Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), founded in 1951 and ranked as a Forbes 2018 America s Best Employers, is the global leader for storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 225,000 organizations around the world, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of valued assets, including critical business information, highly sensitive data, and cultural and historical artifacts. Providing solutions that include information management, digital transformation, secure storage, secure destruction, data centers, cloud services and art storage and logistics, Iron Mountain helps customers lower cost and risk, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and enable a digital way of working. Visit www.ironmountain.com for more information.
Iron Mountain is looking for a Director, Federal Government Affairs to join its growing Government Affairs function in Washington, D.C. This person will report to the Vice President, Government Affairs and will be principally responsible for
1) partnering with Iron Mountain s Public Sector function to develop and execute a government affairs strategy to grow the company s business opportunities with the Defense Department and Intelligence agencies; and,
2) representing Iron Mountain with political appointees and with elected officials, both Democrats and Republicans, in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.
The Director, Federal Government Affairs Defense & Intelligence will:
Develop a strong network of relationships with Representatives and Senators on the House and Senate Armed Services, Intelligence and Appropriations Committees, and related staff;
Develop and manage relationships with relevant industry associations and coalitions;
Monitor and provide analysis of the political environment, including elections, in key jurisdictions and develop a public affairs strategy as needed;
In coordination with Iron Mountain s business leaders, identify actual or perceived regulatory or legislative impediments to the Defense Department s or intelligence agencies use of private sector information management services and develop strategies to overcome such impediments;
Secure and manage meetings for Iron Mountain senior executives, including the CEO, with relevant elected officials and policymakers;
Manage external lobbyist and consultant engagements related to the foregoing, including management of budgets and performance; and,
Assist with managing Iron Mountain s Political Action Committee (PAC), including solicitations, budget and attending candidate events.
Business and Legislative Expertise: must have extensive knowledge of the federal legislative and regulatory process, with a specialization in Defense Department and intelligence agencies budget and appropriations, and experience working with large, publicly traded companies or equivalent military or intelligence experience.
Leadership: must be able to develop and execute Iron Mountain s government affairs strategy related to the Defense Department and intelligence agencies including representing Iron Mountain before elected officials, partnering with Iron Mountain senior business unit leaders, staffing senior executives on visits with elected officials and policymakers, managing contract lobbyists and consultants, and participating in and, sometimes leading, cross-functional teams in the development of action plans.
Problem Solving: must make judgments in situations that are complex and provide in-depth analysis, strategic thinking, and innovative solutions.
Advocacy and Coalition Building: must have ability to manage and leverage memberships and relationships with external organizations.
Intellectual Curiosity: must have strong interest in learning and growth to develop comprehensive understanding of Iron Mountain operations, both physical and digital and our policy priorities.
Self-Starter & Team Player: must be agile and willing to roll up sleeves and do whatever is required in a start-up environment as the Government Affairs team and its responsibilities grow.
Communication and Interpersonal Skills: must have very strong oral and written communication and relationship building skills to effectively partner with internal and external stakeholders. Writing sample required.
Passion for Politics & Policy: must be interested in the legislative, rulemaking and political process.
Juris Doctor or graduate degree in Public Policy, Public Administration or Communications preferred.
10 to 15 years of experience in budget and appropriations with the U.S. Congress, military or intelligence agencies.
Must be willing to travel to relevant state and local jurisdictions; expected 25% of time.
References required; salary commensurate with experience.Iron Mountain is an equal opportunity employer, and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity characteristics or expression, disability, medical condition, U.S. Military or veteran status or other legally protected classifications in making employment decisions.
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