Manager, Policy Development.

United States
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Job Description

This position is focused on the state and local level, but you’ll be joining a global organization that helps shape policy and legislation at all levels of government. As part of the state and local team, you will engage with elected officials and stakeholders to be part of the solution on key public policy issues, working with the company to align objectives with outcomes.

This position will have both near- and far-term impact, as you will work directly with the lead regional manager to engage elected officials and organizations to produce outcomes that support Ford’s business and drive engagement with industry associations, business groups and key coalitions in the policy process.
Our group values teamwork and strong communication skills. We are looking for an individual that is willing to learn and grow while helping deliver results at all levels. Our relatively flat organization will allow you to engage with a variety of areas of the business, providing growth opportunities.

As a member of our Government Affairs team, you’ll have the opportunity to help shape policy and legislation that advances our core business objectives. You’ll also be able to partner with community leaders to advance education, community life, and driving safety. If you’re looking for the opportunity to make a real impact in the world, join us.

What you'll do….

  • Establish, maintain and nurture good working relationships with government agencies and authorities at the state and local level in order to facilitate the business interests and activities of Ford Motor Company.
  • Maintain and develop strong relationships with governmental partners, colleagues, subject matter experts, and other business partners to jointly deliver business objectives, remove roadblocks, and resolve issues.
  • Work with your regional manager to: advise the business on specific queries, helping develop scope of (advocacy) research, assist in drafting lobbying plans at the local and state level, and gain expertise in various areas to support business needs.
  • Manage outreach to educate and advocate for policies that support our business agenda and support local economic development efforts.
  • Support regional events including policy conferences/events, auto shows, trade shows and dealers meeting, as needed.

Even better you may have…

  • Participation in projects involving a team of multi-disciplinary functions
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize tasks appropriately
  • Good organization skills and strong work ethic as enablers to demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines with high quality results
  • Lobbying/policy experience preferable
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills

You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builder…or all of the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

  • Immediate medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible family care days, paid parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up child care and more
  • Vehicle discount program for employees and family members and management leases
  • Tuition assistance
  • Established and active employee resource groups
  • Paid time off for individual and team community service
  • A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.

For a detailed look at our benefits, click here:

New Hire Benefits

This position is a leadership level 5.

This position is a range of salary grades LL5 .

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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You'll have….

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field (Political Science, Business, International Business); graduate / master's level or equivalent preferred.
  • Minimum 3 - 5 years’ experience supporting government or corporate interests at the local, state or national level