Government Affairs Manager

21 Jan, 2023


Government Affairs Manager

Diamond Bar, CA

At Niagara, we’re looking for Team Members who want to be part of achieving our mission to provide our customers the highest quality most affordable bottled water.

Consider applying here, if you want to:   

  • Work in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment with a chance to make an impact.   
  • Develop lasting relationships with great people.   
  • Have the opportunity to build a satisfying career.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages for our Team Members.

Government Affairs Manager

The Government Affairs Manager will lead the coordination and implementation of government affairs strategies and activities at the state and local levels that advance the interests of Niagara Bottling and the bottled water industry. The job will include representing the company before state and local governments and administrative agencies, community affairs as well as strategically planning, managing and executing other activities and events that advance the company’s overall objectives. The Government Affairs Manager will report to the Vice President of Economic Development and Government Relations.Essential Functions

  • Lead legislative efforts by working with local and state governments
  • Analyze and interpret government policies and their potential impact to Niagara and the bottled water industry
  • Identify and work with professional lobbyist firms as appropriate and necessary
  • Identify issues of public policy and organizational importance
  • Provides reports on business opportunities and legislation affecting company policies
  • Compile and file all reports necessary to stay in compliance with the various State Offices of Ethics
  • Participate in State and Regional Industry and/or Professional Associations as necessary
  • Manage Niagara’s Elected Official Outreach Program (EO-OP)
  • Coordinate governmental relations activities with members of the Economic Development and Charitable Giving (Foundation) Teams when appropriate and necessary
  • Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.


  • Minimum Qualifications:
    • 6 Years  – Experience in Field or similar manufacturing environment

* experience may include 1+ years work/internship experience in a professional office setting, preferably in (but not limited to) State or Congressional Offices

  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • 10+ Years– Experience in Field or similar manufacturing environment

* experience may include 1+ years work/internship experience in a professional office setting, preferably in (but not limited to) State or Congressional Offices


This position embodies the values of Niagara’s LIFE competency model, focusing on the following key drivers of success:

  • Lead Like an Owner
    • Manages a safe working environment, accurately documents safety related training, and effectively communicates safety incidents
    • Provides strategic input and oversight to departmental projects
    • Makes data driven decisions and develops sustainable solutions
    • Skilled in reducing costs and managing timelines while prioritizing long run impact over short term wins
    • Makes decisions by putting overall company success first before department/individual success
    • Leads/facilitates discussions to get positive outcomes for the customer
    • Makes strategic decisions which prioritize the needs of the customer over departmental/individual goals
  • InnovACT
    • Continuously evaluates existing programs and processes, and develops new initiatives to increase efficiency and reduce waste
    • Creates, monitors, and responds to departmental performance metrics to drive continuous improvement
    • Communicates a clear vision, organizes resources effectively, and adjusts the strategy as needed when managing change
  • Find a Way
    • Demonstrates ability to think analytically and synthesize complex information
    • Effectively delegates technical tasks to subordinates
    • Works effectively with departments, vendors, and customers to achieve organizational success
    • Identifies opportunities for collaboration in strategic ways
  • Empowered to be Great
    • Makes hiring decisions primarily based on culture fit and attitude, and secondarily based on technical expertise
    • Engages in long term talent planning
    • Provides opportunities for the development of all direct reports
    • Understands, identifies, and addresses conflict within own team and between teams

Additionally, the ideal candidate should also demonstrate:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret legislation and regulations
  • Must be able to work independently; yet collaboratively with both internal and external peers, elected officials, regulators and constituencies
  • Excellent grammar, proofreading, presentation and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and on multiple projects while meeting critical deadlines
  • Ability to problem solve and work through a process
  • Demonstrated understanding of local and state governments’ policies and procedures
  • Must be able to build and grow professional relationships
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance and operate with integrity and within the core values of the company
  • Ability to use personal computer and software applications (i.e. word processing, spreadsheet, presentations, etc.)
  • Travel required


  • Minimum Required:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent experience
  • Preferred:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science or Public Administration


  • Required:            N/A
  • Preferred:           N/A

Foreign Language

  • Required:            None Required
  • Preferred:           None Required

Typical Compensation Range

Pay Rate Type: Salary

$110,759.00 – $160,601.00 / Yearly

Bonus Target: 10% Annual


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Job posted: 2023-01-21