Public Affairs Manager

Vereinigtes Königreich DHL Express req84447 04/10/2019
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Public Affairs Manager

The overall role purpose is to manage DHL's public affairs in relation to government relations and in conjunction with the Senior Director of Corporate Affairs.

The Public Affairs Manager is responsible for:

- Stakeholder management with parliamentarians, Whitehall officials and other relevant parties. This will involve lobbying on issues of direct impact to DHL's business to be determined from the Corporate Affairs Strategy;

- Representing DHL on various policy groups and preparing briefing documents on government policy issues for senior managers within DHL

- Developing and maintaining a professional Corporate Affairs function which creates a secure, stable and predictable environment for the business.

- Managing all aspects of the Corporate and Public Affairs function from engaging with third party and political stakeholders, to creating a tactical advocacy programme, and also developing internal communications. 

- Participating in setting of the strategy for the Corporate Affairs team.

- To represent the interests of all DHL divisions to government and key stakeholders.

- To identify and understand the relevant issues and impacts for all DHL divisions and successfully articulate key messages to relevant stakeholders

- Identification of strategic political risks and opportunities and relaying of the potential impacts to the business.

- Successful multi tasking to manage many and varied tasks / issues which can be high profile and complex in nature.


- Drafting concise and clear written briefing documents for senior management with key messages and evidenced positions on the issues that may arise during meetings with senior politicians and stakeholders.

- Preparing presentations for senior management to support stakeholder engagement.

- Initiating and perpetuating excellent relationships and dialogue with key figures and bodies including  Ministers, MPs, governmental departments, and  local government.

- Liaising with trade organisations, competitor organisations, etc to identify, co-ordinate and deliver an industry-wide perspective on complex business critical issues to pitch to relevant audiences.

- Maintaining and growing the profile of the business within these governmental circles

- Managing and leading tours of DHL facilities for Government Ministers, MPs, MEPs, officials and other stakeholders. This includes presenting to them about DHL’s business, delivering key messages on policy and corporate issues, responding to questions and challenges from stakeholders. 


- Lobbying/written and verbal presentations

- Influencing policy consultations by: reviewing consultation documents and identifying the impact on DHL; engaging with relevant specialists across DHL in the UK and globally to understand the potential impact; gathering supporting quantitative and qualitative evidence to form a DHL position; writing a comprehensive and convincing technical consultation response that promotes the DHL position 

- The development and dissemination of key information on the company's relevance to government, alongside Corporate Communications and Marketing teams.

- Creation and implementation of influential public affairs engagement strategy with key governmental figures, at Westminster and beyond.

- Development of robust stakeholder planning processes for the implementation of agreed direction and accountability for the delivery of the plans.

- Regular contact with elected officials including MPs, MEPs, MSPs, and Ministers.

- Communicating DHL's policies and views to European, national and local political stakeholders.     

- Evidence gathering to support DHL position on business critical issues.

- Successful participation and implementation of corporate role (eg strategic planning and goal setting)

- Horizon scanning to identify Government policies that could impact the operations of the business and/or pose political and reputational risk.

People Management:

- No direct reports at current time (ad hoc people management may be required)

- Potential management of external suppliers on an ad hoc basis including corporate affairs agency

- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and networking capability are essential.    

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    DHL Express UK

  • Beschäftigungsart

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