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Job: Policy Manager, European Parliament Relations at Google Location: #Brussels #Belgium DL: n.a.

Policy Manager, European Parliament Relations - Brussels
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This position is based in Brussels, Belgium.
The area: Public Policy and Government Relations

Our job is to advocate for Google on the big public policy issues of the day. Technology moves quickly, so it's important that we work closely with politicians, regulators, academics and third parties to help them understand the issues that affect the Internet and our users. Google and the web touch a lot of public policy debates, so we're looking for quick-witted, entrepreneurial and intellectually curious people to join our team. Life at Google is rarely quiet, and never boring so to succeed here, you'll need to combine creativity with the organizational skills to manage different campaigns and projects to tight deadlines. Ideal candidates will be inspiring advocates and enthusiastic team players, eager to help shape the future direction of Internet policy.

The role: European Parliament Relations Manager

A great opportunity exists for a bright, well organized and energetic individual to work with a stellar team on cutting edge technology issues. Google is looking for a Public Policy and European Parliament Relations Manager, based in Brussels, to handle our relationship with Members of European Parliament . You will work with a cross-functional team of Google employees, as well as with a closely-coordinated global Public Policy team to advance policy positions that benefit our users and an open Internet more generally. The role requires significant experience either working with or in European Parliament, politics or a regulatory agency as well as an ability to grasp complex technical and policy issues.


  • Develop and lead public policy campaigns across the full range of policy areas that impact Google and the web. Key issues include technology innovation, free expression, privacy and intellectual property.
  • Engage directly with Members of European Parliament.
  • Build a network of trade associations, industry partners, non-profit groups and others to support policies that will help create/maintain a user-focused online environment as well as an open Internet.
  • Work cross functionally to develop policy positions for review by Google's policy, legal, and management teams.


  • Strong academic record, with minimum bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • Substantial direct experience in Internet related policy matters, preferably including time spent working in European Parliament, politics, the corporate or public interest world on such issues.
  • First-rate written and verbal communications skills in English.
  • Strong political and analytical skills.
  • Familiarity with Internet technologies and the surrounding policy environments.
  • Team player with a sense of humor and the ability to exercise good judgment in a rapidly changing and sometimes stressful environment.