Senior Manager – State Government Affairs – Texas and Western Region

11 Aug, 2019


Senior Manager – State Government Affairs – Texas and Western Region

Austin, TX

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We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise.And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2019. We strongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving team members and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executing strategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Senior Manager – State Government Affairs (1902580) – Texas and Western Region – Position is based in Austin, TX (Virtual Office)Where the Chemistry Happens

We are seeking a professional like you to take the lead in promoting BASF’s interests in the state legislative arena in Texas and the Western Region, including, but not limited to Texas, California, Arkansas, Missouri, Washington and Oregon. In this role, you will participate as needed in local advocacy issues surrounding BASF’s sites in the states of responsibility, support federal advocacy efforts in assigned states via local contacts and grassroots activities, and serve as the advocacy point person for key trade associations, e.g., state chemistry councils, manufacturer associations and state chambers of commerce, in the states of responsibility. Additionally, you will coordinate the activities in states with multiple BASF sites to ensure alignment on priorities and advocacy strategy and interface with the sites and businesses relevant to assigned states to identify critical advocacy priorities, identify strategies for advancing BASF interests on those priorities and executes agreed advocacy strategies.Reporting to the Head of State Government Affairs, you will be working in a virtual office based in Austin, Texas with time spent primarily in Austin, as well as other state capitals as needed.

Qualifications – BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Formula for Success

  • Leveraging your education and experience in government or public affairs arenas, at a company, trade association or in government, you will develop and recommend legislative strategies on key issues to businesses and sites.
  • Your experience working with state governments will be essential as you represent BASF before state governments.
  • Demonstrating your effective communication skills, you will represent BASF at various trade associations to ensure timely consideration of regulatory and legislative developments important to the success of BASF businesses and sites. You will also use these skills to coordinate with Government Affairs staff on grassroots and Government Affairs communications needs.
  • Successfully engaging inside the organization, you will coordinate with site management, Communications, and relevant functional stakeholders concerning major developments affecting the sites.
  • Your keen attention to detail and strong organization skills will serve you well as you manage site visits by legislators.
  • Working effectively as part of a team, you will coordinate with BASF Government Affairs personnel on actions necessary within the states on matters of federal importance. You will also participate in Government Affairs team meetings and calls.
  • Relying on your ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, you will assist as required with other Government Affairs issues for the company.
  • Travel is expected to be up to 25% for this role within the region.

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Job posted: 2019-08-11