Director, Federal Government Affairs

02 Oct, 2019


Director, Federal Government Affairs

Washington, DC

Position Summary… What you’ll do…

Ensures alignment of Walmart’s overall corporate goals and business objectives with government policy by providing input on strategic priorities for
Federal Government Affairs; serving as a subject matter expert on legislative or political issues and strategies and their impact on Walmart goals and
objectives; determining company’s position on top-priority regulatory, legislative, and inter-agency proposals; representing Walmart on federal
legislative and regulatory issues related to various areas; determining strategies for issue portfolios based on emerging and existing legislative and
regulatory developments; preparing Walmart senior and executive management for public testimony on complex issues; and preparing speeches and
presentations to government and non-governmental organizations, conferences, and task forces.
Directs political strategies and business growth opportunities for geographic business unit region(s) and/or high-priority urban market(s) under the
guidance of senior management by implementing strategies across diverse stakeholders; communicating and clarifying strategies for senior corporate
leadership; directing reputational advertising, web-based advocacy, polling, and external communications; creating executive engagement plans to
leverage partnerships with key political leaders; providing consultation on operations in high-stakes, complex political environments; and
recommending budget strategy for national political giving.
Collaborates with departmental senior management to develop messaging and implement multi-channel media strategies to drive and enhance
company reputation by creating earned media opportunities via editorial boards and press conferences; translating national messaging, initiatives,
and priorities to drive greater impact at the local level; creating paid advertisements; leveraging social media; and ensuring compliance with multi
channel media guidelines and governance.
Represents company’s regulatory, compliance, and policy positions and initiatives with internal and external groups, including engagement with
policymakers to discuss company positions; advancing the company’s position at industry and legislative events; preparing relevant statements and
testimony; making presentations at relevant conferences and panels; testifying at legislative hearings; and discussing key emerging issues or pending
l egislation with external stakeholders at many levels.
Drives and oversees the selection and performance of Federal Government Affairs suppliers and external consultants by identifying suppliers
consistent with current business and political needs; managing the request for proposal process; negotiating contract and service terms; and leading
the evaluation of supplier performance in terms of contract agreements and compliance with company policy.
Provides overall direction by analyzing business objectives and customer needs; developing, communicating, building support for, and implementing
business strategies, plans, and practices; analyzing costs and forecasts and incorporating them into business plans; determining and supporting
resource requirements; evaluating operational processes; measuring outcomes to ensure desired results; identifying and capitalizing on improvement
opportunities; promoting a customer environment; and demonstrating adaptability and sponsoring continuous learning.
Develops and implements strategies to attract and maintain a highly skilled and engaged workforce by diagnosing capability gaps; recruiting,
selecting, and developing talent; supporting mentorship, workforce development, and succession planning; and leveraging the capabilities of new and
existing talent.
Cultivates an environment where associates respect and adhere to company standards of integrity and ethics by integrating these values into all
programs and practices; developing consequences for violations or non-compliance; and supporting the Open Door Policy.
Develops and leverages internal and external partnerships and networks to maximize the achievement of business goals by sponsoring and leading
key community outreach and involvement initiatives; engaging key stakeholders in the development, execution, and evaluation of appropriate
business plans and initiatives; and supporting associate efforts in these areas.

Minimum Qualifications…

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Political Science, or related field and 5 years’ experience managing projects or campaigns in politics, public
affairs, or related field OR 7 years’ experience managing projects or campaigns in politics, public affairs, or related field. Preferred Qualifications…
Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.
Corporate experience involving coalition building, Corporate experience involving direct lobbying, Corporate experience involving direct media relations, Government Relations experience in Fortune 500 company, Supervisory J.D., Masters: Communication, Masters: Political Science

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Job posted: 2019-10-02