Government & Public Affairs Director

Washington, DC, USA
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Job Description

Are you a dynamic and impactful Government & Public Affairs (GPA) professional who can develop and deliver the LEGO Group’s agenda across the Americas region?

Here’s an incredible opportunity to apply your environmental and market access policy and public affairs expertise to advance political engagement, public affairs advocacy and thought leadership aligned to our strategic objectives.

Core Responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver the LEGO Group’s Government and Public Affairs strategy on environmental (circular economy, recycling and product and chemical safety) and market access (trade, tax and supply chain) policy issues
  • Drive collaboration within Corporate Affairs, Government and Public Affairs worldwide and key groups across LEGO branded entities to develop company positions and inform engagement strategies
  • Cultivate strong relationships within the political and regulatory community, civil society and our business partners
  • Monitor, analyze, and communicate on legislation and regulation on core environmental and market access issues critical to the LEGO Group
  • Participate in environmental and market access related industry associations and coalitions
  • Collaborate with global government and public affairs team to drive effective cross-market engagement
  • Communicate the LEGO Group’s policy positions clearly and effectively to internal and external audiences

Play your part in our team succeeding

In Government & Public Affairs, we have a purpose that we live by be the purveyors of the magic, calming seas and shaping play-filled futures!

The GPA function facilitates this by enabling the LEGO Group and LEGO branded entities to thrive and grow through strategic engagement with governments and related partners; growing market opportunities, protecting our business from political and legislative risk, and enhancing our reputation.

The GPA Americas team focuses on policy issues and opportunities across North and South America specifically related to business priorities and our corporate citizenship agenda. The team delivers impact through driving market specific plans in the region to enable our operations, while achieving our mission of inspiring the builders of tomorrow.

This role requires demonstration of curiosity to learn and anticipate future risks and trends, bravery in driving innovative and dynamic policy work; and strong focus to advance our agendas.

Do you have what it takes?

  • We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a passion for our brand, and strong drive to achieve the LEGO Group’s strategic objectives across the Americas.
  • You have high integrity and will always do what’s right for the company and our primary role models, children.
  • Proven track record in Government relations, public affairs and/or experience in priority policy issue areas – environmental responsibility (required) and market access (preferred).
  • Experience of practicing government and public affairs in multi-national companies with track record of advancing legislative agendas at the state and national level, across the Americas.
  • Outstanding ability to build relationships and network internally and externally.
  • Deliver high quality, effective written and verbal communication to a wide range of partners.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in driving government and public affairs programs within global organizations or government institutions.
  • Experience and awareness of working in a matrixed organization – with a diverse network of collaborators and colleagues preferred.
  • Prior experience working in consumer product goods, trade associations, government, or companies with a strong manufacturing base preferred.
  • Ability to travel.

Join the global LEGO® team

We strive to create a diverse, dynamic and inclusive culture of play at the LEGO Group, where everyone feels safe, valued and they belong.

The LEGO Group is proud to be an equal opportunity and an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

We support our employees in being there for the moments that matter in life and celebrate families of all kinds, the loved ones that make us who we are. Being part of the LEGO Group also means taking part in our annual Play Day, playing a part in building a sustainable future and continuing our mission to “inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow.”

The LEGO Group is fully committed to Children’s Rights and Child Wellbeing across the globe. Candidates offered positions with high engagement with children are required to take part in Child Safeguarding Background Screening, as a condition of the offer.

Thank you for sharing our global commitment to Children’s Rights.

Build your career brick by brick at the LEGO Group.

We conduct drug screening as a part of our drug free workplace policy and in support of our commitment to the health and safety of our employees.

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