We are in search of an exceptional Public Affairs Lead who possesses a deep legal acumen and outstanding communication skills to elevate our Public Policy Position to new heights. Bitpanda stands at the forefront of regulatory compliance within the Crypto sector, maintaining close ties with regulatory authorities, industry associations, and legislators to ensure our voice is heard. As a part of the Public Policy Team, you will not only shape Bitpanda's policy stances but also actively advocate for them in the market. Step into the realm of Europe's leading Crypto-Asset service provider and join Bitpanda in setting the benchmark for regulatory excellence in the European Crypto landscape.
What you’ll do
- Vigilantly track the evolving regulatory landscape in collaboration with our Legal and Compliance Team, with a keen emphasis on forthcoming Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) under MiCA.
- Analyse and map upcoming regulatory requirements against our current business setup and operations, assess their impact, and flag potential issues and necessary adjustments
- Craft well-informed policy positions and compose responses for public consultations. Act as Bitpanda's representative in industry associations.
- Articulate Bitpanda's stance to external stakeholders, with a particular focus on engaging with public sector entities such as National Competent Authorities (NCAs), legislators, and regulatory bodies.
- Deliver informative briefings and strategic counsel to executives and senior management, with a strong emphasis on the evolving frameworks in the realm of Crypto-Assets and MiCA.
Who you are
- You possess an extensive German network which will empower us to effectively engage with key German decision makers and stakeholders.
- A skilled and experienced public speaker with outstanding English communication abilities, and a distinct advantage in proficiency in German. Your expertise lies in simplifying intricate subjects, including regulatory matters, for seamless communication with both internal and external stakeholders.
- Law, business or communication degree or similar academic qualification and a minimum of 3 years of experience working in financial or crypto industry in a regulatory or Public Affairs function
- A regulatory enthusiast, you closely follow the EU's forthcoming Markets in Crypto Assets Regulation (MiCA) and possess an innate analytical mindset, passionate about uncovering regulatory implications within (financial) technology.
- Demonstrated experience in Public Policy, Governmental Affairs, Lobbying or similar
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