Government Relations Advisor – State Level Lead

Company: TSYS

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Job Description

Every day, the people of TSYS® and Netspend® improve lives and businesses around the globe through payments. We make it possible for millions of people to move money between buyers and sellers using our payments solutions including credit, debit, prepaid and merchant services.  We are "People-Centered Payments", and our team has the unique opportunity to help create a world in which payments make people's lives easier and better. This is both a tremendous honor and an important responsibility for those who accept the challenge. If you are looking to make a valuable difference for people everywhere — and for yourself — we may have the right place for you.

Leads TSYS Government Relations efforts in the screening, review, tracking, and influence-efforts regarding legislation that originates in the 50 US States and 8 independent districts and territories. 

Duties and responsibilities include:
• Identify and analyze state-level legislation and regulation for impact on TSYS enterprise
• Work with SMEs in TSYS segments to assess impact of state-level legislation and regulation
• Track, monitor and continued assessment of state-level legislation and regulation impacting the TSYS enterprise
• Assist in the development of strategies to influence state-level legislation; may include oversight/supervision of outside legal or lobbyist contractors
• Coordinate with other companies and trades to advocate for or against state-level legislation and regulation impacting the TSYS enterprise
• Work with other TSYS GR team members to coordinate state-level tracking activities
• Represent TSYS at meetings of trade associations
• Participate in conference calls of trade association
• Report on state-level assessment and tracking activities to leadership
Key skills and competencies required:
• Familiarity with payments industry
• Good writing and communication skills
• Willingness to spend a lot of time reading legislation and proposed regulations
• Willingness to travel (possibly up to 25% of work time)
• Law degree would be helpful, but not required
• Good computer skills – e.g., spreadsheets, research capabilities
• Willingness to seek out self-education opportunities – e.g., constantly reading about the industry to better understand and identify issues of interest to the enterprise.


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US Applicants:
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