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Head of Government Affairs

Company: NIO
Location: San Jose
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary:

The Head of Government Affairs will interact with local, state, and federal legislative bodies and government agencies to represent and protect the NIO's US business plans and interests


--- Stay current on existing and proposed legislation, meet with local, state and federal government officials and lobbyists and update

management on relevant laws and regulations.

--- Maintain and nurture the relationships with government, associated authorities and all committees, legislatively represents and

protects NIO's interests.

--- Assist senior management and leadership with strategic planning for known and potential regulatory activities related to the NIO's

business and EV industry.

--- Build and maintain professional relationships with members of federal, state, and local government entities and agencies.

--- Grow and maintain diverse coalitions in support of policy issues and business priorities.

--- Join trade associations and industry committees and seeks leadership roles.

--- Collaborate with industry advocates to build areas of common interest.

--- Testify before government committees in support of the NIO and/or EV industry.

--- Ability to navigate the political landscape and think creatively.

--- Monitor ongoing regulatory, legislative and compliance efforts to ensure NIO's business efforts continue to stay ahead of market


--- Introduce legislative and public policy changes that will support company operations.

--- Partner with legal counsel to ensure compliance on regulatory matters.

--- This position will require some domestic travel commitments and reports to the Managing Director, NIO US Operations.


--- Excellent verbal, written communication and executive presentation skills

--- Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills

--- Strong government contacts at local, state, and federal levels

--- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

--- Exceptional strategic and problem-solving skills

--- Prior experience in the automotive/EV industry is a PLUS

--- Master's degree in Business Administration, Political Science, Public Relations, or related field required

--- At least Ten years of experience in advocacy or public policy required

About NIO

NIO Inc. is a pioneer in China's premium smart electric vehicle market. Founded in November 2014, NIO's mission is to shape a joyful lifestyle. NIO aims to build a community starting with smart electric vehicles to share joy and grow together with users. NIO designs, jointly manufactures, and sells smart premium electric vehicles, driving innovations in next-generation technologies in connectivity, autonomous driving, and artificial intelligence. Redefining the user experience, NIO provides users with comprehensive and convenient power solutions, innovative Battery as a Service (BaaS) program, and other user-centric services. NIO began deliveries of the ES8, a 7-seater flagship premium electric SUV, in China in June 2018, and its variant, the 6-seater ES8, in March 2019. NIO officially launched the ES6, a 5-seater high-performance premium electric SUV, in December 2018 and began deliveries of the ES6 in June 2019. NIO officially launched the EC6, a 5-seater premium electric coupe SUV, in December 2019 and began deliveries of the EC6 in September 2020.

Equal Employment Opportunity

NIO is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, age, sex, ancestry, marital status, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, present or past history of mental disability, genetic information or any other classification protected by state or federal law.

NIO US is an E-Verify employer.

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