Sr. Manager of Government Affairs

13 Jan, 2021


Sr. Manager of Government Affairs

Niagra Bottling Co.
Diamond Bar, CA

At Niagara, we’re looking for Team Members who want to be part of achieving our mission to provide our customers the highest quality most affordable bottled water.

Consider applying here, if you want to:   

  • Work in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment with a chance to make an impact.
  • Develop lasting relationships with great people.
  • Have the opportunity to build a satisfying career.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages for our Team Members.

Sr. Manager of Government AffairsThe Senior Government Affairs Manager will manage and lead in the implementation of government affairs strategies and activities at the federal and state levels that advance the interests of Niagara Bottling and the bottled water industry. The job may include representing the company before federal and state governments and administrative agencies, community affairs as well as strategically planning, managing and executing other activities and events that advance the company’s overall objectives. The Government Affairs Manager will report to the Vice President of Economic Development and Government Relations.

Essential Functions

  • Manage legislative initiatives through collaborative efforts with Federal and State governments
  • Analyze and interpret government policies and their potential impact to Niagara and the bottled water industry
  • Identify and partner with professional lobbyist firms as appropriate and necessary
  • Ensure successful implementation of legislative strategies, at the Federal and State levels, to prevent adverse cost impacts to the business
  • Establish reports on business opportunities and legislation affecting company policies
  • Compile and file all reports necessary to stay in compliance with the various State Offices of Ethics
  • Participate in State and Regional Industry and/or Professional Associations
  • Manage Niagara’s Elected Official Outreach Program (EO-OP)
  • Lead local governmental relations activities with members of the Economic Development, Sustainability and Charitable Giving (Foundation) Teams when appropriate and necessary
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.


  • Minimum Qualifications:
    • 10+ Years  – Experience in Field or similar manufacturing environment

*experience may include a combination of work experience and education

  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • 10+ Years – Experience in Field or similar manufacturing environment

*background shall include working on Capitol Hill, serving as a Chief of Staff for a Member of the U.S. House or U.S. Senate or Secretary of a Federal Agency; and/or experience advocating for issues in the Northeast at the state level

*experience may include a combination of work experience and education


  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret legislation and regulations
  • Must be able to work independently; yet collaboratively with both internal and external peers, elected officials, regulators and constituencies
  • Excellent grammar, proofreading, presentation and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and on multiple projects while meeting critical deadlines
  • Ability to problem solve and work through a process
  • Demonstrated understanding of federal and state governments’ policies and procedures
  • Must be able to build and grow professional relationships
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance and operate with integrity and within the core values of the company
  • Ability to use personal computer and software applications (i.e. word processing, spreadsheet, presentations, etc.)
  • Travel required

Additionally, the Senior Government Affairs Specialist embodies the values of Niagara’s LIFE competency model, focusing on the following key drivers of success:

  • Lead like an owner
    • Overcomes obstacles and demonstrates a sense of urgency in achieving objectives
    • Demonstrates honesty and readily admits to mistakes
    • Prioritizes resolution of customer issues effectively
  • InnovACT
    • Makes recommendations to continually improve policies, methods, procedures and/or products
    • Challenges upwards effectively and appropriately
    • Increases performance through greater efficiency
    • Demonstrates adaptability by reacting appropriately to unexpected changes in situations or circumstances
    • Confronts tough issues respectively and to resolution
  • Find a way
    • Demonstrates the skills and behaviors required to achieve individual performance expectations
    • Seeks to develop technical knowledge through learning from other experts
    • Demonstrates determination and persistence while treating others with respect
    • Seeks solutions rather than placing blame
  • Empowered to be great
    • Consistently looks for ways to improve one’s self through growth and development opportunities
    • Suspends instant judgment in order to seek information, when safety is not an issue
    • Has courageous conversations around difficult issues
    • Communicates clearly and promptly up, down and across
    • Demonstrates active listening
    • Is open-minded when forming opinions
    • Communicates effectively to manage expectations


  • Minimum Required:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Preferred:
    • Master’s Degree in in Political Science or Public Administration or other related field


  • Required:           N/A
  • Preferred:          N/A

Foreign Language

  • Required:           None Required
  • Preferred:          None Required


This job is intended to be performed entirely outside of Colorado

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Job posted: 2021-01-13