Vice President of Government Relations

Executive Management Remote, United States


Description

Position at KORE Power

KORE Power, Inc. (KORE) is headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, with operations in Waterbury, Vermont, and Buckeye, Arizona, KORE is the leading U.S.-based developer of battery cell technology for the clean energy industry. With clients in energy storage, e-mobility, utility, industrial and mission-critical markets, KORE Power provides the backbone for decarbonization across the globe. As the first U.S.-based, American-owned, and fully integrated provider of cells, batteries, and solutions, KORE is uniquely positioned to serve these markets. Through the construction and operations of its large-scale battery cell manufacturing facility in the U.S., KORE is positioned to operate at 12 GWh per year capacity. The facility (the “KOREPlex”) will operate with net-zero carbon emissions through strategic partnerships and solar and storage co-generation.

 

KORE Power’s differentiated approach provides customers with direct access, unparalleled service, superior technology, and Tier 1 product availability. Focused on building sustainable communities, clean energy jobs, and green economic expansion, KORE Power is proud to offer a functional solution to real-world problems and fulfill market demand to deliver a zero-carbon future. The KOREPlex is expected to come to Buckeye, Arizona, and be the anchor to the development of the Sustainable Valley by the end of 2024. For more information, visit www.korepower.com.

 

Position Overview:

KORE is currently seeking a VP of Government Relations. This candidate must have established relationships with government decision makers, associations within the US Military, and at the State and Federal levels.   This person will work closely with the Sales, Marketing, Operations, Engineering and Senior Executive teams to ensure accurate and consistent messaging.  This person will report to the CEO.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Executive team to implement a successful legislative strategy for KORE in State and Federal affairs
  • Lead planning efforts, working across Government Affairs and the business to advise, educate and develop legislative strategy integrated in our broader global Government & Public Affairs strategy
  • Lead, measure and guide external resources to bring focus on issues or relationship development within the regulatory and legislative arenas or other areas of support as designated to support KORE’s market growth
  • Provide executive briefings and policy analysis to KORE executive team with all issues regarding state and federal policies, grants, and programs
  • Establish meaningful structure, processes, and information flow for business alignment with policy and regulatory engagement
  • Build, manage, oversee, and run an internal Advisory Council for US Government Affairs, PAC Board, integrated with a Global Government Affairs Advisory Council
  • Design and execute the strategies and tactics for achieving goals with relevant Congressional, Administrative and Agency organizations and persons by employing an innovative and effective team and set of external resources
  • Ensure measurable and effective outcomes of the advocacy strategy through brand building, relationship management and strategic engagement and deployment of internal and external resources
  • Develop appropriate actionable relationships with key Administration individuals, Capitol Hill and selected areas of the Executive Branch
  • Efficiently and appropriately build a plan to use executive leadership as political assets, advocates, and brand ambassadors, and lead them toward the attainment of legislative, policy and regulatory goals
  • Support the management and growth, governance, and policies around KORE’s Political Action Committee, in partnership with the Head of State & Local Government Affairs, focusing especially on those geographic areas where KORE has a corporate footprint or the legislative districts of key influencers
  • Develop political engagement strategies beyond PAC for opportunities to engage with appropriate covered officials
  • Expand KORE’s brand in the policy and political community to include all appropriate outreach programs, civic event sponsorships, political fundraising events, third party groups, partnerships, and development
  • Support the KORE agenda in Washington and partner across global geographies, functional capabilities, and state, local, community and external affairs, sustainability and ESG, DEI, and other important efforts to build and sustain the KORE story and policy agenda

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 10 years of proven success as a government affairs/relations professional with 1) experience in the Federal Government, including within the executive or legislative branches, 2) global company facing similar issues, 3) other industry advocacy roles
  • A detailed understanding of the U.S. government including the interaction with the global landscape and trade policy, national security issues, manufacturing, and technology stakeholders
  • Experience integrating the legislative policy developed by the federal government affairs team across a global company
  • Proven ability to successfully executive initiatives and deliverables with diverse business lines, complex matrixed organizations, and functional partners
  • Highly developed ability to comprehend, and predict, critical issues and trends, distill them to their important aspects, formulate an appropriate response and communicate strategies to all levels within KORE’s senior management team and within appropriate government constituencies
  • Working knowledge of, and relations with, key U.S. stakeholders, Dept of Energy, Dept of Defense, Dept of State, Dept of Commerce, CEQ, NSC, NEC highly preferred
  • Working experience in the legislative environment at the Legislative or Executive Branch or agency level
  • Ability to persuasively communicate at the highest levels of government is required
  • Undergraduate degree is required

This is an office/desk position.

KORE Power is an equal opportunity employer that offers a competitive salary, benefit package, stock incentive, and the ability to work in a team-centered, collaborative, and supportive atmosphere.