Europe Policy Lead

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Full-time

Company Description

Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Job Description

As the Europe Policy Lead, you will develop and execute a strategy for engagement with lawmakers, government partners and third-party groups across Europe, with the UK, EU and individual member states. You will build relationships, track essential legislative and regulatory developments and ensure Square’s vision of economic empowerment is well represented at all levels of the government.

You will:

  • Develop and execute strategies to engage proactively and re-actively with government officials and their staff, third-party groups and regulatory agencies on issues affecting Square
  • Find creative ways to engage with government partners to provide messaging on issues of importance
  • Maintain fluency on a variety of regulatory and policy issues including financial and payments regulation, trade, tax, AI/machine learning, crypto-currencies, intellectual property, and privacy
  • Advocate for Square and our customers on important policy and political matters, and craft positions that will establish us as a thought leader and innovator
  • Track and develop strategies around essential legislative and regulatory issues and determine the impact to Square, working with other public policy leads, legal counsel and partners across the business to prepare position papers, offer comments, etc.
  • Guide processes to develop thoughtful, inclusive, and cohesive responses to incoming policy hurdles
  • Manage external consultants and internal partners in pursuit of Square’s public policy goals

 

 

 

Qualifications

You have:

  • 6+ years of experience in government relations, with a preference for experience in Europe and the financial services or technology sectors
  • A love of technology and passion for Square's purpose
  • An ability to explain complicated issues and policy positions to any audience
  • Curiosity, creative thinking, and a sense of humor

Additional Information

At Square, our purpose is to empower – within and outside of our walls. In order to build the best tools for the businesses and customers we support all over the world, we have to start at home with a workforce as diverse and empowered as our sellers. To this end, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at)squareup.com. We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.
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