Why You Want This Position
You will be responsible for managing and expanding 1-800 Contacts’ state and federal presence, and for developing and executing its strategic corporate initiatives, our legislative plan, and ensuring strong relationships with regulators and government leaders. The successful candidate will work to track, identify, analyze initiate and pass and influence state and federal regulatory and legislative policy, and recommend positions and strategies that advance 1-800 Contacts’ business objectives.
You will advise the company’s General Counsel, CEO and senior leadership team, keeping them informed of and focused on driving opportunities to engage with decision makers, through a well-developed network that can be leveraged to expand the company’s current business. You will ensure the integration and consistency of messaging to numerous stakeholders, including employees, local and national political figures, third party influencers, community leaders, and the public. The successful candidate will be responsible for measurable results through translating business goals into the development and execution of a government affairs strategy.
You will demonstrate hands-on leadership, bringing a high level of focus and involvement to drive corporate affairs strategy development and program execution.
Why You Will Love Us
1-800 Contacts has a long history of legislative and regulatory victories including the passage of the 2003 Fairness to Contact Lens Consumer Act, as well as defeating efforts to unwind the consumer rights contained in the law. Most recently, the company worked to pass and defend a state law prohibiting Unilateral Pricing Policies instituted by the contact lens manufacturers.
Of all the companies out there that talk about putting the customer first, 1-800 Contacts is one of the few that walks the walk. We invest in the talent and technology to make sure our customers have a remarkable experience.
What you Will do
Why we will love you
You will have a minimum of 5-7 years of experience in government affairs, and/or external relations. You are a high-energy, strategic thinker with proven results influencing company valuation/ROI, leadership skills, and well-developed advocacy skills.
In addition, you will have:
A Bachelor’s degree is required. Advanced degrees in law, public policy, advocacy and/or business preferred.
As the world's largest contact lens store, 1-800 CONTACTS is dedicated to providing you with a simple,hassle-free way to replace your contact lenses. At 1-800 CONTACTS, you will receive the exact same contact lenses your doctor prescribed, delivered to your door, at a great price. And with an inventory of more than 15 million contacts, we are more likely to have your prescription in stock than anyone else, which means you'll receive your contacts fast.
1-800 CONTACTS has filled more than 30 million orders for over 8 million customers. In a single day, we deliver more than 200,000 contact lenses to customers. Our large volume and central distribution facility help keep costs down—and we pass the savings on to you.
At 1-800 CONTACTS, our goal is to make it as easy and convenient as possible to purchase your contacts. In support of that goal, we offer simple ordering by phone, Internet, mail or fax, along with over 350 trained customer service agents ready to provide live help 7 days a week. With the largest inventory of contact lenses on the planet, no one is more likely to have your exact prescription in stock and ready to ship. Having your lenses come to you saves time, no more running around town to pick up contact lenses. It's that simple. At 1-800 CONTACTS we deliver, you save.