Federal - Government Relations Senior Manager

  • Arlington, VA, USA
  • Apr 10, 2019
Full time Government Affairs / Relations

Job Description

Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.


We believe that great outcomes are everything. It’s what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the world’s leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fast—the first time. So you can deliver what matters most.

Count on us to help you embrace new ways of working, building for change and put customers at the core. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, we bring over 30 years of experience serving the federal government, including every cabinet-level department. Our 7,200 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with our clients at the heart of the nation’s priorities in defense, intel, public safety, health and civilian to help you make a difference for the people you employ, serve and protect.

 The Government Relations Sr. Manager requires strong leadership, political and organizational skills and the ability to successfully execute on policy, political and business objectives. The role supports development and execution of  government relations strategies.  Specifically, the Sr. Manager will, 1) Manage lobbying campaigns  to advance the company's interest and manage risks, 2) Develop innovative plans to raise the profile of the Company and its executives with policymakers and clients, and 3) Analyze legislation and regulations impacting the company's clients that could shape or impact business opportunities. Key Responsibilities:
This person will support development and implementation of effective legislative, regulatory, and political strategies on key issues impacting the corporation and our defense and intelligence practices, including logistics modernization, procurement and using information and technology to improve the warfighter's mission. In addition, the person will understand the impact cybersecurity policy developments will have on the company and its public and commercial clients. Other responsibilities include:

  • Anticipate obstacles and develop innovative solutions to support business, public relations and government relations strategies.
  • Manage relationships with senior corporate executives, government officials, Members of Congress, congressional staff, Administration officials and industry coalitions. Work with relevant technology and business trade associations to lobby and promote company interests with policymakers and business leaders.
  • Lead development and execution of plans for senior executive interactions with Members of Congress and Senior government officials.
  • Analyze, anticipate, understand and proactively react to political and policy developments.
  • Support existing Accenture Defense and Intelligence programs and identify new opportunities driven by legislation and Administration action.
  • Work with both Defense and Intelligence business and OGR leadership to develop strategic plans in support of business and corporate objectives.
  • Some travel required

 External Relationships:

  • Administration  officials, Members of Congress and congressional staff
  • Trade associations, including but not limited to: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, TechAmerica, Professional Services Council, Security Industry Association, National Defense Industry Association
  • Industry lobbyists
  • Think tanks and academic leaders


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in government relations and/or legislative policy experience 
  • US Citizen

Additional preferred skills and qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of the political, legislative and regulatory process
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple complex projects
  • Extensive network of government, political and industry contacts
  • Deep knowledge of legislative process and procedure, specifically on appropriations and authorization
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills including public speaking experience
  • Ability to leverage teams and assets to drive a positive result
  • Keen understanding of the information technology and defense industries
  • Ability to deliver results on time and within budget
  • Proven effective research skills

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

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