Skip to main content

Regional Manager- State & Local Public Policy

  • Location
    • Remote
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


Work Arrangement

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.

The Role

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

Additional Description

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.

About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us 

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Total Rewards | Benefits Overview

From day one, we're looking out for your well-being–at work and at home–so you can focus on realizing your ambitions. Learn how GM supports a rewarding career that rewards you personally by visiting Total Rewards resources

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of unlawful discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.  We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications for each role and apply for any positions that match their skills and capabilities. Applicants in the recruitment process may be required, where applicable, to successfully complete a role-related assessment(s) and/or a pre-employment screening prior to beginning employment. To learn more, visit How we Hire

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement (U.S.)

General Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.  

Accommodations (U.S. and Canada)

General Motors offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us or call us at 800-865-7580. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.

Who we are

Two GM employees talking in hallway

Our Culture

Working at GM

Driven by innovation and creating an environment to inspire, we embrace the responsibility to make our world better, safer and more equitable for all

A mother and two children spend quality time together in their backyard after work

Total Rewards

A better tomorrow begins with you

From day one, we’re looking out for your well-being— at work and at home— so you can focus on realizing your ambitions

Join our team

We're ambitious. We’re committed. And we bring life’s passion to work. Get in touch with us to learn more about beginning your career at GM.

Explore our career opportunities Join our talent community
Join Talent Community
2023 WME 4X White Linkedin Award Diversityinc Award Just Award Bloomberg Award Readers Choice Awards