Director, Federal Affairs at ITG Brands in district of columbia, Washington DC

Posted in Other 27 days ago.

Job Description:

Director, Federal Affairs


District of Columbia

Role Type


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ITG Brands is the third-largest tobacco company in the USA with offerings of some of the most well-known cigarette, cigar, and e-vapor brands. As a member of the globally recognized Imperial Brands PLC family, we are a forward-thinking partner with operational integrity.

ITG Brands is committed to putting consumers at the center of what we do, while creating an innovative workplace that is diverse and inclusive. This empowers us to bring our true selves to work, to collaborate more effectively through showing our passion and being confident to bring new ideas to the table.

We are not afraid to seize opportunities and make things happen - both individually and collaboratively. We strive to exceed expectations by seeing things differently and doing things differently. This truly is a place where we all share a challenger mindset which drives our success.

What You Will Do

Job Summary:

Advocates and tracks company policy priorities at the federal level. Develops and maintains effective working relationships with members of congress, congressional staff, administration staff, and other stakeholders who may influence the development of relevant public policy. Supports the external relationships, functions, and activities of the Corporate Affairs Department.


Duties and Responsibilities:

(This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary by the Company)

  • Leads the execution of the company's lobbying, advocacy, and mobilization efforts at the federal level with principals and staff. Participates in the development of the company's policy positions, defines key audiences in congress and the administration, directs consultants operating in the federal sphere, represent the company at fundraisers and events.
  • Monitors relevant legislation and regulation and provide timely updates (presentations, reports, and advisories) to internal and external audiences.
  • Develops and maintains working relationships with relevant stakeholder groups, including trade associations, competitor companies, third-party groups, and political organizations; represent the company on trade association and industry group boards and task forces, as needed.
  • Consults with cross-functional counterparts to provide information and support for other areas of the business. Encourages employee engagement in government advocacy, including grassroots efforts.
  • Provides strategic direction and assists in the administration of the Corporate Affairs Department, including by providing budget recommendations related to areas of increased support or cost-saving to further company policy priorities; serve as an advisor to the company-connected PAC.
  • Collects and compiles data and information for internal memoranda, reports, budgets, and special projects.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


Required Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Political Science, Public Policy or Administration, Law, or a related field of study and 7+ years Political and/or campaign work experience.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
Knowledge of:
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, & PowerPoint) and Microsoft Teams.
  • Governmental affairs in tobacco or highly regulated industry.
  • Food & Drug Administration policies and procedures.
Skilled in:
  • Oral and written communication
  • Problem/situation analysis
  • Effective time and task management
  • Multitasking capabilities
  • Flexibility and adaptability
Ability to:
  • Plan, organize, prioritize, and manage projects or programs.
  • Maintain effective working relationships.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking.
  • Travel domestically, as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

Education and Experience:
  • Master's degree in Political Science, Public Policy or Administration, or Law and 10+ years Political and/or campaign experience.

Work Environment and Physical Demand

  • Requires light physical effort. Occasionally lifts or moves light objects (under 10 lbs.).
  • Walks, sits, or stands for prolonged periods.
  • Requires prolonged machine operation including computer and keyboard equipment as well as use of manual dexterity and fine motor skills.

What We Offer

• Competitive benefits package that includes medical/dental/vision/life insurance/disability plans

• Dollar for dollar 401k match up to 6% and 5% annual company contribution

• 15 Company-paid holidays

• Generous paid time off

• Employee recognition and discount programs

• Education assistance

• Employee referral bonus program

• Hybrid workplace - remote / in office

• Summer hours

• Casual dress policy Monday through Friday

Applicant Information

This job description describes the essential functions of the job at the time the job description was created, but it is not an exhaustive list of tasks, duties and responsibilities. In addition, the position may evolve or change over time and such changes may not be reflected in the job description until it is next updated.

Everyone Belongs

ITG Brands and ITG Cigars provides equal employment opportunities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. If you have a concern about discrimination in the application or hiring process or you need an accommodation based on religion, disability or pregnancy in the application or hiring process, please contact us at
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