In-house | Public Affairs Manager, North America

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In-house | Public Affairs Manager, North America

b Published: April 24, 2017
Job Type
Agriculture, Associations, Government: Politics


Public Affairs Manager, North America

  1. Job Purpose & Scope
  • Create business inroads through Public Affairs, while using our strategic direction: Precision Growing and Sustainability. Success measured as adoption of legislation aligned with the company’s strategy or operational requirements.
  • Secures compliance and access for the company to suitable “end of life” (EOL) solutions.


2.     Key Result Areas

  • Speed up business objectives / safeguard existing business and business expansion through Public Affairs
  • Secure company’s business via PA in the marijuana segment
  • Secure influence in PA environment on EOL recycling solutions for company’s products
  • Supporting drivers:

        - Health & Safety

        - Norms and standards


  1. Key Responsibilities & Job Content
  • Safeguards existing business through PA by leading or supporting company representation in lobbying for friendly legislation
  • Creates broad acceptance and help shape the regulatory environment for (high tech) stone wool substrate solutions in marijuana production, EOL solutions, ‘closed systems’ and ‘most sustainable and healthy food production.’
  • Ensures alignment of norms and standards with company’s growing media
  • Establishes coalitions through informal and formal networks
  • Identifies and creates a network with company-friendly non-governmental organizations, which can influence legislation or create company brand awareness
  • Supports company sales organization through appropriate PA activities
  • Monitors developments in the PA area and signal to the organization should steps need to be taken
  • Responsible for third-party certifications
  • Working with internal EOL experts, external industry partners and PA network, use PA to help establish EOL solutions for products in prioritized regions


Professional skills

  • Master degree in Public Affairs, related subjects or equivalent knowledge gained through work experience.
  • Well established network in PA.
  • Track record in marijuana industry.
  • Well established network in PA and marijuana industry.

Critical Experience/Requirements

  • A minimum of five years in Public Affairs and working experience in international environment
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