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Government Relations Specialist
Government Relations Specialist

Government Relations Specialist

Company : Toyota Canada
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Ontario

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Job Description
Government Relations Specialist
Scarborough, ON
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota Canada's head office is in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax. Toyota parts and accessories are distributed through TCI's Parts Distribution Centres in Bowmanville and Vancouver. TCI supports over 287 Toyota and Lexus dealers in Canada with services that include training, sales, marketing, environmental and customer satisfaction initiatives.
What Sets Us Apart?
A focus on People, Passion for Toyota, Innovation and Make Things Better has made us an award-winning company, recognized worldwide for our technological leadership and superior standards of quality, community involvement and environmental responsibility.
Job Summary:
Toyota Canada Inc. currently has an exciting opportunity for an individual who is organized and has excellent communication skills to support our External Affairs team. This is a Full-Time opportunity and will report to the Manager, Government Relations. The selected candidate will Support implementation of government relations activities and strategies.
What We’ll Bring:
  • A hybrid work environment
  • A work environment built on teamwork, flexibility and respect
  • Competitive compensation package including health and dental benefits, and bonus
  • Health and dental benefits effective immediately
  • Company pension plan with matched contribution
  • Associate vehicle discount program
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career, as well as tuition reimbursement
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Great company culture – Respect for people and continuous improvement is at our core
  • Paid holiday shutdown and competitive paid time off benefits
  • Summer Hours – condensed work week during the summer
  • Sabbatical Leave Program
What You’ll be Doing:
  • Supports the planning, maintenance and execution of Toyota Canada Government Relations program/campaigns and planning calendar in the areas of government policy and outreach, defining measurable goals and objectives, analysing problems and opportunities, and liaising with senior management
  • Supports the delivering of all departmental activities while adhering to assigned departmental budget
  • Supports the preparation of GR activity reports for management meetings and for ongoing reporting and supports the implementation Toyota Canada GR programs within external affairs group.
  • Develops departmental SOPs to ensure clear understanding and adherence to procedures and process to best maximize resources and product results
  • Monitors and prepares regular updates and briefings on key federal and provincial and issues impacting Toyota Canada
Internal and Stakeholder Communications
  • Supports GR related needs within External Affairs team and across Toyota Canada
  • Communicates clearly and effectively with TMC, Toyota NA affiliates and related Toyota Canada departments to relay Government proposals (through monthly reports, for example)
  • Responds in a timely and effective manner to external issues
  • Supports cross affiliate communications and projects
Government Affairs
  • Helps to maintain contact with Canadian federal and provincial Government members, associations and other stakeholders to support Toyota Canada policies and interests
  • Helps to create and deliver communications to government stakeholders regarding Toyota Canada positions on relevant federal and provincial legislation and polices
  • Promotes Toyota Canada sustainable mobility – technology, environmental leadership, and sustainability within government
  • Attends government/industry/association consultation/meetings as required
Issues and Crisis Communication
  • Supports Manager in managing reputational government issues impacting Toyota Canada
  • Supports positive Toyota messaging and image creation activity and prevent damaging TCI public activity
Project Management
  • Monitors international trade activity
  • Supports privacy legislation compliance
Administration and Outreach
  • Maintains lobby registration database to ensure Toyota Canada compliance
  • Supports the development and upkeep of GR related materials to advance key messages, contact management systems, and activity and action item tracking
  • Other administrative duties as required
  • Supports TCI’s participation in relevant events
  • Helps to develops TCI Toyota/Lexus message architecture and policy book
  • Other duties requested or required
What You’ll Bring:
  • University Graduate preferred
  • Knowledge of federal or provincial government structure, functions and political organization
  • Experience with auto industry, environmental policy, transportation civil servants or political staff would be an asset
  • Proficient in French language skills would be an asset
  • Willingness for occasional travel including some weekends
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
What You Should Know:
Our success begins and ends with our people. We embrace diverse perspectives and value unique human experiences. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the diversity of the communities where we live and do business. Applicants for our positions are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, or any other characteristics protected by law.