Government Relations Manager

06 Oct, 2021


Government Relations Manager

Whirlpool Corp.
Washington, DC

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is committed to being the best global kitchen and laundry company, in constant pursuit of improving life at home. In an increasingly digital world, the company is driving purposeful innovation to meet the evolving needs of consumers through its iconic brand portfolio, including Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and Yummly. In 2020, the company reported approximately $19 billion in annual sales, 78,000 employees and 57 manufacturing and technology research centers.

Whirlpool Corporation is consistently recognized by FORTUNE as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Our values are the driving force behind everything we do. Integrity, Respect, Inclusion & Diversity, One Whirlpool, and Spirit of Winning propel our teams to excellence. Get to know us and see what it’s like to be part of a company that is in constant pursuit of improving life at home.

Manager, Government Relations

This Role In Summary:

Whirlpool is currently seeking a qualified candidate for a Manager, Government Relations. The Manager of Government Relations reports to the Director of Government Relations and is based in Washington, DC.

As a member of Whirlpool Corporation’s Global Communications and Public Affairs team, you will be part of a diverse, dynamic team responsible for promoting and protecting Whirlpool Corporation’s reputation and enhancing public policy through issue education and engagement. In this role you will drive business value in support of our company’s mission to earn trust and create demand for our brands in a digital world.

This is a highly visible role with regular interaction with senior leaders throughout the company. The successful candidate will be a trusted advisor to business teams and will be a key partner in driving continuous improvement in the company’s government relations activities and in anticipating new ways to deliver value for the business.

Your Responsibilities Will Include

Issue Identification and Prioritization – You will monitor current and emerging legislative and regulatory activity impacting Whirlpool Corporation’s products, services and operations. In collaboration with business leaders, you will analyze proposed public policy to understand business impacts and manage the company’s process for prioritizing advocacy activity.
Issue Leadership and Advocacy – In this role, you will have responsibility for federal and state advocacy strategy and execution on critical policy issues, including energy, environment/climate, chemicals/materials, privacy, cybersecurity and connected technology/Internet of Things (IoT). You will represent the company externally with trade associations, interest groups, and coalitions.
Global Public Policy Coordination – You will support the management of the company’s Global Government Relations operating model, working cross-functionally with colleagues in Product Regulatory Affairs, Global Sustainability, Legal and Global Strategic Sourcing, and others. Through this work, you will coordinate the activities of the company’s global Issue Action Teams.
Economic Development – You will support the company’s economic development activities for the company’s U.S. manufacturing and supply chain operations, including new project management, compliance and workforce initiatives.
Political Affairs – You will manage the day-to-day operations of the Whirlpool Corporation Political Action Committee (WCPAC), including the coordination of WCPAC board activities, recruitment, disbursement strategy and compliance.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree
5+ years of corporate government relations or legislative experience

Preferred Skills and Requirements:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Advanced degree (MA, JD)
Experience working with the Senate Energy & Natural Resources, Senate Environment & Public Works and/or House Energy & Commerce Committees
Strong analytical, organization and project management skills
Self-driven and action-oriented, with ability to manage multiple competing priorities
Knowledge of consumer product, energy, environment and technology policy issues
Political affairs experience, including the management of political action committees
Strong political acumen

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At Whirlpool Corporation, we value and celebrate diversity. Whirlpool Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity and prohibits any discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law.

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Job posted: 2021-10-06