EU Policy Advisor - M/W

Permanent contract|Brussels|General Management / Strategy

EU Policy Advisor - M/W

Brussels, Belgium Permanent contract General Management / Strategy


You will join the General Secretariat in the team in charge of coordinating and leading the Group’s advocacy activities vis-à-vis public authorities. Its missions consist in carrying out a strategic regulatory monitoring in France, Europe and abroad, and analyzing its potential impacts in order to enable Management to define priorities and positions.

As a member of Société Générale’s representation to the European Institutions team in Brussels, the EU Policy Adviser assists the Head of Representation in defending the Group's interests in the public policy sphere. The Adviser is a member of the Group Public Affairs team (SEGL/DIR/APG).

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Write summary notes and strategic papers on transversal subjects concerning financial regulation impacting the Group, such as Capital Markets Union, Sustainable Finance and Digital Finance.
  • Ensure proactive monitoring of public policies likely to have an impact on the bank's strategy, including monitoring of the activities of the European institutions (European Parliament, Council, Commission and relevant agencies) and, where applicable, of European professional associations of which the Group is member.
  • Participate in the definition of advocacy strategies towards the European institutions: in particular by preparing briefs, position papers, outreach meetings in coordination with the BU/SU concerned.
  • Interact fully with the Group Public Affairs team, based in Paris, and more broadly with the public affairs correspondents in the various BU’s and SU’s.

Banks' activities are among the most regulated: in advanced economies, banking and financial regulations have come through as a major political issue, especially since the onset of the financial crisis.

  • You will contribute to the dialogue between industry and European authorities on a wide range of topics, in a context marked by the European Union’s structuring initiatives for climate transition (and the contributions of the banking sector) and to meet the challenges of the digitization of the financial sector, in light of the growing digitization of our economies.
  • The Public Affairs’ team coordinates and establishes Societe Generale's main advocacy priorities and makes the Group's voice heard.
  • You will be a key element of the permanent and ongoing dialogue with regulators and policymakers that the Public Affairs Teams seeks to maintain. In particular, you will liaise with the Commission, MEP’s offices, and Member States’ Permanent Representations.
  • You will have a great exposure to all the Group's Divisions potentially impacted by the regulatory framework: General Management, Business Lines (business units), Support Functions (service units).

Profile required

Studies and experience:
•    With 5 years of higher education from a Business School, an Engineering School or University education in law
•    3 to 5 years of relevant experience in an EU Public Affairs role related to the financial industry. Knowledge of issues related to sustainable finance policies (taxonomy, SFDR, CSDR) and/or digital finance policies (crypto-assets regulations, data regulations) would be an asset.

Language and technical skills:
•    English advanced proficiency (written and oral).
•    French advanced proficiency (written and oral).
•    Mastering the MS Office pack.
•    Sociability and communication skills.
•    Autonomy and responsibility.
•    Adaptability and flexibility.
•    Team spirit.

Why join us

The EU Policy Advisor position will allow you to :

  • Deepen your understanding of the challenges of financial reform (European and international) and the operational and economic impacts that these developments pose to large banking groups.
  • Develop your communication skills (written and oral) and your ability to create a professional network and to maintain it.
  • Become a recognized expert on EU related matters. 

Business insight

At Societe Generale, we are convinced that people are drivers of change, and that the world of tomorrow will be shaped by all their initiatives, from the smallest to the most ambitious. Whether you’re joining us for a period of months, years or your entire career, together we can have a positive impact on the future. Creating, daring, innovating and taking action are part of our DNA. If you too want to be directly involved, grow in a stimulating and caring environment, feel useful on a daily basis and develop or strengthen your expertise, you will feel right at home with us! 
Still hesitating? 
You should know that our employees can dedicate several days per year to solidarity actions during their working hours, including sponsoring people struggling with their orientation or professional integration, participating in the financial education of young apprentices, and sharing their skills with charities. There are many ways to get involved.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 21000W1S
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2022/05/04