Public Policy, Government Affairs & Communications Manager - EU


Brussels, Belgium

We are looking for a Public Policy, Government Affairs & Communications Manager. She/he will manage strategic public affairs and stakeholder engagement with EU institutions and EU stakeholders. 

We are looking for someone who will

  • Monitor & prioritise all developments in Brussels which could have an impact on PepsiCo's business interests in the EU. Disseminate the information internally and develop an appropriate PepsiCo position in co-ordination with the relevant teams whenever appropriate;
  • Develop and implement, together with the EU Public Policy and Communications Senior Director, issue management strategies in agreement and in collaboration with all the appropriate functions within PepsiCo;
  • Build & develop an effective stakeholder outreach programme on behalf of the company;
  • Participate in the relevant working groups within the appropriate EU trade associations;
  • Over time, become our environmental sustainability expert for the EU.

Your profile

  • Key strengths:
    • Specialist knowledge in EU decision-making processes. Knowledge of politics, policies and actors influencing PepsiCo’s business would be a plus;
    • Experience of issues management and working in a dynamic public affairs environment. Proven project management skills;
    • Ability to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions or approaches to issues;
    • Effective communications in verbal and written form and an ability to adapt according to external stakeholder;
    • Understanding of environment policy, media relations and FMCG experience would be a plus.
  • Mindset: 
    • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Interpersonal skills:
    • Collaborative, inclusive style;
    • Listening skills and multi-cultural mindset;
    • Ability to engage openly and positively with critics as appropriate;
    • Track record of influencing & networking successfully internally and externally;
  • Experience: between 5 to 10 years in Brussels (5 years being a minimum);
  • Languages: Fluent English and mastery of at least one other European language.

Who we are

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $66 billion in net revenue in 2014, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

At the heart of PepsiCo is Performance with Purpose – our goal to deliver top-tier financial performance while creating sustainable growth and shareholder value. In practice, Performance with Purpose means providing a wide range of foods and beverages from treats to healthy eats; finding innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment and reduce our operating costs; providing a safe and inclusive workplace for our employees globally; and respecting, supporting and investing in the local communities where we operate. For more information, visitwww.pepsico.com.

Please send an English CV and cover letter to pepsico.eu@pepsico.com by 12th October 2015.