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Schneider Electric

Manager, Regulatory Government Relations

Leavenworth, WA

Schneider Electric has an opportunity for a Manager, Regulatory Government Relations in Washington, DC.

Schneider Electric creates connected technologies that reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. Our 135,000+ employees thrive in more than 100 countries. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Ranked the World's Most Sustainable Company, Schneider Electric's solutions will to create a more sustainable, efficient and decarbonized world, thereby helping the planet. Help us deliver solutions that ensure Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

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An Exciting Opportunity at the Nexus of Politics, Energy, Technology, and Sustainability: The Manager of Regulatory Government Relations in Washington, DC USA - Schneider Electric will have an opportunity to develop and implement Schneider Electric's government relations strategy in the United States by serving as a vital link with federal and state/local governments, policy-makers, organizations and thought-leaders on topics such as the future of energy infrastructure, clean energy, energy resilience, cyber-security, smart manufacturing, and climate/sustainability. Building upon Schneider's footprint across North America and Schneider's vision for de-carbonization, sustainability, and an all-electric world, the Manager will work to enhance Schneider relationships and policy positions with key state and local legislators and their staff and critical industry organizations to promote a business and policy environment that is more favorable to our growth objectives and our vision for sustainability and corporate responsibility.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Develop and execute a targeted strategy for government relations to support the Chief Public Policy Officer and the Federal and State Government Relations Team Leaders, with a focus on environmental regulations at the Federal level and in key states, including California.
  • Create a heat-map of existing or emerging climate and environmental regulations and coordinate internally with various functions to ensure awareness and positions.
  • Establish regular communication and coordination strategy internally at Schneider Electric (including with Schneider's Sustainability Business and Sustainability Research Institute)regarding Federal and state climate policy impacting the company related to the environment Circularity, Recycling, and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Support the Team Leaders for both Federal and State Policy, and specifically support the GR Manager for California, with active intelligence, recommended policy positions, and support advocacy effort as well as internal coordination to optimize alignment.
  • Engage in effective advocacy and communications with key federal and state/local government officials, partners, NGOs and associations to help advance Schneider Electric's broader government relations strategy.
  • Position Schneider Electric as a leader and trusted partner on Federal and State policies that combat climate change and support sustainability and the energy transformation, including grid modernization, EV infrastructure, infrastructure modernization, and decentralization and the new energy landscape.
  • Design focused meetings for key executives - primarily the Country President - to grow and strengthen Schneider's relationship and influence.
  • Support advocacy strategies to build closer relationships on priority topics while raising awareness of Schneider's role in job creation and domestic economic competitiveness.
  • Create and organize targeted events in DC or target states and on panels at major events to strengthen brand and voice on the topics.
  • Create policy position papers on key climate topics and create core messages for thought leadership and media outreach that connect to policy-specific outcomes.
  • Attend and lead engagement with climate/sustainability or energy working groups in key associations and coordinate with other team members working on cross-cutting issues.
  • Engage directly with the Global leaders in the company to support their understanding of USA markets and regulations.
  • Conduct an analysis and heat map of state climate policies and environment regulations and compare and contrast them to federal legislation.
  • Coordinate closely with internal stakeholders from multiple relevant functions in the company, including key Business Units, Global Supply Chain teams, or Human Resources.
  • Lead regular updates and communications to a cross-functional community on topics related to regulations [need to specify some things here]
  • Drive and manage key deliverables from consultants and sponsored associations.
  • Attend and staff committees in trade associations to drive outcomes relevant to the team strategy.
  • Bridge business development and policy opportunities to reach new growth targets.

Location : This role is based in Washington, DC, and it involves occasional travel to key states or conferences.

We know skills and competencies show up in many different ways and can be based on your life experience. If you do not necessarily meet all the listed requirements, but you are a high performer and aspire to success, we still encourage you to apply for the position.

This position may be right for you if you:
  • Have 1 - 3 years of experience covering energy, environment, technology, and/or climate policy working on Capitol Hill, in a state legislature, a government agency, local industry association, or state/local NGO experience;
  • Have experience drafting or analyzing Federal or state regulations impacting the energy and environment sector;
  • Are eager to gain private sector experience and sharpen skills in business and corporate strategy;
  • Enjoy socializing, networking and facilitating connections;
  • Excel at managing numerous projects as a contributor and self-starter;
  • Are organized and excel at creating and implementing systems;
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills (a writing sample will be required);
  • Have experience in electrification, clean energy, or new energy landscape;
  • Hold a degree in Political Science, Public Administration, International Affairs, Government Relations, Economics, Law, or similar;

Schneider Electric offers a robust benefits package to support our employees such as flexible work arrangements, paid family leave, 401(k)+ match, and more. Click here to find out more about working with us:

We seek out and reward people for putting the customer first, being disruptive to the status quo, embracing different perspectives, continuously learning, and acting like owners. We're recognized around the world for welcoming people as they are. We create an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are seen as a real value for the company. See what our people have to say about working for Schneider Electric.

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You must submit an online application to be considered for any position with us. This position will be posted until filled.

Why us?

At Schneider Electric we're committed to creating a workplace that gives you not just a job but a meaningful purpose in joining our mission to bring energy and efficiency to enable life, progress and sustainability for all.

We believe in e mpowering our team members to reach their full potential, fostering a sense of ownership in their work.

We embrace inclusion as a fundamental value, ensuring that every voice is heard and valued. We value differences, and welcome people from all walks of life. We believe in equal opportunities for everyone, everywhere.

If you want to be part of a company where your contributions truly matter, where you are empowered to make a difference and where inclusivity is valued, we would love to hear from you.

Discover your M eaningful, Inclusive and Empowered career at Schneider Electric.

34.2bn global revenue
+12% organic growth
135 000+ employees in 100+ countries
#1 on the Global 100 World's most sustainable corporations

You must submit an online application to be considered for any position with us. This position will be posted until filled

Schneider Electric aspires to be the most inclusive and caring company in the world, by providing equitable opportunities to everyone, everywhere, and ensuring all employees feel uniquely valued and safe to contribute their best.

We mirror the diversity of the communities in which we operate and we 'embrace different' as one of our core values. We believe our differences make us stronger as a company and as individuals and we are committed to championing inclusivity in everything we do. This extends to our Candidates and is embedded in our Hiring Practices.

You can find out more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion here and our DEI Policy here

Schneider Electric is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities in the areas of recruiting, hiring, training, transferring, and promoting all qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, color , gender, disability, national origin, ancestry, age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other legally protected characteristic or conduct.

Client-provided location(s): Washington, USA
Job ID: Schneider_Electric-70881
Employment Type: Full Time