Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Government and External Affairs Manager--California

Here's the external posting from the www.toyota.com/about/careers website:

Government and External Affairs Manager-TFS00069 Description
Toyota Financial Services
Our people are the driving force behind our success and we're moving forward! 
Join a dynamic company known for rapid growth and solid success. 
To make your mark as Government and External Affairs Manager you will:
  • Primary focus is to follow legislative issue development at both the State and Federal levels, monitoring for issues that could affect Toyota Financial Services (TFS) core businesses. 
  • Follow Federal and State legislative issue development and coordinate TFS' response. 
  • Interact with affected business units, TMA Government Affairs, and trade associations (e.g. American Financial Services Association and Financial Services Roundtable). 
  • Provide guidance and recommendations to top management, and develop presentations and other materials for explanation to TFS board and parent organization.     
  • Work with TFS Treasury and Corporate Planning to assist in development of presentations to Investors and Ratings Agencies. 
  • Support other Corporate Communications activities as needed. 
  • Act as a secondary contact for external media inquiries, working to determine TFS responses.  
  • Initial focus will be government affairs. 
  • The role will evolve based on business needs.
TFS is looking for individuals with strong business sense and practical expertise. Successful candidates should have:
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Government Relations, Journalism, Communications, Political Science, or related field required.
  • 7+ years of related experience. 
  • A proven track record in lobbying and working with/managing contract lobbyists desirable, as is a network of legislative contacts.  
  • Auto finance knowledge is a plus.
  • Familiarity with legislative process.
  • Extensive use of Lotus Notes and Microsoft Word, good familiarity with PowerPoint, Excel is desirable. 
Turn toward great benefits:
  • Work/Life benefits (flextime, 9/80 work schedules offered where applicable, tuition reimbursement) 
  • Vehicle lease and purchase (Associates are eligible date of hire, access to favorable rates and more incentives!)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance (Associates are eligible date of hire & premiums are paid by Toyota)
  • Matching 401(k) and fully funded Pension Plan
  • Paid time off (vacation, sick, personal, holidays)
About Toyota Financial Services
Headquartered in Torrance, Calif., Toyota Financial Services (TFS) is the finance and insurance brand for Toyota in the United States, offering retail auto financing and leasing through Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC) and extended service contracts through Toyota Motor Insurance Services (TMIS). Lexus Financial Services is the brand for financial products for Lexus dealers and customers. TFS currently employs over 3,000 associates nationwide, and has managed assets totaling more than $79 billion. It is part of a worldwide network of comprehensive financial services offered by Toyota Financial Services Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation.  EOE. M/F/D/V. Job
 Public Relations/Communications
Primary Location
US-CA-Greater Los Angeles-Torrance
 TFS - Toyota Financial Services

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