State Government Relations Manager

Last updated one month ago
Location:Washington, District of Columbia

We are looking for a talented State Government Relations Manager to join our team in Washington, DC.


In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • Conducts advocacy efforts for government relations in the U.S., country of assignment, or international region at all levels of government.
  • Provides input into and implements legislative and policy initiatives and strategies related to industry and community specific issues of interest to Cummins at any level of government; drafts, negotiates, and advocates Cummins positions through white papers, testimonies, public comment responses, proposed legislation, and other appropriate activities.
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with legislators, authorities, and heads of regulatory agencies; provides input into and implements government affairs strategies to enhance the organization’s image amount governmental authorities.
  • Establishes rapport with industry associations and trade organizations to ensure representation of Cummins’ interests; participates in industry and trade groups to develop and advocate for common industry positions.
  • Works with the business to understand its goals and objectives to ensure that government relations activities are aligned to the business; identifies risk to the enterprise from government actions.
  • Complies with all laws, regulations, and ethical concerns within government relations activities and broadly across the organization.
  • Develops position papers and discussion guides for those who act as an external spokesperson with public policy stakeholders for the company; speaks at external and internal meetings regarding public policy issues and activities.
  • Develops an awareness of and suggests sponsorship opportunities at all levels of government; provides input into marketing initiatives in the U.S. , country of assignment, or international region; contributes to the corporate responsibility strategy for the U.S. , country of assignment, or international region.
  • Understands all activities with Government Relations in issue area or country of assignment; maintains strong relationships outside consulting firms in areas of jurisdiction.
  • Establish grassroots relationships between local Cummins leaders and local government officials in Cummins locations around North America.
  • Support incentive efforts tied to investments in local communities.
  • Maintain communication with state and local elected officials regarding Cummins' business, products, corporate responsibility, and investment in the community.
  • Coordinate coalitions of business and advocacy entities to support legislative and regulatory efforts.
  • Identify government grants and opportunities for the business, support efforts to apply for grants, and assist with any compliance issues.
  • May oversee the Political Action Committee (PAC) administration to ensure that all accounting, budgeting, processing and reporting activities are completed as appropriate.
  • Coordinates grassroots activities for the company; updates and modernizes grassroots database; identifies site contacts; trains site contacts and develops and improves site communications activities; assists in the management of grassroots campaigns.
  • Manages government relations continuous process improvements to mitigate risks throughout the organization.
  • Develops, leads, and motivates Government Relations staff; sets goals in training and development, performance, and career planning.