Director & Senior Counsel Government Relations, Americas

Washington, DC
Sep 15, 2017
Sep 18, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time
Job Purpose:Develop and drive SABIC's government relations strategies and relationships to advance SABIC's goals and objectives for growth and to protect SABIC's business assets and interests in the Americas. Identify emerging issues and challenges to proactively address them.Build and maintain relationships with national, state and local government officials and agencies to benefit SABIC brand, growth objectives and business interests.Build and maintain a prominent role in key industry associations to extract maximum value from membership.Lead SABIC's portfolio interests globally, including leading SABIC's global, cross-functional BPA team and representing SABIC's interests in the global industry association.Key Accountabilities:Create & implement government relations strategy, including direct interaction with members of Congress, state legislators and regulators. Engage industry associations (eg ACC, AFPM, NAM, OFII) to gain maximum valued and affect legislation/regulation important to SABIC. Drive government & community relations aspects of E&PM process. Engage with government officials to gain their support of SABIC's new construction projects, acquisitions, divestitures, as well as start-up and ongoing operations and to avoid cost increases or operations restrictions. Entrepreneurial engagement to obtain incentives, eg tax incentives, training grants, workforce development funds, and energy rebates. Support SABIC's ambitions to grow an innovative product portfolio with direct, proactive engagement of legislatures and regulatory agencies. Develop and implement strategy to manage high-profile public opinion industry topics, including leading industry coalition and SABIC team to respond to simultaneous legal, legislative, regulatory, scientific and media challenges. Work with SBU and functional leaders to integrate timely, high quality government relations support to growth initiatives. Educate and build relationships with government officials on SABIC's manufacturing operations in their district and on new SABIC products andtechnologies that provide societal benefits; organize visits from officials to showcase SABIC brand and commitment to CSR.Minimum Qualifications (Degree, training, or certification required):Bachelor degree with a minimum of 15 years of experience; advanced degrees in law or public policy preferable Minimum Experience (Technical, functional, and/or leadership experience required):15+ years experience addressing the broad range of government relations issues faced by an international business. Job Specific Skills (Key functional, leadership, or business skills required): Deep knowledge of legislative and regulatory processes and procedures. Relationships with governmental officials Competencies (Key functional, leadership, or business competencies required):Executive leadership within and outside of SABIC. Strategic thinker and creative problem solver, with strong analytic and influencing skills and ability to assimilate new subjects quickly. Strong interpersonal and communications skills.Ability to motivate multiple cross functional teams which change issue to issue. Eligibility Requirements:You must submit your application for employment online to be considered. Please submit your resume using the apply online option on this page.You must be 18 years or olderYou must be willing to take a drug test as part of the selection processYou must be willing to submit to a background investigation as part of the selection processYou must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States General PEOPLE WHO CANWe've always believed that it takes special people to make a difference. They need ingenuity, brilliance and the freedom to turn their ideas into reality. At SABIC, this is our culture. We find open-minded, gifted and questioning people. Then we create the conditions for their talent to flourish: fulfilling work environments, state-of-the-art technology and the empowerment they need. So when you work for SABIC, you're the person who can find new solutions and possibilities that change the world for the better. At SABIC, we know that our success depends on your success. We're committed to nurturing your talent, to help you achieve both your career ambitions and life goals. We've created tailored training and development programs for our employees which are among the best in the petrochemical industry. This is not a job where you dream about the weekend. This is a job where you dream about how you can change things for the better, for everyone. And this is a company where your dreams can be realized, where your ideas can be made reality, and where what you make can make a difference.SABIC is a global leader in chemicals headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. From making cars and planes more fuel-efficient, to helping conserve the world's water supply and enabling colorful smartphone cases, we find solutions to the challenges of today to help our customers achieve their ambitions and build a better tomorrow.Operating in the Americas since 1987, SABIC employs over 5,000 people and operates from 17 office locations and 17 manufacturing sites and technology and innovation centers in Exton, PA; Houston, TX; Mt. Vernon, IN; and Selkirk, NY.As an Equal Opportunity Employer, SABIC will not discriminate in its employment practices, including recruiting and hiring practices, based on an applicant's race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, genetic information or other category protected by law. Disclaimers (USA): SABIC is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of SABIC about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at SABIC via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of SABIC; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by SABIC as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.