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Director Government Relations – US State

Director Government Relations – US State
Organization: Honeywell
Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 03/29/2024

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Honeywell is a Fortune 100 technology company that delivers industry-specific solutions that include aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help everything from aircraft, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable.

Advanced Materials

Advanced Materials is a global supplier of fluorine products, fine chemicals, additives, metals, films, and fibers for products including pharmaceuticals, refrigeration, semiconductors, and military protection. Advanced Materials is making the world safer, cleaner, and enabling the modernization of a growing middle class by enhancing our customer offerings through a differentiated portfolio of chemistries, materials, value-added solutions, connected services, and superior customer service. Our mission is to attract, retain, and develop diverse and highly motivated, entrepreneurial employees striving to flawlessly deliver superior value to our customers every day.

We are seeking a Director of State and Local Government Relations to support comprehensive state and local government affairs campaigns for Honeywell and Advanced Materials. The ideal candidate will have 10 years of Government Relations experience who can operate in a highly matrixed, fast-paced environment. The position is based in Washington, DC, at Honeywell’s Global Government Relations headquarters.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Director of State and Local Government Relations Affairs will drive adoption of legislation that supports Honeywell’s products.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support multi-state legislative campaigns.
  • Partner with a cross-functional team spanning legal, commercial, communications, regulatory, R&D, product stewardship, and sales functions as well as outside public affairs consultants.
  • Represent the Company before various administrative, regulatory, legislative, and executive levels of state government, and in some instances, local jurisdictions.
  • Lead development and advancement of legislative and regulatory proposals in up to 5 US states.
  • Identify, analyze, and report to the Company business, legislative and regulatory issues that could potentially impact the business and recommend and manage a course of action.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with regulators, elected officials, civil servants, and other key stakeholders.
  • Develop and oversee the production of high-quality written recommendations, briefings, publications, presentations, and other collateral that communicate complex messages clearly and effectively to audiences, with a focus on government stakeholders.
  • Coordinate strategy with consultants and trade association representatives to ensure active engagement on areas of interest to Honeywell and that all are aligned in support of our business strategies.
  • Organize and drive communication with Honeywell senior leadership, including meetings, briefings, and campaign reviews.
  • Participate, serve, and assume leadership positions on industry-related associations, steering committees, and networking organizations to protect & promote the Company interests.


  • Bachelor’s and/or Advanced degree, Political Science, Public Policy, Law, Chemistry or Engineering preferred or applicable comparable experience.


  • Demonstrated familiarity with the energy and chemical regulatory policy landscape, including major legislative & regulatory trends and ability to grasp technical details quickly.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact directly with key stakeholders in the state policy environment.
  • Be based in the Washington, DC commuting area, OR New Jersey with in-office presence according to Company policies and guidance.
  • Self-starter with the ability to prioritize, excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Frequent travel (up to 50%) within supporting region and other key State Capitals as needed.

Additional Information:

  • JOB ID: req438887

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