This role is based remotely but if you live within a 50-mile radius of Austin, Texas, you are expected to report to that location three times a week, at minimum.
Regional Manager, State & Local Public Policy, will be responsible for policy development and advocacy within their region. In this role, they will be part of a dynamic team advocating for GM’s business interests, implementing key strategies, strengthening critical relationships with government officials and their staff- as well as other key stakeholders – working aggressively and strategically on multiple issues of critical importance to GM. Responsible for operating and managing state government relations in the assigned region working with each respective state’s executive and legislative branches and key regulatory committees will plan and direct all related activity. Manages state and regional government relations by collaborating with relevant executive and legislative branches and key regulatory agencies.
In this role, the individual collaborates with Public Policy team and key business functions to develop and execute strategic advocacy plans, to serve as a corporate ambassador on key issues impacting the future of transportation technology and manufacturing.
What You’ll Do
Building and maintaining the right relationships with state government officials, this position is also responsible for growing relationships with business and policy organizations and trade associations key to the company's future.
Responsible for advocating for public policies and regulations that collaboratively align company's overall interests
Lead advocacy initiatives and execute strategy on several substantial issues, and they should be capable of understanding how these issues impact the automobile industry and GM’s particular business model.
Develop and implement plans to successfully achieve specific results regarding public policy issues that are favorable to the interests of GM.
The complexity of this job is high, and the individual will need to provide sound counsel and support to GM's senior leadership, which will be key to GM's future success in the U.S.'s legislative and regulatory climate.
Help conceive and develop a strategic plan designed to assist General Motors as it relates to public policy issues at the regional and state level; that may at times that are at odds with the automotive manufacturers.
Conduct and manage public relations activities and outreach to public officials whose districts include GM plants and facilities
Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)
Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in public policy, communications or business, or equivalent experience
5-10 years of Government Relations/Public Policy/Lobbying experience
Accomplished oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with significant attention to detail
Ability to drive strategy on critical issues of importance to GM
Ability to initiate and proactively identify opportunities to better position GM with critical internal and external constituencies
Ability to identify and mitigate challenges to the company
Keen political acumen and sound political judgement
Ability to self-manage, take initiative, balance multiple priorities, and develop creative approaches public policy challenges and opportunities
What Will Give You a Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications)
Background/expertise in sustainability and diversity is a plus
Demonstrate keen attention to detail, be results driven and act with acute political sensitivity
A company vehicle will be provided for this role with successful completion of a Motor Vehicle Report
GM does not provide immigration-related sponsorship for this role. Do not apply for this role if you will need GM immigration sponsorship (e.g., H-1B, TN, STEM OPT, etc.) now or in the future.
Compensation: The expected base compensation for this role is: $104,700 - $163,800. Actual base compensation within the identified range will vary based on factors relevant to the position.
Bonus/Equity Potential: An incentive pay program offers payouts based on company performance, job level, and individual performance.
Benefits : GM offers a variety of health and wellbeing benefit programs. Benefit options include medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement savings plan, sickness and accident benefits, life insurance, paid vacation & holidays.
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