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Manager, Federal Government Relations

Ft. Washington, Maryland Job ID 20411 Apply


Based in Washington, DC, the Federal Government Relations Manager role is primarily responsible for supporting SC Johnson’s efforts to influence U.S. public policy impacting the company’s business, products and operations, and for maintaining effective working relationships with officials and staff of various branches of government, in addition to others who may influence the development of public policy of interest to the company.  The position reports to the Director of Global Government Relations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for supporting SC Johnson’s government relations program, primarily at the U.S. federal level. The individual will work closely with Government Relations leadership to help identify top policy priorities, achieve favorable outcomes to federal policy proposals, and work to optimize the company’s profile and visibility with policymakers.
  • In support of achieving business objectives, the role requires monitoring and researching federal legislation and regulation (with particular emphasis on EPA, FDA) impacting the company, evaluating these impacts with input from business units, and assisting with the development and implementation of influencing strategies to protect and promote company interests or reputation. This involves working closely with business teams and various functions across the company (e.g., Public Affairs, Law, RD&E, Regulatory Affairs, Sustainability, Human Resources, Product Supply) on a range of projects and initiatives.
  • The individual will be actively engaged in the work of SC Johnson’s principal trade associations (including NAM, HCPA, ACI, PCPC, and FCA) by representing company interests and helping drive industry alignment on issues affecting the company.
  • This role also manages administration of the company’s federal political action committee (SCJPAC), to include developing candidate contribution recommendations and annual fundraising solicitations, and representing the company at political fundraising events.
  • As needed, this role may also perform similar legislative and regulatory functions in support of SC Johnson’s business and public policy agenda in Canada through interaction with industry trade associations and Canadian government officials at the federal and provincial levels.
  • Additionally, the individual will be expected to participate in SC Johnson’s visible presences in Washington, DC, including attending public events, social functions, and political events, and working to cultivate and maintain effective relationships on behalf of the company with key officials, agencies and thought-leaders in Washington, DC.
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree is required in political science, business, international relations, communications, government affairs or related field.  Graduate degree is preferred, but not strictly required.
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in U.S. Congress, corporate government relations, or related-industry trade association.


Better Together

At SC Johnson, we strive to create a positive, inclusive and unique workplace. We strongly believe SCJ people are able to achieve their best when they can collaborate and work together in person.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The policy of the Company is to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, gender identity, gender expression, disability, citizenship, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in any active or reserve component of the U.S. or state military forces, genetic history or information or any other category protected by law.

Accommodation Requests

If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation or other assistance during the application process, please call our Human Resources department at 262-260-3343 or email your request to All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Download the EEO is the Law poster for more information.


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