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Manager, Government Relations

Ft. Washington, Maryland

Category: Communications Job ID: 26594
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SC JOHNSON IS A FIFTH-GENERATION FAMILY COMPANY BUILT ON THE SPIRIT OF OUR PEOPLE. We have been leading with purpose for over 130 years, building iconic brands that win the hearts and minds of consumers – such as Raid®, Glade®, Ziploc® and more, in virtually every country around the world. Together, we are creating a better future – for the planet, for future generations and for every SCJ team member. Join our winning team of Wave Makers and Go Getters and help us write the next chapter in the SCJ story.

ABOUT THE ROLE

As Manager, Government Relations, you will be 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 the federal government, in addition to others who may influence the development of public policy of interest to the company. This position reports to the Sr. Director of Global Government Relations and is based in Washington, DC.

KEY 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., Regulatory Affairs, Public Affairs, Law, RD&E, 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, representing the company at political fundraising events, and managing all compliance-related activities

  • 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

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, business, international relations, communications, government affairs or related field with 8+ years of experience in U.S. Congress, corporate government relations, or related-industry trade association, OR advanced degree with 6+ years of experience in U.S. Congress, corporate government relations, or related-industry trade association

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCES AND SKILLS

  • Progressive government or advocacy experience, ideally in the consumer and household goods industry

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Thorough understanding of federal legislative and regulatory processes

  • Familiarity with operation of political action committees, including compliance measures

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Full Time onsite in Washington DC

  • Travel Time expected: <10%

  • Remote work is available once a week for eligible employees.

BENEFITS AND PERKS

SC Johnson’s total compensation packages are at or above industry levels. In addition to salary, total packages may include bonuses, long-term incentives, matching 401(k) contributions and profit sharing based on company profitability, job level and years of service. As a family company, we’re committed to providing benefits such as subsidized health care plans, maternity/paternity/adoption leave, flexible work arrangements, vacation purchase options, recreation and fitness centers, childcare, counseling services and more.

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Inclusion & Diversity

We’re a global business, with people from every culture, ethnicity, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age and ability. We recognize the breadth of human experience, and we work to celebrate it. It is our goal to build a diverse, inclusive and supportive work environment where all people can thrive.

We’re committed to ongoing efforts that help us attract, hire, and retain diverse talent who want to build a positive, inclusive environment. Read more about our ongoing initiatives at https://jobs.scjohnson.com/inclusion.

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 SCJHR@scj.com. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Download the EEO is the Law poster for more information.

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