Govt Affairs Manager
Job Title: Govt Affairs Manager
Location: Purchase, NY
The Global Public Policy Development (PPD) team within Government Affairs (GA) facilitates PepsiCo's public policy agenda and drives the development of strong policy positions that address key issues facing the business. PPD delivers competitive strength to the company by coordinating and aligning among business units and functions, keeping an inventory of critical global regulatory data, and sharing best practices in response to those regulatory issues.
This position is primarily responsible for supporting the execution of the agreed Public Policy tools, and will be based in Purchase, NY.
Reporting into the Director, Global Public Policy, the ideal candidate will have experience working across functions in a collaborative, team-oriented environment and must demonstrate the ability to persuade and influence others while driving for results.
Support markets with project management and risk analysis as the markets develop policy and integrate it into their business strategy
- Lead Public Policy roll out:
- Lead cross-functional teams around the world through a customized work plan that takes them from initial policy threat to strategic policy solution
- Partner closely on risk assessment, stakeholder engagement planning, and selection/activation of relevant policy Tools
- Ensure integration of policy strategy into regional Annual Operating Plan & 3-year Strategic Business Plan
- Own Global Toolkit:
- Quickly learn and master the existing repertoire of public policy Tools
- Help global partners understand what Tools are available, select those which best fit their needs, and activate these Tools in their market
- Partner with cross-functional teams to assess and develop potential new Tools
- Bolster market policy analysis & implementation through sharing of best practices
- Serve as an interface between global (corporate) and regional (business) teams, facilitating knowledge sharing in both directions
- Proactively seek out & collate best-in-class examples from around the globe
- Serve as an expert resource for markets facing new (to them) policy threats
- Track evolving threats to the business and on-going policy implementation, optimizing and gaining realignment on the strategy as needed
- Bachelor's Degree
- Minimum 8-10 years of working experience, ideally with a background in government affairs, regulatory/government, Intergovernmental Organizations (IO), or Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO), or coming from the business side with a background in Marketing, Strategy, Operations or a customer-facing role
- Previous public policy experience not necessarily required; however, should have a strategic eye and strong interest in policy issues and content
- Highly proactive, entrepreneurial and able to navigate ambiguity and complexity while developing successful solutions
- Strong project management skills in order to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously from beginning to end
- Ability to lead cross-functional teams, work collaboratively, and engage comfortably with senior executives; highly skilled in the use of persuasion and influence
- High-level creative thinker with the confidence to use it; proactively seeks out newer, better ways to get things done, using existing resources and creating efficiencies
- Strategic thinker with excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Organized and self-motivated; able to manage multiple tasks and meet demands of a fast-paced environment with changing priorities
Main interactions within & outside organization: Key job roles both internally and externally that the job-holder interacts with on a daily, weekly, monthly basis.
Internally: PPGA, ERM, GBG, & BU/Category GMs; also occasionally NAB, Strategy & Corporate Comms
- Externally: limited interaction with the industry groups and trade associations
- The role requires a high level of comfort with ambiguity, given both the evolving regulatory environment and the resulting evolution of the team itself as it adapts in real-time to new market-driven needs & realities
- The role also requires a high level of diplomacy, given the cross-functional and cross-cultural setting; the candidate's ability to influence and persuade will be key
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