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Reynolds American is evolving at pace - truly like no other organization.

To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A DIRECTOR, FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

SENIORITY LEVEL: Senior Level

FUNCTION: Legal and External Affairs

LOCATION: Washington, DC

ROLE POSITIONING AND OBJECTIVES

Reports to

SENIOR DIRECTOR, FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Number of Direct Reports

N/A

Core Relationships

Internal -LEX

External – CONGRESS, ADMINISTRATION, THIRD-PARTY GROUPS

Geographic Scope 

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Travel Required

25%

WHAT YOU WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR

  • Assist with the development and implementation of proactive strategic and tactical engagement strategy on legislative and regulatory priorities and initiatives to help create A Better Tomorrow™.
  • Advocate for legislative and regulatory solutions to advance the Company’s transformational initiatives.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with relevant Administration officials, Congressional offices, advocacy organizations, thought leaders and allied group partners.
  • Develop and implement federal PAC strategy. Manage and administer federal PAC and represent the company at internal and external PAC events.
  • Leverage and strengthen existing relationships with allied groups to ensure alignment on issues that deliver the greatest impact to the Company and Transformation agenda. Identify and pursue new opportunities with allied groups.
  • Prepare and staff senior executives in meetings with members of Congress and senior-level staff in the Administration.
  • Direct and provide guidance to consultants on policy positions and outreach activities.
  • Participate in company cross-functional teams on company initiatives.

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • 5 or more years working experience in federal government relations, political or legislative environment.
  • Strong familiarity with the federal legislative process, including experience as a government relations professional, Congressional staffer and/or in the Administration. Senate HELP, Finance, House Energy & Commerce, Ways & Means or Leadership office experience preferred.
  • Comprehensive understanding of emerging policy, company/industry dynamics and the legislative/regulatory landscape.
  • Proven ability to build credible relationships internally/externally and possess strong influencing skills.
  • Strong familiarity and deep understanding of both the federal legislative and administrative rulemaking processes in addition to political savvy.
  • Working knowledge of health and/or tax policy, the Tobacco Control Act, and oversight of HHS and FDA Centers.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.  Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.

WE ARE REYNOLDS AMERICAN—A member of the BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO GROUPAt Reynolds American, we are committed to our purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at REYNOLDS AMERICAN.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 British American Tobacco employees across more than 180 markets
  • Reynolds American certified as Great Place to Work
  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries
  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 strategic locations
  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner
  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies

BELONGING, ACHIEVING, TOGETHER

Have you been on a career break for 18 months or longer? Are you ready to return to your career? If your answers to these questions is yes, we would love to hear from you. Regardless of why you took a break, we value you for all the skills you can bring to the workforce. Reignite your career, work flexibly, be part of a dynamic team and upskill yourself with on-the-job training and development support.

Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at Reynolds American. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!

BAT is evolving at pace
truly like no other organisation

You’ll paint the picture of
A Better Tomorrow with us

Apply today and you can help us become carbon neutral by 2030