Director of Tax and Trade (Government Affairs)

28 Apr, 2020


Director of Tax and Trade (Government Affairs)

Washington, DC

Job Description

Overview: The Federal Government Affairs team is responsible for education, policy development and advocacy in Washington with the U.S. Congress, the Administration and other federal agencies. Prioritization of legislative and regulatory goals is based on key business priorities and conducted in conjunction with business leaders throughout company departments and functions.Job Scope: The Director of Tax and Trade will be responsible for initiating and executing comprehensive strategies around corporate priorities in Washington that will support Siemens USA. You will be responsible for implementing an outreach strategy with Members of the United States Congress and across the Departments and Agencies of the Administration that showcases the company as a U.S. manufacturer and market based, solutions-focused business whose priority is to shape the policy landscape through credible engagement. You will monitor and analyze policies, trends and activities in Washington and will be responsible for communicating the business impact to key external and internal stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with Members of Congress and their staff, the Administration, and federal agencies that will distinguish the company while proactively advancing company objectives.
  • Navigate the legislative and political environment to address regulatory, legislative and policy issues that may impact corporate growth and profitability. Focus areas will center on key corporate issues including tax and trade.
  • Create and implement comprehensive legislative and regulatory strategies through engagement with key internal business partners, congressional and third-party stakeholders.
  • Engage with internal colleagues to ensure that business decision-makers have a strong understanding of the political and policy landscape for tax and trade in Washington.
  • Cultivate unified philosophy through work with others in Government Affairs and Communications in pursuit of overarching objectives.
  • Integrate and utilize Siemens’ outside consultants effectively in the development of tax and trade policies and political strategies.
  • Execute tactics around the company’s Political Action Committee focused on political giving strategy and internal growth.

Required Experience, Knowledge and Education:

  • BA or BS is required from an accredited University or College.
  • Qualified candidates understand the legislative and political process and have 8+ years of experience working on or with Capitol Hill or the Strong relationships with key congressional or administrative staff required and knowledge and experience with key committees preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in trade and tax policy and other related expertise in issues of critical importance to company and its business.
  • Experience working with a variety of stakeholders, including trade associations and coalitions, and ability to proactively drive objectives by effectively bringing individuals together.
  • Must have strong oral and written skills to communicate targeted messages to a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to set clear objectives and effectively implement comprehensive government affairs strategies that include lobbying, coalition building, messaging, material generation and other means necessary in order to meet defined goals.
  • Ability to provide strategic direction while working collaboratively as part of the Market Access and Government Affairs teams.
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Job posted: 2020-04-28