Director, Government & Industry Affairs, Agriculture

16 Mar, 2021


Director, Government & Industry Affairs, Agriculture

Washington, DC

Director, Government & Industry Affairs, Agriculture – (Washington, DC, U.S.A.)

At Nutrien, our Purpose is to grow our world from the ground up and we do so with safety and integrity as our core values. Nothing is more important than sending our people home safe, every day.

Nutrien is a leading provider of agricultural products, services, and solutions. With approximately 20,000 employees world-wide, we are the largest producer of potash (by capacity) and one of the world’s largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate. We alsooperate a leading agriculture retail network that services over 500,000 growers.

We harvest the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for people who have a safety-first mindset, who are collaborative team players, who deliver on their commitments, who are innovators in search of a better way, and who believe in inclusion.

Working at Nutrien will provide you an opportunity to help us Feed the Future, and grow your career.

Reporting to the VP, Global Government & Industry Affairs, the Director, Government & Industry Affairs (GIA), Agriculture directs legislative and regulatory activities critical to Nutrien’s global business operations, reputation, and performance. The position is responsible for advancing the Company’s policy agenda, and involves leading the internal policy setting process, issue analysis, strategic planning, and advocacy at the principal level.

What you will do:

  • Lead government relations and lobbyist on agriculture, environmental, bio-economy, and sustainability issues + Interact daily with senior government leadership/officials and represent Nutrien before a wide range of stakeholders + Interact with Nutrien’s trade associations, often serving on boards and industry committees, and work closely with Nutrien’s customer and other partners in a fast paced, demanding environment + Provide leadership to and develop the skills of the PAC Manager to create a cohesive and aligned GIA team + Direct lobbying of legislative and executive branch officials across the spectrum of leadership, from staff to Members of Congress, Agency Heads, and Department Secretaries – as well as working closely with Embassies and international organizations + Serve as the lead for government relations and the relationship manager for a group of Nutrien’s businesses (internal clients) + Work across Nutrien’s diverse business portfolio to develop corporate positioning and advocacy strategies to meet Nutrien’s public policy and business objectives + Manage coalitions and trade association activities from the grassroots level to the most senior leadership in support of company policy objectives

What you will bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Business, or related field from an accredited college or university + Minimum twelve (12) years of experience in public policy work, government affairs, or similar field + Minimum five (5) years of experience in the ag industry + Demonstrated experience with a wide range of agriculture and food supply chain stakeholders, policies and processes + Experience in building and maintaining relationships with elected officials and partners + Strong curiosity, learning capacity and independent decision-making ability + Strong business acumen with an agricultural focus + Strong forethought and critical thinking about the agriculture business and customer needs + Comprehensive understanding of the U.S. federal policy development and implementation processes + Excellent presentation (written and verbal) communication skills + Proven ability as self-starter, and effective problem solver with strong analytic skills + Ability to interface effectively with government officials, media, special interest groups, employees and community partners + Ability to set priorities in a fast-paced, demanding environment + Ability to quickly step in and support objectives outside of direct business portfolio + Exceptional presentation skills + Willingness and ability to travel

Are you a good match? Apply today!

Nutrien is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics

This job will remain posted until filled. In accordance with Nutrien policies, you will be required to undergo a background check and may be required to undergo a substance test.While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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Job posted: 2021-03-16