Associate Manager, Government Relations

SC Johnson
  • Location
    Fort Washington, Maryland
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 06

Position description

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.


As the Associate Manager, Government Relations, you will be based in Washington, DC, and responsible for supporting SC Johnson’s efforts to influence U.S. public policy impacting the company’s business and operations, and for maintaining effective working relationship with officials and staff of various branches of government, as well as other stakeholders who may influence the development of public policy of interest to the company.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for supporting SC Johnson’s government relations program, primarily at the U.S. federal level. The individual will work with the Government Relations team to achieve favorable outcomes to federal policy proposals and will work to optimize the company’s profile and visibility with policymakers
  • In support of business objectives, the role requires monitoring and researching federal legislation and regulation (e.g., EPA, FDA, CPSC, OSHA) 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, Legal, RD&E, Regulatory Affairs, Sustainability, Human Resources, Product Supply) on a range of projects and initiatives
  • The individual will also participate in SC Johnson’s trade association memberships and with relevant industry stakeholder groups and coalitions to manage industry issues relevant to the company
  • This role will assist with administration of the company’s federal political action committee, to include providing input to candidate contribution recommendations, conducting annual fundraising solicitations, organizing fundraising events in Washington, DC, and periodically representing the company at political events
  • The individual also 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 addition to the duties described above, the Associate Manager, Federal Government Relations will be expected to perform the following functions in support of the Government Relations team:

  • Develop and maintain successful relationships with both internal and external clients with the ability to work with all levels of the organization
  • Assist with coordinating events hosted by the Government Relations team, including scheduling, preparing materials, and overseeing logistics
  • Represent the Government Relations organization with a high level of professionalism, including assisting with stakeholder requests and inquiries on behalf of the Government Relations team
  • Assist with meeting preparations and developing meeting materials
  • Work with the Vice President of Global Government Relations to monitor the departmental budget and track expenditures


Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required in political science, business, international relations, communications, government affairs or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Congress, corporate government relations, lobbying or consulting firm, or related industry trade association
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States


Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Graduate degree is helpful, but not required


Job Requirements:

  • Full time
  • Remote work is available once a week for eligible employees

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