Monday, July 2, 2012
Senior Manager State Government Relations -- Walgreens
Job Description Senior Manager State Government Relations (Job Number: 007035) US-IL-Deerfield Description Fast Company has called out Walgreens as one of the world's most innovative companies in the magazine's "Fast 50" issue. March, 2012! With more than 7,800 community drugstores and a network of health care professionals trusted by millions of people every day, innovation is how we provide greater access to a wide variety of health and daily living needs. Why not join a growing company where your professional passions and interests can drive our innovation? Growth. Performance. Success. FULFILLED! Job Summary: Our Senior Manager, State Government Relations is responsible for assisting the Director, State Government Relations with the development of state government relations strategy; developing political strategy for geographic area of responsibility; communicating with contract lobbyists, associations of which Walgreens is a member, elected officials and their staff members, interest groups and state agencies to convey the company positions on issues. Job Responsibilities: Tracks, monitors and acts on pending and enacted legislation and governmental activities based on input from appropriate internal departments, business units, lobbyists and associations. Proactively identifies and communicates legislative issues and trends that impact the company including preparing memoranda and briefing materials. Proactively identifies and communicates legislative issues to external parties similarly situated in order to build coalitions. Monitors hearings; builds relationships with key individuals in state legislatures, state Administrations, Governors, and the implementation of policies that could influence the growth and competitiveness of Walgreens. Communicates with contract lobbyists. Writes memos and prepares briefing materials; drafting grassroots messaging and monitors results. Effectively coordinates activity to ensure that issues are communicated quickly and accurately to appropriate internal personnel. Leads, mentors, and manages assigned staff; Supports talent development of organization. Engages in political activity representing Walgreen Co. as approved by management parties. Qualifications Basic Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree and at least 10 years experience in government as legislative or executive staff Knowledge of the state and local legislative process. Experience attending to variable legislative issues while meeting time-sensitive deadlines. Basic level skill in Microsoft Office 2003 or later: Word (for example: creating documents, entering and formatting text, page layouts, creating tables, and adding graphics), Excel (for example: creating worksheets, entering data, creating basic formulas, working with cells and rows) and PowerPoint (for example: creating a new presentation from a design template, adding and removing slides, entering and formatting text, adding speaker notes, and viewing presentations). Willing to travel up to 35% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state). Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree Healthcare -related committee experience. Knowledge of pharmacy issues, Medicaid, Medicare and health care. Experience working in corporate government affairs or an association with a focus on health, retail or pharmacy.