Manager, Environmental Public Policy & Government Affairs


Washington, D.C., USA 🇺🇸



PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $79 billion in net revenue in 2021, driven by a complementary beverage and convenient foods portfolio that includes Lay’s, Doritos, Cheetos, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, Quaker, and SodaStream. PepsiCo’s product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including many iconic brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to Be the Global Leader in Beverages and Convenient Foods by Winning with PepsiCo Positive (pep+). pep+ is our strategic end-to-end transformation that puts sustainability and human capital at the center of how we will create value and growth by operating within planetary boundaries and inspiring positive change for planet and people. For more information, visit

The Public Policy and Government Affairs (PPGA) team helps PepsiCo navigate the increasingly volatile and complex policy and regulatory landscape in which our company operates. By anticipating opportunities and risks, we facilitate positive environments and avoid discriminatory regulations. Further, our proactive engagement with a range of external stakeholders ensures PepsiCo has a seat at the negotiating table and allows us to help shape fair policies that are science-based and protect consumer choice.

You will report to the Senior Director, of Public Policy & Government Affairs  and be responsible for implementing programs and strategies to enhance PepsiCo’s federal and state policy standing and help achieve the company’s environmental Public Policy and Government Affairs objectives, specifically in the areas of plastics, packaging and water policy.

This is a hybrid role located in Washington, D.C.


  • Develop and implement, with the Senior Director, comprehensive issue advocacy campaigns and management strategies on key environmental policies.
  • Represent the company externally on priority environmental policy issues for the company with policymakers and other key stakeholders.
  • Monitor, prioritize and provide consultation to the Senior Director on environmental sustainability public policy developments impact on PepsiCo Business in priority areas; maintaining positive working relationships with internal and external colleagues, including lawmakers and staff; articulating positions with lawmakers, trade associations and outside the organization; and communicating with appropriate internal colleagues to understand impacts and help formulate effective responses.
  • Maintain a network of relationships with lawmakers, staff, industry representatives and other stakeholders. 
  • Work with the state and federal PPGA team to help carry out political action campaign goals in support of company objectives.
  • Carry out strategies and actions with the highest level of integrity and ethics.
  • Maintain strong interaction and internal coordination with the Global Public Policy team and broader Corporate Affairs function as well as relevant internal Subject Matter Experts within PepsiCo’s North American businesses and at corporate level, including their Sustainability, Operations, Procurement and Legal functions.


Minimum Qualfications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years in environmental sustainability government affairs, public policy, or corporate public

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills, including the ability to communicate with internal and external audiences.
  • Highly proactive and able to navigate ambiguity and complexity while developing successful solutions
  • Strong relationship building skills and ability to thrive within a rapidly changing environment.
  • Works well under pressure with an ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives simultaneously.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to focus both on detail and the larger picture.
  • Exhibits a high level of critical/strategic thinking. Recalibrates strategies in response to evolving political and policy landscape.

Covid-19 vaccination may be a condition of employment dependent on role and location. For specific information, please discuss role requirements with the recruiter.
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PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

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