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We're looking for a director, federal affairs who will be responsible for translating GMA’s strategic priorities into legislative and advocacy strategies. The director will manage complex issues, frame narrative, and serve as a recognized expert and trusted communicator, both internally and externally, within the federal policy arena. Reporting to the vice president, federal affairs, this role will advocate for policies that promote maintaining affordability, choice and build trust for the American consumer.
What You'll Do
Work collaboratively to build awareness of GMA’s political identity and leadership with key constituencies.
Advocate for GMA policy positions impacting consumer packaged goods manufacturers with the U.S. government.
Establish and maintain relationships with Congress, federal regulators, and allied trade associations.
Initiate communications to member companies to inform, solicit feedback, or respond to requests.
Coordinate Hill meetings on behalf of GMA member companies and GMA-led coalitions.
Coordinate and facilitate conference calls and strategy meetings; lead discussions as assigned.
Partner with internal divisions on emerging policy issues impacting the consumer packaged goods industry and GMA’s strategic priorities.
Draft witness testimony and questions for Congressional hearings.
Analyze bills, amendments and regulatory comments.
Draft position papers, talking points and slide decks on assigned issues.
What You'll Bring to the Table
A minimum of a BA/BS degree is required.
Minimum of four (4) years of related employment required.
A track record of demonstrated results in government, association and/or political environments.
Experience in supply chain, transportation, and/or sustainability desirable.
Proficient understanding of legislative and regulatory processes
Ability to be productive and drive results in the face of ambiguity
Excellent interpersonal communication skills
Ability to persuasively communicate complex concepts in concise messages
Passion for learning issues, building strategy and tactics, and executing against a plan
Advanced proficiency in Office 365 Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Excellent customer service skills and email etiquette.
Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize work
Excellent decision-making skills
Flexibility in learning new software and/or computer/technical applications
A self-starter with the ability to work independently
Ability to work on cross-functional teams
Internal Number: HR19-04
About Grocery Manufacturers Association
GMA will relaunch as the Consumer Brands Association (CBA) in January 2020.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association represents the world’s leading consumer packaged goods companies. The CPG industry plays a unique role as the single largest U.S. manufacturing employment sector, delivering products vital to the wellbeing of people’s lives every day. GMA’s mission is to empower the industry to grow and thrive. For more information, visit gmaonline.org.
Our 40-person staff enjoy working in an agile environment in our vibrant, sunny office space in Arlington, VA just a five-minute walk from the Rosslyn metro station. GMA offers competitive comprehensive medical (including an HSA option) and dental coverage, a generous 401k match and discretionary contribution program, and transportation benefits (free parking, metro stipend, or even BikeShare membership). Other perks include FSAs, our free fitness center, life insurance coverage, free caffeination, free healthy snacks, and more. For more information, visit gmaonline.org.
GMA is an equal opportunity employer that supports a diverse workforce. We seek candidates for employment based on knowledge, skills and abilities that are r...elevant to job performance. We do not discriminate on any basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.