Rocky Hill, CT

Henkel Adhesive Technologies is a worldwide leader in bonding, sealing and surface treatments – thanks to our ambitious people. We create unique value for our clients and our technologies can be found in many objects touching our lives every day. Our success is built on constant innovation and people who strive for excellence. Working at Henkel is much more than just a job. It’s a passion. Have you got what it takes?
• To ensure that our business, functional and regulatory leaders within the Adhesives business
are fully informed about the external political, social, environmental, sustainability and regulatory trends that are relevant to Henkel and help drive appropriate decisions and actions of political decision-makers as well as within Henkel.

• Identify business relevant Public Affairs & Governmental Relations (PAG) topics by working closely with the Adhesives business, functional and regulatory managers and establish bi-annual priority setting and evaluation meetings with top-level decision-makers at Henkel Adhesives NA.

• Create, monitor and manage a PAG system that will enable us to collect and evaluate political, social, environmental, sustainability and regulatory intelligence in order to ensure that business, functional, PSRA and product development teams can pro-actively work on the potential impact areas, both positive & negative

• Lead a systematic stakeholder mapping & mangement in order to esablish a robust political infrastructure for Henkel at federal, state and local level and enable increased interactions with trade associations, governmental agencies to gain a strong foothold on forward looking political, societal and regulatory agenda topics

• Design and lead (based on identified prorities as well as established monitoring stakeholder systems) the execution of tailor made advocacy strategies in order to shape the regulatory & political agenda and to influence the respective decision making process in cooperation with internal and external experts and – if required – top-level managers at Henkel.

• Represent Henkel in associations for the respective businesses at relevant level (below Board) including the chairmanship in working groups and decision making bodies of identified associations to ensure an adequate opinion leadership of Henkel and to effectively steer and control associations in their political and regulatory direction and stakeholder outreach.

• Transmit changes in the political and regulatory environment to BU-leadership-teams and give strategic political advice for BU-strategies.

• Coordinate and communicate with Henkel Consumer Goods (HCG) PAG manager to align stakeholder outreach and share information.

• Establish, manage, maintain, use and further develop various networks with the U.S. agencies (topical stakeholder relationship management) to shape the regulatory and political agenda and ensure achieving defined PAG-objectives.

• Recommend, facilitate and prepare meetings, communications and negotiations with U.S. agencies (EPA, OSHA etc.,) trade associations etc. & Henkel experts and pro-actively manage the agenda.

• Doctorate (PhD) or Master’s degree in chemistry, toxicology, regulatory, industrial hygiene and / or a degree in law and / or degree in political science.
• Minimum of 5 – 10 years’ experience in the area of political and / or regulatory lobbying within the chemical industry (preferred in the context of Adhesives).
• Exceptional communication skills with ability to interact and network in different business and political settings.
• Knowledge of US agencies, political institutions, along with processes and procedures.
• Proven ability to transfer business language into politically relevant arguments.
• Analytical and conceptual strength combined with good project management skills.
• Self-starter with a good understanding of the chemical industry (Adhesive Industry experience would be an added value).
• Ability to coordinate and moderate internal and external meetings with strong leadership and effective communication.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in, cross functional teams

Position can be based in Rocky Hill, CT, Bridgewater, NJ or Washington DC

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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Job Posted: August 15, 2017