Sr Manager, Regional Government Affairs

18 Jun, 2022


Sr Manager, Regional Government Affairs

St. Paul, MN

Job Description:


Regional State Government Affairs Manager


Collaborate with Innovative 3Mers Around the World

Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it’s equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 96,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.


“For more than 30 years at 3M, I’ve seen firsthand how it’s a place where curious, creative and collaborative people thrive and build a rewarding career. As a leader in this company, my goal is to ensure each 3Mer sees and feels the positive impact we’re making around the world” – Mike Roman, chief executive officer and chairman, 3M


This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.


The Impact You’ll Make in this Role
The role is responsible for representing 3M’s positions before state and local government; trade associations; national political organizations; and other audiences to advance 3M’s goals of advocating for policies and fostering political relationships that will enable business success.  The position requires collaboration with other state government affairs team members and 3M’s government affairs team globally, as well as the company’s regulatory, legal, compliance teams as well as business and operations executives to help develop and advocate for the company’s positions on state public policy matters.  This position requires close, cross-functional work to coordinate state and federal messaging, lobbying and outreach.


As a(n) Regional State Government Affairs Manager, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:

  • Representing the company before, interacting with, and lobbying state and local governments in the assigned Midwest region.
  • Participating in and representing the company’s positions on trade associations such as state Chambers of Commerce, Manufacturing Associations, and other relevant bodies.
  • Drafting testimony, responses, comments and other research when necessary in advancing state and local government affairs agenda.
  • Monitoring legislative activity in assigned region and identifying issues of relevance to 3M’s state and local agenda.
  • Work cooperatively with internal stakeholders to develop policy positions, develop strategy and work to advance agenda at the state level.
  • Participate in national organizations of Legislators, Governors, Attorneys General and others to develop and strengthen 3M’s relationships and advance 3M’s legislative agenda.
  • Manage consultants in assigned region.


Your Skills and Expertise 
To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
  • Five (5) years of combined experience working as a legislative aide at the state level, state employee in a state government department or agency, contract lobbyist, corporate lobbyist and/or association lobbyist in a private, public, government or military environment


Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to work independently


Travel: May include up to 20% domestic

Relocation Assistance: May be authorized


Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).


Supporting Your Well-being

3M offers many programs to help you live your best life – both physically and financially. To ensure competitive pay and benefits, 3M regularly benchmarks with other companies that are comparable in size and scope.


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Job posted: 2022-06-18