Government Relations Senior Manager – West Region

20 Jun, 2019


Government Relations Senior Manager – West Region

Sacramento, CA/San Francisco, CA/San Jose, CA

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions — underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network — Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 469,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at

People in the Corporate Function career track contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area, and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.

Legal and Commercial Services professionals deliver and coordinate legal, contract and commercial advice and counsel in support of Accenture’s or our clients’ business, working to manage and mitigate risk and ensure ethical behavior and compliance with laws and company policies.

Key Responsibilities: 


  • Lead the development and implementation of regional government relations strategies that advance business and corporate objectives in the West region of the United States
  • Lead the inclusion of community engagement and corporate citizenship initiatives in the West region as part of political outreach and engagement
  • Facilitate and advance West region leadership engagement in the public arena, driving relationship development with leading state and local policymakers, as well as other senior government officials, trade associations, and think tanks in the region
  • Build deep relationships with state and local government and elected officials, industry trade associations, stakeholder organizations, think tanks, alliance partners and industry representatives in the region
  • Represent the company’s interests, and manage outside consultants’ engagement and advocacy before state legislatures, local governments, key state and local government officials, regulators, stakeholder organizations, trade associations, and think tanks in the region
  • Lead the development and implementation of a West region political engagement strategy
  • Work collaboratively with our West region business and Marketing/Communications teams to identify and create impactful policy positioning opportunities at the intersection of government and business
  • Work with Legal and Marketing/Communications teams to monitor, analyze, and report on key issues impacting the company and our offerings, managing reputational and enterprise risk to the company
  • Leverage appropriate external resources, including trade associations, consultants, stakeholder organizations, and think tanks, for advocacy and other initiatives to advance priorities and objectives
  • Work collaboratively with North American and global government relations teams to identify and create opportunities that advance shared priorities and objectives
  • Track, analyze, report and engage as necessary on impactful key state and local legislative measures and regulatory policies
  • Monitor the regional political environment, including key state and local political campaigns, ballot initiatives and bond measures



Reports to:


Senior Manager, State and Local Government Relations – North America


Regional External Relationships:


Governors and state administration officials

State and local legislators and legislative staff

State and local external lobbyists, political and policy consultants

State and Local Political and Trade Associations

State and Local Industry representatives

Outside ethics counsel

Work Requirements:

Travel within the West region required along with occasional national travel for relevant conferences

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Job posted: 2019-06-20