Senior Manager, Northeast Government Relations Lead

Boston, MA +2

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Key Responsibilities: 

  • Lead the development and implementation of regional government relations strategies, in partnership with MU HPS Lead, that advance business and corporate objectives in the Northeast region of the United States (Boston, Hartford, New York Metro, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh)
  • Lead the inclusion of community engagement and corporate citizenship initiatives in the Northeast region as part of political outreach and engagement
  • Facilitate and advance Northeast region leadership engagement in the public arena, driving relationship development with leading state and local policymakers, as well as other senior government officials, trade associations, and think tanks in the region
  • Build deep relationships with state and local government and elected officials, industry trade associations, stakeholder organizations, think tanks, alliance partners and industry representatives in the region
  • Represent the company’s interests, and manage outside consultants’ engagement and advocacy before state legislatures, local governments, key state and local government officials, regulators, stakeholder organizations, trade associations, and think tanks in the region
  • Lead the development and implementation of a Northeast region political engagement strategy
  • Work collaboratively with our Northeast regional business and Marketing/Communications teams to identify and create impactful policy positioning opportunities at the intersection of government and business
  • Work with Legal and Marketing/Communications teams to monitor, analyze, and report on key issues impacting the company and our offerings, managing reputational and enterprise risk to the company
  • Leverage appropriate external resources, including trade associations, consultants, stakeholder organizations, and think tanks, for advocacy and other initiatives to advance priorities and objectives
  • Work collaboratively with North American and global government relations teams to identify and create opportunities that advance shared priorities and objectives
  • Track, analyze, report, and engage as necessary on impactful key state and local legislative measures and regulatory policies
  • Monitor the regional political environment, including key state and local political campaigns, ballot initiatives, and bond measures


Reports to: 

Managing Director, State and Local Government Relations – North America


Regional External Relationships:

Governors and state administration officials

State and local legislators and legislative staff

           State and local external lobbyists, political and policy consultants

           State and Local Political and Trade Associations

           State and Local Industry representatives

Outside ethics counsel

Work Requirements:

  • Position based in NYC or Boston, MA (NJ negotiable)
  • Travel within the Northeast required along with occasional national travel for relevant conferences


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required 
  • Minimum of 8 years of Government Relations (Legislative branch, Executive branch, Regulatory, Policy and Corporate) experience

Preferred Skill Requirements

  • Deep understanding of state and local legislative organizations and processes, as well as policies and policymakers of interest and importance to the company
  • Advanced degree preferred
  • Ability to translate regional business goals into results through the development and execution of an effective advocacy strategy, and a robust political relationship development program
  • Ability to leverage internal staff, subject matter experts and external consultants to advance strategies and objectives.
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills, for both internal and external audiences
  • Strong writing and legislative/policy analysis skills

Professional Skills

  • Reputation for having the highest ethical standards and integrity
  • Understanding of business offerings of operating groups and service lines as well as the company’s clients
  • Proven ability to organize, manage and deliver on metrics of major projects on a deadline and within a budget
  • Proven ability to effectively handle multiple complex projects and issues on the legislative and regulatory fronts
  • Proven ability to work with senior company executives, colleagues, elected officials, policymakers, regulatory officials, and industry contacts
  • Proven ability to lead and manage others to advance overall government relations objectives of the office and the company
  • Strong team building and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

Compensation at Accenture varies depending on a wide array of factors, which may include but are not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience. As required by local law, Accenture provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in Albany County, NY, California, Colorado, New York City or Washington as set forth below.

Role Location and Annual Salary Range

  • California - $131,100 to $302,400
  • Colorado - $131,100 to $261,300
  • New York - Albany - $121,400 to $241,900
  • New York City - $151,800 to $302,400
  • Washington - $139,600 to $278,200

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