The position of Regional Government Relations Manager must be capable of understanding the substantive policy issues associated with the quick service industry, particularly as it relates to labor issues, food safety, health care, taxes, wages, and other business drivers. The individual will be required to develop and implement an aggressive strategic plan for successfully achieving specific government relations results that are favorable to the interests of the McDonald’s system. The individual will have excellent oral and written communication skills, be a strategic thinker, and serve as an ambassador for the McDonald’s Brand.
In formulating and implementing a successful regional government relations program for McDonald’s, the individual must manage and oversee numerous jurisdictions with multiple legislative consultants and trade associations. He/she will work effectively with members of the Government Relations team, other corporate departments, owner-operators, senior management and regional management. The candidate will also have to form coalitions, help run initiatives, and directly lobby key political leaders. The successful candidate will possess significant political acumen and have established state and local government relations expertise and strategic planning capabilities. Strong writing skills are essential, as this position requires communication to a variety of audiences.