VP, Government Affairs Job at Pilot Flying J, Knoxville, TN

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  • Pilot Flying J
  • Knoxville, TN

Job Description

Company Description

Pilot Company is an industry-leading network of travel centers with more than 30,000 team members and over 750 retail and fueling locations in 44 states and six Canadian provinces. Our energy and logistics division serves as a top supplier of fuel, employing one of the largest tanker fleets and providing critical services to oil operations in our nation's busiest basins. Pilot Company supports a growing portfolio of brands with expertise in supply chain and retail operations, logistics and transportation, technology and digital innovation, construction, maintenance, human resources, finance, sales and marketing.

Founded in 1958 by Jim A. Haslam II and currently led by CEO Adam Wright, our founding values, people-first culture and commitment to giving back remains true to us today. Whether we are serving guests, a fellow team member, or a trucking company, we are dedicated to fueling people and keeping North America moving.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Job Description

The main purpose of the role is to focus the advise and direct the company’s strategic commercial and political operations in fuel transition from hydrocarbons to lower greenhouse gas alternatives such as biofuels, hydrogen, and electricity.  The individual will establish, maintain, and oversee productive relationships with government officials, industry trade associations and other adjacent market stakeholders to enable the company to implement its commercial strategy and manage political risk/opportunity across all various business lines. 

  1. Develop and implement a comprehensive federal, state and local government affairs strategy that aligns with Pilot's mission and business objectives
  2. Advocate for federal and state policies that support the advancement of the company’s mission and business objectives
  3. Responsible for building coalitions in support of position on key issues in coordination with trade organizations.
  4. Establish and maintain strong relationships with federal and state government officials, regulatory agencies, governors’ administrations, industry alliances and key policymakers to influence positive outcomes for the company’s mission and business objectives
  5. Collaborate actively with company’s business units to ensure that departments are commercially aligned with arc of policy making and apprised of and engaged in policymaking conversations.
  6. Serve as a trusted advocate for Pilot and the travel center industry by providing support to elected officials and staff. This position is expected to help influence legislation through direct contact with legislators and various public officials
  7. Monitor and analyze proposed federal and state legislation, as well as emerging issues and trends, and to prepare reports and documents to inform and support the company’s commercial operations. This includes drafting timely and informative communications with upper management regarding legislative, regulatory and political impacts to the company.
  8. Manage the internal government affairs team, external lobbyists/consultants covering all political and compliance exposure for Pilot’s retail fuel and convenience store business activities in 44 US states.
  9. Help facilitate communication, collaboration, and coordination with his/her counterparts at other Berkshire Hathaway Energy companies.
  10. Model behaviors that support the company’s common purpose; ensure team members are supported at the highest level
  11. Ensure all activities are in compliance with rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  12. Complete other duties as assigned
Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in public policy, finance or law required
  • Minimum of 10 years in government affairs and policy advocacy
  • Deep understanding of the federal and state regulatory and legislative processes
  • Proactive, diplomatic, and capable of managing complex issues and relationships
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and maintain composure
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and abilities to engage with a variety of stakeholders, both internal and external
  • Strong leadership, strategic thinking, planning, and negotiation skills 
  • Strong research and technical writing skills and the ability to present findings and make recommendations that influence decision-making
  • Expertise in project management
  • Self-motivated with ability to work both independently and within teams to establish and meet deadlines, goals, and strategic objectives
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask and manage multiple projects while successfully demonstrating confidence in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information ethically and responsibly
  • Competence in building relationships at all levels of organizations
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