Public Policy & Government Affairs Associate Manager

  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Feb 06

Position description

The Government Affairs Associate Manager at PepsiCo will be responsible for the following accountabilities and will report to the Director, Stakeholder Engagement and External Affairs.

  • Support the development of strategic briefing documents for the CEO and senior executive team to inform and guide engagement with government officials and other key global stakeholders; ensure work product is informative, clear and aligned with broader business initiatives
  • Collaborate with global colleagues to help outline the Public Policy & Government Affairs (PPGA) team’s strategic objectives and progress on key policy issues through slide decks and memoranda for the CEO, Board of Directors and other key senior executives
  • Manage the development of infographics to help PPGA tell the PepsiCo story and explain complicated issues to key stakeholders
  • Leverage knowledge of public policy and government affairs to track and analyze global issues and how they may impact PepsiCo’s business and PPGA’s strategic agenda
  • Represent PepsiCo’s business/policy objectives and corporate narrative at events and in meetings with global stakeholders
  • Drive and promote knowledge-sharing within PPGA through regular communication with global colleagues and using digital tools (e.g., CRM systems, policy-tracking systems)
  • On an ad-hoc basis, supplement PPGA projects and act as a force-multiplier for the function’s activities


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g., government, public policy, communications)
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in an applicable professional capacity
  • Exceptional written and visual communication skills, including editorial experience
  • Passion and interest in public policy and government affairs
  • Ability to deliver high-quality work under a tight deadline with minimal supervision
  • General knowledge of global public policy issues, trends and business challenges, ability to analyze policy and legislative/regulatory proposals a plus
  • Ability to translate public policy issues for different audiences (e.g., executives, business, external stakeholders)
  • Critical attention to detail
  • High level of organization and project management abilities
  • Ability to voice opinions fearlessly and bring a new perspective to the organization
  • Creativity
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Ability to collaborate with all levels of an organization in support of defined objectives
  • Experience working with global offices and as part of a matrixed organization
  • Working knowledge of U.S. politics and key DC-based stakeholders (e.g., councils, think tanks, associations)
  • Skilled or willing to learn: PowerPoint, InDesign, SharePoint, Excel, Tableau
  • This position is limited to persons with indefinite right to work in the United States

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