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Government Affairs Specialist

Company: Campbell Soup
Location: Camden
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Job Description:

Imagine...working for a company that knows that its people are the key to its success in the marketplace. A company in which achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work experience are part of the same process.

We cultivate and embrace a diverse employee population. We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our growth and enrich our global culture.

We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.

Imagine...working for a company that knows that its people are the key to its success in the marketplace. A company in which achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work experience are part of the same process. We cultivate and embrace a diverse employee population. We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our growth and enrich our global culture. We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.

Job Description:
As the Government Affairs Specialist, you play a pivotal role in supporting the company by leveraging your public policy, political and communication expertise.  You will work directly with the Head of Government Affairs & Public Liaison and provide legislative and policy insights; build relationships, conduct research and analysis; and leverage your communication skills to execute internal communications strategy including policy briefs, grassroots activation, employee education, and special events.  

Principle Accountabilities:

  • Build relationships and engage with trade associations, coalitions, legislators, external stakeholders and internal business leaders
  • Execute communications strategy including grassroots activation, GOTV and issue education programs for employees and provide frequent updates to policy makers
  • Develop system to track legislation and regulatory priorities and provide timely updates to business leaders
  • Conduct research on current and emerging issues
  • Coordinate special events, receptions, plant tours, and townhalls
  • Maintain databases, contact lists and collateral materials

Job Complexities:

  • Ability to communicate with stakeholders both internally and externally – division and functional leaders, employees, trade association staff, legislators and regulators
  • Stay up to date on state and federal legislative trends, emerging issues, and best practices for corporate government affairs function
  • Task oriented and a self-starter who stays calm under pressure and proactively takes on big ideas and projects; has a propensity to get things done in a complex operating environment
  • Ability to engage across various management levels with diplomacy, poise, and empathy


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree required with preferred degree in political science, public policy, government, political communication or relevant field.
  • Two to four years required of relevant public policy or political experience working in state or federal legislative or administrative branch, campaigns, coalitions, trade associations or corporate government relations.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Strong organizational, project management, and consultative skills required with ability to identify strategic initiatives/opportunities and drive to successful resolution
  • Technically savvy (Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, PowerPoint, Workplace)
  • Knowledge of legislative tracking, contact management, and grassroots advocacy tools required; knowledge of Stateside preferred
  • Excellent relationship, networking, and partnering skills to productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority internally and externally
  • Proactive, resourceful, and self-motivated
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written
  • A mastery of grammar and editing; succinct, clear and compelling prose
  • Ability to prioritize as needed while handling multiple time-sensitive projects in a very fast-paced environment
  • Open-mindedness and intellectual integrity; ability to approach subjects fairly
  • Growth and mission-driven, striving for peak performance and welcoming of feedback
  • A can-do attitude
  • Ability to work reliably on deadline without close oversight

Working Conditions:

  • Position based in Camden, NJ
  • Standard office work environment
  • Flexibility for travel, 10-15%, occasional evening hours and weekends

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law. In that regard, U.S. applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

In that regard, U.S. applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

Keywords: Campbell Soup, Camden , Government Affairs Specialist, Other , Camden, New Jersey

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