Government Affairs Senior Manager
New Markets East
Posted on 4/5/2023

1,001-5,000 employees

Self-driving car service
Company Overview
Cruise's is building self-driving vehicles to improve life in our cities. The company makes autonomous, sustainable, self-driving EVs.
Remote • United States
Experience Level
  • BA/BS required
  • 8+ years of proven experience with - and keen working understanding of - the US state and local policymaking process and government relations
  • Experience issue spotting, researching, and identifying sophisticated policy issues and opportunities, and writing recommendations for future policy considerations
  • Demonstrated ability to build and sustain relationships with government officials
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt quickly to changes in priorities and remain productive while handling multiple assignments under pressure and meeting rigid deadlines
  • Experience identifying and understanding key technical aspects pertaining to corporate operations in state and/or local political environments, understanding business implications, and synthesizing information for internal and external customers
  • Demonstrated work experience with companies, consultancies, trade associations, governmental agencies, or equivalent organization
  • Ability to maintain the highest personal levels of ethical conduct, confidentiality, and integrity
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to define a path forward and work with a substantial amount of ambiguity and changing, often short, timelines
  • 2+ years of experience developing, mentoring and managing individuals or a team
  • Significant domestic travel
  • Develop Cruise's legislative, regulatory, and political strategy in new markets in the eastern region of the US
  • Support Cruise's policy strategy with state and local regulatory agencies
  • Represent Cruise in all interactions with electeds, government and agency officials and staff, including providing testimony in legislative and regulatory hearings
  • Work cross-functionally with Cruise senior management on developing public policy priorities that advance Cruise's operations and business interests
  • Work closely with Cruise's Operations, Legal, Business, and Communications teams on developing market strategy
  • Manage external policy consultants
  • Collaborate with GM public policy and legal teams on info gathering, strategy, and government relations, as needed
  • Develop and advocate for policies that support the growth and public acceptance of autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, and other emerging businesses derived from the introduction of AVs
Desired Qualifications
  • Law Degree preferred but not required
  • Experience working in an up-and-coming industry with similar regulatory landscape