Job Title: Manager, Government Relations
Employee Status: Full Time - Salaried
Location: Oshawa, ON
At General Motors, we’re passionate about earning customers for life. This vision unites us as a team every day and is the hallmark of our customer-driven culture. We’re looking for drivers, not passengers, who want to take their careers into the fast lane and reach new destinations through accelerating change, new thinking and advanced technologies.
Interested in joining a company where you’ll play a part in selling a product that’s linked to one of the most passionate buying experiences a person can have? Or a culture where your ideas will be listened to and encouraged? How about a team that’s driving the future of the automotive industry through innovation and development? And did we mention all of this is being done right here in Canada? The career you’ve been looking for is waiting for you at General Motors of Canada.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
The Manager, Government Relations, will work as a member of GM Canada’s Corporate Affairs team with responsibility for maintaining strong public policy relationships and generating positive business outcomes in Canada. Reporting to the Vice President, Corporate & Environmental Affairs and working with the broader GM North America Public Policy team, this role focuses on managing a range of federal, provincial and municipal policy issues including, but not limited to: international trade agreements; manufacturing competitiveness and investment policies; customs, logistics and border issues; fiscal and taxation issues. This public policy role also works with governments in support of the expansion of GM Canada’s engineering and innovation work in alignment with Canadian universities and technology scale up companies.
- Develop relationships and government relations strategies to achieve positive business outcomes in keys areas of policy responsibility.
- Provide informed input to government stakeholders regarding policies and initiatives.
- Develop and prepare appropriate data and argumentation working with GM staff and leadership in Canada, North America and globally.
- Develop briefings, positions and messaging to keep internal stakeholders informed and to ensure external communications are aligned
- Identify, report, and advise on upcoming policies and regulatory changes, and develop strategies to manage threats and create opportunities.
- Communicate with government officials and agencies on a regular basis to ensure they are properly informed about the company, the industry, etc.
- Connect and coordinate activities between government and internal subject matter experts and/or executives
- Support 3rd party relationships through industry and cross-industry associations.
- Work with outside agencies and GR firms as appropriate.
- Counsel GM Canada senior leadership about critical government-related issues.
- Work independently, multi-task and adapt to change in a dynamic environment.