Government Affairs Manager

02 May, 2023


Government Affairs Manager

Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.
Washington D.C.

Advancing the World’s Technology Together
Our technology solutions power the tools you use every day–including smartphones, electric vehicles, hyperscale data centers, IoT devices, and so much more. Here, you’ll have an opportunity to be part of a global leader whose innovative designs are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and powering the future.

We believe that innovation and growth are driven by an inclusive culture and a diverse workforce. We’re dedicated to empowering people to be their true selves. Together, we’re building a better tomorrow for our employees, customers, partners, and communities.

Samsung Semiconductor Inc. (SSI) is advancing the world’s technology. As a leader in Memory, System, LSI and display technologies, our US teams contribute to breakthroughs in 5G, SOC, memory and display. With our global perspective and diversity of thought, we proudly serve our customers around the world. We are looking for team members who share our commitment to learning and growth and excel when collaborating within and across teams.

SSI is headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley and is a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. – the #1 employer in the world (Forbes, Oct 2020) and top patent-holder in the U.S. Want to advance the world’s technology with us?

Location: Washington, DC

Samsung Electronics’ U.S. Public Affairs office is located a short distance from the Capitol complex and this position would be based there with potential travel to California, Texas and Korea. Want to advance the world’s technology with us?

The Government Affairs Manager supports the implementation of strategies designed to enhance Samsung’s broader policy portfolio. This position will work in conjunction with Samsung Display to advance federal policies related to the display and semiconductor industry that are central to U.S. innovation policy and international competitiveness, which may include some or all of the following: incentives, trade and export control matters, supply chain policies and immigration.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with policy experience related to supply chain security, excellent communication and writing skills, a strong knowledge of or willingness to learn about display technologies, and a demonstrated ability to work independently, think broadly, and develop strategic approaches to problem solving. This position will report to the Vice President and Head of Semiconductor Policy and will be based in Washington, DC.


  • Support federal government affairs strategy to set the agenda with the executive and legislative branches, and other government regulatory agencies as needed.
  • Manage consultants and coordinate advocacy work with trade associations, outside consultants, and policy related organizations.
  • Educate effectively Members of Congress, agency officials and their staff on policy priorities, including but not limited to display technologies, technological innovation and roadmap, and supply chain resiliency.
  • Work collaboratively with our business, policy teams, and other internal operations teams to ensure alignment between business priorities and public policy goals.
  • Assess and communicate potential government activities back to the business, develop mitigation or enhancement strategies and positions, and help coordinate external advocacy efforts, outreach programs, and key initiatives in concert with business objectives
  • Engage proactively and reactively with government officials and regulators at the local, state and federal levels regarding our current and future products to ensure that we are able to operate successfully and fairly
  • Serve as an effective advocate for Samsung and our customers on key policy matters and craft positions for the company that will establish it publicly as a thought leader and innovator
  • Partner with internal teams to represent Samsung on outreach events, public affairs opportunities, and other engagement opportunities
  • Monitor legislative and regulatory activities, and determine effects on Samsung


  • BA/BS required
  • At least 5-7 years of relevant experience, including within government or private sector policy experience
  • Keen understanding on executing broad government relations strategy as well as developing and implementing U.S. legislation, regulations, and other policies.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and experience creating and effectively delivering factual, relevant, and easily understandable talking points and other messaging
  • Ability to maintain the highest personal levels of ethical conduct, confidentiality, and integrity


  • Familiarity with the issues affecting the semiconductor industry
  • Experience working on national security, intelligence, or defense policy
  • Demonstrated ability to be both a substantive issue expert on matters related to Samsung’s business and a manager of complex regulatory and political issues
  • Experience identifying and understanding key technical aspects pertaining to corporate operations, understanding business implications, synthesizing information for internal and external customers, and recommending a best course of action
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively and comfortably interact at the highest corporate, legislative, regulatory agency, and other government levels
  • Be willing and able to travel both domestically and abroad
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills: ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and able to react to shifting priorities to meet business needs.
  • Cooperative, flexible, team-oriented attitude

What We Offer
The pay range below is for all roles at this level across all US locations and functions. Individual pay rates depend on a number of factors—including the role’s function and location, as well as the individual’s knowledge, skills, experience, education, and training. We also offer incentive opportunities that reward employees based on individual and company performance.

This is in addition to our diverse package of benefits centered around the wellbeing of our employees and their loved ones. In addition to the usual Medical/Dental/Vision/401k, our inclusive rewards plan empowers our people to care for their whole selves. An investment in your future is an investment in ours.

Base Pay Range
$108,000$188,000 USD

Give Back With a charitable giving match and frequent opportunities to get involved, we take an active role in supporting the community.
Enjoy Time Away You’ll start with 4+ weeks of paid time off a year, plus holidays and sick leave, to rest and recharge.
Care for Family Whatever family means to you, we want to support you along the way—including a stipend for fertility care or adoption, medical travel support, and an errand service.
Prioritize Emotional Wellness With on-demand apps and paid therapy sessions, you’ll have support no matter where you are.
Stay Fit Eating well and being active are important parts of a healthy life. Our onsite Café and gym, plus virtual classes, make it easier.
Embrace Flexibility Benefits are best when you have the space to use them. That’s why we facilitate a flexible environment so you can find the right balance for you.

Covid-19 Policy
To help keep our employees, customers, and communities safe, we’ve developed guidelines for our teams. Currently, we encourage vaccination for all employees, and may require it depending on job functions (e.g., traveling for business, meeting with customers). While visiting our offices or attending team events, we ask employees to complete a daily health questionnaire and complete a weekly COVID test. Our COVID policies are subject to change depending on public health, regulatory and business circumstances.

Equal Opportunity Employment Policy
Samsung Semiconductor is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer. We’re committed to fostering an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcomed and empowered to do their best work. We hire the best talent for our teams, regardless of race, religion, color, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ancestry, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, or veteran status. Our focus is on hiring teammates with humble expertise, kindness, dedication and a willingness to embrace challenges and learn together every day.

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Job posted: 2023-05-02