Government Affairs Manager

11 Feb, 2020

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Government Affairs Manager

Nestle
Arlington, VA

POSITIONSUMMARY:

This position provides legislative and policy guidance to the company. Individual represents the company’s interests with the U.S. Congress, the Administration and other organizations relative to legislation and policy.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Working with senior management to develop and drive Nestlé’spolicies and objectives involving state and federal government affairs and policy.
  • Connecting legislative, regulatory and government relationship matters to key business issues and competitive drivers. Analyzing the external environment to anticipate trends in government and policy actions that could impact the company and its business.
  • Establishing a positive, credible and influential presence forNestlé with relevant state and federal government authorities.
  • Fostering a productive relationship between Nestlé and elected officials by organizing briefings, meetings and other interactions with government officials.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with elected/appointed policy makers, external stakeholder groups and trade associations.
  • Represent the company on various policy committees with industry and trade associations.
REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
  • Bachelor Degree and minimum five years of professional experience required
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:
  • Five to eight years of professional experience working Capitol Hill or trade association/ corporate experience in federal legislative advocacy process strongly preferred
  • Strong political and legislative experience
  • Keen understanding of the political campaign/electoral process
  • Strong communication and advocacy skills
  • Ability to delve into complex issues
  • Effective team player and ability to work independently
  • Demonstrates strong leadership and initiative
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to identify necessary resources
  • Adaptability in an ever-changing environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with outstanding advocacy skills. Must possess ability to articulate a position concisely
  • Ability to travel up to 10%
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Job posted: 2020-02-11