Contractors’ Warehouse —
Senior Manager, Government Relations

Location
Atlanta, GA

Category
Communications/External Affairs

Type
Corporate

Job ID
151462


Bonus Eligible

401(k) Company Matching

Employee Stock Purchase Program

COVID PRECAUTIONS


Health and temperature checks at all locations

Associates are required to wear a mask

Required social distancing measures throughout buildings

Increased cleaning frequency and enhanced sanitation efforts
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be eighteen years of age or older.
  • Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.


Education Required:

  • The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor’s degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.


Years of Relevant Work Experience:
7 years

Physical Requirements:

Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must have experience working in government relations, public affairs, lobbying or on Capitol Hill or state legislature/Governor’s office.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to develop and leverage a strong network of key bipartisan leaders in Georgia.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Superior written and oral communications skills in both formal and inform contexts.
  • Excellent presentation and public speaking skills.
  • Exceptional judgement and ability to function and multi-task under pressure.
  • Operate using the highest ethical standards.
POSITION PURPOSE

The Senior Manager, Government Relations – Georgia will represent and advance The Home Depot’s government relations agenda before elected officials, government decision-makers, and internal and external strategic partners across our home state of Georgia. The individual is responsible for managing a multifaceted strategic plan to accomplish key government relations objectives and priorities aligned with our core values that will protect, defend and advance The Home Depot’s business.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Develop, implement and manage government relations strategy and legislative agenda, including tracking legislation and direct lobbying.
  • Serve as the company’s primary point of contact for local and state elected officials including the Governor’s administration and relevant state agencies.
  • Engage with Georgia-based staff for the federal delegation and engage on federal issues as needed.
  • Recommend and oversee political contributions to candidates and associations aligned with business interests.
  • Organize store walks and engage in community events with elected officials.
  • Provide rapid response to fast-moving legislative priorities including the development of talking points and grassroots campaigns and support for issues in Georgia.
  • Direct and manage trade associations and external lobbyists.
  • Work with internal business partners to develop positions, provide legislative testimony and other subject matter expertise directly to state and local officials.
  • Maintain frequent speaking engagements internally and externally to senior management, large groups and in legislative testimony.
  • Write updates on activities in Georgia for weekly newsletters, position papers, grassroots alerts, and issue summaries for internal and external audiences.
  • Connect existing company and Foundation programs and relationships to favorably impact public policy issues and enhance our reputation with policy makers and government stakeholders.
  • Follow all lobbying and ethics laws.

NATURE AND SCOPE

  • Reports to the Director, Government Relations, Federal with dotted line responsibilities to and frequent coordination with the Director, State Government Relations.

ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

Environment:

  • Position is based at the company’s Store Support Center in Atlanta, Georgia and requires in-person interaction with public officials.
  • Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

Physical Requirements:

  • Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about.
  • On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.


Travel:

  • Typically requires travel 50% of the time primarily within the state and to DC or other locations as needed.

Pay Range

Benefits

Paid parental leave to bond with your new addition

401(K) savings plan with company match

Merit increases and performance bonuses

On-the-spot recognition and rewards for a job well done

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POSITION PURPOSE

The Senior Manager, Government Relations – Georgia will represent and advance The Home Depot’s government relations agenda before elected officials, government decision-makers, and internal and external strategic partners across our home state of Georgia. The individual is responsible for managing a multifaceted strategic plan to accomplish key government relations objectives and priorities aligned with our core values that will protect, defend and advance The Home Depot’s business.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Develop, implement and manage government relations strategy and legislative agenda, including tracking legislation and direct lobbying.
  • Serve as the company’s primary point of contact for local and state elected officials including the Governor’s administration and relevant state agencies.
  • Engage with Georgia-based staff for the federal delegation and engage on federal issues as needed.
  • Recommend and oversee political contributions to candidates and associations aligned with business interests.
  • Organize store walks and engage in community events with elected officials.
  • Provide rapid response to fast-moving legislative priorities including the development of talking points and grassroots campaigns and support for issues in Georgia.
  • Direct and manage trade associations and external lobbyists.
  • Work with internal business partners to develop positions, provide legislative testimony and other subject matter expertise directly to state and local officials.
  • Maintain frequent speaking engagements internally and externally to senior manag