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Senior Manager, Government & Industry Relations

American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Washington, DC 20004
  • Job Code
    AHM0005RP

Honda has a clear vision for the future in 2030, and its a joyful one. We are looking for people with the individual skills, courage, persistence, and dreams that will help us reach our future-focused goals. We are seeking diversity of thought and experience to drive innovation and help us make fully informed decisions.



In this role, you will be responsible for leading Hondas Government Relations activities at the state and federal levels. This includes leading advocacy for Hondas entire business enterprise and all product lines, including Auto, Powersports, Power Equipment, and Aircraft. This position will work to advance Hondas interests in the U.S. through issues advocacy and by highlighting Hondas economic investment and employment history in the U.S. along with the companys commitments to the environment, safety, and delivering top-level quality products to customers. This individual will oversee all public policy direction and efforts to promote the companys policy positions to state and federal policymakers in the U.S. This role is aligned directly to key aspects of Hondas 2030 vision, including influencing transformative policies that will lead towards a carbon-free and collision-free society. In your pursuit of impeccable quality, you set and execute the strategy, and manage customer and vendor relations. Your endless curiosity will drive innovative activities.



At Honda, our associates take pride in their responsibilities. A typical day for a Senior Manager, Government & Industry Relations will include:



  • Developing and implementing proactive strategies for all federal and state government affairs and public policy issues that impact Honda in the U.S.

  • Providing strategic direction to internal and external resources to ensure effective lobbying efforts to protect and expand the business

  • Managing the existing staff and consultants and oversee the strategic growth of the Government and Industry Relations team

  • Developing, fostering, and strengthening relationships with key members of the relevant legislative and regulatory bodies, and other third-party allies

  • Protecting and enhancing the companys reputation among policy makers and policy influencers

  • Providing senior level direction to major departments and related affiliates; this includes setting the strategic vision and implementing policies and programs to support or complement Hondas business objectives and achieve Hondas public policy objectives

  • Proactively move a vision into practical plans that promote company objectives through compelling advocacy in government

  • Actively engaging in lobbying activities and advocacy efforts with legislative and regulatory organizations, agencies, as well as their staff

  • Establishing and maintaining high-level contacts with a wide variety of industry and nonindustry stakeholders including key industry trade associations, who are in a position to compel or promote government actions favorable to the company

We are looking for qualified people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, open minds, and a disciplined work ethic. To bring the future to Honda as a Senior Manager, Government & Industry Relations you must have:



  • A bachelors degree in a related discipline (an advanced degree such as a JD, MPA or MBA highly desirable)

  • 10-15 years of related experience in government relations, public policy, or government

  • Experience leading or managing a government affairs team preferred

  • Previous experience should also include working in senior level public sector positions at high levels on the hill or in a relevant agency

  • Demonstrated expertise and deep understanding of business needs as they relate to public policy, the legislative process, the Congressional, Cabinet, and independent agency policy-making process, including decision points

  • Executive presence and gravitas with already established relationships and credibility with policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels

  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing, negotiation and presentation skills

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills and strong analytical and organizational skills

  • Broad business acumen and acute political sensitivity

  • Experience on the key public policy issues, processes, and challenges facing the transportation and automotive industry is preferred

Total Rewards



  • Competitive Base Pay

  • Medical, Dental, Vision

  • Annual Bonus Program

  • 401K Program

  • Honda Product Programs

  • Manager Car Benefit(Vehicle, Insurance & Maintenance included)

Honda is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.



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Posted: 2021-09-11 Expires: 2021-10-10
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