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Director, Federal Government Affairs

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Who we are

Collaborative. Respectful. A place to dream and do. These are just a few words that describe what life is like at Toyota. As one of the world’s most admired brands, Toyota is growing and leading the future of mobility through innovative, high-quality solutions designed to enhance lives and delight those we serve. We’re looking for diverse, talented team members who want to Dream. Do. Grow. with us.

To save time applying, Toyota does not offer sponsorship of job applicants for employment-based visas or any other work authorization for this position at this time. 

Who we're looking for

Toyota’s Government Affairs Department is looking for a passionate and highly motivated Director, Federal Government Affairs.

The primary responsibility of this role is to represent Toyota North America before the federal government on issues related to trade policy, which includes supply chains.

Reporting to both the Vice President of Government Affairs and the Director for Global Public Policy, the person in this role will support the Government Affairs department's objective to represent Toyota’s interests before the U.S. government and international organizations.

What you'll be doing

  • Monitor and analyze trade related issues at both the federal and international level that could impact Toyota’s business operations, such as the U.S. House and Senate, the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF), US-Japan Bilateral Meetings, G7 and G20 Summits, the US-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC), United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), World Trade Organization (WTO) decisions and new rules regarding U.S. export controls and foreign investment screening. 
  • Work with internal Toyota subject matter experts to develop company positions on pending legislation that could impact the company. Develop issues papers, Congressional talking points, and legislative counter measures.
  • Represent the company at relevant trade associations, coalitions and business councils. Participate in each organizations’ federal affairs committee; work with internal company subject matter experts to develop policy goals and legislative strategies.
  • Coordinate with government affairs colleagues at Toyota’s global affiliates to understand the impacts of cross-border policies on Toyota’s North American operations.
  • Develop strong relationships with stakeholders on key committees and with Members of Congress representing Toyota facilities. Serve as a liaison between these stakeholders and the company, updating them on new company innovations, economic investments and assisting with any relevant Congressional inquiries e.g. Congressional casework and requests for issue briefings.
  • Cultivate productive working relationships with the US-based diplomatic community, the US Departments of State and Commerce, business councils and other membership organizations.

What you bring

  • Well established network of Congressional relationships.
  • Expertise in U.S. trade policy and global trading system.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in the field of Government Affairs.

Added bonus if you have

  • Experience in the House and/or Senate and the Executive Branch.
  • Previous senior management position – Legislative Director, Chief of Staff, Senior Committee Staff.

What we’ll bring

During your interview process, our team can fill you in on all the details of our industry-leading benefits and career development opportunities. A few highlights include:

  • A work environment built on teamwork, flexibility and respect
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career, as well as tuition reimbursement
  • Vehicle purchase & lease programs
  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans for your entire family
  • Flextime and virtual work options (if applicable)
  • Toyota 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match, as well as an annual retirement contribution from Toyota regardless of whether you contribute
  • Paid holidays and paid time off
  • Referral services related to prenatal services, adoption, child care, schools and more
  • Flexible spending accounts

The annual base salary range for this position is

$151,000.00 - $245,300.00

Paid holidays and paid time off

The company offers:

  • 120 hours of vacation.
  • 24 hours personal holiday.
  • 13 company observed holidays.
  • 80 hours of accrued sick time.

Belonging at Toyota

Our success begins and ends with our people. We embrace diverse perspectives and value unique human experiences. Respect for all is our North Star. Toyota is proud to have 10+ different Business Partnering Groups across 100 different North American chapter locations that support team members’ efforts to dream, do and grow without questioning that they belong. As a company that has been one of DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity and a member of The Billion Dollar Roundtable supporting minority and woman-owned suppliers for over 10 years, 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, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Have a question or need assistance with your application? Please send an email to [email protected].

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