Access Partnership is the world’s leading public affairs firm for the tech sector. We drive technology policy towards fairness and stability, allowing international investment to stretch farther, faster and benefit more consumers. Advising corporate technology leaders and senior government policymakers, the firm joins commercial expediency with high-value policy advice, the value of which lies in our unique method of accelerating time-to-market while ensuring long-term regulatory stability.
Access Partnership seeks a director to lead the compliance, monitoring and intelligence team. This practice is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance for our multinational clients, monitoring the international environment and developing regulatory and policy risk analysis for technology companies. The position manages a team of regulatory lawyers and policy experts.
Our world-class practice supports the world’s largest firms as well as some of its most promising start-ups. It provides regulatory research, obtains national authorisations for services or equipment being rolled out across one or more geographies and then ensures on-going regulatory compliance while providing predictive analysis about upcoming risks and opportunities for technologies in markets worldwide. You will work alongside some of industry’s most influential thought leaders and be responsible for delivering client objectives and growth of the practice in all regions of the world. Our Compliance & Market Intelligence (CMI) team has unparalleled experience in gaining access to established and emerging markets for technologies. Our clients come from a broad range of sectors, including network operators, investment banks, hardware manufacturers, cloud service providers, content providers, regulators, governments, industry associations, law firms – and even a Formula One team.
For each, we devise strategies to overcome technical, regulatory and political barriers in more than 200 jurisdictions. We are adept at obtaining licences or exemptions – or helping your teams to do so – for the lowest cost and with the minimum management. We provide a range of services to enable the efficient rollout of new services. From establishing new regulations and compliance with existing rules to project management, we deliver on time and to budget.
Daily engagement with governments allows us to predict regulatory shifts around the world that could affect client business; our market analysis enables us to create tailored monitoring services for each client.
We seek an intellectually curious candidate with the ability to influence the direction of the technology sector in the face of ongoing change using machine learning and intelligence gathering to predict changes in policy and regulation. Candidates will have a track record of successfully managing the introduction of new products and services to market and shaping the regulatory framework for those products and services. The Director must have proven leadership capabilities and an ability to formulate and present complex information in a clear and concise manner while recommending to clients the most effective way forward. Candidates must have a demonstrable record of leading staff, delivering on client requests, and a strong understanding of telecommunications and technology policies.
This position will report to the Head of Emerging Markets.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
- Leadership of client market access and compliance
- Use of machine learning tools to improve product and service offerings
- Sales origination and business development
- Thought leadership to drive new business outcomes and growth of the business
- Engagement in national, regional and international regulatory advocacy
- Engaging with and learning processes and pitfalls from national regulatory authorities
- Shaping national policymakers’ decision making
- Gathering commercial and competitive intelligence
- Project management of major accounts
Skills and Experience
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
- Management experience in regulatory compliance and market access
- Demonstrable account management experience
- Track record of successful sales and business development experience
- Excellent leadership and inter-personal skills
- Background in technology or industrial intelligence
- Broad understanding of international trade, politics and market trends
- Fluency in a second language
- A professional qualification in law
What We Offer
This is an opportunity to join an established and growing consultancy. The company offers a competitive salary and bonus scheme, a benefits package, broad responsibility with clear opportunities for growth and career progression. Our diverse international client base will provide the opportunity to work on international projects on behalf of some of the industry’s leading companies. Travel is required. Our culture boasts a collaborative working environment, social events and a robust support system. We are committed to providing training and professional development for all colleagues.
How to Apply
Please email your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for the role to email@example.com using “Director, Regulatory Compliance” as the email subject. Only applicants eligible to work in the UK will be considered for this role.