OUblic Affairs Officer

Location 75-PARIS, France
Experience level Experienced Hire
Job details sector Chief Executive Officer
Apply before 02/28/2018

Duties with policy substance content:

  • Monitoring and understanding public policy developments and trends
  • Facilitating a common understanding of policy developments for AXA with a strong focus on business/operational impacts
  • Identifying policy priorities
  • Supporting AXA decision-making to prevail in particular policy developments and/or to adapt for upcoming policy changes
  • Building AXA positions and developing outreach strategy

Outreach duties:

  • Projecting AXA as a fair and reliable partner in developing public policy
  • Ensuring AXA views and positioning are reflected in public policy, regulatory circles and industry bodies
  • Facilitating contact between AXA management/ experts and policy/law makers
  • Ensuring the consistency of AXA messages (AXA speaks with one voice)

Job description


Reporting to the Head of Public Affairs and Outreach, you are responsible for identifying and following-up on major European and International regulatory/supervisory developments with a focus on but not limited to consumer protection, conduct, governance, use of new technologies (digitalization and innovation), which may impact AXA’s activities and environment. You are also in charge of leading the AXA public policy networks on these matters and of working closely with experts from relevant professional families.  More specifically, your work in this respect consists in:

  • Building, developing, defending and instilling the Group’s position on these regulatory issues both internally and externally. This includes determining the point of consensus between various internal views and being able to build a consensus externally around this position winning over other insurance companies and public and regulatory actors;
  • Drafting clear and concise briefings and background papers for internal and external purpose;
  • Building tight relationships with key Group functions as well as with entities on an ad hoc basis and through the "Public Affairs Network" (bringing together contacts in the major Group entities)
  • Maintaining permanent contact with external public stakeholders (European Commission, European Parliament, EIOPA, IAIS, French Treasury, ACPR…) and industry representatives (, Insurance Europe, PEIF, IIF, Geneva Association, CFO/CRO Forum and other Public Affairs teams of systemically important insurance companies to name a few (Allianz, AVIVA, Zurich, Aegon, Generali, MetLife, AIG…)


You have approximately 8/10 years of professional experience including a few in the financial sector. You understand the role of the Insurance sector within the financial system as well as the difference with the other banking and Asset management industry components.

You have had the opportunity of acquiring some international experience.

You have a good understanding of the insurance business’ main challenges in the advent of a digital and data driven economy.

Either you have or you are committed to developing knowledge of the insurance business including the prudential and capital frameworks

You have a sound understanding of the legislative cycle and law-making processes.


  • Reliability and accountability as well as strong team spirit.
  • Writing and communication skills, in French and English.
  • Technical expertise in economics, finance and/or public law.
  • Relational skills to create/maintain an internal and external network.
  • Ability and agility enabling you to multi-task.

Further development


Working in the Group Public Affairs & Outreach team gives you broad exposure to a large range of strategic and operational matters of significance for AXA. As there is a strong focus on rigor and in-depth analysis as well as external and internal outreach, it prepares you for multiple functions in the Group thereafter.

Grade 6/7.

Would you like to wake up every day driven and inspired by our noble mission and to work together as one global team to empower people to live a better life? Here at AXA we strive to lead the transformation of our industry. We are looking for talented individuals who come from varied backgrounds, think differently and want to be part of this exciting transformation by challenging the status quo so we can push AXA - a leading global brand and one of the most innovative companies in our industry - onto even greater things.

In a fast-evolving world and with a presence in 64 countries, our 165,000 employees and exclusive distributors anticipate change to offer services and solutions tailored to the current and future needs of our 107 million customers.


The headquarters of the AXA Group, based in Paris 8th, brings together the Group's corporate activities. It coordinates the various entities with the Group's strategy, and is responsible for managing international projects. The headquarters has approximately 800 employees and is distinguished by its strong international culture (39 nationalities).