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We seek and embrace diversity in all of its forms. We continuously push ourselves to think differently and take ownership wherever it's needed. This is a place for dreamers and doers to succeed. If you share our passion for achieving what some say is impossible, join us.

About the role:
Cruise is looking for a Senior Manager, Government Affairs to join our growing, dynamic Government Affairs team. This talented and self-motivated individual will lead our policy efforts in new and emerging markets across the United States. Based in San Francisco, this seasoned policy expert will create and execute 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 our future expansion, building out the Cruise brand, and growing our markets. The 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 Vice President of Government Affairs.

Day-to-day responsibilities Include:

  • Develop Cruise’s legislative, regulatory, and political strategy in new and emerging U.S. markets
  • Support Cruise’s policy strategy with state and local regulatory agencies
  • Represent Cruise in all interactions with elected, 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
  • Develop, in conjunction with Lead Counsel for Regulatory Policy, briefings and recommendations regarding pending legislation and government developments affecting Cruise
  • 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

You should apply for this role if you have the following qualifications:

  • BA/BS required
  • 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
  • More than 50% travel

Bonus points!

  • Law Degree preferred but not required
  • Experience working in a nascent industry with similar regulatory landscape

Perks of being a Cruiser:

While doing meaningful work is the best perk of all, we also offer the following programs and benefits to support the extraordinary humans who serve as the backbone in making our robot cars go:

  • The opportunity to solve difficult problems that have immediate and valuable real-world applications
  • Competitive salary and benefits including 401k Cruise matching program to help you meet your long-term financial goals
  • Medical / dental / vision, AD+D and Life
  • Paid parental leave so you can spend time with the newest addition(s) to your family’s fleet
  • Health and Wellness reimbursement
  • Flexible vacation and 10 paid company holidays
  • State of the art equipment for your workstation
  • Healthy lunch, snacks, dinner

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GM Cruise LLC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, GM Cruise LLC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Pursuant to applicable laws, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. And if you believe that you will need any type of accommodation, please let us know.

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