State Relations Coordinator
Altria Grp Distr Co - Richmond, VA

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Altria Group is a FORTUNE 200 company that owns the premier tobacco companies in the United States including Philip Morris USA, (“PM USA”), U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Brands. (“USSTB”), John Middleton Company, (“JMC”), and Nu Mark LLC. The companies’ premium tobacco brands include Marlboro, Copenhagen, Skoal and Black & Mild, MARK Ten and Verve. Nu Mark is an Altria company focused on responsibly developing and marketing innovative tobacco products for adult tobacco consumers in a financially disciplined way. Altria also owns Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, one of the country’s top premium wine producers and Philip Morris Capital Corporation, an investment company.
Altria’s mission is to own and develop financially disciplined businesses that are leaders in responsibly providing adult tobacco and wine consumers with superior branded products.

The role of Altria Group Distribution Company, (“AGDC”) is to provide sales, distribution and consumer engagement services for Altria’s tobacco operating companies. AGDC is currently seeking a qualified State Relations Coordinator to join the Trade & State Relations, Training and Compliance department in Richmond, VA. The successful candidate will assist in executing the State Compliance System processes to ensure compliance with certain state and local tobacco laws and requirements.

Specific accountabilities include:

  • Processing all monthly Jenkins / Pact-Act reports for all tax jurisdictions as required by Federal law, directing customer invoicing, and other misc. state requests in order to ensure compliance and strengthen relationships with state authorities
  • Assisting in executing the PM USA Master Settlement Agreement, (‘MSA”) Certification Process to ensure compliance with State Attorney General brand certification requirements
  • Executing the PM USA, USSTB, Nu Mark and JMC Corporate Licenses and Permits Process to ensure compliance with state tobacco product licensing laws and requirements
  • Maintaining and updating the State Resource Center in order to ensure all files and notices are current on all state and local requirements
  • Proactively initiating and communicating with internal cross-functional departments and external stakeholders to ensure complete State submissions
  • Assisting in other state, local and AGDC FDA regulatory requests as needed

    Specific Skills
    Qualifications include:

  • Minimum High School Diploma, Trade School, or equivalent preferred
  • Effective written and oral communication skills (ability to converse with State officials, customers, and internal/external stakeholders)
  • Strong Comprehension Skills (ability to read and understand complex State laws, regulations, forms, and applications
  • Attention to detail
  • Advanced organization and planning skills
  • Strong Administrative Skills (Spreadsheet Management, Filing, Copies, Letters, PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook mail)
  • Ability to travel occasionally

    At Altria Group Distribution Company, we recognize that our people are the reason we achieve our business goals. We believe in developing the leadership potential of our employees by providing them with opportunities for training, development and advancement.

    In addition to the opportunity to apply and develop your Coordinator skills toward key business objectives, we offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive base salary, comprehensive health/vision/dental insurance, and participation in our deferred profit sharing programs as well as a relocation assistance package.