Manager Government Affairs - West Division

Renton, WA, USA
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Job Description

This position will be part of the government affairs team and be responsible for engaging with colleagues at company headquarters in North Carolina and in Washington, DC, to analyze the impact of legislative and regulatory proposals of potential relevance to the business and key stakeholders, and assess policy advocacy and engagement priorities. This position will represent the company with relevant stakeholders at all levels of U.S. government, focusing on state and local policymakers in the Lowe’s West Division. In particular, this position will represent the company with policy stakeholders including elected officials, regulatory agencies, trade associations, think tanks and other non-governmental organizations.

What you will do

  • Support the government affairs team and key internal business clients by providing policy analysis of on multiple public policy issues at the local and state levels of government. Issue areas of focus will include, but are not limited to: workforce development, sustainability, financial services, public safety, transportation, and supply chain. 
  • Collaborate with government affairs team to provide Lowe’s internal business clients information, guidance and counsel on public policy initiatives that may have an impact on the company’s business operations and strategy.
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of legislation, emerging issues, and industry trends, ensuring government affairs colleagues and relevant stakeholders throughout the company are informed with analyses of the significance, relevance, and business impact of these developments in a timely manner.
  • Proactively assess, develop and execute strategic engagement plans on public policy and business initiatives.
  • Build content for advocacy campaigns; provide strategic input on engaging in campaigns and coalitions in collaboration with industry trade associations and other relevant external partners.
  • Represent the company at political events, charitable/philanthropic events, industry trade association meetings and conferences, and other external functions.
  • Team player in collaborating, supporting, and implementing relevant initiatives to advance company’s agenda and manage state contract lobbying activity and consultants, as needed.
  • Individual Contributor

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree 
  • 5-7 years' experience working in a state legislature, governor's office, large city/county office, think tank, and/or previous experience in government relations, public affairs, or lobbying at Fortune 200 company or trade association.
  • Willing to travel up to 40% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Government affairs experience in the retail industry and/or in a multi-state region.
  • Knowledge of public policy and familiarity with state legislative and regulatory processes.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and present legislation in both oral and written formats.
  • Experience with grasstops and grassroots.
  • Exceptional judgment and ability to function and multi-task under pressure.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, analytical skills and presentation skills.

About Lowe’s

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving approximately 16 million customer transactions a week in the United States. With total fiscal year 2023 sales of more than $86 billion, Lowe’s operates over 1,700 home improvement stores and employs approximately 300,000 associates. Based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs focused on creating safe, affordable housing and helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade experts. For more information, visit

Starting rate of pay may vary based on factors including, but not limited to, position offered, location, education, training, and/or experience. For information regarding our benefit programs and eligibility, please visit

Associate Benefits (

  • Working at one of the largest retail companies has its perks. We offer exceptional benefits and wellness programs for eligible full-time and part-time associates, tailored for many different lifestyles. Our benefits range from health, vision and dental insurance to paid vacation, tuition assistance and parental and family-building benefits. Plus, we offer learning and development opportunities to help our associates grow their skills and achieve their goals.
  • Health, Dental and Vision insurance
  • Life and Disability insurance
  • Paid time off based on role, tenure, and locality, including vacation, holidays, sick and volunteer time
  • Flexible spending and health savings accounts
  • 401(k) Retirement account with company match
  • Employee Assistance Program with concierge, work/life services and no-cost counseling for all kinds of needs
  • Education support programs, including tuition assistance and trade skills scholarships
  • Business Travel Accident insurance
  • Maternity and Parental leave
  • Adoption assistance
  • Lowe's Associate Discount and broad discount platform
  • Other discretionary benefits (based on eligibility) include annual bonuses, enrollment in Lowe's Employee Stock Purchase Plan and/or deferred compensation plan, and grant awards

Lowe’s is an equal opportunity employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, age, ancestry, national origin, mental or physical disability or medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.