Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: PR / Corporate Communications
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Salary: Bonus, Medical, Dental, Vacation
Location: Mexico City, Mexico


Position Title: Principal Corporate Affairs

Reports to: Head of Petroleum, Corporate Affairs

Position Type: Permanent, Full-Time

Location: Mexico City, Mexico

NES Fircroft is a leading global technical recruitment company providing professional contract and permanent staff to a diverse world-wide client base within the energy industry. Our client, a major international petroleum resources company, has a permanent opportunity for a Principal Corporate Affairs to be based in Mexico City, Mexico.

Job Summary

This role plays a key role in representing as a company ambassador in senior-level engagement with political and public policy stakeholders to support the Petroleum business in Mexico. The role will provide strategic insight and advice regarding Mexican Government-related and externally driven issues. It will protect and improve the company's reputation through pro-active and relationship-based engagement with relevant Government officials, community members and other external stakeholders to ensure the Company's economic, strategic, and social value is understood and appreciated by key stakeholders. This role works closely alongside the Mexico Country Manager.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement the stakeholder engagement strategy for Mexico, which includes both government and community stakeholders.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with governmental stakeholders and their offices, senior government officials, regulators and other agencies of government and manage Company's day-to-day engagement.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with key business partners in country.
  • Design and deliver strategic workplans that secure policy and regulatory outcomes that support Company's commercial objectives.
  • Provide strategic insights and counsel to senior internal stakeholders regarding government-related and externally driven issues and current and future political outlook.
  • Work closely with relevant internal stakeholders to identify and map business and country critical issues, undertake risk assessments and mitigation analysis for business in Mexico, including USMCA and trade issues.
  • Actively monitor and report on emerging or evolving risks, including identifying and monitoring signposts and changes in the investment environment, that could impact the Company.
  • Provide strategic direction to the company to proactively act according to observable or anticipated trends in the market, industry, or government mandates.
  • Collaborate with relevant external stakeholders on industry-wide issues including peer companies, industry associations, consultants, think tanks and NGOs to plan and achieve positive public policy outcomes.
  • Collaborate Project Director and the Mexico Country Manager on briefings for the President Petroleum and senior Petroleum executives.
  • Serve as lead Corporate Affairs contact for internal and external stakeholders throughout Mexico
  • Actively manage COMPANY's representation on key industry association and other key groups based in Mexico (i.e. AMEXHI, COPARMEX, CCE).
 
Essential Knowledge

  • Deep knowledge of the Mexican Government and its operations.
  • Proven ability to successfully create and implement strategic stakeholder engagement plans.
  • Proven ability to effectively engage with high-level Government officials, staff and community members.
  • Ability to analyse risk to the business from government and stakeholder actions, and actively report on implications on operations with recommendations for mitigation, as needed.
  • Exceptional communications skills including capability to effectively engage with and brief colleagues at all levels of the Company.
  • High levels of integrity and discretion in dealing with sensitive issues, including a deep commitment to Company's Charter Values and zero tolerance for corruption in any form.
  • Ability to work with a high level of autonomy.
  • Strong project management skills to meet deadlines, establish clear priorities quickly and bring projects to completion.
 
Requirements

  • Bachelors' Degree required, Masters in Policy, Communications or Business preferred.
  • Minimum ten to fifteen 10 - 15 years' experience dealing with Mexican policy and community relations issues and stakeholders including Pemex.
  • Minimum ten (10) years' experience in stakeholder relations, including government relations and community relations work.
  • Experience engaging with high-level dignitaries, including Heads of State, Ministers, Ambassadors and CEOs of international companies.
  • Business level speaking and writing skills in both English and Spanish.
  • Demonstrated ability to approach government engagements in an objective and non-partisan manner.
  • Established reputation for integrity and probity.
 

This is an excellent opportunity to become part of a leading international energy resource company who is driving forward increasingly specialized and innovative solutions within the energy industry. The successful applicant will receive a competitive annual compensation package, annual bonus, medical benefits, PTO, and more. On top of competitive compensation, the candidate will join a forward-thinking company that puts culture and their people at the forefront of their business. For further information regarding this role, please contact Mishu Ventura.

 

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.