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Director, State Government Relations - Full Time

Company: Hy-Vee
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

Job Title : Director, State Government Relations FLSA : Exempt Department: Government Affairs Revision Date : 02/2020 General Function : Review relevant legislative bills and key issues, summarize, and share with appropriate individuals. Reporting Relations: Accountable and Reports to: Senior Vice President, Administration, Industry Relations Direct Reports: None Primary Duties and Responsibilities : Develops understanding and knowledge of Hy-Vee's business operations to identify and address issues with a legislative cause or solution. Coordinates with lobbyists, trade associations and others throughout Hy-Vee 8 state territory. Tracks and follows issues that may affect, interfere, or otherwise impact Hy-Vee's business as appropriate. Works to affect change in laws and legislations identified through Hy-Vee territory. Meets and works with state grocery associations or related businesses. Builds relationships with state law makers and government leaders. Communicates with store directors and staff on local and state issues. Reports to work when scheduled and on time. Understands regulations and their application at store level. Make recommendations on PAC contributors and strategy. Secondary Duties and Responsibilities: Builds state government relations network with other businesses. Communication of work and issues with larger Hy-Vee audience. Performs other job-related duties and special projects as required. Education and Experience: Four-year degree required, with a major in political science or law degree preferred. Knowledge of pharmacy helpful. 5 - 8 years previous related work experience. Physical Requirements: Visual requirements include: ability to see detail at near and far range with or without correction, normal depth perceptions. Must be physically able to perform sedentary work: occasionally lifting or carrying objects of no more than 10 pounds, and occasionally standing or walking. Must be able to perform the following physical activities: stooping, kneeling, reaching, handling, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics: Commitment to the Hy-Vee Mission and a willingness to promote the values of the company Excellent research and writing skills coupled with strong analytical and interpersonal skills are essential Must be able to report, write, or edit articles for publication; prepare and deliver lectures; interview counsel or advise people; and evaluate technical data. Strong interpersonal skills; ability to relate to and interact with other people in a friendly, professional manner Ability to identify problems, develop and execute solutions Working Conditions : The duties of this position are performed in a general office setting. There is constant pressure to meet deadlines and handle multiple projects in a day. Travel to state capitols, particularly during legislative session. Occasional travel to Washington, D.C. Financial Responsibility: Is responsible for company assets. Authorized to use outside services as needed. Makes recommendations to supervisor for the disbursement of company funds. Equipment Used to Perform Job: Computer, telephone, and car. Contacts: Has daily contact with the media and the general public. Has weekly contact with customers, suppliers/vendors, and community or trade/professional organizations. Has occasional contact with federal/state government or regulatory agencies. Confidentiality: Has access to confidential information including employee records, real estate transactions, and payroll.

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