Director, Public And Government Affairs – Corporate Affairs

29 Aug, 2021


Director, Public And Government Affairs – Corporate Affairs

Springfield, IL; Indianapolis, IN

Position Summary…

What you’ll do…

**Position based in Springfield, Illinois or Indianapolis, Indiana areas**

The Director, Public Affairs and Government Relations is responsible for the day to day lobbying of state and local elected officials in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.

You will:

  • Work cross functionally with our Operations team, Real Estate team and internal partners to serve customer needs and support business goals;

  • Manage day-to-day engagement with public affairs consultants, trade associations and key stakeholders;

  • Direct and execute political giving, community and reputational strategies for the company; and

  • Communicate Walmart’s priorities with external stakeholders; and communicate recommendations, strategies, and progress with internal senior leaders.

You’ll make an impact by:

  • Advancing the company’s position at industry and legislative events, conferences, public forums, committee hearings, and panels; preparing statements and testimony; presenting at issue panels and national conferences; testifying at local and state legislative hearings; and discussing emerging issues or pending legislation with external stakeholders.

  • Collaborating with leadership to develop messaging and implementing multi-channel media strategies to drive and enhance the company’s reputation.

  • Working across the enterprise to solve business critical challenges.

  • Timely and effective communications with key internal stakeholders.

You’ll sweep us off our feet if

  • You have 5-10 years’ experience in public affairs

  • Your public affairs experience spans across public and private sectors

  • You have teamwork mentality and strong communication skills with the ability to influence

  • You use objective financial and business analyses to evaluate the returns and risks of business choices resulting in making sound judgements

  • You foster and promote a customer member focused environment

Travel – Must be able to safely operate a motor vehicle. Traveling is necessary to perform one or more essential functions of this position. Travels domestically between and within Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky requiring consecutive overnight stays.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed in the role.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The full Job Description can be made available as part of the hiring process.  

Benefits & Perks

Beyond competitive pay, you can receive incentive awards for your performance. Other great perks include 401(k) match, stock purchase plan, paid maternity and parental leave, PTO, multiple health plans, and much more. Of special note is the Dollar a Day college education program for which associates may complete an Associates or Bachelors degree online by contributing $1 a day.

Equal Opportunity Employer 

Walmart, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer – By Choice. We believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting and valuing diversity- unique styles, experiences, identities, ideas and opinions – while being inclusive of all people.

Who We Are

Join Walmart and your work could help over 275 million global customers live better every week. Yes, we are the Fortune #1 company. But you’ll quickly find we’re a company who wants you to feel comfortable bringing your whole self to work. A career at Walmart is where the world’s most complex challenges meet a kinder way of life. Our mission spreads far beyond the walls of our stores. Join us and you’ll discover why we are a world leader in diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community involvement.  From day one, you’ll be empowered and equipped to do the best work of your life.

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.

About Walmart:

Fifty years ago, Sam Walton started a single mom-and-pop shop and transformed it into the world’s biggest retailer. Since those founding days, one thing has remained consistent: our commitment to helping our customers save money so they can live better. Today, we’re reinventing the shopping experience and our associates are at the heart of it. You’ll play a crucial role in shaping the future of retail, improving millions of lives around the world. This is that place where your passions meet purpose. Join our family and create a career you’re proud of.

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Job posted: 2021-08-29