Government Affairs Director - Netherlands

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To increase our SAP profile in the Public Sector and build a mid to long term pipeline (2yrs +) supporting the targeted increase in SAP NL Public sector market share, we are looking for a Government Affairs Director in the Netherlands.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Strategic engagements with the Government on key IT initiatives, programs and projects to ensure proactive coverage to SAP as the trusted technology partner.
  • Maintain long term relationship with key Government stakeholders.
  • Provide strategic insights to sales teams on status and progress of key Government programs and potential business opportunities
  • Maintain strategic relationship with key influencers and Government nodal agencies
  • Participate in program committees as industry representative
  • Develop and maintain a network within IT and Consulting industry to ensure addressing areas of common interest.
  • Continuous, proactive and strategic engagement on policy issues with the Government to ensure favorable regulatory environment for SAP.
  • Prepare policy papers, response to policy statements, point of views on key policies including IT, taxation, trade and IPR etc.
  • Work with industry associations on larger industry issues
  • Create knowledge content on policies based on global experiences and lead thought leadership engagements with stakeholders based on the same.
  • Represent SAP on key consultative groups on policy issues.

Desired Experience:

  • More than 15 years of work experience in Government/ Public Policy/ Strategic Business Support/ Consulting

Desired Qualifications:

  • Post Graduate in Business Administration/ Public Administration / Law or related disciplines

Language Requirements:

  • Native Dutch speaker
  • Fluent English speaker


This role is based in the Netherlands and relocation is not considered an option.


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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.
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Requisition ID: 335288  | Work Area: Communication  | Expected Travel: 0 - 10%  | Career Status: Professional  | Employment Type: Regular Full Time   | Additional Locations: #LI-Hybrid

Requisition ID:  335288
Posted Date:  Jun 22, 2022
Work Area:  Communication
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

's-Hertogenbosch, NL, 5232 BE

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