Director, State & Local Government and Industry Affairs

18 Apr, 2022


Director, State & Local Government and Industry Affairs

Total Wine & More

We are looking for a Director of State and Local Government and Industry Affairs to join our Legal and Public Affairs team. This is a remote position. You will advance Total Wine & More’s legislative, regulatory, political and community positions and issues with state and local officials, community and civic leaders, opinion leaders and shapers, industry members and the public. You will promote our image externally, ensuring that image is positive and consistent for all audiences. You will work cooperatively with internal departments to identify issues that require government affairs solutions and creates and executes an action plan to achieve our goals. You will have outstanding organizational and exemplary personal communication skills. You will have demonstrated skills in regulated industries, workings of state and local legislative, regulatory and administrative responsibilities, the art of negotiation, public relations and community outreach. You will report to the Vice President, Public Affairs & Community Relations.

Please note: Total Wine & More considers the health and safety of its customers, team members, and their families as its highest priorities. Where permitted by applicable law, all team members must have received the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire.

You will

  • Develop, provide direction for, and oversight of, government affairs efforts including direct and grassroots lobbying of elected officials and community leaders, legislative and regulatory issues management and political activities
  • Communicate our issues and plans
  • Manage network of local and state public affairs consultants (outside lobbyists, public relations teams ) and vendors
  • Represent company before industry and community organizations, associations and groups
  • Work with internal and external partners to ensure TWM themes and messages are positively and consistently transmitted to all audiences – including general public, community leaders, elected officials, local, state and national media, and industry associations and organizations
  • Find opportunities for strategic media outreach and community partnerships both locally and regionally to build the TWM brand
  • Work with internal departments to support their unique external affairs requirements
  • Work with other TWM departments to set conditions for company expansion

You will come with

  • Undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts, Communications, Business or related field ; Graduate degree
  • 7+ years’ experience in public affairs or public service
  • Experience working in a regulated industry
  • Ability to travel 50%

We offer

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Generous store discounts
  • Health care plans (medical, prescription, dental, vision)
  • 401(k), HSA, FSA, Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Disability & life insurance coverage
  • Paid parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Critical illness and accident insurance
  • Discounted home and auto insurance
  • College tuition assistance
  • Career development & product training
  • Consumer classes
  • & More!

Grow with us

Total Wine & More is the country’s largest independent retailer of fine wine, beer and spirits, and we continue to grow our footprint year over year. Total Wine offers exciting and unique career opportunities across the country and in our corporate office. Our strength is our people. We have a commitment to training and career growth, all in an environment that values new ideas and teamwork. If you share our entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for providing best-in-class customer experience, take a moment to apply or learn more at!

Total Wine & More considers several factors when establishing compensation. Estimated salaries determined by third parties have not been validated by Total Wine & More. Total Wine & More is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Total Wine & More makes reasonable accommodations during all aspects of the employment process, including during the interview process. Total Wine & More is a Drug Free Workplace.

The information provided above indicates the general nature and level of work required of the position and is not a comprehensive list of all responsibilities or qualifications. Benefits list is only a highlight of some of the benefits offered to team members; eligibility for certain benefits apply.


Job posted: 2022-04-18