The Regional Manager, Government Affairs will lead and build a state government affairs program that advances the U.S. business model and increases profitability through public policy development and government decision making.
• Manage all aspects of LafargeHolcim’s state government affairs for AZ, CO, IL, MO, NV, and UT, including advocacy development and political strategy development.
• Demonstrate leadership and a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to Health & Safety policies and practices in all work environments and areas.
• Directly advocate on behalf of LafargeHolcim’s interests with state elected officials and agencies to advance the company’s government and public affairs interests.
• Build and maintain relationships with Governors, members of the State Legislature, State Attorney Generals and their respective staff.
• Manage LafargeHolcim participation in the Western Governors Association, CSG-West, or similar professional organizations.
• Build and maintain relationships with state DOT, DEQ & DNR Directors, and other key state Departments and their respective policy staff.
• Manage state lobbying, including contract lobbyists.
• Lead participation in key state government affairs trade associations, councils and business groups.
• Take an active role in ALEC, NCSL, CSG, or other policy organizations.
• Promote effective relationships with NGO, ENGO, industry, consumer and professional groups.
• Analyze proposed state administrative and legislative actions and their impact to the organization.
• Serve as an internal expert on stakeholder relations, site permitting and reputation management.
• Develop a state political contributions strategy.
• Responsible for providing tools for operations and Area Environment and Public Affairs Managers, designed to maintain and build relationships with government entities.
• Keep current with all regional state and local environmental legal, lobbying and ethics requirements and monitor developments and changes.
• Manage budget, including formulating the budget during the planning process and reviewing/explaining monthly variances
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER JOBS
Liaise regularly with Communications, Land, Environment & Public Affairs, Sales and Marketing, Business Unit GM’s and manufacturing operations to ensure common approaches, standardization in the U.S., and to obtain best practices.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Education: Bachelor's/University Degree
Additional Education Preferred: Master's/Graduate Degree
Preferred field of study: Political science, communications, law, economics
Other Training/Certifications Required: Political campaign management, PAC management
Work Experience: 10-15 years
Minimum of 10-15 years working in State government in either the Legislative or Executive branch, or similar experience in a major County or City government
Travel Requirements: 80%