- Sr. Regional Manager, State Government Affairs (South), USA
JUUL's mission is to improve the lives of the world’s one billion adult smokers by driving innovation to eliminate cigarettes. JUUL is the number one US-based vapor product. Headquartered in San Francisco and backed by leading technology investors including Tiger Global, Fidelity Investments and Tao Invest LLC, JUUL Labs is disrupting one of the world’s largest and oldest industries.
We’re an exceptional team with backgrounds in technology, healthcare, CPG and biotech, and we’re growing rapidly to deliver on our mission. We’re actively looking to hire the world’s best scientists, engineers, designers, product managers, supply chain experts, customer service and business professionals.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direction of the Director, State Affairs, the Sr. Regional Manager, State Government Affairs you will be responsible for identifying key state and local issues affecting company interests and helping the company formulate its positions on those issues. This position is responsible for the South Region (TX, OK, AR, KY, TN, VA, NC, SC, GA, AL, FL, MS, LA).
Establish and maintain relationships with key elected and appointed officials in the executive and legislative branches of state government, as well as with state public health officials
Identify state and local legislative, regulatory and policy proposals impacting the marketing and selling of the company’s products; analyze the impact of those proposals on the company’s business; develop policy recommendations to address those proposals; design appropriate strategies to achieve the desired outcomes; and implement strategies through a combination of direct lobbying and legislative coalition-building.
Work closely with Director of State Affairs to keep upper management apprised of all legislative or regulatory issues impacting the company.
Work closely with trade groups, coalitions and advocates to advance the company’s agenda
Position the company as a leading solution to ending smoking and serve as a valuable resource with elected officials, advocacy groups, public health advocates and appropriate business organizations that have a role in the development of policies impacting the company.
Manage contract lobbyists within the defined territory of states.
Work with internal partners, including scientific affairs, community relations, communications and strategic finance on key issues
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
8+ years of experience in biotech, pharmaceutical, health care or government policy industry with specific experience at the state level.
Ability to analyze and interpret legislation, recommend corrective action, including drafting legislation will be required.
Willingness to register as a lobbyist with state governments required.
Knowledge of public policy and familiarity with state legislative and regulatory process required.
Excellent analytical skills and strong strategic planning abilities are essentia.l
Strong negotiation skills and an ability to work with a broad and diverse set of customers, including public officials is necessary.
Excellent communication skills; specifically, a proven ability to interact with legislators, their staff and regulatory agency officials
Existing relationships with business organizations, advocacy groups, policy makers that influence public health policy will be a plus
Candidates must have a demonstrated adaptability, innovative thinking, ability to deal with ambiguity and a strong sense of teamwork
Regional travel and attendance at national and state conventions required
High level of integrity and ethics is critical
JUUL LABS PERKS & BENEFITS:
A place to grow your career. We’ll help you set big goals - and exceed them
Work with talented, committed and supportive teammates
Equity and performance bonuses. Every employee is a stakeholder in our success
Boundless snacks and drinks
Cell phone subsidy, commuter benefits and discounts on JUUL products
Excellent medical, dental and vision benefits
Work in the Atlanta Metro Area
Job posted on 2nd August 2018
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