Axon is hiring a

Director, International Government Affairs

Rome, Italy

Our mission is to protect life.

We’re out to make the world a safer place by solving big problems and taking on the public safety challenges of our time. From our company's inception building the TASER device to a full suite of hardware and software solutions, we are focused on providing police agencies with state-of-the-art devices and services they need to successfully serve and protect us. In the next few years, we're going to eliminate the burden of paperwork in policing, so officers can increase the time they spend building relationships and serving in their communities. We’ll put video at the heart of police records so our justice system can get to the truth faster. And we won't stop innovating until the bullet is rendered obsolete.

It’s a big mission, but it’s one we’ll pursue relentlessly every single day.

Location: Must live near within an hour of a major airport and willing to travel 70%+.

Note: 1 position available, but open to location in EMEA markets.

 

Your Impact:

As the Director of Government Affairs for EMEA you are responsible for developing and owning the short- and long-term strategy for our EMEA locations. You will partner cross-functionally and globally with internally and external stake holders to manage consulting firms, government affairs plans nationally, and assess / report on any risks or opportunities for the business. This is a critical position that will support Axon's continued global expansion and understanding of new markets.

At Axon, our goal is to make each individual feel valued for his or her contributions to the company’s mission to protect life. We are looking for intelligent people who want to do remarkable things. We strive to create an environment where people can succeed and enjoy coming to work every day.

 

Your Day-to-Day: 

  • Development and management of Axon’s short- and long-term government affairs strategy for EMEA
  • Manage and lead internal EMEA and external government affairs consultant planning
  • Translate sales and product priorities into EMEA and nationally specific government affairs plans
  • Manage day- to- day workflow of Axon’s contracted government affairs consultant firms
  • Assist in the development and management of external government affairs consultants
  • Assist Axon’s country managers in government procurement matters
  • Monitor and assess legislative and regulatory actions and initiatives
  • Assess and manage Axon’s political risk on an EMEA and national market basis. 
  • Develop and maintain contacts with industry, elected officials and industry/government associations
  • Represent Axon before parliamentary and regulatory bodies advocating Axon’s concerns and positions on relevant issues
  • Support Axon’s business objectives and goals
  • Support and engage in public affairs campaigns in conjunction with Axon’s Communications team
  • Understand and assist in the coordination of public affairs needs on a national basis 
  • Prepare position papers as well as project messaging points


Basic Qualifications:

  • 8+ years experience working in government affairs or similar positions
  • 2+ years experience in public affairs for EMEA markets
  • Strong understanding of public affairs and government processes for EMEA markets
  • Unmatched detail orientation and project management experience
  • Able to balance multiple competing priorities effectively
  • Able to clearly and directly articulate complex offerings and value across technical and non-technical audiences
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation capability

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Law Enforcement / Public Safety experience
  • Team Player: collaborate with various team members regularly
  • Ready to own & drive international government affairs business

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.