Government Relations Director

21 May, 2023


Government Relations Director

Tokyo Electron US
Manassas, VA

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Job Description


Title: Government Relations Director (United States)

Hybrid 3/2

Location: Washington, DC

Relocation Assitance Available


  • The candidate will play an important role in supporting TEL’s growth in the semiconductor industry; a dynamic sector influenced by government involvement and public policy changes.

  • Monitor, report and collaborate with global team on public policy initiatives.

  • Monitor political and regulatory developments in the US that may affect TEL priorities.

  • Work with with our consultant team to design and organize events with thinktanks and other public organizations at various levels, playing a critical role in furthering the public policy goals of TEL.

  • As a member of TEL’s Global Affairs and Public Policy team, s/he will work closely with colleagues at TEL headquarters and throughout the world.


  • You will be responsible for informing, engaging, and connecting stakeholders.

  • You’ll be involved in designing, developing, and executing the US governmental affairs strategy.

  • Lead engagement within the US, focusing on Congress, U.S. Senate, and Governors’ offices.

  • In support of policy objectives, maintains internal calendar of events, with responsibility for leading a portfolio of engagements external and internal on behalf of TEL in the US.

  • Monitor, interpret, and draft summaries of regulatory outlets and Congressional activity relevant to the semiconductor industry and the CHIPS Act.

  • Continuously monitor political, policy, and regulatory landscape in the US and manage drafting process of internal regulatory and political updates and presentations.

  • Travel on-site to organize and provide tours for relevant public officials (Travel 20%).

  • Promotes a positive presence of TEL with Congressional staff and other organizations to (help) shape the policy environment relevant for TEL business.

  • Ability to communicate goals, plans, and actions clearly and concisely.

  • Assist in the development of policy briefings, communications to government officials and talking points.


  • Bachelor’s degree in the fields of law, public administration, political science, sciences, engineering, or communications,

  • Semiconductor industry/technology sector experience beneficial.

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience dealing with government decision makers and agencies at all levels, particularly at the federal level.

  • Relevant network in the Washington DC area is critical.

  • Experience organizing events with political stakeholders.

  • Experience and track record monitoring and creating reports and presentations on US political processes, legislation, and regulatory requirements.

  • Strong project management experience – managing internal calendars of events and driving public policy campaigns to completion.

  • Proven experience interacting with Congressional or Governors staff, policy-makers, agencies and other stakeholder groups.

  • Excellent organizational writing and communication skills (native English standard). Japanese language is a plus, but not required.

  • Relationship builder, collaborative team player.


Physical Demands and Work Conditions
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This job operates in an office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets. This is a largely sedentary role; however, some filing is required, which would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 35 pounds. This position also requires 4 to 6 hours per day at a computer screen/keyboard.



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Job posted: 2023-05-21