Director, State Government Affairs, Arizona and New Mexico Job at Intel – 4.1 Phoenix, AZ

Job Description

Intel is a company of bold and curious inventors and problem solvers who create some of the most astounding technology advancements and experiences in the world. Government relations has never been more important to Intel’s success and Global Government Affairs (GGA) is a pivotal group within Intel’s Growth Acceleration Team (GAT) focused on a range of urgent policy issues like domestic manufacturing incentives, trade with China, IP protection, and other business-critical priorities.

The Director, State Government Affairs for Arizona (AZ) and New Mexico (NM) will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic engagements with state and federal officials, business and regulatory agencies, and key business associations to advance and protect Intel’s business interests and policy agenda. This is a critical role on a fast-growing Government Affairs team to enhance Intel’s reputation and ability to influence and promote a favorable business environment that enables growth and helps Intel win against the competition, and ultimately advance American semiconductor manufacturing and technology leadership.

Key Responsibilities:
Develop and execute strategic plans and programs that comprehensively address current and future business and regulatory needs, challenges, and opportunities for the AZ and NM sites.

Build, maintain and enhance the relationship with key decision makers with state and federal government and its functional agencies and facilitate Intel’s executive leadership’s engagement with them.

Monitor and track state legislation and activities within the state government that could impact Intel’s AZ and NM operations.

Proactively research and keep Intel management abreast of any policy changes or activities that could present challenges and opportunities to Intel.

Support site operations and business development by connecting-the-dots and effectively mapping Intel’s business objectives to external trends and addressing potential issues and influencing their outcome.

Represent Intel at state industry forums and events ensuring good communication and mutual understanding of AZ and NM site needs and objectives.

Expert in Intel’s business environment and technologies to translate these to external audiences.

Handles confidential information frequently and appropriately.

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

Think strategically and operate in a highly matrixed, fast-paced environment.

Willingness to work under pressure within a team environment and with all levels of management, as well as proactively with minimal direction.


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates. This position is not eligible for Intel immigration sponsorship.

Minimum qualifications:
Bachelors or Master’s degree in political science, public relations, communications, marketing or related field

7+ years of work experience in:
State government organization and legislative processes.

Project management and stakeholder management.

Business environment and technologies.

Preferred qualifications:
Previous semiconductor industry experience

Experience representing a large manufacturer or tech company.

Inside this Business Group

Intel’s Growth Acceleration Team (GAT) offers unique opportunities to work in a variety of areas, including counsel to Intel businesses; technology and intellectual property licensing; patent prosecution; trademarks and brands; litigation, mergers, acquisitions and investing; public policy, legislative and regulatory lobbying; global trade, export, import, and customs; and corporate compliance.

Intel Corporation will require all new U.S. employees to be fully-vaccinated for Covid-19 as a condition of hire unless they have an approved accommodation in place under applicable law. Newly-hired employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date.

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.

About the Company

Company: Intel – 4.1

Company Location:  Phoenix, AZ

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