MEMA is seeking a Sr. Manager, Regulatory Policy for our Washington, DC Government & Advocacy office.
Candidates should enjoy working with a wide range of manufacturers to provide informal and formal feedback and comments to regulatory agencies as well as building relationships with regulators and member companies. This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual who loves working with regulatory policy and regulations and wants to work for a vibrant technology-driven industry.
Represent MEMA before federal and state regulatory agencies; as necessary, coordinate meetings between staff and industry representatives. Representation takes the form of face-to-face meetings as well as all written correspondence.
Manage and coordinate targeted working groups – either through the MEMA Government Affairs Committee (GAC) or MEMA council(s) – tasked with drafting comments or responses on specific regulatory issues and policies.
If technical in nature, comment coordination may include data collection efforts or require face-to-face meetings with appropriate department or agency staff.
Once complete, submit comments to the public docket record.
Monitor, track regulatory activity relative to membership; maintain rulemaking matrix.
Develop policy statements and/or position papers on specific regulatory subjects.
Notify MEMA groups and councils of appropriate developments.
As appropriate, liaison with : MEMA Original Equipment and MEMA Aftermarket groups and appropriate councils. Work closely with association staff.
Read daily and preview versions of the Federal Register.
Notify staff and/or members via policy alert memos and e-mail.,
Search all major agency websites for news, reports, event/webinar information, and regulatory status reports.
Keep abreast of industry trends and policy changes.
Represent MEMA before other industry groups, associations, or coalitions and participate in activities relative to policy and to goals and objectives of the MEMA.
Coordinate with colleagues on communicating MEMA regulatory positions and comments to members, media, associations, and others.
Coordinate with lobbyists on any legislative efforts that has tangential effect on creating new or changing existing regulations.
3-5 years of experience with the regulatory process at state and federal level;
Knowledge of politics and policymaking, current affairs;
EPA or DOT experience a plus;
Practical knowledge of motor vehicle supplier industry including OE, aftermarket, and heavy duty a plus;
Ability to explain in clear, concise fashion the impact complicated regulatory initiatives may have on motor vehicle supplier industry;
Excellent writing skills with the ability to alter tone and content depending on audience;
Ability to read between the lines, pick up on non-verbal and verbal cues, and influence thoughts and actions of others;
Experience negotiating with government and non-government entities to reach consensus on regulatory priorities;
Ability to work closely with MEMA organization staff (DC office and elsewhere) to collaborate on public policy issues that affect supplier industry;
Ability to be flexible, to adapt rapidly to changing situations and to prioritize demands; and
Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and internet research.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
BS/BS degree in related field is preferred
3-5 years substantive work experience; and/or
Equivalent combination of education experience.
Lift, bending, other physical demands – moderate
Travel – infrequent domestic overnight travel
This position is a combination of in office and remote
MEMA, the Vehicle Supplier Association, is North America’s leading organization for motor vehicle and mobility suppliers, parts manufacturers, and remanufacturers serving both small and large and serving every major segment of the motor vehicle industry. It has been the voice of the automotive and commercial vehicle supplier industry since 1904.
Our government affairs teams serves as the voice for all our members on legislative and regulatory bodies. MEMA’s Government Affairs Committee (GAC) determines the key legislative and regulatory priorities of MEMA on the state and federal level.
MEMA supports members within its two membership groups: MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers and MEMA Original Equipment Suppliers. Vehicle suppliers are the largest manufacturing sector in the United States and lead the way in new vehicle innovations. Members conceive, design, and manufacture the OE systems and technologies that make up two-thirds of the value of every vehicle and supply the aftermarket with the parts that keep millions of vehicles on the road, fueling international commerce and meeting society’s transportation needs. MEMA members are committed to safety and sustainability.
We are forward-thinking, progressive, and bold. We are one community.
MEMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote and embrace an inclusive workforce and encourage people of diverse backgrounds and experience – minorities, women, LGBTQ veterans, and the disabled – to apply for our employment opportunities without regard to their national origin or genetic information.
MEMA fosters a respectful, diverse, and collaborative community. We are stronger together because we promote inclusion in all aspects of our industry.
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association, (MEMA), a highly respected trade association founded in 1904 that represents motor vehicle parts suppliers serving the Original Equipment, Heavy Duty and Remanufactured Parts sectors. Automotive suppliers represent the nation’s largest manufacturing sector and the largest manufacturing employer in seven states. Suppliers manufacture the parts and technology used in domestic production of more than 11 million new cars and trucks produced each year, and the aftermarket products necessary to repair and maintain more than 247 million vehicles on the road today.