Job Number: 20015217

Location: Dublin, OH

Date Posted: 4-27-2017

Job Title: Sr. Specialist, Government Relations

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What Government Relations Mgmt contributes to Cardinal Health

Government Relations Management is responsible for strategic oversight and leadership direction within the Government Relations function

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Applies working knowledge in the application of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to perform varied tasks
  • Works on projects of moderate scope and complexity
  • Identifies possible solutions to a variety of technical problems and takes actions to resolve
  • Applies judgment within defined parameters
  • Receives general guidance may receive more detailed instruction on new projects
  • Work reviewed for sound reasoning and accuracy


1. CHC-PAC Development and Management Responsibilities

  • Maintain complete records and ensure compliance with all federal and state regulations for CHC-PAC registrations, filings, and activities.
  • Prepare and manage financial records such as PAC budget, receipts/disbursements and reconcile the PAC financials on a monthly basis.
  • Act as the CHC-PAC’s principal liaison with PAC vendor, actively monitoring performance and ensuring accuracy of records and reports created by PAC administrators.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of HRIS, Accounting, and Payroll departments’ processes and develop excellent internal networks so as to facilitate CHC-PAC enrollment, payroll deductions, and balance of funds.
  • Coordinate federal and state PAC disbursement budgets; assist in developing rationale for recommendations, maintain record of board members’ approval/denial and assure compliance with contribution guidelines and state/federal regulations.
  • Manage funds disbursement process, including all interface with vendors, candidates, and campaigns.
  • As requested, provide departmental analysis and recommendations on proposed recipients of funding.
  • Assist Director, State Government Relations and VP, Government Relations in the development and implementation of PAC campaigns to drive membership and increase contributions to the PAC.
  • Prepare ongoing communications and educational information to share with CHC-PAC members and eligibles
  • Update and manage government relations website with current legislative and political information.
  • Maintain a high level of understanding of legislative/political issues facing Cardinal Health.
  • Act as the liaison between the CHC-PAC Board of Directors and the Government Relations team.
  • Prepare and manage content for yearly (or other appropriate interval) CHC- PAC board meetings including, but not limited to financial statements, receipt and disbursement charts, budget proposals and contribution updates.

2. Legislative Monitoring, Grassroots and Compliance

Legislative monitoring

  • Monitor and track healthcare and business legislation in all 50 states and in Puerto Rico.
  • Manage a legislative tracking system for all state and federal health and business legislative activity of interest to Cardinal Health.
  • Prepare analysis of pertinent legislation.
  • Prepare legislative status reports on legislation by issue impacting the company.
  • Assist with development of talking points and white papers on legislative issues impacting the company
  • Participate as assigned in activities with associations/coalitions on legislation of significant interest to Cardinal Health.


  • Assist with coordination and preparation of site visits to Cardinal Health facilities with legislators and/or legislative staff, when and where appropriate.
  • Update and enhance state-by-state guide (matching of CAH facilities and key facts)
  • Assist in the development Government Relations materials including brochures, one-pagers (state profiles), letters, PAC enrollment forms and issue updates


  • Assist in managing a system of compliance with state laws and rules pertaining to registration and reporting of lobbying activities, political contributions and gifts to public officials.
  • Maintain procedures for campaign finance and lobbying reporting requirements.
  • Maintain procedures of compliance with state ethics rules and regulations.

3. Political education program

  • Develop and implement “Get Out The Vote” campaign during federal election years, including voter registration for domestic associates
  • Develop political education calendar of events
  • Assist with political speakers events including the Cardinal Health Candidate Fair (every 2 years)


  • Undergraduate degree in related field
  • Minimum 3 years of PAC and legislative experience
  • Working knowledge of state government legislative process and ability to read legislation
  • Keen knowledge of PAC regulatory guidelines at the federal and state levels
  • Political sensitivities/insight
  • Ability to work under pressure of shifting priorities; ability to follow through with multiple projects
  • Strong interest in legislative and political process
  • Enthusiasm and creative approach to fundraising and employee engagement
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Possess tact and diplomacy to work well with every layer of management
  • Experience working with elected officials, staff and/or government agencies
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to establish and maintain strong relationships with internal and external audiences
  • Excellent written communication and oral presentation skills
  • Highly proficient w/ Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Willingness to travel approximately 10%

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Meet Ruben

I love the concept of turning group effort into group success, and really believe that the best results are achieved when people work together. I am fortunate to be part of a team of highly motivated and professional individuals, all of whom care deeply about each other and the success of this great company.
Ruben, Security Manager