Federal Government Relations Manager

  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 21

Position description

Create and enhance relationships with Members of Congress and staff, Committee and leadership staff. Responsible for assisting Senior Director, Federal Government Relations with the development of federal government relations and political strategy. Responsible for communicating with contract lobbyists, associations of which Walgreens is a member, elected officials and their staff members, interest groups and agencies to convey the company positions on issues. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Protects and advocates the organization’s interests with regard to current or proposed federal regulatory, or legislative issues that may impact the organization, its customers, and other stakeholders.
  • Tracks, monitors and acts on pending and enacted legislation and governmental activities based on input from appropriate internal departments, business units, lobbyists and associations.
  • Identifies and communicates legislative issues and trends that impact the company including preparing memoranda and briefing materials.
  • Identifies and communicates legislative issues to external parties similarly situated in order to build coalitions.
  • Builds relationships with Members of Congress, key staff and Committee staff, the Administration, and the implementation of policies that could influence the growth and competitiveness of Walgreens.
  • Communicates with contract lobbyists.
  • Writes memos and prepares briefing materials; drafting grassroots messaging and monitors results.
  • Coordinates activity to ensure that issues are communicated quickly and accurately to appropriate internal personnel.
  • Engages in political activity representing Walgreen Co. as approved by management.

Walgreens, one of the nation's largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 10 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,175 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens omnichannel business includes Walgreens.com. Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.

As the neighborhood drugstore and retailer, our goal is to make health and happiness simpler, easier and within reach. And we remain a trusted wellness provider offering convenient access to important health services, such as immunizations and an array of pharmacy services that can help patients improve their health. To our team members, Walgreens represents a unique opportunity to excel in their careers in a welcoming and inclusive environment. We offer the chance to work in a truly supportive environment, and be a part of a progressive organization dedicated to the well-being of our customers, team members and the communities we all call home.


  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 7 years experience in government affairs.
  • Knowledge of the federal legislative and regulatory processes.
  • Experience using time management skills such as prioritizing/organizing and tracking details and meeting deadlines of multiple projects with varying completion dates.
  • Basic level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: opening a workbook, inserting a row, selecting font style and size, formatting cells as currency, using copy, paste and save functions, aligning text, selecting cells, renaming a worksheet, inserting a column, selecting a chart style, inserting a worksheet, setting margins, selecting page orientation, using spell check and/or printing worksheets).
  • Basic skill level in Microsoft PowerPoint (for example: inserting, rearranging, hiding and deleting slides, navigating between slides, increasing list level, adding, centering and editing text, changing views, inserting a table or a note, moving objects, printing outline view and/or running a slide show).
  • Basic level skill in Microsoft Word (for example: opening a document, cutting, pasting and aligning text, selecting font type and size, changing margins and column width, sorting, inserting bullets, pictures and dates, using find and replace, undo, spell check, track changes, review pane and/or print functions).
  • Willing to travel up to 25% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications

  • JD or Masters degree.
  • Congressional or Administration experience.
  • Healthcare related committee experience.
  • Knowledge of pharmacy issues, Medicaid, Medicare and health care.
  • Experience working in corporate government affairs or an association with a focus on health, retail or pharmacy.

Application instructions

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