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About the Job
This role will work to influence key public policies, regulations and build/maintain relationships with relevant Texas State, local and federal government decision makers in areas that impact TI. Priority areas include policies that advance and help sustain TI’s competitive advantages and ensure the cost effective delivery of products to our customers.
This position is located in Dallas, Texas and will report through the Director of Government Relations based in Washington DC.
•Identify, influence and report on state and local public policies that impact company’s growth and competitiveness. Develop, manage and implement overall advocacy strategy to advance operations and policy objectives, including effective management of contract lobby team.
•Develop, expand and maintain effective working relationships with State, local and Texas federal lawmakers, relevant regulators, university leaders involved in policy issues and other external influencers and other decision makers as needed.
•Play a leadership role in key trade associations and chambers to leverage them effectively and assure alignment with TI state and local policy priorities – tax, energy/water, research, public education, and environmental issues.
•Engage collaboratively with internal stakeholders and support functions (tax, legal, facilities, HR, Environmental Safety and Health, research and workforce/education functions, and others) to inform, amplify and strategize on advocacy activities. Facilitate interactions with policymakers as needed.
•Support advocacy of TI’s Federal Government agenda. Work in close coordination with TI Washington DC Office to ensure alignment of key Texas trade associations and chambers with TI’s federal policy priorities. Maintain working relationships with members of the Texas Congressional delegation.
•Manage administrative functions of the TI Political Action Committee (PAC). This includes managing outside vendors that support PAC, ensuring compliance with state and federal campaign finance laws, and organizing solicitations, PAC events, Board of Trustees meetings and fundraisers and drafting PAC newsletters. Serve as TI representative at fundraisers.
•Coordinate all VIP site visits/tours for TI’s Texas sites.
•Compose detailed memos with agendas, logistics, background information and talking points for TI leadership for internal and external events or meetings related to TIGR.
•Work with TI Communications team on external or internal releases, articles and support media responses related to TI GR matters.
•Required Bachelor’s degree, preferred Master’s degree in a related policy field.
•A minimum of seven to ten years of similar issues management experience with a proven track record of securing results in policy related matters.
•Persuasive skills in speaking, presenting writing and strategically positioning the company in policy and regulatory environment.
•The ability to communicate with a wide-range of important stakeholders.
•Excellent networking skills.
•Excellent knowledge of State and Local Government; knowledge of semiconductor industry a plus.
•Excellent event organization and briefing skills.
•Ability to understand complex issues and strategically position TI in an effective manner.
•Quick study; ability to adapt skills.
•Acts with urgency and demonstrates the ability to understand complex policy issues, evaluate and respond.
•Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
•A “can-do” person who takes the initiative and is a problem solver.
•Deep knowledge of State and Local Government processes and politics. Strong, existing relationships with state and local lawmakers.
•Solid understanding of Texas lobby laws and campaign finance laws; working knowledge of federal laws a plus as successful candidate will need to know requirements intimately.
•Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, but confident enough to challenge up as appropriate.
•Self-starter who takes the initiative, solves problems, adapts to changing circumstances and acts with urgency as needed.
•Excellent organizational skills including event organizing.
•Frequent travel to Austin, Texas occasional travel to Washington D.C.
If you are interested in this position, please apply to this requisition.
Texas Instruments is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected characteristics, including race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or age.
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Job Posted: September 12, 2017