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Senior Local Public Policy Manager

  • Location
    • Austin, Texas
    • Detroit, Michigan
    • Warren, Michigan
    • Washington, District of Columbia
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


Work Arrangement

This role is based remotely but if you live within a 50-mile radius of Austin, TX, Washington, DC, or Detroit, Warren, or Milford, MI, you are expected to report to that location three times a week, at minimum.

The Role

The Senior Local Public Policy Manager will be responsible for policy development and advocacy across 50 states. Responsible for managing local policy priorities proactively and reactively. Leading local policy in legislative, regulatory, and community matters in partnership with Mayors, County officials, City Councils, Zoning Boards, GM Real Estate and Site Planning Committees; Fire and Emergency Safety Departments, and Law Enforcement.

Leading on public policy in corporate and commercial real estate, public subsidies, local regulations, public policy advocacy, site planning, public taxation, energy policy, utilities regulation, economic development, social impact partnerships, and community engagement.

What You’ll Do (Responsibilities)

  • Managing stakeholder relationships and government partnerships in GM priority markets.

  • Close partnership with a diverse cross-section of GM business leaders in service of business goals, overcoming local policy challenges and issue escalations.

  • Develop close partnership with GM plant and facility leaders to support the company's meaningful community stewardship including board service and employee volunteerism!

  • Manage issue escalations and regulatory challenges tied to plant safety, zoning, permitting and other operational needs of a manufacturing facility. 

  • Act as the primary liaison, corporate brand evangelist and GM representative with local public officials. Articulate GM's economic development narratives by showcasing our positive impact on local host communities.

  • Encourage public investments in GM’s growth and expansion in priority markets and manage all aspects of the advocacy required to achieve favorable outcomes.

Additional Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • Bachelor’s Degree required or equivalent experience.

  • 10 years of Government Relations, Public Policy, or advocacy

  • 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)

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in public policy, communications or business, or equivalent experience

  • 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 review.

This job may be eligible for relocation benefits.

Compensation: The compensation information is a good faith estimate only. It is based on what a successful applicant might be paid in accordance with applicable state laws. The compensation may not be representative for positions located outside of New York, Colorado, California, or Washington.

  • The salary range for this role is $156,200 – $239,300. The actual base salary a successful candidate will be offered within this range will vary based on factors relevant to the position.

  • Bonus 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, tuition assistance programs, employee assistance program, GM vehicle discounts and more.


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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

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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.  

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