Director, Government Affairs

02 Nov, 2020


Director, Government Affairs

Washington, DC

Celanese is a Fortune 500 global chemical innovation company that engineers and manufactures chemicals used in products essential to everyday living. Headquartered in Dallas, TX, we employ over 7,700 dedicated people working between 43 facilities across 18 countries. We are committed to employee growth and creating shareholder value to ensure continued opportunities make a difference. Our company focuses on the safety of its employees, provides competitive compensation (including benefits starting day 1), and emphasizes giving back to the community. For more information about Celanese and our products please visit


Our Director of Government Relations reports to the VP for Public Policy. Your primary responsibility is to assist in developing and executing US federal and state strategies to promote Celanese interests. You will identify key issues of interest to the businesses, develop a strategy, gain management support and implement the strategy before Congress, the White House and regulatory agencies.


Excellent communication and organizational skills will be needed to ensure alignment among internal and external stakeholders.


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Manage and coordinate strategies, initiatives and activities related to federal and state legislative and regulatory actions.
  • Educate Members of Congress and staff on issues of importance to Celanese such as chemical regulation, energy/climate, tax and trade.
  • Educate key regulatory staff on issues of importance to Celanese such as chemical regulation and trade.
  • Attend trade association meetings, actively participate on relevant committees and represent Celanese views effectively.
  • Establish a strong political network on issue areas of importance to Celanese with key Capitol Hill staff in personal offices and committees of jurisdiction, relevant executive branch agencies, NGO communities and trade association partners.
  • Coordinate and implement Celanese Political Action Committee fundraising and contribution plans, including quarterly newsletters, fundraising activities and PAC budget.


  • 7 plus years of experience in a corporate, trade association or a congressional/federal/state government position.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required; preferably in Political Science, Chemistry or other related sciences.
  • Understanding of the U.S. congressional and regulatory process, with strong relationships with Congressional offices and key committees.
  • Ability to work proactively to connect advocacy strategies with business strategies to drive meaningful results.
  • Exemplary people skills with an ability to build support on issues both inside the company and with outside stakeholders.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
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Job posted: 2020-11-02