Government and Institutional Relations Lead-India Job at ABB in New Delhi, Delhi

Job Description

Take the next step in your career at ABB, working in a team that is dedicated to creating a future where innovative digital technologies allow greater access to cleaner energy.

ABB is a global technology leader in industrial digitalization. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees and $34 billion revenue.

In India, ABB has been operating for over a century. At present, we have 40 factories at 9 locations that develop best-in-class products bringing together global expertise, with local experience. India is also home to ABB group’s largest engineering design and R&D center, where our engineers work on cutting-edge technologies to develop the future offerings from engineering tools to analytics solutions.

Power Grids Division delivers products, systems, service and software solutions as part of its comprehensive power & automation offering for the grid across the generation, transmission and distribution value chain – serving utility, industry, transportation and infrastructure customers.

Power Grids offers its solutions through four business units that are grid automation and grid integration, high-voltage products and transformers. We are close to 3500+ employees in PG division.

Your responsibilities

Develop, define and execute the Government & Institutional Relations strategy in the country, in alignment with the global Government & Institutional Relations, to support the business strategy in the local PG organization.

Ensure service standards are defined and the appropriate processes are developed and delivered to meet the agreed service levels and provide business continuity.

Help develop a greater awareness of Government & Institutional Relations’ contribution to business volume and profitability.

Closely collaborates with the Country MD / LSM to identify and support business development opportunities by driving advocacy and arranging discussions with senior level government officials as well as other political, business, institutional and academic stakeholders.

Help arrange and coordinate PG’s high-level meetings, visits and events, and prepares related documents both required by the governments and the company internally, including but not limited to government economic KPIs, government organization charts and personnel information, local development strategies, as well as PG’s presence and performance in the country etc.

Support crisis and issues management relevant to the geography.

Establish and maintains positive direct relationships at all levels of government bodies and officials (ministries, bureaucrats, diplomats, government agencies), quasi-governmental agencies, public services and other authorities (federal, state, provincial, city) to facilitate communication and help advance the organization’s business interests.

Manage the organization’s high level, complex, controversial or critical government relationships.

Engage with regional and local business institutions (forums, trade and industry associations, technical bodies, multilateral banks & funding agencies, state owned utilities, joint ventures and alliances) as well as industry analysts and other influential key opinion leaders relevant to the country’s market, presenting PG’s perspective on critical industry topics.

Builds relationships within the country’s key social institutions, NGOs, environmental bodies as well as academia, providing PG’s input and building brand equity in this area.

Represents PG’s position on legislation and government policy to national government representatives, regulators, committees, chambers, business and trade associations, non-governmental entities and academia to position PG as a trusted partner and increase the company’s influence in those organizations.

Promote PG’s brand, products and service to all levels of Government & Institutional Relations stakeholders.

Identify funding streams to support business development projects and advocates for favorable spectrum and regulatory policies.

Monitor, analyses and interprets developments in legislative, regulatory, political and economic environment and advises senior management on how these trends may impact the organization’s business interests.

Assess and provides legislative and regulatory solutions. Monitors, assesses, and summarizes legislation that could impact key business lines.

Manage the submission of periodic data from the country to the global Government & Institutional Relations team.

Present updates to executive leadership on key Government & Institutional Relations topics within the country.

Provide support to the Executive Committee and senior management regarding interactions with governmental bodies and officials, trade associations, business and social institutions as well as academia.

Communicate and coordinates with business leaders, line managers and other relevant employees to ensure that the organization’s dealings with government agencies are conducted ethically, legally and according to PG’s policies and standards.

Ensure employees understand PG’s safety and integrity standards and act accordingly. Acts as a personal role model for the organization in this regard.

Contribute to effective risk management by providing advice to the Executive Committee and senior management on key PG policy decisions.

Manage assigned budget for Government & Institutional Relations (both internal and external costs) in the country.

Ensure (with HR Manager support) that the area of responsibility is properly organized, staffed, skilled and directed. Guides, motivates and develops direct and indirect subordinates within HR policies.

Live ABB’s core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.

Your background

University degree in Political Science, Economics, Business management, Science, Engineering or related disciplines.

10-15 years-experience in government/business/institutional relations or closely related leading corporate or public functions, preferably within power grids or the power or energy sector.

Experience both inside and outside of governments, business and trade associations is a plus.

Deep understanding of political, regulatory and business processes in power grids business or the energy sector in India.

Strong experience with government relations, public affairs, business institutions, trade associations, social institutions and academia.

Strong experience with agenda-setting and policy issues

Track record of success in building strong relationships in a highly matrixed, fast-paced environment with changing priorities.

Analytical and creative thinking, strategic instincts, fascination with technology, and a passion for PG’s purpose.

Ability to handle crises and issues.

Excellent interpersonal, communications and advocacy skills to influence, negotiate and persuade.

Result-driven self-starter attitude.

Strong project management skills.

Excellent verbal and written presentation skills in English and Hindi.

More about us

Bring your very own sense of pride and purpose as you help us drive forward the Fourth Industrial Revolution – creating a sustainable future for our planet, and your career. Join ABB and harness the power of our diverse global network, as you collaborate with and learn from our world-class teams. Above all, challenge yourself every day. Let’s write the future, together.

“It is an exciting time to join ABB Power Grids. ABB and Hitachi have signed an agreement to create a joint venture (JV). By combining ABB Power Grids’ with Hitachi’s complementary strengths, we plan to form a new and stronger global leader in the power sector. ABB Power Grids and Hitachi will have more than 230 years of combined heritage and experience. Together, we will be well-positioned to shape the future of energy, with pioneering technologies, as the partner of choice for enabling a stronger, smarter and greener grid. The transaction is expected to be completed by the first half of 2020, subject to regulatory approvals. Join us on this exciting journey.”

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About Company

Company: ABB

Company Location:  New Delhi, Delhi

Job Category: Government Jobs

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