Government and Public Affairs Manager

Wizz Air

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Government and Public Affairs Manager


Wizz Air

Job description

WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY!Wizz Air is a leading European low-cost airline. Our mission is to provide affordable and reliable air travel to everyone, everywhere, while minimizing our environmental impact. We are proud to foster a diverse and inclusive team of over 8,000 employees from more than 100 nationalities, who share our values of inclusivity, positivity, dedication, integrity, and sustainability.As a rapidly expanding airline, we offer exciting career opportunities across a range of functions, from flight operations to engineering, customer experience, finance, and more. We provide extensive training and development opportunities to help our employees grow and succeed in their roles. Joining Wizz Air means joining a team that is passionate about aviation, dedicated to excellence, and committed to making air travel accessible and sustainable for all. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career in the aviation industry, we welcome you to explore our job opportunities and become a part of our success story.Government and Public Affairs ManagerBased in BudapestSummary:The Government and Public Affairs Manager reports to the Head of Government and Public Affairs and is based in the company’s head office in Budapest. She/he develops government relations, shapes policy and builds connections with key industry groups, institutions and government officials. The role requires contributing to and executing strategic lobbying in relation to key priorities of the Company. The Government and Public Affairs Manager is passionate about the opportunity to shape the future of the low-cost model and to defend the interests of the Group in a fast-changing environment.What we offer:

  • Base salary and employee bonus scheme
  • Unlimited number of significantly discounted and confirmed seating tickets, giving access to a continuously growing network of destinations
  • Relocation package (if applicable) – expense budget, Temporary accommodation, Administration support
  • Life insurance
  • AYCM sport pass contracting possibility
  • Instant impact, from any level of the organisation, exposure to C-suite management
  • Fast career progression, internal mobility and talent management supported by training opportunities (Wizz Academy and bespoke trainings)
  • True international and multi-cultural work environment, passionate, driven and diverse teams


  • Development and maintenance of effective relationships within the public sector, regulatory bodies, Institutions and relevant stakeholders’ groups;
  • Representation of the Group’s interests through interacting with public sector officials, regulatory bodies, institutions and other stakeholders;
  • Coordination and execution of lobbying actions to serve the objectives and priorities the Group and the low-cost business model;
  • Monitoring of draft legislation and the effect of the changes in relation to objectives identified and topics generally relevant to the Company;
  • Preparation of internal forecasts of the likely effect of public policy changes, advice and support to internal teams;
  • Composition of submissions to governments, other institutions or regulator consultations;
  • Synthesis of position papers and presentations to the members of the Senior Management for meetings with key stakeholders;
  • Creates a positive presence among members of governments, civil servants, parliamentarians for the purpose of defending the low-cost business model;
  • Participation in industry events.


  • Master’s degree in Economics, International Affairs, International Law or Communications;
  • At least 3 years of experience in the Public / Government Affairs, Legal, Commercial or Communications Department of a multinational company or in the public sector;
  • Solid knowledge of the aviation sector;
  • Sound business judgement and analytical skills combined with high ethical standards;
  • Strong negotiating, influencing and diplomatic skills;
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Presentation and organizational skills with the ability to write and translate complex issues into simple presentations;
  • Comfortable working in a cross-cultural environment and to manage projects and relationships in multiple countries;
  • Ability to work with government officials and agencies;
  • Good coordinating skills;
  • Fluent professional English and Hungarian, both spoken and written;
  • Fluency in at least one more language, ideally, where the Company has strong presence or growth ambition (Polish, Romanian, German, Italian etc.);
  • High degree of independence;
  • Ability to travel.

#LI-SV1When applying, please only provide valid information regarding your educational background and certificates, as the original documents will be requested during the hiring process.We look forward to meeting you and learning more about your skills and experience. Join the Wizz Air team and discover the world of opportunities.

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Wed, 08 May 2024 22:27:36 GMT

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