Manager of Federal Government Relations

11 Mar, 2021

Jobs

Manager of Federal Government Relations

Samsung Electronics
Washington, DC

Position Summary

The Manager of Federal Government Relations will proactively build relationships with Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, sense opportunities and risk and identify key legislative opportunities to drive the Samsung strategy and engagement at the highest levels in the U.S. government in order to protect and advance the interests of Samsung Electronics America.

Role and Responsibilities

You will be responsible for:

  • Reporting to the Head of Government Relations and helping execute the team’s legislative agenda.

  • Engaging directly with Members of Congress and staff to strengthen Samsung’s relationships with key decision makers.

  • Manage day-to-day reporting requirements for the Government Relations Team.

  • Identifying federal legislation and executive branch actions to alert senior management, public policy, strategic communications, and business channel staff about new legislation and regulations and potential impact on Samsung.

  • Leverage external consultants to drive outcomes for Samsung.

  • Support the federal sales team in developing key Congressional and stakeholder relationships that support Samsung products and services.

  • Sensing key legislative opportunities and risks for the company and alerting internal stakeholders about them while identifying possible solutions to potential challenges.

  • Supporting political engagement activities surrounding Samsung American PAC, in coordination with the Government Relations and Strategy and Operations teams.

  • Represent Samsung at trade association, government, coalition and other industry stakeholder meetings as appropriate.

  • Liaise and collaborate with the Public Policy and Strategic Communications teams to improve the legislative environment and to help enhance Samsung’s reputation in Washington.

  • Occasional travel as necessary.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3-4 years in advocacy role, with an emphasis on relationships in the House and Senate.

  • Previous experience in Congress or the administration preferred.

  • Previous familiarity with or in the tech industry preferred

  • Ability to learn new policy issues and adapt to evolving business environments and needs.

  • Expert knowledge and experience in how the government works and the forces driving regulations and legislation.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish solid working relationships with various internal and external stakeholders.

  • Ability to work in a team environment and partner with other cross-functional staff.

  • Excellent leadership and communications skills.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree, juris doctor or graduate degree preferred.

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Job posted: 2021-03-11