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Government Affairs Manager

  • Chemours
  • Topeka (Full-time)

Posted: Jun 30, 2023


About Us

As we create a colorful, capable and cleaner world through chemistry, we invite you to join our team to harness the power of chemistry to shape markets, redefine industries and improve lives for billions of people around the world.


From the frontline to the back office, every Chemours employee is part of something bigger than themselves as together we work to create a better world through the power of our chemistry.

Chemours is a $6.3 billion company with a portfolio of products and processes that enable technologies and products that people use every day in their lives. From cellular phones to lower emission vehicles, to 5G communications and clean energy from hydrogen, we’re collaborating with customers to make these innovations more capable. Simply said, we use our chemistry to change lives, shape markets, and redefine industries—one improvement at a time.

Chemours is seeking a Manager, U.S. Federal Government Affairs to join our growing Government Affairs team. This position will be available Washington DC and report directly to the Vice President of Government Affairs.

The successful candidate will join Chemours’ Government Affairs Group (U.S. Federal and State and International) with a primary responsibility for supporting U.S. federal affairs engagement with members of the U.S. Congress and their staffs; key federal administrative officials and regulators; and key trade organizations that help shape public policies at the federal level.

The successful candidate will be tasked with understanding Chemours’ corporate direction and business priorities and then helping lead the company’s engagement in federal public policy processes, as appropriate, to:

  • Create new or modified public policies that advantage our company or businesses;
  • Protect existing public policies that are favorable to our company or businesses; and/or
  • Prevent the creation of new or modified public policies that may harm our company or businesses

Job Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate a high degree of knowledge about the political, economic and social factors affecting public policy decision making; how engagement with government officials can lead to the enactment of new or the modification of existing laws; pursue government R&D funding opportunities; encourage targeted government purchasing decisions; implement policies and take other governmental actions that are favorable to Chemours’ business growth, corporate well-being and the industry sectors in which the company operates.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with federal officials, particularly members of Congress and senior leaders in the executive branch, to provide advice and counsel in support of Chemours’ public policy objectives.
  • Monitor and analyze federal legislation relevant to Chemours.
  • Develop and implement strategies and tactics for outreach, advocacy and market positioning aimed at achieving competitive advantage and the most beneficial solutions for Chemours or minimizing the negative impact of public policy decisions.
  • Participate in the development of Chemours’ public policy agenda and positions.
  • Interface with Chemours’ senior management and business leaders on federal public policy issues.
  • Liaise with Chemours’ Functions (Regulatory Affairs, Communications, Legal, Product Stewardship, Remediation, Sourcing, Tax, Human Resources, etc.) to ensure coordination and integration of the company’s public policy agenda.
  • Support/Lead Chemours’ engagement in select trade associations that operate at the federal level.
  • Support Chemours’ evaluation and engagement in industry coalitions that operate at the federal level.
  • Facilitate interactions by Chemours’ business and functional representatives with key government officials, including advising on Chemours testimony before legislative committees to present the company’s position on pending legislative proposals.
  • Effectively manage contract lobbyists.
  • Working with Chemours Legal and outside Legal Counsel, oversee responsibility for federal lobbyist filings and reporting compliance.
  • Support the political contributions program for Chemours, including the operations, contributions strategy, and governance of The Chemours PAC.
  • Propose candidates for political contributions and serve as corporate interface on the delivery of campaign contributions.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of budgets for expenses related to federal lobbying activities, trade association memberships and political contributions.


  • Bachelor’s degree and previous government affairs experience, including direct lobbying, (6+ years).
  • Experience and success working a broad range of public policy issues including, but not limited to environment, climate, energy, health, and safety; chemicals management; product stewardship; environmental remediation; transportation; taxation; trade; corporate security; economic development; general business, etc.
  • Knowledge of the political, economic, and social environment in the United States at the federal level.
  • Interpersonal work style that is collaborative, communicative, open, honest, and respectful.
  • Ability to positively represent the company’s views and positions with external audiences, especially legislators and administrative policy makers.
  • Proven skills related to critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Excellent communications skills (written and verbal).
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with diverse groups of people and perspectives.
  • Ability and willingness to manage complex subject matters/issues.
  • Capability and desire to handle multiple responsibilities under tight deadlines and high pressure.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of cross-functional teams.
  • Capability to lead consultants in a constructive, collaborative, and professional manner.
  • Live or be willing to relocate to the Washington, D.C.
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 25 percent of total work time.


  • Competitive Compensation
  • Comprehensive Benefits Packages
  • 401(k) Match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Strong Inclusion and Diversity Initiatives
  • Company-paid Volunteer Days
  • We’re a different kind of chemistry company because we see our people as our biggest assets. Instead of focusing just on what our employees do each day, we look at how they do it—by taking a different approach to talent development, employee engagement, and culture. Our goal is to empower employees to be their best selves, at Chemours and in life. And we’re proud to be Certified™ by Great Place to Work® .

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Chemours is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, religion, color, gender, disability, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. Jurisdictions may have additional grounds for non-discrimination, and we comply with all applicable laws.

Chemours is an E-Verify employer

Candidates must be able to perform all duties listed with or without accommodation

Immigration sponsorship (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status) is not currently available for this position

At Chemours, you will find sustainability in our vision, our business and your future. If you want to work on the leading edge of your field and have a desire to make a difference, join Chemours and discover what it means when we say “We Are Living Chemistry”.

A new company. A new purpose. A new commitment to customers and chemistry. We are Chemours. And even more exciting is how our employees are committed to be catalysts for better. The word “ours” is in our name intentionally. It is about our employees, our customers and our world. Our values are simple: We seek to put our customers first always. We encourage creativity and simplicity. We give you the ability to operate with the innovation and enthusiasm of an entrepreneur. We are obsessed with making our world safe and we do this all with unshakable integrity – doing what is right. See chemistry in a different way at Chemours.