Director, State Government Relations
Job Title: Director, State Government Relations FLSA: Exempt
Department: Government Affairs Revision Date: 06/2020
Review relevant legislative bills and key issues, summarize, and share with appropriate individuals.
Accountable and Reports to: Vice President, Government Relations
Direct Reports: None
Location: Located in a state that represents the assigned territory
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop understanding and knowledge of Hy-Vee’s business operations to identify and address issues with a legislative cause or solution.
Coordinate with lobbyists, trade associations and others throughout Hy-Vee territory states of Illinois and Wisconsin.
Build relationships with key public officials and track local policies in identified local communities
Track and follow issues that may affect, interfere, or otherwise impact Hy-Vee’s business as appropriate.
Work to affect change in laws and legislation identified impacting Hy-Vee in the given territory.
Assist in the implementation of the PAC and Public Affairs strategy.
Meet and work with state grocery associations or related businesses and associations.
Build relationships with state lawmakers and government leaders.
Communicate with store directors and staff on local and state issues.
Understands regulations and their application at store level.
Make recommendations on PAC contributors and strategy.
Reports to work when scheduled and on time.
Assists with regional community relations managers
Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:
Build state government relations network with other businesses.
Communication of work and issues with larger Hy-Vee audience.
Performs other job-related duties and special projects as required.
Education and Experience:
Four-year degree required, with a major in political science or law degree preferred. Knowledge of pharmacy helpful. 5 – 8 years previous related work experience.
Visual requirements include: ability to see detail at near and far range with or without correction, normal depth perceptions.
Must be physically able to perform sedentary work: occasionally lifting or carrying objects of no more than 10 pounds, and occasionally standing or walking.
Must be able to perform the following physical activities: stooping, kneeling, reaching, handling, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics:
Commitment to the Hy-Vee Mission and a willingness to promote the values of the company
Excellent research and writing skills coupled with strong analytical and interpersonal skills are essential
Must be able to report, write, or edit articles for publication; prepare and deliver lectures; interview counsel or advise people; and evaluate technical data.
Strong interpersonal skills; ability to relate to and interact with other people in a friendly, professional manner
Ability to identify problems, develop and execute solutions
The duties of this position are performed in a general office setting. There is constant pressure to meet deadlines and handle multiple projects in a day. Travel to state capitols, particularly during legislative session. Occasional travel to Washington, D.C.
Is responsible for company assets. Authorized to use outside services as needed. Makes recommendations to supervisor for the disbursement of company funds.
Equipment Used to Perform Job:
Computer, telephone, and car.
Has daily contact with the media and the general public. Has weekly contact with customers, suppliers/vendors, and community or trade/professional organizations. Has occasional contact with federal/state government or regulatory agencies.
Has access to confidential information including employee records, real estate transactions, and payroll.
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Job posted: 2020-07-06