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Manager, State and Local Government Relations (132635)

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Manager, State and Local Government Relations (132635)

WA - Seattle

  • Date Posted: Aug 18, 2019
  • Company: The Home Depot
  • Travel: 25-50%
  • Functional Area: Legal
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Relocation Provided: No

Position Description:
The Manager, Government Relations will represent and advance The Home Depot's government relations agenda before elected officials and government decision-makers primarily at the state and local levels. Provides input for an annual action plan identifying key government relations objectives and priorities at the state and local levels that will benefit the company's top and bottom lines and create shareholder value.

20% Develop and implement government relations strategies and legislative agenda for primary responsibility states. Those states will be determined based on the background and experience of the manager, government relations.
10% Responsible for following all election laws and to enforce compliance and reporting by team.
20% Responsible for building and maintaining relationships on behalf of The Home Depot with state elected and appointed officials such as governors, Lt. governors, attorneys general and legislative leaders as well as county and city officials such as county board members, mayors and city council members.
20% Manage state and local legislative and regulatory agenda including tracking legislation at the state and local level. Responsible for working with internal business partners to develop positions and communicating views and influencing state and local officials.
20% Manage outside consultants, state retail associations and partnerships with national public policy and legislative groups. Develop and manage budget for multi-state region that includes dues and subscriptions, travel, contributions and consulting/professional fees.
10% Develop and maintain relationships with Home Depot internal departments and executives to identify operational issues requiring legislative action.

Senior Manager, State/Local Government Relations
No direct responsibility for supervising others.


Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.


Typically requires overnight travel 20% to 50% of the time.

Additional Environmental Job Requirements:

Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Additional Minimum Qualifications:

Education Required:
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.

Years of Relevant Work Experience: 5 years

Physical Requirements:
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

Additional Qualifications:

Government experience or a proven track record handling government relations for a Fortune 200 company or trade association is desired.

Preferred Qualifications:

Must have experience working for a state legislature, governor's office, large city/county office or previous experience in government relations, public affairs, or lobbying at Fortune 500 company or trade association.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Must possess superior written and oral communications skills. Excellent presentation skills required. Exceptional judgment and ability to function and multi-task under pressure. Travel expected.
Manager will be one of the company's primary spokespeople/interfaces with key state and local elected officials as well as organizations and community groups related to the company's top issues.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Posted: 2019-09-19 Expires: 2019-10-19

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