General DescriptionThe Senior Manager of Federal Government Relations will proactively build relationships with Democratic Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, sense opportunities and risk and identify key legislative opportunities to drive the Samsung strategy and engagement at the highest levels in the U.S. government in order to protect and advance the interests of Samsung Electronics America. You will be responsible for: • Engaging directly with Democratic Members of Congress to strengthen Samsung’s relationships with key decision makers. • Reporting to the Head of Government Relations and helping execute the team’s legislative agenda. • Manage day-to-day external stakeholder relationships and coordinate with Samsung’s Public Policy team on priorities. • Identifying federal legislation to alert senior management, public policy, strategic communications, and business channel staff about new legislation and regulations and potential impact on Samsung. • Support the federal procurement team in developing key Congressional and stakeholder relationships that support Samsung products and services. • Sensing key legislative opportunities and risks for the company and alerting internal stakeholders about them while identifying possible solutions to potential challenges. • Supporting and helping drive participation in Samsung’s PAC, in coordination with the Government Relations team. • Represent Samsung at trade association, government, coalition and other industry stakeholder meetings. • Liaise and collaborate with the Public Policy and Strategic Communications teams to improve the legislative environment and to help enhance Samsung’s reputation in Washington.
We are looking for: • Minimum of 12 years in advocacy role, preferably in the tech industry with an emphasis on Democratic relationships in the House and Senate. • Expert knowledge and experience in how the government works and the forces driving regulations and legislation. • Solid knowledge of Samsung products, services, solutions, businesses and strategies. • Demonstrated ability to establish solid working relationships with various internal and external stakeholders. • Ability to work in a team environment and partner with other cross-functional staff. • Excellent leadership and communications skills Education: • Bachelor’s degree, juris doctor or graduate degree preferred.
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SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMERICA BIG THINGS HAPPEN HERE. The amazing products for which Samsung is known world-wide are the results of the amazing people who work here. Their talent, creativity, dedication, and commitment to innovation are what make us who we are. To continue to be a world leader in technology, we focus on attracting the best talent available and offer a corporate culture in which every individual can challenge themselves to discover how good they are, and how great they can become. Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, and with offices in Richardson, TX and Palo Alto, CA, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and a world leader in technology. We market a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics, smartphones, information systems, and home appliances. Samsung's philosophy is based on our strong determination for growth, perpetual innovation and responsibility to corporate citizenship. As a result of our commitment to innovation and unique design, the Samsung organization is one of the most decorated brands in the electronics industry. Our company is currently ranked #7 in Interbrand’s "100 Best Global Brands," and named #3 on the Boston Consulting Group list as one of the world's most innovative companies in 2014. At Samsung we work hard – every day. It is a fast-paced and challenging work environment, and we are a nimble team that constantly pushes ourselves to be the best. If you have energy, passion, dedication and drive, and you thrive in a fast-paced workplace, the rewards at Samsung are many. Imagine working for a global company that is a world leader in innovation, in an environment where exciting things happen every day. Imagine working with an amazing group of visionaries/ individuals who make products that bring joy to millions of people across the globe every single day. Imagine where you want to be, and who you want to be. At Samsung...the possibilities are limitless. Apply today and find out why LinkedIn ranked us as one of North America’s Most InDemand Employers in 2014. To this end, we follow various protocols during the recruitment process, including but not limited to, avoiding the inadvertent disclosure of confidential information of the applicant’s former employer. Samsung Electronics America provides Equal Employment Opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by law.
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