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Vice President, Government Affairs

Ingersoll Rand • Davidson, NC

Posted 27 days ago

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Degree - 4 Year Degree
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Executive, Government


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Job Description

•* Please note, this position is based in the Washington, DC metro area.**
At Ingersoll Rand we are passionate about inspiring progress around the world.  We advance the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®Thermo King®, Trane®, American Standard® Heating & Air Conditioning and ARO® - work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit

Ingersoll Rand is a diverse and inclusive environment.  We are an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to hiring a diverse workforce; including individuals with disabilities and United States qualified protected veterans.

The Role

The Vice President, Government Affairs will lead Ingersoll Rand’s government affairs efforts in compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations to ensure Ingersoll Rand’s interests are well represented to political and regulatory officials. This leadership role will be responsible for developing and executing a strategic federal and state government affairs plan and for ensuring strong relationships and strategic communications with regulators and government leaders.

This role will work to track, identify, analyze and influence federal regulatory and legislative policy and recommend positions and strategies that advance Ingersoll Rand’s objectives. The Vice President, Government Affairs will lead the global Government Affairs leadership team. This position will be based in Washington, DC and have a dual reporting relationship to both the SVP Human Resources, Communications & Corporate Affairs as well as the SVP, General Counsel for the company.

Principal Responsibilities

The Vice President, Government Affairs will work with the Executive Team to keep them informed of and focused on driving opportunities to engage with decision makers, through a well-developed network that can be leveraged to expand Ingersoll Rand’s current activities. This leader will ensure the integration and consistency of messaging to numerous stakeholders, including employees, shareholders and investors, local and national political figures, international embassies, third party influencers, community leaders, trade associations and the general public. The successful candidate will be responsible for measurable results through translating strategic goals into the development and execution of a government affairs strategy.

• In coordination with the CEO and Executive Leadership Team (ELT), develop a strategic vision for the government affairs function with specific focus in areas where Ingersoll Rand aspires to be a thought leader or influencer of laws, regulations and public policy.

• Direct the overall supervision, planning, organization and coordination of Ingersoll Rand’s government affairs programs and activities.

• Develop strong relationships and serve as Ingersoll Rand’s key point-of-contact with US federal and state government leaders.

• Maintain open and on-going communication with the Chairman/CEO and others on the Executive Leadership team, providing complete and accurate activity reports, policy updates, and situation analyses on a regular basis.

• Monitor legislative and regulatory processes at all levels of government, while ensuring that the company’s senior leadership is aware of impending policy and legal issues of interest to Ingersoll Rand.

• Ensure proper coordination with senior management with respect to government affairs operations impacting the company.

• Apply knowledge of a broad range of regulatory, legislative and tax processes and policy, the diversified manufacturing industry, and related matters to support the company’s policy positions and strategic goals.

• Develop and maintain productive relationships with key members of political industry associations and opinion leader communities to help create an understanding of Ingersoll Rand and its objectives and mission.

• Monitor the development of issues that affect the company’s reputation; develop legislative and regulatory strategies for addressing each issue and deploy team resources to ensure management of issue, building profiles of issues and best practices to ensure consistent approach for managing events.

• Partner closely with Ingersoll Rand’s subject matter experts such as VP Tax, Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, General Counsel, and Vice President, Communications to coordinate appropriate communications efforts to advance policy positions, attract and train new advocates, and increase the company’s government affairs visibility.

• Respond to inquiries on policy issues and oversee the development and dissemination of positions to advance company objectives, including testimony, comments on regulations, and policy-related talking points and messages.

• Coordinate with government affairs leaders in other countries to align positions and monitor policy matters.

• Represent Ingersoll Rand at industry trade groups, and develop extensive relationships with industry peers and other stakeholder groups.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 15 years of experience in government affairs. This leader will be a high-energy, strategic thinker with proven leadership and communication skills, significant managerial experience, and well-developed advocacy skills. A Bachelor’s degree is required. An advanced degree in law, political science, public administration, public policy or other business-related fields would be preferred.

In addition, s/he will have:

• Demonstrated ability to work with federal and state government officials, including senior administration officials, Members of Congress and federal agency officials and international embassies.

• Experience with managing lobbying reports and required filing processes.

• Organizational leadership and management experience, the ability to motivate others to advance goals, and the ability to effectively manage multiple projects or roles in a rapidly evolving environment.

• Demonstrated track record of working with and earning the trust and confidence of high profile government leaders, and serving as a trusted advisor/counselor.

• Demonstrated experience building partnerships and strategic alliances; a proven ability to work effectively with top-level government officials.

• A strong track record of planning and implementing successful lobbying and grassroots programs or comparable projects to achieve national program goals.

• Demonstrated ability to develop, recommend and execute strategies for accomplishing strategic legislative objectives.

• A “roll-up-the-sleeves approach”; s/he must be a strategist as well as a hands-on manager of the function. Must be a self-starter and self-motivated.

• Executive presence and strong verbal, written and public speaking and presentation skills, for both internal and external audiences.

• Demonstrated experience as a results-oriented manager with strong business acumen and experience building and managing a high-performing team in a fast-paced environment. Experience in developing and managing budgets, including budget analysis, forecasting and planning.

• A collaborative style; interactive with the courage and conviction to challenge and defend ideas and strategies.

• Excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills.

• Experience working with media consultants, including placement of opinion pieces to support legislative and regulatory goals.

We are committed to helping you reach your professional, personal and financial goals. We offer competitive compensation that aligns with our business strategies and comprehensive benefits to help you live your healthiest. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse culture that engages as well as values the different backgrounds and experiences of our employee, which, in turn, spurs innovation, generates creative solutions and enhances our customer relations. 

If you share our passion for inspiring progress—for bringing about bold shifts in how people, economies and societies operate—then you belong with Ingersoll Rand. Progress begins with you.

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