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Government Affairs Leader for Schneider Mexico

Distrito Federal, Mexico
General Management
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Schneider Electric has an opportunity for a Government Affairs Leader for Schneider Mexico in our Polanco location. 


Schneider Electric creates connected technologies that reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. Our 135,000+ employees thrive in more than 100 countries. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Help us deliver solutions that ensure Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.  


Great people make Schneider Electric a great company. 


What do you get to do in this position? 



Exciting Opportunity at the Nexus of Energy, Technology, and Sustainability: The Government Affairs Leader for Schneider Electric Mexico will be responsible for leading Schneider Electric’s government relations strategy in Mexico and serving as a vital link between senior executives, policy-makers and thought-leaders on topics such as the future of clean energy, energy resilience, cyber-security, smart manufacturing, and climate/sustainability.


Building upon Schneider’s history and investments in Mexico and Schneider’s vision for de-carbonization, sustainability, resilience, efficiency and an all-electric world, the Leader of Government Relations, Mexico will work to enhance Schneider Mexico’s relationships with key government officials and industry organizations to promote a business and policy environment that is more favorable to our growth objectives, strategy, and company vision.  The role is based in Mexico City and reports directly to the Vice President of North American (NAM) Government Relations in Washington, DC and to the President of Schneider Mexico. The person fulfilling this role will be integrated into a vibrant and diverse team of government relations professionals but integrated into Schneider Mexico’s leadership team and Schneider’s North American Strategy team, with key links to the company’s Business Units, Marketing/Communications, Legal, Global, and other core functions of the company.


In this role, the Leader will be responsible for internal and external activity, including the following:


  • Developing an internal government relations strategy and stakeholder map for Mexico;

  • Developing and deepening relationships with key influencers across a stakeholder map, including by organizing meetings with key government officials for the President of Mexico, CEO of North America, or other executives.

  • Acquiring and disseminating timely government relations information that pertains to Schneider Electric’s company business in Mexico;

  • Ensuring that the Government Relations function contributes effectively to the Mexico business plan and produces clear value and Return on Investment (ROI) for Schneider’s business;

  • Representing Schneider Electric in key Mexico industry association and working groups that pertain to Schneider Electric’s agenda and advance Schneider Electric’s strategy;

  • Proactively building coalitions with customers, industry partners and government agencies, and positioning Schneider Electric to win key projects;

  • Taking the lead to prepare and present as needed any necessary materials, updates, or content on government affairs for the President of Mexico or VP of NAM Government Relations;

  • Integrating the Mexico Government Relations objectives and plan within the broader marketing and communications plan for Mexico/NAM and working to defend and secure the necessary budget for any specialized projects.






We know skills and competencies show up in many different ways and can be based on your life experience. If you do not necessarily meet all the requirements that are listed, we still encourage you to apply for the position.  


This job might be for you if: 



  • 5-7 years of experience in working in the field of government relations, for a government, regulators, company, or industry organization in Mexico so that you have valuable government relations background, skills, or relationships;

  • Outstanding teamwork, networking and collaboration skills at all levels in the organization;

  • Flexibility, independence, initiative and resilience to perform well in a constantly evolving policy environment and target-driven business environment;

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish and very skilled at creating presentations in power point and public speaking;

  • Enthusiastic, creative, and self-driven personality;

  • Ability to travel as needed across Mexico and into the United States;

  • Strong project management skills and ability to work on and balance multiple projects at the federal and state levels;

  • Strong time-management and prioritization skills;

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Political Science, Government Relations, Economics or Law, or similar;

  • Fluent in English and Spanish

  • Enjoy politics and policy issues

  • Enjoy socializing and networking and facilitating connections

  • Enjoy working on multiple topics and projects  

  • Team player, but also a self-starter

  • Versatile to work in a small team with a lot of autonomy

  • Organized and strategic thinker


Schneider Electric offers a robust benefits package to support our employees such as flexible work arrangements, paid family leave, a culture of wellness, and more great benefits above and beyond a typical employer. Click to find out more about working with us:  


We seek out and reward people for putting the customer first, being disruptive to the status quo, embracing different perspectives, continuously learning, and acting like owners. We’re recognized around the world for welcoming people as they are. We create an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are seen as a real value for the company.  See what our people have to say about working for Schneider Electric.  



Let us learn about you! Apply today. 


You must submit an online application to be considered for any position with us. This position will be posted until filled. 


It is the policy of Schneider Electric to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities in the areas of recruiting, hiring, training, transferring, and promoting all qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, color, gender, disability, national origin, ancestry, age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other legally protected characteristic or conduct. 


Concerning agencies: Schneider Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes and will not be responsible for fees related to such. 


Schneider Electric is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 


Schedule: Full-time
Req: 006E9A
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