• Director Federal Government Relations

    Reynolds American Inc. (RAI)Washington, DC 20044

    Job #1077737183

  • Director Federal Government Relations

    Date:Jan 3, 2020

    Location:Washington, DC, DC, US


    Reynolds American Incorporated is positively transforming the tobacco industry. We're a family of companies that strives for success in everything we do. The future inspires us because our people are igniting the breakthroughs that are redefining the ways adult tobacco consumers enjoy tobacco in the 21st century.

    When other companies talk about growth, they only talk about size. At Reynolds American, we focus on the growth of our people. We take pride in each other's growth and well-being throughout our careers. We invest in your career and total well-being because we know our companies succeed when our people thrive.


    Reynolds American Inc. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of British American Tobacco p.l.c., and the U.S. parent company of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.; American Snuff Company, LLC; Niconovum USA, Inc.; Niconovum AB; R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company; Lorillard Licensing Company, LLC; and Reynolds Brands, Inc.. This position is withRAI Services Company.

    Here, you'll have the opportunity to work on iconic brands and revolutionary products by collaborating with visionary, principled and passionate people every day.

    TheDirector, Federal Government Relationsis responsible for the advancement and implementation of strategy, relationship development and public-policy engagement initiatives with members of Congress and their staff, federal policymakers and other opinion leaders relative to the legislative and regulatory environment. The candidate assists in the devising of strategies for federal government relations engagement and is directly responsible for cultivating and managing allied group relationships. This position reports to the Senior Director, Federal Government Relations.


    • Assist with the development and implementation of proactive strategic and tactical engagement strategy on legislative and regulatory priorities and initiatives.

    • Direct and provide guidance to consultants on policy positions and outreach activities.

    • Cultivate and maintain relationships with relevant Administration officials, Congressional offices, advocacy organizations, thought leaders and allied group partners.

    • Advocate on behalf of the company to further the company's transformational initiatives and ensure they are considered in the decision making of all appropriate stakeholders.

    • Leverage and strengthen existing relationships with allied groups to ensure alignment on issues that deliver the greatest impact to the Company and its transformational initiatives. Identify and pursue new opportunities with allied groups.

    • Collaborate with Law and External Affairs partners to produce compelling and persuasive content on Administration proposals, federal regulations and legislation.

    • Develop and implement federal PAC strategy. Manage and administer federal PAC and represent the Company at internal and external PAC events.

    • Prepare and organize meetings of senior executives with members of Congress and senior-level staff in the Administration.

    • Participate in company cross-functional teams on company initiatives.

    • Develop, lead and coordinate special legislative or other special projects.

    • Ensure engagement activities and initiatives are fully compliant with all applicable legal standards and internal policies.



    Bachelor's Degree Required


    • 5 or more years working experience in federal government relations, political or legislative environment.

    • Strong familiarity with the federal legislative and administrative processes, including experience as a government relations professional, Congressional staffer and/or in the Administration. Senate HELP, Finance, House Energy & Commerce, Ways & Means or Leadership office experience preferred.

    • Comprehensive understanding of emerging policy, company/industry dynamics and the legislative/regulatory landscape.

    • Ability to apply industry knowledge to devise and implement strategies.

    • Strong influencing skills.

    • Proven ability to build credible relationships.

    • Exceptional understanding of the role external affairs and policy has in driving business objectives.

    • Working knowledge of health and/or tax policy, the Tobacco Control Act, the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and oversight of HHS and FDA Centers.

    • Effective, concise and compelling verbal and written communication skills.

    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

    • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.

    • Strong compliance background is a plus.

    • Travel required for corporate and political activities.

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    • Competitive annual salary

    • Targeted Annual Bonus

    • Relocation assistance available for those who qualify


    We offer very competitive compensation and benefit plans, including:

    • Generous annual bonus program for all employees

    • Company Vehicle Provided

    • Cell Phone Allowance

    • Daily-valued 401(k) plan that offers opportunity to save on pre- and post-tax basis up to 50 percent of eligible compensation. Company matches 100 percent of employee pre-tax/Roth (401k) contributions up to six percent

    • Comprehensive health and welfare benefits package

    • Eleven paid company holidays annually, plus a generous paid vacation plan based on length of service

    • Company-paid sick and personal days, funeral leave and jury duty leave

    • Education initiative plans

    • Extensive training and opportunities for professional and career development

    Reynolds American Inc. and its affiliated companies is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

    We require all new hires to be 21 or older.

    Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility and creativity for motivated employees that stands apart from the crowd.

    We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences and talents to maximize the company's potential for successfully achieving its business objectives.

    Onlyapplicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly.

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    Nearest Major Market:Washington DC

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