General Mills
Washington, DC

The Government Affairs Representative serves as a company advocate with government and other important stakeholders.  This position manages a range of legislative/policy issues and political projects on behalf of General Mills with a clear strategic and results-oriented focus.


  • Analyze impact of relevant legislative and regulatory proposals on the company and help develop a plan for engagement;
  • Serve as liaison between internal company clients, trade associations, third-party partners (advocacy groups, other corporate representatives), and elected/appointed policy makers;
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships and serve as a company advocate with elected/appointed policy makers, external stakeholder groups and trade associations;
  • Represent the company on various work groups/committees with industry and trade associations;
  • Support the Vice President of Government Relations to identify emerging policy issues, set priorities and develop an effective strategy for company engagement;
  • Support management of the company’s Political Action Committee;
  • Represent the company at political fundraising events;
  • Support grassroots engagement program;
  • Some travel required;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Seven to ten plus years of professional experience – could include work on Capitol Hill, federal agency, state and/or federal affairs work and/or trade association;
  • Strong political and legislative experience;
  • Keen understanding of the political campaign/electoral process;
  • Problem solving skills, sound judgment and strategic thinker;
  • Strong communication and advocacy skills;
  • Strong writing skills;
  • Ability to delve into complex issues;
  • Effective team player and ability to work independently;
  • Leadership and initiative;
  • Demonstrated results-orientation;
  • Adaptability in an ever-changing environment;
  • Mature, credible, responsive, positive attitude.

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Job Posted: March 14, 2017