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Cruise is looking for a Government Affairs Senior Manager, San Francisco/Bay Area and New Markets, West to join our growing, dynamic Government Affairs team. This dedicated and self-motivated individual will lead our policy efforts in the San Francisco/Bay Area and new markets in the western region of the US. This seasoned policy expert will create and implement state and local government affairs objectives to advance Cruise’s policy and business priorities. They will be dealing with regulatory and government issues as a pivotal part of expanding our footprint in San Francisco, the Bay Area and the western states, and building out the Cruise brand. This Senior Manager will also work collaboratively with relevant business, public affairs, operations, communications, and legal teams to ensure alignment between business priorities and public policy goals. This position will report to the Director of Global Government Affairs.
Develop Cruise’s legislative, regulatory, and political strategy in San Francisco, Bay Area, and new markets in the western 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.
8+ years of relevant experience with - and keen working understanding of - the US state and local policymaking process and government relations
Experience issue spotting, researching, and identifying complex 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 and interstate travel
Law Degree preferred but not required
Experience working in a nascent industry with similar regulatory landscape
Solve difficult problems that have immediate and valuable real-world applications
Competitive salary and benefits including matched 401k, medical / dental / vision, AD+D and Life
Flexible vacation and 10 paid company holidays
Paid parental leave
State of the art equipment for your work station
Lunch, snacks, and dinner
Free rides in self-driving cars!
The salary range for this position is $163,200 - 240,000. Compensation will vary depending on location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. You may also be offered a bonus, restricted stock units, and benefits. These ranges are subject to change.
Cruise LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where contributions are valued and celebrated, and our employees thrive by being themselves and are inspired to do the best work of their lives.
We seek applicants of all backgrounds and identities, across race, color, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, or disability. Applicants will not be discriminated against based on these or other protected categories or social identities. Cruise will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with applicable laws.
Cruise is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please let our recruiting team know or email HR@getcruise.com.
We proactively work to design hiring processes that promote equity and inclusion while mitigating bias. To help us track the effectiveness and inclusivity of our recruiting efforts, please consider answering the following demographic questions. Answering these questions is entirely voluntary. Your answers to these questions will not be shared with the hiring decision makers and will not impact the hiring decision in any way. Instead, Cruise will use this information not only to comply with any government reporting obligations but also to track our progress toward meeting our diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging objectives.
Note to Recruitment Agencies: Cruise does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Furthermore, Cruise does not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved partners.
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