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Regional Director, Government Relations – Southwest

Posted Mar 24
Full Time
RemoteAustin, Texas
Responsible for assisting the Director with the development of state & local government relations strategy for several states in the southwest region of the United States; developing political strategy for geographic area of responsibility; communicating with contract lobbyists, associations of which Walgreens is a member, elected officials and their staff members, interest groups and agencies to convey the company positions on issues.

Job Responsibilities
  • Tracks, monitors and acts on pending and enacted legislation and governmental activities based on input from appropriate internal departments, business units, lobbyists and associations.
  • Proactively identifies and communicates legislative issues and trends that impact the company including preparing memoranda and briefing materials.
  • Proactively identifies and communicates legislative issues to external parties similarly situated in order to build coalitions.
  • Monitors hearings; builds relationships with key individuals in state & local legislatures, Administrations, Governors, and the implementation of policies that could influence the growth and competitiveness of Walgreens.
  • Communicates with contract lobbyists.
  • Writes memos and prepares briefing materials; drafting grassroots messaging and monitors results.
  • Effectively coordinates activity to ensure that issues are communicated quickly and accurately to appropriate internal personnel.
  • Leads, mentors, and manages assigned staff; Supports talent development of organization.
  • Engages in political activity representing Walgreen Co. as approved by management parties.
About Walgreens and WBA

Walgreens ( is included in the U.S. Retail Pharmacy and U.S. Healthcare segments of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), an integrated healthcare, pharmacy and retail leader with a 170-year heritage of caring for communities. WBA’s purpose is to create more joyful lives through better health. Operating nearly 9,000 retail locations across America, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health destination serving nearly 10 million customers each day. Walgreens pharmacists play a critical role in the U.S. healthcare system by providing a wide range of pharmacy and healthcare services, including those that drive equitable access to care for the nation’s medically underserved populations. To best meet the needs of customers and patients, Walgreens offers a true omnichannel experience, with fully integrated physical and digital platforms supported by the latest technology to deliver high-quality products and services in communities nationwide.”

The actual salary an employee can expect to receive, plus bonus pursuant to the terms of any bonus plan if applicable, will depend on experience, seniority, geographic location, and other factors permitted by law. To review benefits, please visit

"An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans".

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 4 years of experience in government as legislative or executive staff OR High School Diploma/GED and at least 7 years of experience in government as legislative or executive staff.
  • Knowledge of the state and local legislative process.
  • Experience attending to variable legislative issues while meeting time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Basic level skill in Microsoft Office 2003 or later: Word (for example: creating documents, entering and formatting text, page layouts, creating tables, and adding graphics), Excel (for example: creating worksheets, entering data, creating basic formulas, working with cells and rows) and PowerPoint (for example: creating a new presentation from a design template, adding and removing slides, entering and formatting text, adding speaker notes, and viewing presentations).
  • Willing to travel up to 35% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • Healthcare -related committee experience
  • Knowledge of pharmacy issues, Medicaid, Medicare and health care
  • Experience working in corporate government affairs or an association with a focus on health, retail or pharmacy
  • Experience working in Texas government and/or politics
  • Bilingual (English / Spanish)
An employee in this position can expect a salary/hourly rate between $111,000 and $188,700 plus bonus pursuant to the terms of any bonus plan, if applicable. The actual compensation offered will depend on experience, seniority, geographic locations, and other factors permitted by law. To review benefits, please click here
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