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Manager, Public Affairs

Company: Waste Management
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

I. Job Summary
Responsible for the research, development, planning and implementation of local and state legislative and regulatory objectives that will enhance Waste Management's relations with the community, the public, governmental and regulatory authorities, shareholders and employees.
II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.

  • Manages government and regulatory affairs, including lobbying before state legislatures and elected officials.
  • Analyzes and implements strategic plans to impact proposed legislation, regulations, or local ordinances in favor of WM.
  • Directs lobbyists and PR personnel on strategy to convey the Company's position.
  • Develops communication materials and resources including outreach materials, writing/editing newsletters, speeches, and presentations to promote greater awareness and understanding of WM business and operations.
  • Works with marketing and advertising personnel to identify opportunities to increase company visibility, advance business goals, maximize communications while ensuring coordinated media strategy.
  • Creates and coordinates execution of district community relations plans including grassroots initiatives, charitable donations, local government affairs, media relations and communications to support expansions, project development and meet business objectives.
  • Directs WM response to business issues or events that will impact the public.
  • Works with district/business unit managers to develop and promote community relations programs including business and education programs.
    III. Supervisory Responsibilities

    The highest potential level of supervisory skills required in this job is the management of managerial employees. This position currently does not have any direct reports.
    V. Qualifications
    The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

    A. Education and Experience

    Education: Bachelor's Degree(accredited), in Public Affairs/Relations, Business Administration or similar area of study, or in lieu of degree, High School Diploma or GED (accredited) and 4 years of relevant experience.

    Experience: 3-5 years of previous government affairs and public relations experience.

    B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

    None required.

    C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

    Understands key elements of public policy, including critical government processes at the municipal, state and federal levels, internal and external communications, and the regulatory rule making process.

    V. Work Environment
    Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
    • Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, etc.) most of the work day;
    • Required to exert physical effort in handling objects less than 30 pounds rarely;
    • Required to be exposed to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals, etc.) rarely;
    • Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements rarely;
    • Normal setting for this job is: office setting.
      At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

      If this sounds like the opportunity that you have been looking for, please click "Apply.

      ABOUT WM
      WM ( ) is North America's largest comprehensive waste management environmental solutions provider. Previously known as Waste Management and based in Houston, Texas, WM is driven by commitments to put people first and achieve success with integrity. The company, through its subsidiaries, provides collection, recycling and disposal services to millions of residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. With innovative infrastructure and capabilities in recycling, organics and renewable energy, WM provides environmental solutions to and collaborates with its customers in helping them achieve their sustainability goals. WM has the largest disposal network and collection fleet in North America, is the largest recycler of post-consumer materials and is the leader in beneficial reuse of landfill gas, with a growing network of renewable natural gas plants and the most gas-to-electricity plants in North America. WM's fleet includes nearly 11,000 natural gas trucks - the largest heavy-duty natural gas truck fleet of its kind in North America - where more than half are fueled by renewable natural gas. To learn more about WM and the company's sustainability progress and solutions, visit .

      WM Leaders are a critical part of our People First culture. The proud, caring and resilient members of the WM family are the foundation for our success. We commit to taking care of each other, our customers, our communities and the environment. We are Leaders in Sustainability & Environmental Solutions.

      WM is more than just managing waste. We're industry leaders helping people and organizations achieve their sustainability goals.

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