Director External Affairs, North America

21 Apr, 2021


Director External Affairs, North America

Parsippany, NJ
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Want to influence public policy and position RB as a trusted partner with external stakeholders? As Director External Affairs N. America with RB, you’ll have the freedom to implement winning government relations initiatives that support our mission of protecting, healing and nurturing in a relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world at a time when our hygiene, health and nutrition products and social impact initiatives are pivotal in addressing the Coronavirus pandemic.

Director External Affairs N. America

Parsippany, NJ (with extensive travel to DC)

Competitive Salary & excellent benefits package


You will be fully responsible for managing N. America’s External Affairs efforts, designing strategies and action plans that accentuate growth opportunities and mitigate negative impacts on the business stemming from proposed changes to legislation, policies and regulations. It will be your job to ascertain the external policy environment in order to raise the role to greater visibility and impact.


Responsible for supporting business growth as our Director External Affairs in one of our largest markets, you’ll lead the development of policies, strategies, platforms for engagement, action plans and external messaging for government relations initiatives in N. America.  While providing your leadership, you’ll map stakeholders in the U.S. and Canada, identify emerging public policy trends, risks and opportunities with our business leaders and functional teams, lead coalitions of like-minded organizations and achieve meaningful legislative and policy outcomes. Your formulation of strategic objectives and internally aligned goals and engaging with government leaders and key stakeholders, will all be in support of RB’s priority issues and commercial objectives across our hygiene, health and nutrition business units.  In other words, you’ll be our voice with policy makers where it matters most for RB!

You’ll succeed because…

…you enjoy creating government relations strategies to navigate complex policy environments and you excel in effectively managing relations with policymakers, diplomats, industry stakeholders and influential organizations. You have led high-stakes government relations initiatives and have a proven track record of enhancing corporate or industry reputations and achieving successful outcomes on challenging policy issues. You can see the big picture and manage multifaceted initiatives, while creating impactful tactics, tools and messaging for a variety of key audiences. Excellence comes as standard and you are adaptable and creative in your approach. Importantly, you are gifted in articulating priorities to internal and external leaders, leading teams and coalitions, and can keep your composure, in those difficult moments.


You’ll love it because…

…you’ll get to position the company as a trusted partner with government leaders and other important stakeholders and influence public policies that lead to a cleaner and healthier world. You’ll be responsible for your own initiatives – we can’t wait to hear your strategic ideas to really move the needle. Our iconic brands will provide an incredible platform for external engagements. And our dynamic, ownership-driven culture will help bring the very best out of you, every day.


In Return RB offer very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly global organisation.
RB is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by appropriate law. All hiring decisions are made based on merit, competence and business need.

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Job posted: 2021-04-21