The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA), a trade association representing a diverse membership of small, medium, and large chemical companies located around the world, is seeking an individual to serve as the Senior Manager, Regulatory in its Government Relations department.
The Senior Manager, Regulatory is responsible for the management of issues related to environment, health & safety, security, labor, and other policy matters impacting the specialty chemical industry. This position will provide representation and advocacy before Federal agencies as well as state regulatory bodies. Responsibilities include managing committees and task forces which relate to the policy issues of the organization. Providing significant contribution to government relations related communications efforts, and supporting the Managing Director, Government Relations in long-term strategy planning and implementation.
Serve as staff liaison to the EHS committee and related Task Forces. Provide committee/task force management, planning and administrative oversight. Responsible for committee/task force work products and managing related staff initiatives.
Monitor, analyze and interpret regulatory proposals on behalf of the specialty chemicals industry. Review the Federal Register daily for issues relevant to the chemical industry.
Develop and execute advocacy strategies; analyze and evaluate existing and proposed regulations and policy developments.
Actively engage regulators on matters of rule implementation and development. Meet with regulatory policymakers and staff to promote SOCMA positions. Draft written regulatory comments.
Create and implement effective communication strategies and outreach initiatives; develop key messages and supporting arguments to include speeches, brochures, presentations, reports, articles, press releases, blog posts and white papers as needed.
Develop and manage website content.
Develop and maintain a network of key decision makers and officials from federal regulatory agencies, congressional staff, related industry trade groups, coalitions, and the media.
Develop programs, products and services, including webinars and educational opportunities, as well as written compliance assistance tools such as guidance documents, regulatory calendars, etc.
Assist Managing Director, Government Relations by providing support in accomplishing established GR team strategic initiatives.
Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Environmental Studies, Sciences, Engineering or related field
Knowledge of the chemical industry and related trade associations, preferably in the area of Environment, Health and Safety issues.
Experience developing and coordinating strategic alliances with stakeholders on key issues and working with representatives of various interests.
Experience working on federal and/or state regulatory issues.
Minimum of eight (8) years’ experience preferably with a trade association, public affairs, government relations firm, or relevant government agency.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills including public speaking. communication skills with success in public and media relations environments.
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About Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates
SOCMA, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates, Inc., is the only U.S. based trade association dedicated solely to the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry. From its headquarters in Arlington, VA, SOCMA advocates on behalf of the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry for U.S. laws and regulations that affect our members' competitiveness and bottom line.