Government Affairs Manager at Nigerian Breweries Plc

Job Description

  • The Government Affairs Manager is a politically savvy professional with access to key stakeholders in government and a dependable enabler for the company to shape public policies and lead advocacies on corporate affairs campaigns that are material to business sustainability.

Key Responsibilities

  • Providing the business with strategic advice by identifying and capturing investment opportunities in collaboration with government, while protecting the value of existing assets
  • Identifying key national policies and political opportunities/risks that impact short and long term business goals including draft alcohol regulation, excise administration, tax stamps and production licenses to shape campaign strategies.
  • Establishing and maintaining regular contacts with key decision makers and developing a robust stakeholder maps and engagement plans to leverage key platforms for high-level participation by the company.
  • Analyzing legislative and public policy documents with impact on business continuity, developing submissions and generating reports on their status and action plan
  • Executing tactical advocacies with government and communication plans to support  business objectives
  • Contributing to the development of unit strategies and priorities as part of the annual business plan for the Corporate Affairs function
  • Providing written reports and formal presentation to senior colleagues on outcomes of engagement with stakeholders and advice on contact with decision makers.

Educational Qualification

  • University Degree in Social Sciences
  • An MBA with specialization in marketing or strategy offers an added advantage.

Work Experience:

  • 4-6 years relevant experience in public policy analysis and advocacy, government affairs and regulatory relations.
  • Good understanding of the Nigerian political environment and experience in developing coalitions with thought leaders and industry associations.

Knowledge:

  • Government relations
  • Stakeholder mapping
  • Advocacy campaigns
  •  Public policy and legislative processes
  • Issues management and crisis resolution
  • Business communication and presentation
  • Community relations and corporate social responsibility.

Skills:

  • Excellent writing, speaking and presentation skills
  • Great networking skills and ability to main contacts with decision-makers
  • Business acumen – strong understanding of the business and ability to engage with internal senior business leaders to demonstrate the value of Corporate Affairs to the business.
  • Political knowledge – intimate knowledge of the Nigerian political process at all levels of government
  • Influencing and people management skills – understanding of the science of successful influencing techniques, nudge behaviour and how to achieve results.
  • Digital – building digital first mindset and capabilities
  • Stakeholder mapping, engagement and advocacy campaigns
  • Information gathering and interpreting skills
  • Organizational skills to manage demanding workload and priorities
  • Strong project management skill
  • Ability to handle complex issues, grasp complex information and communicate in a simplified manner.

Why Join Us?

  • Attractive remuneration and benefits.
  • Paid time off
  • Employee mental health assistance programme
  • Medical insurance for employees, spouses and children.
  • Life insurance
  • Vehicle insurance
  • Attractive pension scheme
  • Grants for car ownership
  • Flexible work arrangement
  • Free onsite crèche
  • Recreational facilities e.g. swimming pool, tennis court.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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