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Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs

Job Number:  61508
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Magna Services of America (Troy Office)
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Troy, MICHIGAN, US, 48083

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Job Number: 61508 
Group: Magna Corporate  
Division: Magna Services of America (Troy Office) 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: TROY 


Group Description 

At Magna, we create technology that disrupts the industry and solves big problems for consumers, our customers, and the world around us. We’re the only mobility technology company and supplier with complete expertise across the entire vehicle.


We are committed to quality and continuous improvement because our products impact millions of people every day. But we’re more than what we make. We are a group of entrepreneurial-minded people whose collective expertise gives us a competitive advantage. World Class Manufacturing is a journey and it’s our talented people who lead us on this journey.


Role Summary


About the Role: The Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs assists with the development, evaluation, and execution of Magna’s policy priorities by working closely with internal and external Subject Matter Experts to influence regulatory outcomes and positively impact Magna’s interests. As a member of the Government Affairs Department, the Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs collaborates and coordinates across all Magna functions, groups, and divisions to ensure policy and advocacy priorities align with Magna’s strategic priorities.

Key Responsibilities


Your Responsibilities: 

  • Work with the Public Policy Team to assess regulatory and policy trends and develop strategies and tactics to influence these trends
  • Collaborate with the Director of Government Affairs, Public Policy Team, and Magna Subject Matter Experts to monitor internal and external business developments, as well as identify connections between government policy, business activities, and industry trends
  • Assist in the development and drafting of testimony, comments, regulatory proposals, presentations, and other communications
  • Influence the policy positions and comments of trade associations affiliated with Magna  
  • Maintain project files related to relevant regulations and policy trends 
  • Prepare strategic analyses and policy position papers regarding issues that affect Magna, particularly with respect to current and emerging technologies
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Magna Subject Matter Experts and consult with Magna Subject Matter Experts in the development of policy positions in several areas, including but not limited to: 
    • ADAS, AV, and Connected Vehicle Policy 
    • Automotive Safety Issues 
    • Cybersecurity
    • Electrification and ZEV Issues 
    • Emissions and Fuel Economy Standards 
    • Data Privacy 
    • Right to Repair and Data Access 
    • Safety Labeling (e.g., New Car Assessment Program) 
  • Measure and report on the effectiveness of Magna regulatory and policy initiatives 
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key industry thought leaders, policymakers, regulatory agency staff, and other external stakeholders as necessary to promote the interests of Magna
  • Represent Magna in technical trade associations and participate on relevant committees or working groups
  • Perform other duties as required

Key Qualifications/Requirements


Who we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Political Science, Public Policy, or related field 
  • 8+ years' experience working in public policy, government, public affairs, and/or transportation
  • Experience working with or within government and facilitating complex conversations about legislation and regulation
  • Experience collaborating with organizations that deal with public policy issues
  • History of managing successful regulatory efforts
  • Passionate about advancing accessible, sustainable modes of mobility
  • Advanced computer knowledge and skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and virtual communication platforms (Microsoft Teams, WebEx, Zoom)
  • Advanced proficiency in database queries and data analysis is required
  • To be successful in this role, exceptional organizational and prioritization abilities are necessary 
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously and be comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to travel 20% - 30%


Your preferred qualifications:

  • Post graduate degree (J.D., MBA, or related)
  • Working knowledge of transportation policy, especially new mobility policy
  • Combination of policy, political, and private-sector experience
  • Highly motivated and “whatever it takes” mindset
  • Experience working across multiple countries and states/provinces 
  • Multilingual
  • Good judgment and strong communication skills are critical  
  • Proactive individual interested in research and the automotive market

Additional Information


What we offer:

At Magna, you can expect an engaging and dynamic environment where you can help develop industry-leading automotive technologies.  We invest in our employees, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed.  As a member of our global team, you can expect exciting, varied responsibilities as well as a wide range of development prospects.  We believe your career path should be as unique as you are.  


Site Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans 
  • 401 (k) plan with employer matching 
  • An extensive training program and exciting internal development opportunities 
  • Cafe 
  • Parking for motorcycles and electric vehicles 

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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