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Public Affairs Advisor

Role
Reporting to the Vice President, Legal, Regulatory & Public Affairs and External Communications, the Public Affairs Advisor will develop public affairs strategies to further aims and objectives of Nova Bus and Prevost in North America. Importantly you will directly represent the company to elected officials, their staff members of the government as well as to representatives of public transit agencies. You will provide reactive and proactive research and advice on political and parliamentary issues.
Responsibilities
+ Recommend appropriate tactics for effective engagement to raise awareness and strengthen our reputation with key policy makers, transit agencies and the public in general
+ Researching, forecasting and evaluating the effects of public policy on an organization, using public sources, political intelligence and personal contacts
+ Attending conferences, committees meetings and other public events
+ Maintaining regular contact, in person and in writing, with elected officials and/or staff in local authorities and regulatory bodies to brief them on clients? work, priorities and concerns
+ Establish positive relationship with multiple and varied stakeholders
+ Track the progress of bills, trade agreements and other parliamentary activity
+ Carry out any other duties and projects appropriate to the post as required by the company
Education and experience
+ Bachelor?s degree in communications, journalism, public relations or a related discipline
+ Minimum of three (3) years of experience in public relations and corporate communications
+ Extensive knowledge of public relations strategies and protocols
Knowledge and skills
+ A strong interest in, and enthusiasm for, politics, policy issues and business development
+ Ability to assimilate, analyze and summarize written material quickly
+ Time management skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines
+ Strong personal credibility and integrity
+ Commercial awareness in order to attract new business
+ Ability to work independently as well as collaborate successfully in a team setting, as well as ability to build and maintain relationships while influencing peers
+ Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills in English; bilingualism (English/French) is an asset
+ Advanced social media marketing skills
+ Willingness and ability to travel across North America as needed
About us
The Volvo Group is one of the world?s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus, Sunwin Bus and Volvo Penta.
Volvo Buses , is driven by a purpose to ensure that millions of people reach their travel destination every day. Reliably, safely and with respect for the environment. We want to make a difference, being pioneers of sustainable transport solutions of the future. We want to be there for our customers providing uptime and reliability, all over the world every day. Volvo Buses is leading the biggest technology shift in public transport in decades with our electromobility offer. We work with passion, we trust each other and we embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.
Auto req ID
86823BR
Entity
Volvo Buses
State/Province
Flexible
City/Town
Flexible
Employment/Assignment Type
Regular
Travel Required (Maximum)
Frequent
Last application date
20-Oct-2018
Functional Area
Marketing & Communication
Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer E.O.E/M/F/Disability/Veteran


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