Sr. Manager, Government Affairs

Qualcomm | Washington DC, WA

Posted Date 10/12/2021
Description Qualcomm Incorporated

Job Area:

Legal Group, Legal Group > Government Affairs

General Summary

Develop, manage, and support programs, projects, and initiatives related to government affairs’ cybersecurity and emerging technologies portfolios. Works with government bodies, associations, and related institutions to understand and influence practices, policies, laws, and regulations in the U.S., China and globally. Works internally and externally to advocate and showcase Qualcomm's business model, technology, and positions to shape policy, regulatory, and public issues and create business opportunities.

The responsibilities of this role include:
• Works independently with little supervision
• Requires verbal and written communication skills to convey information relating to cybersecurity and emerging technology policies.
• Substantial creativity is needed to innovate new advocacy work and to achieve established objectives.
• Deductive and inductive problem solving is required; multiple approaches may be taken/necessary to solve the problem; often information is missing or conflicting; advanced data analysis and interpretation skills are required.
• Works well in a cross cultural team environment
Regularly participates in strategic planning regarding policy work.

• Applies expert knowledge of government and related institutions (e.g., structure, practices, policies, laws, regulations) to develop, execute, and manage programs and initiatives relating to cybersecurity and emerging technologies.
• Identify and develop relationships with key stakeholders from government and related institutions.
• Networks within Qualcomm in the US and globally as well as contacts outside of Qualcomm to gain insight, ideas, and connections.
• Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to develop, integrate, and/or execute large initiatives relating to cybersecurity and emerging technologies.
• Leverages deep technical expertise to identify trends and define future solutions by contributing to short- and long-term strategic discussions.
• Oversees research and analytical efforts on policies, regulations, laws, or other relevant issues and utilizes reports to manage a program, initiative, or portfolio.
• Develops budget for one or more programs, initiatives, or portfolios and oversees spending.
• Reviews assigned projects and determines the associated work that needs to be conducted in order to address these project deadlines and assigns projects throughout the team accordingly.
• Re-scopes high-level team priorities to determine what input is needed from the team, identify resources, and determines how to respond in the most productive manner based on own team's bandwidth.
• Makes decisions that have implications across sites as well as global implications. Decisions reflect broad knowledge of functional areas and strategies.


  • Frequently transports between offices, buildings, and campuses up to ½ mile.
  • Monitors and utilizes computers and test equipment for more than 6 hours a day.
  • Continuous communication which includes the comprehension of information with colleagues, customers, and vendors both in person and remotely.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelors - Business, Bachelors - Engineering, Bachelors - Government Affairs, Bachelors - legal-related field (e.g., Law, Legal Studies, etc.), Bachelors - Political Science, Bachelors - Public Affairs, Bachelors - Public Policy

Work Experiences:

5+ years Government Affairs, Communications, Industry Associations, or related work experience.



Preferred Qualifications


Work Experiences:

4+ years in a leadership role with or without direct reports (only applies to positions with direct reports). ,3+ years working with operating budgets, resources, and/or project financials. ,3+ years experience working in or with a large multinational organization. ,Business fluent in English. ,7+ years Government Affairs, Communications, Industry Associations, or related work experience.



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