Group Manager - Technology & Innovation Federal Lobbyist
District of Columbia, DC
Collaborative. Respectful. A place to dream and do. These are just a few words that describe what life is like at Toyota. As one of the worlds most admired brands, Toyota is growing and leading the future of mobility through innovative, high-quality solutions designed to enhance lives and delight those we serve. Were looking for diverse, talented team members who want to Dream. Do. Grow. with us.
Who were looking for
ToyotasGovernment AffairsDepartment is looking for a passionate and highly-motivatedFederal Lobbyist.
Toyota is at the forefront of majorgovernment policies impacting connected and automated mobility. We are looking for a respected thought leader to represent the company on technology policy matters.The primary responsibility of this role is to maintain Toyotas position as a leader in technology policy, while representing the interests of the company in the intersection between the auto industry and public policy.
Reporting to the Group Vice President of Government Affairs, the person in this role will support the Federal Lobbyists department's objective to identify and develop Toyotas positions and advocacy strategies on Technology & Innovation policy and keep the company at the forefront of Technology & Innovation policy issues. This will include building close working relationships with a wide array of stakeholders including elected officials, regulators, Toyota senior executives and technical experts, government agencies, business groups, consultants, think tanks and non-profit organizations.
What youll be doing
Work directly with senior executive leadership in new mobility businesses to develop the position of policy and engage in advocacy
Advocate Toyotas position to the federal government, and policy support for certain state government issues, in the Technology & Innovation policy space.
Build relationships for the company with key influencers based on integrity, expertise and constructive dialogue
Take on a leadership position in the company as part of technology trade associations in which Toyota is a member
Manage consultants and other external resources to advance the companys agenda.
Communicate with clarity, consistency, and creativity
Devise policy positions on government and corporate initiatives and develop strategic and tactical plans for implementing those positions.
Ensure senior executive leaders are well informed about potential government actions to enhance coordination and development of Toyota public policy positions and strategy
What you bring
An advanced degree
A minimum of 15 years of professional experience
Washington-based public policy background
An established network of contacts and history of participation in the Technology & Innovation policy field
In-depth understanding of the legislative and regulatory process
Established advocacy skills with the reputation and personal knowledge to gain access to key decision makers
Reputation for working in a non-partisan manner
Proven track record of public speaking and/or media experience before influential audiences
Added bonus if you have
What well bring
During your interview process, our team can fill you in on all the details of our industry-leading benefits and career development opportunities. A few highlights include:
A work environment built on teamwork, flexibility and respect
Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career, as well as tuition reimbursement
Vehicle purchase & lease programs
Comprehensive health care and wellness plans for your entire family
Flextime and virtual work options (if applicable)
Toyota 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match, as well as an annual retirement contribution from Toyota regardless of whether you contribute
Paid holidays and paid time off
Referral services related to prenatal services, adoption, child care, schools and more
Flexible spending accounts
Relocation assistance (if applicable)
What you should know
Our success begins and ends with our people. We embrace diverse perspectives and value unique human experiences. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the diversity of the communities where we live and do business.Applicants for our positions are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.
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