This position is responsible for managing the company’s government relations activities through advocating for, identifying, and monitoring legislation and regulatory developments of greatest relevance to The Aaron’s Company, Inc., and its lines of business. This position will report to the Vice President, Corporate Affairs and will also work with the General Counsel & Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, other members of the Corporate Affairs team, and leaders across the company to enhance the company’s reputation among and relationships with a wide range of government audiences at the federal, state, and local level. This position will also contribute to the efforts of the Corporate Affairs team to develop a cohesive tone and messaging around the company’s mission, values, and activities for all internal and external stakeholders. This position can be based out of the Washington, D.C. area (remote) or near the company’s headquarters in Atlanta, GA (in office or remote hybrid).
Duties and Responsibilities:
·Build the company’s professional relationships with government officials and community leaders at the federal, state, and local level
oDevelop and lead government relations strategies
oManage lobbyists and consultants
oRepresent the company in interactions with government officials and their staff
oCoordinate outreach with key stakeholders
·Build and support the company’s relationships with trade associations, chambers of commerce and other professional organizations
Public Policy & Legislative Activity
·Advise the VP, Corporate Affairs, the General Counsel, and other members of the Senior Leadership Team on public policy matters and strategies and tactics for advocating for the company, our customers, our team members, and the communities we serve
·Track and, in collaboration with the Legal Team, analyze actual or proposed legislation or regulations that would impact our business
·Track and, in collaboration with the Legal Team, analyze regulatory enforcement actions in the lease-to-own and retail industries
·Prepare regular updates to the Senior Leadership Team and other company leaders regarding legislative and regulatory activity impacting our business
·Develop and implement strategy for political giving
·Manage activities pertaining to the company’s political action committee, including ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and preparing an annual political transparency report
·Manage budgets for the political action committee and for corporate contributions
Education and Experience:
·Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in communications, public relations, English, business, or a related field
·Minimum 4-5 years of related experience either in government or in corporate government relations position
·A thorough understanding of legislative and regulatory processes; a proven track record of advocacy; and current relationships with elected officials and policy makers
·Strong analytical, presentation and written and oral communications skills
·Strong executive presence with the proven ability to counsel, influence and collaborate with business leaders and other key stakeholders
·Ability to work with diverse groups to build relationships, openly share knowledge, and effectively collaborate
·Ability to handle multiple projects with critical deadlines
Aaron’s Total Rewards
Our team members are our greatest asset. As an expression of our appreciation, Aaron’s is proud to offer outstanding career training, competitive performance incentives, excellent advancement opportunities, and a distinctive benefits package which includes:
- Sundays off
- Employee assistance program
- Employee purchase program with exclusive discounts
- Physical and financial well-being programs
- Tuition reimbursement
- Employee Business Resource Groups
- 401(k) plan with contribution matching
- Paid time off, including vacation days, sick days, and holidays
- Life and disability insurance
- Medical, dental and vision insurance
- Paid paternal leave
- Stock purchase plans
- Pay on Demand
**Benefits vary based on full- and part-time employment status.
At Aaron’s we offer sales and lease-to-ownership of specialty items including furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances, and accessories throughout the United States and Canada. Our customers shop at Aaron’s for the same reason you should choose us for the next step in your career – our ability to positively influence people’s lives. If you are looking for a company with the passion and dedication to make a difference in the lives of customers and team members alike, join us today.
Aaron’s is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment, celebrates our team members’ differences, and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, pregnancy, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, military duty, gender expression, genetic information, or any other protected class. Candidates who require accommodation during the recruitment process should contact email@example.com.
Aaron’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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