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Vice President, Government Affairs North America, Head of DC Office

Company: Nokia Group
Location: Washington
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Join us in creating the technology that helps the world act togetherVice President, Government Affairs North America, Head of DC Office About Nokia: Nokia is a global supplier of communications infrastructure and services with the industry's most complete end-to-end portfolio of network equipment, software, and services.Nokia's customers include communications service providers whose combined networks support 6.1 billion users, as well as enterprises in the private and public sector that use our network portfolio to increase productivity and enrich lives.A leader in each generation of wireline and wireless communications equipment, Nokia is leading the world to adopt end-to-end 5G networks that are faster, more secure, and capable of revolutionizing lives, economies, and societies. In North America, Nokia is the leading supplier of fixed broadband electronics and a key supplier of wireless network equipment. Position: - Vice President, Government Affairs North America, Head of DC Office Location: Washington, DC. Can be temporarily remote as per Nokia Policy. Description : This position is the leader of the Nokia Government Affairs team in North America with responsibility for managing the company's federal government relationships. The selected individual will manage multiple staff members including professionals responsible for regulatory policy and compliance, executive agencies, and congressional relations. As Head of Nokia's DC office, the individual will staff and support Nokia's leadership in engagements with senior government officials and serve as the primary spokesperson for Nokia's issues in public forums, panels, trade shows and other events and work closely with the communications and public affairs organizations to interact with relevant media stakeholders to promote Nokia's technology leadership. The Vice President of Government Affairs will be a key element of Nokia's market strategy development, support the public policy and regulatory agendas of key customers, and provide regular updates to Nokia's group leadership team and Board of Directors on geopolitical developments, particularly those resulting from policy decisions of the U.S government. As a business-to-business supplier of leading-edge technology and services, Nokia is a key player in debates about prospective regulation in areas like supply chain security, artificial intelligence and machine learning, spectrum utilization and allocation, and infrastructure digitalization and the green transition. Nokia's Bell Labs and Bell Labs Consulting organizations are at the forefront of these, and other issues, and provide Nokia an opportunity to shape the scope and dimension of government policy. On behalf of Nokia Bell Labs and Nokia's business groups, the Vice President, and the team they lead will prepare written submissions in rulemaking proceedings, participate in public events where policy issues are discussed and debated, and lead engagements with key government stakeholders. The Nokia policy and government affairs team works across a narrower set of issues than many other technology firms allowing for us to engage in a deeply collaborative, constructive, and substantive manner with our government partners. As a result, Nokia's impact on policy outcomes is usually significant. The individual that will lead Nokia's North America government affairs needs to be a strategic thinker, willing to consider and if necessary, deviate from the conventional industry view of policy debates, and able to work collaboratively with government officials.Past supervisory experience and ability to develop and grow a team extremely important. Essential duties and responsibilities :

  • Work with Nokia's business group Presidents and strategy teams to identify key issues and needs, business enablement opportunities involving government programs, and provide updates and advice on geopolitical developments.
  • Lead Nokia's regulatory, legislative, and executive branch engagement strategy including development of advocacy messaging.
  • Identify opportunities for R&D support and other incentives related to Nokia's leading edge technology development in areas like 6G, AI, optics, and chip design.
  • Identify and pursue US Government business opportunities for Nokia with federal agencies including the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security.
  • Manage North America government affairs staff and budget including the use of outside legal support and lobbying firms.
  • Support Nokia customer teams by deepening relationships with peer organizations responsible for public policy and government affairs within each customer.
  • Serve as a member of the Nokia of Americas board of directors and assist North America business group leadership in developing market business strategy by providing critical political and regulatory inputs that inform investment and sales decisions.
  • Travel, as needed, to support the department's objectives.
  • Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity, and fulfillment of commitments. Qualifications : To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. - Strategic thinker, able to see opportunities for collaboration with government stakeholders and willingness to deviate from the "Washington Think" when necessary to achieve a result. - Strong communication and advocacy skills directly relevant to complex policy and regulatory issues. Experience developing and executing advocacy strategy and messaging. - Ability to manage a budget including experience identifying external resources such as trade associations, legal and lobbying support, and sponsorship opportunities that increase Nokia's thought leadership and impact on contemporary policy debates. - Strong business acumen and ability to collaborate across multiple organizations including internal business groups, identifying different strategies and targets among the groups, and formulating a common set of goals for projects. - Strong familiarity with government structure and process, particularly the agencies, departments, and congressional members and committees critical to Nokia's issues. - Ability to establish solid working relationships with various external stakeholders and to develop the Nokia government team and manage its future expansion.
    • Autonomous and self-driven. Required Education and Experience: - Bachelor's Degree required. Legal degree or advanced degree in a relevant area such as public policy or management is desirable. - Knowledge and experience leading a team, managing a budget, and formulating advocacy strategy and messaging are essential. This could come from a position in government, a trade association, or prior corporate role. - Familiarity with technology issues and/or with key Nokia stakeholders such as the Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Department of Commerce, State Department, or White House is desirable.
      • Key issues areas include spectrum policy including allocation and related issues, cybersecurity, supply chain rules and localization policies such as Buy America, export controls and government funding programs.Prior exposure and work in one or more of these areas is desirable. Imagine creating technology that has the potential to change the world. Working with us, you will have a positive impact on people's lives and help to overcome some of the world's most pressing challenges. We act inclusively and respect the uniqueness of people. At Nokia, employment decisions are made regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Nokia culture welcomes people as their true selves. Come create the technology to connect the world. - Nokia is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. At Nokia, employment decisions are made regardless of sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information or ancestry, protected Veteran or military status, or other characteristics protected by law. Additional Information
        • United States Salary Range: Salary Range*: 159 670 to 296 530*Nokia Maintains broad annual base salary ranges for its roles in order to account for variations in knowledge, skills, experience and market conditions, and with consideration to internal peer equity
        • United States Benefits: "Nokia offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following:Pension Plan - Cash Account ProgramMedical and dental coverageShort term disability and long-term disabilityLife insurance and AD&D - Company paid 2 x base paySupplemental life and AD&D insurance (Employee/Spouse/Child)Health care and dependent care Flexible Spending AccountsPre-tax commuter and parking benefitsSavings/401(k) PlanPaid time off for holidays and vacationEmployee Stock Purchase PlanTuition Assistance PlanAdoption assistanceEmployee Assistance Program/Work Life Resource ProgramVoluntary benefits including vision, legal, auto & home Insurance, pet insurance, Identity Theft Protection Services, and Health Advisory Services"Nokia Perks At Work
        • Disclaimer (For US Jobs): Nokia Maintains broad annual base salary ranges for its roles in order to account for variations in knowledge, skills, experience and market conditions, and with consideration to internal peer equity.

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