Cummins Inc. Manager, State Government Relations in Indianapolis, Indiana

Manager, State Government Relations

Description

No, this isn’t one of those ordinary jobs.

Cummins is a team of dependable, innovative thinkers, who are empowered to generate and deliver solutions for customers, community, and environment. Our employees develop their careers through the challenges only a diverse, global innovator can promise. This is a collaborative culture where thinking beyond your desk is more than part of the job. It is the job.

This is what we call Working Right.

Typical Duties and Tasks:

  • Conducts advocacy efforts for government relations in the U.S. at the state level.

  • Provides input into and implements legislative and policy initiatives and strategies related to industry and community specific issues of interest to Cummins at any level of government; drafts, negotiates, and advocates Cummins positions through white papers, testimonies, public comment responses, proposed legislation, and other appropriate activities.

  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with legislators, authorities, and heads of regulatory agencies; provides input into and implements government affairs strategies to enhance the organization’s image amount governmental authorities.

  • Establishes rapport with industry associations and trade organizations to ensure representation of Cummins’ interests; participates in industry and trade groups to develop and advocate for common industry positions.

  • Works with the business to understand its goals and objectives to ensure that government relations activities are aligned to the business; identifies risk to the enterprise from government actions.

  • Complies with all laws, regulations, and ethical concerns within government relations activities and broadly across the organization.

  • Develops position papers and discussion guides for those who act as an external spokesperson with public policy stakeholders for the company; speaks at external and internal meetings regarding public policy issues and activities

  • Develops an awareness of and suggests sponsorship opportunities at all levels of government; provides input into marketing initiatives in the U.S. , country of assignment, or international region; contributes to the corporate responsibility strategy for the U.S. , country of assignment, or international region.

  • Understands all activities with Government Relations in issue area or country of assignment; maintains strong relationships outside consulting firms in areas of jurisdiction.

  • May oversee the Political Action Committee (PAC) administration to ensure that all accounting, budgeting, processing and reporting activities are completed as appropriate.

  • Coordinates grassroots activities for the company; updates and modernizes grassroots database; identifies site contacts; trains site contacts and develops and improves site communications activities; assists in the management of grassroots campaigns.

  • Manages government relations continuous process improvements to mitigate risks throughout the organization.

  • Develops, leads, and motivates Government Relations staff; sets goals in training and development, performance, and career planning.

Skills

  • Understanding of political process and political advocacy techniques

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Background in legislative research and legislative history

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Strong strategic thinking and problem solving skills

Education, Licenses, Certifications

  • College, university, or equivalent degree required.

  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification preferred.

Experience

  • Significant relevant work experience required.

  • Oversees all lobbying and ethics reporting for the state team

Cummins and E-verify:

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law.

Cummins uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .

Qualifications

Job GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

Primary Location United States-Indiana-Indianapolis-US, IN, Indianapolis, Cummins DBU Headquarters

Job Type Experienced - Professional / Office

Recruitment Job Type Professional - Experienced

Job Posting Nov 28, 2016, 4:27:11 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing