Manager, Government and Industry Relations

28 Dec, 2021

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Manager, Government and Industry Relations

The Walt Disney Company
Glendale, CA

The Walt Disney Company
Manager, Government and Industry Relations
(see below for job description; edit for length, as necessary)
Glendale, California
For details and/or to apply: https://jobs.disneycareers.com/ or https://jobs.disneycareers.com/job/glendale/manager-government-and-industry-relations/391/19844280

Job Description :

The Manager, Government and Industry Relations, is expected to serve as an internal expert on policy matters affecting Disney Parks, Experiences and Products (DPEP). This policy expert will help formulate, coordinate, and implement engagement and coalition building strategies to support Disney Parks, Experiences and Products (DPEP) reputation building among policymakers, industry groups and key demographics within the general public.

The Manager will work closely with Disney’s Government Relations and Global Public Policy teams, as well as DPEP’s Communications, Legal, and Operations function, and other colleagues, to establish the company’s public policy and advocacy agenda. The Manager will monitor and report relevant business, legislative and regulatory activity, develop positioning and mitigation/engagement strategies, draft collateral, and coordinate external campaign efforts aligned with business objectives.
Job Overview-Internal :

The Manager, Government and Industry Relations, is expected to serve as an internal expert on policy matters affecting Disney Parks, Experiences and Products (DPEP). This policy expert will help formulate, coordinate, and implement engagement and coalition building strategies to support Disney Parks, Experiences and Products (DPEP) reputation building among policymakers, industry groups and key demographics within the general public.

The Manager will work closely with Disney’s Government Relations and Global Public Policy teams, as well as DPEP’s Communications, Legal, and Operations function, and other colleagues, to establish the company’s public policy and advocacy agenda. The Manager will monitor and report relevant business, legislative and regulatory activity, develop positioning and mitigation/engagement strategies, draft collateral, and coordinate external campaign efforts aligned with business objectives.

Responsibilities :

This position will:
Coordinate government and industry relations activities across DPEP
Craft the external policy narratives of DPEP and be a leading evangelist for those stories around the world
Engage with external stakeholders (federal, state and local elected officials, third-party groups, and industry partners) on issues impacting DPEP and its related industries
Build coalitions and develop new programs and projects to advance DPEP’s reputation within our local communities and at the national level, in particular with the voting public
Maintain a global network of outside counsel and relationships with trade associations to improve intelligence gathering to best advise our decisions
Partner with teams across DPEP (e.g., HR, Finance, Legal, etc.) to illustrate the impact of proposed policy changes that impact the business and/or communities where we operate
Serve as an effective voice and advocate for DPEP regarding policy issues, including in external meetings, conferences and publications
Analyze legislative and regulatory proposals from across the country and provide recommendations on their interconnection for cross-functional internal collaboration
Advise and communicate efficiently to internal DPEP teams on public policy matters to guide development of practices and policies
Basic Qualifications :

Prior experience working in government relations or in a political setting
Prior relationships and engagement with global policymakers and other third parties (industry groups, think tanks, etc.)
Strong understanding of key influencers and dynamics in the labor/union space
Outstanding communicator who can advocate for issues externally in public settings as well as explain their impacts internally
Detailed knowledge and experience of regulatory and legislative processes at the federal and/or state-level
Thrives in a fast-paced environment; relishes the opportunity to define priorities and metrics of success
Consistent track record of writing and delivering talking points, articles, speeches and presentations on relevant topics
Demonstrated ability to anticipate trends and issues in business and society that affect the Company’s reputation
Excellent written communications skills; excellent verbal skills, including public speaking, meeting facilitation and presentations
Proven process/continuous improvement skills
Demonstrated project management, problem-solving and critical thinking skills
Demonstrated ability to partner with and influence others and ability to work in a team environment
Ability to work in a fast-paced/complex organization
Resilient and able to adapt to significant challenges

Preferred Qualifications :

Experience within the media and entertainment industry
Experience within The Walt Disney Company
Specific experience in one of the key disciplines: external communications, public policy, government and/or industry relations
Required Education :

Bachelor’s degree in communication, business, political science, public policy or related field

Preferred Education :

MBA, JD, MPP or advanced degree in relevant field preferred

For details and/or to apply: https://jobs.disneycareers.com/ or https://jobs.disneycareers.com/job/glendale/manager-government-and-industry-relations/391/19844280

Job posted: 2021-12-27