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Government Affairs Manager

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Date: Mar 12, 2023

Location: Washington D.C., DC -District of Columbia, US

Company: Bunge

At Bunge, people don’t just come here to work, they come here to grow – solving challenges that directly impact the world with a diverse team of thinkers and doers.  Bunge offers a strong compensation and benefits package, generous paid time off program, flexible work arrangements, and opportunity to progress.  Our hybrid work environment provides a balance of in office and remote work.  Most importantly, in all we do we live our values:
•    Act as One Team by fostering inclusion, collaboration, and respect
•    Drive for Excellence by being agile, innovative and efficient
•    Do What's Right by acting safely, ethically, and sustainably

Position Summary:
This role is based in Washington, D.C. and is focused on influencing and monitoring federal and state/provincial policies for the North America region.  This position will include engaging with government officials on key issues impacting Bunge’s business.  It will involve extensive interaction with industry associations and various stakeholder groups.  


The position requires thorough analytical skills to assess key risks and opportunities presented by government action.  The agriculture and food industry is constantly changing and the challenges presented by governments can arise suddenly - this role requires attention to detail and excellent communication skills in a fast-paced environment.  A willingness to learn and understand the global agribusiness system, and what type of government actions impact the system, is a high priority for this role.


Building relationships with internal stakeholders is the foundation for success in this role.  Understanding the business needs of internal stakeholders drives the focus of the government affairs function.  The role requires building relationships with Congressional offices, Administration officials, and key state government officials. There is considerable interaction with trade industry and stakeholder groups.


Core Functions:

  • Federal affairs lobbying
  • Industry and stakeholder group engagement    
  • State/provincial affairs lobbying    
  • Internal communications (e.g. Government Affairs newsletter, memorandums, etc.)    


Skills/Experience Requirements:
Bachelors degree required
5-6 years of experience in Public Policy/Government Affairs/ Industry relations; 
Preferably 5 years of experience working in a Congressional office, government office or corporate affairs 
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; writing sample required.
Understands government legislative and regulatory processes.
Knowledge of global food and agribusiness industries a plus.
Willingness to work in a team environment.
Domestic travel up to 15% of the time.


Bunge (NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge’s expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve across the globe. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has 25,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 350 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain facilities, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.


Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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