Senior Manager Governmental Relations (w/m/d)

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Date: Sep 9, 2022

Location: München, BY, DE

Company: Wacker Chemie AG



Our world needs ideas! As one of the world’s most research-intensive chemical companies, we have been developing leading solutions for numerous sectors – from construction to photovoltaics and cosmetics to rubber – for over 100 years. We have a global presence with production sites on three continents and 14,300 employees from 70 nations.



Senior Manager Governmental Relations (w/m/d) 



We offer an exciting position, based in Brussels, embedded in a global team of experts equally contributing to WACKER’s goals and business objectives. You will be part of the Legal & Compliance department and reporting directly to WACKER’s Group General Counsel. A variety of international and challenging tasks are awaiting you, as well as a dedicated and extremely supportive team and a close cooperation with all operational units of the Group.


Your tasks

  • Representing WACKER’s interests at the political level and the working level of the EU Commission, the EU Parliament and other stakeholders in Brussels and the EU member states in a broad variety of fields, such as energy & climate policy activities, trade policies and chemical legislation in Europe

  • Anticipating and monitoring the EU regulatory framework relevant to WACKER’s business activities, e.g. renewable energy and electricity market design, emission trading and decarbonization policies, trade, chemical legislation and circular economy

  • Creation, development and maintenance of fruitful relationships and a sustainable network with key officials in the relevant governmental bodies and with high-level decision makers

  • Design and implementation of WACKER’s advocacy strategies for specific topics such as trade cases and WACKER’s general positioning and perception in the political environment

  • Working in close collaboration with WACKER Governmental Relations representatives around the globe and national regulatory experts from other countries

  • Representing WACKER in relevant associations and expert working groups e.g. CEFIC and Solar Power Europe

  • Convincing others by both your expertise and diplomatic skills


Your profile

  • Degree in political science, communications, law, economics or any other related field

  • Several years of working experience in a management role in corporate affairs, stakeholder engagement or public affairs, with a strong affinity to topics important for a chemical company like WACKER, e.g. energy, chemical legislation, trade cases

  • Strong strategic and entrepreneurial thinking, good analytical skills

  • Fast understanding of complex technical and chemical topics and translating them into messages suited for political stakeholders

  • Confident and used to working in a global environment with diverse groups of stakeholders

  • Skilled internal and external relationship builder with a reliable network of relevant stakeholders at EU and national level

  • In-depth understanding of political processes and structures, both on national and European levels

  • Distinct understanding of the technical and commercial contexts in the energy and chemical markets as well as in trade cases

  • Fluent in German and English is a must; any further European language is beneficial

  • Strong sense of integrity, responsibility and reliability

  • Willingness to travel on a European level



Sustainability is one of WACKER’s corporate goals – also as an employer. We want you to remain productive, healthy and successful long term. That is why we offer, for example, comprehensive health management and a variety of advanced training programs and courses for individual development opportunities, alongside a good work-life balance. Naturally, we also have a fair compensation system and above-average social benefits. After all, social responsibility has a long tradition at WACKER.


Be part of a family. Across all nations.


We are looking forward to your online application at
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