Mondelēz International, Inc. empowers people to snack right in over 150 countries around the world. We're leading the future of snacking with iconic brands such as Oreo, belVita and LU biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Toblerone chocolate; Sour Patch Kids candy and Trident gum. Our 80,000 colleagues around the world are key to the success of our business. Great people and great brands. That's who we are.
Join us on our mission to continue leading the future of snacking around the world by offering the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way. It's time for you to Make It with Mondelēz International.
As part of our Corporate & Government Affairs (CGA) team, you'll shape and tell our company story and act as an advocate for growing our business responsibly. You will help build the Mondelēz International corporate brand and reputation, both globally and locally.
The position is part of the global Corporate & Legal Affairs (CLA) function within Mondelez International. The purpose of CLA is to promote and protect MDLZ, its brands and its people to create a competitive advantage. This includes:
Defending MDLZ's freedom to operate its business with minimal regulatory disruption
Practicing risk intelligence, preserving integrity and advocating for the best interests of MDLZ internally and externally
Attracting and retaining top talent
- Driving confidence in our strategic plans and executional abilities with key stakeholders
Corporate & Government Affairs is an important sub-function within CLA who helps contribute to that purpose, in alignment with the function's principles of doing what matters in close cooperation with and amongst all different parts of the function and the corporate and global structure.
This role will lead global public policy and government affairs initiatives for the company, including advocacy of its global policy priorities and values with government officials in Washington and around the world. The role is accountable for further developing and delivering a government affairs agenda that builds and enhances business reputation, mitigates business risk, shapes public perception and political capital of Mondelēz International with regulatory bodies, politicians and NGOs.
This role will be an active contributor to the global public and government affairs center of excellence, a network of PGA practitioners from global and local roles all around the world. All MDLZ CGA team members are expected to think globally and act locally, collaborating with colleagues from around the world to create and share best practices and leverage and create campaigns and content which can be rolled out across all Business Units.
The Washington D.C. Government Affairs office is the front line in assessing external challenges and defending our freedom to operate as a North American-based global business. This leader will serve as a strategic business partner internally by anticipating external pressures, informing business decisions and defending our freedom to operate globally in close partnership with U.S. government affairs leadership. Specific responsibilities include:
- Lead and manage Washington government office's efforts to drive global strategic advocacy in support of the company's business objectives
- Provide strong leadership to team members to ensure successful execution of critical functions, including policy analysis, policy communications, lobbying and compliance on a global basis
- Represent the company in public engagements, including media appearances, public hearings and policy conferences
- Identify and manage legislative and policy challenges that may affect the business; provide impact assessment of emerging political issues, existing or emerging regulatory policy, rules and guidelines for monitoring government analysis and tracking of legislation
- Support Legal colleagues to help business partners understand and meet obligations under national and international laws and regulations, including sanctions and export control policies
- Prepare briefing materials and recommended positions for trade and other meetings (Congress, Administration, Diplomatic or industry trade association meetings) in partnership with U.S. government affairs leadership.
- Retain and manage government affairs and public policy consultants as necessary to deliver on company policy objectives
- Collaborate and develop key internal relationships with regional businesses to offer counsel and be considered as a valued subject matter expert
- Advise business partner colleagues and senior leadership about the effect of policy developments on product development, sales, business strategy and company operations
- Manage company employee political action committee resources and ensure compliant governance
In September, 2018, MDLZ introduced a new long-term strategic plan to shift our focus to top-line growth. This plan follows a significant transformation program focused on cost cutting and margin expansion. With a new Purpose, Mission, Values and long-term plan it is critical that we inspire and engage all stakeholders, internally and externally on the pillars and proofs of our work in the area of well-being, mindful and sustainable snacking.
Knowledge: including education, qualifications and training
- Master's Degree, preferably in business or public administration - Preferred
Skills/Leadership Competencies required
- Pro-active and innovative in building plans that support company's growth
- Result-oriented and hand-on mentality
- Ability to work under pressure with a sense of diplomacy
- Strong strategic leadership orientation combined with a strong analytical & conceptual thinking – demonstrated through experience in previous roles
- Dealing with Ambiguity
- Change Agility
- Excellent time management and priority setting
- Attention to detail
- Understanding and sharing vision and company direction
- 10-15 years government affairs experience, including time with USG Executive and Legislative branches
- Previous experience managing company relationships with trade associations and other external partners preferable
- Exposure to negotiations in the areas of trade and tax policy
- Previous work experience in a large, matrixed multinational
- Excellent English
Mondelēz Global LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact 847-943-5460 for assistance.
Applicants must complete all required steps in the application process, including providing a Resume/CV, in order to be considered for this position.