districtofcolumbia | Associate Manager, Government Relations & External Affairs in Washington, DC

Associate Manager, Government Relations & External Affairs

  • Unilever
  • $159,190.00 - 159,190.00 / Year *
  • Washington, DC 20044
  • Full-Time
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**Background & Purpose of the Job**



As Unilever concludes its 2010-2020 USLP, the Company is embarking on a new chapter as a Purpose-led and Future-fit business, and the North America business is moving quickly to deliver and drive business growth through its sustainability plan. The North America Corporate Affairs (Communications) team provides the strategic leadership, capabilities and expertise to support this new, more ambitious approach to sustainability: managing internal communications to engage employees; leading external affairs and communications to engage the media and stakeholders; leading advocacy with policy makers; providing expertise and guidance to the Divisions and brands on purpose activation and sustainability; managing strategic partnerships for social and environmental impact; collaborating with customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders; and strengthening Unilever's position externally as the leader in this area.



This position provides support to Unilever's U.S. External Affairs and Corporate Affairs, helping the team achieve its mission of advancing Unilever's reputation and relationships with key government officials and NGOs, managing priority corporate issues, and effectively lobbying to influence the outcome of those issues.



**Who You Are & What You'll Do**



**You're a born leader:** Self starter that takes own initiative while handling multiple tasks at once



**You're a dot connector:** Understanding issues and how they affect Unilever's ability to do business



**You love to win, and have fun doing it:** We love to win and do it as a team while having fun along the way.



**You're a story teller:** Ability to communicate Unilever's position and issues with external stakeholders and lawmakers



**You're a changemaker:** Opportunity to advocate on issues of importance to Unilever's sustainability plan



**You're a paradox navigator:** Will interface with key company divisions; global external affairs, regulatory affairs, legal, brands, division sustainability and internal communications



Under the direction of the Senior Manager, External Affairs & Sustainability Advocacy, the Associate Manager, Government Relation & External Affairs will:



+ Analyze, monitor and lobby on federal and state legislation for issues of importance to Food & Refreshments Division; Beauty & Personal Care Division; and Home Care Division. Issues include, but not limited to, ingredient regulation and labeling; packaging and recycling; nutrition; climate change; trade, and tax.

+ Participate in trade association and coalition meetings, representing the company's position on legislation.

+ Manage issues internally by working with the business on potential impact or solutions to legislative proposals/laws.

+ Assist with external stakeholder management.

+ Schedule, prepare materials for, and arrange logistics of meetings, plant tours and Washington, D.C., events for Unilever executives with legislators and their staff, agency officials, diplomats, representatives of foreign entities and lobbyists of other companies and trade associations.

+ Coordinate the company's quarterly information-gathering survey and report-filing requirements for compliance with LDA lobbying registration and disclosure.

+ Support the External Affairs team with other duties and tasks as assigned.



**What You'll Need To Succeed**



+ Minimum 5 years experience in a professional office working on public policy, legislative or issue management.

+ Preferred experience in an industry trade association or corporate government relations or state or congressional office.

+ Self-starter that takes own initiative

+ Advocacy skills

+ Good at seeking different perspectives and works collaboratively

+ Diplomatic, doesn't need to take the credit

+ Strong oral and written communicator

+ Ability to handle multiple tasks at once and prioritize

+ Ability to work well in small office environment



**What We Can Offer You**



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Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business.



Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities



Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination under Federal law. For more information, please see EEO is the Law at



Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.



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Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. For more information, please see Equal Employment Opportunity Posters



Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities



Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.



If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance at any time during our recruitment process, please contact us at 1-855-###-#### or ...@unilever.com at mailto:...@unliever.com . Please note: These lines are reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and are not a means of inquiry about positions or application statuses.



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