidelines and processes as directed by the EU

  • Suitable qualifications include university degrees in: Public relations, communication, political sciences, public affairs, law, business, economics, marketing, journalism, business/commerce, sciences or engineering
  • 5+ years of demonstrated experience in areas such as managing public policy, government relations and advocacy, or international trade relations and diplomatic sectors - in global technology manufacturing company is preferred
  • A vast understanding of the technology market, ideally in the areas of the laptop / IT hardware /mobile phones / cloud computing; 
  • Responsible to monitor and support EMEA wide GR matters as they arise
  • Keen understanding of the EU/EMEA political system, environment and institutions, as well as cultural landscape
  • Solid network with key stakeholders, the academia, and a working knowledge of the technology industry
  • Experience with other government/policy schemes
  • Interest in emerging technologies and policy work
  • Strong collaboration skills, drive for results, strategic thinking, and emotional intelligence
  • Experience in Government or diplomatic sector is a plus

What We Will Offer You:

  • A multitude of professional and personal opportunities
  • An open and stimulating environment within one of the most forwarding thinking IT companies
  • Flat structures and fast decision-making processes
  • A modern and flexible way of working to combine personal and professional life
  • An international team with a high focus on Gender Diversity
  • Opportunities within Strong Employer Brand
  • Attractive compensation package
  • …and a lot of fun: We like to celebrate our successes!

We are looking forward to discussing this position with you soon! 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any federal, state, or local protected class.