HP
Washington, DC

The Company

HP is a technology company that operates in more than 170 countries around the world. We provide technology and services that help people and companies address their problems and challenges, and realize their possibilities, aspirations and dreams. We apply new thinking and ideas to create more simple, valuable and trusted experiences with technology, continuously improving the way our customers live and work.

No other company offers as complete a technology product portfolio as HP.  We provide infrastructure and business offerings that span from handheld devices to some of the world’s most powerful supercomputer installations. We offer consumers a wide range of products and services from digital photography to digital entertainment and from computing to home printing. This comprehensive portfolio helps us match the right products, services and solutions to our customers’ specific needs.

Who we are

In 2015 HP was reborn, now, the world’s biggest tech startup. Building off its Silicon Valley legacy, HP is on a journey of reinvention to make technology better for everyone, everywhere through engineering experiences that amaze. We are the leading printing and personal systems technology company in the world.

In an ever-changing, connected world, HP keeps reinventing itself, its technologies, and what tomorrow holds—so industries, communities, and individuals can keep reinventing how they operate, ideate, and create what matters the most to them.

We operate with the heart, creativity, and energy of a startup, and with the brain, muscles, and determination of a Fortune 100 corporation. We will use this unique combination, along with our 50,000 world-class employees and 76-year legacy of innovation, to engineer experiences that amaze our customers.

What we stand for

We believe in a Blended Reality created by the fusion of the physical and digital worlds. We believe everyone is a creator when empowered by intuitive, accessible technology. And we believe technology should work for you and adapt to your needs, context, and environment.

Americas Regional Government Relations Director

Overview

The Americas (AMS) regional Government Relations (GR) Director is responsible for directing and managing HP’s efforts to improve government relations, provide targeted, strategic, support to the Regional GTM Leadership team and corporate business units, and shape public policies in all key countries across the geography, including the major markets of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and the greater Latin America sub-region.
The key responsibilities include:
° In consultation with HP businesses, global functions, the Head of World Wide GR, and the country level GR managers, set and manage regional and country level public policy advocacy priorities.
° Identify critical country and regional level issues – both current and emerging – for HP sales and operations; develop and implement advocacy strategies to impact these issues favorably.° Support and encourage HP senior executive involvement in government relations at national and regional levels by providing strategic counsel, guidance, tactics, and process assistance.
° Manage and direct the activities of the HP GA Managers across the AMS region.
° Manage HP’s involvement with trade associations, industry groups, NGOs and other appropriate channels to positively impact policy outcomes.
° Provide strategic direction to and oversight of HP’s contract lobbyists.

° Seek out opportunities for HP to engage government officials and raise HP’s positive profile as a public policy thought leader as well as a trusted IT solutions partner.
° Manage and grow the HP Inc. Employee Political Action Committee (PAC)
° Ensure all GA activities are conducted according to HP’s Standards of Business Conduct.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent,  Advanced degree preferred
  • Preference for applicants holding degrees in Political Science, Public Administration, Business Administration, Communications, Journalism, Marketing or other applicable field of study.
  • 10-15 years related experience in the field of government relations/public affairs
  • Profound knowledge in three or more areas:
    • communications
    • public policy
    • public relations
    • sales
    • marketing
    • political campaigns
    • journalism
  • Solid experience in:
    • business operations
    • strategic planning and execution
    • budget development and management
    • working with and managing virtual and international teams
    • complex project management

Skills

  • Exceptional communication skills – both written and oral
  • Excellent presentation skills, ability to present complex proposals persuasively
  • Fluent in English (oral and written)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good teamwork skills and an ability to lead, motivate and develop a diverse team
  • Proficiency with standard office technology (computers, office equipment, etc.)
  • Proficiency in desktop productivity tools including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel

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Job Posted: April 18, 2017
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