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Company: Toyota Tsusho America, Inc. (TAI)

We firmly believe that our employees drive the success of the company! With success in mind as the ultimate goal, we strive to create and provide an environment that offers challenging, stimulating and financially rewarding opportunities. We are looking for The Right One to join our team!

Are you experienced, flexible and self-motivated? Are you skilled and energized by collaboration and continuous improvement? Do you enjoy a challenging and vibrant work environment?

If this sounds like you, you may be The Right One! Please continue on to learn more about this opportunity. Don’t forget to take a look at our comprehensive benefits!

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and leading strategies for local, state, and regional community and government affairs, stakeholder relations, community partnerships, and corporate giving for Toyota Tsusho America.

The Community & Government Affairs Manager will be Toyota Tsusho America’s primary liaison to state and local officials, associations, nonprofits, and related external stakeholders.

They will be responsible for coordinating, executing, and tracking community engagement & corporate giving for Toyota Tsusho America in the U.S.

The successful candidate will collaborate with Corporate Communications, Human Resources, and other departments, to champion community engagement among Toyota Tsusho America colleagues and support the development of long-term relationships with key community stakeholders.

It is also expected that this role identify and develop opportunities at the state and local levels to increase thought leadership on public policy priorities of Toyota Tsusho America, as well educate and inform internal audiences, including leadership, on public policy and the company’s position on such policies.

This role will participate on behalf of the company in community and other stakeholder events aligned to corporate priorities.



  • Preparing and implementing clear action plans for state and local community and government affairs; community engagement; and corporate giving priorities of the company in key U.S. states/regions.
  • Enrolling key business leaders in strategic community and government affairs activities and regularly update executives on local developments, challenges, and opportunities.
  • Developing community relationships and executing strategic community partnerships aligned to identified priorities.
  • Identify, monitor, and guide the organization on relevant state and local government and stakeholder developments, risks, and opportunities for Toyota Tsusho America.
  • Coordinating priority community engagement and corporate giving initiatives in and around key communities where Toyota Tsusho America has current or future business operations.
  • As needed, execute public policy advocacy in a legally compliant, transparent, and ethical way.
  • Ability to identify, manage, and develop talented individuals, contractors, or address non-performance as well as effectively manage resources and budget.
  • Ensures that the company’s established procedures are followed.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • The ability to design and execute a consistent, local community affairs and state-by-state government affairs strategy within agreed budget and timelines for NA region
  • 6+ years in local and state community affairs, government relations, communications, or similar work experience.
  • Exceptional and concise verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent teamwork, leadership, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong history of leading teams, organizing talents with ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Proven capability of interacting with multiple levels of contacts, especially with senior officials
  • Recognized ability to work within diverse cross-functional teams
  • Ability to travel (up to 50%)

Bonus if you have:

  • Strong understanding of civic organizations and trade associations relevant to manufacturing/automotive industry
  • Experience leading corporate philanthropy/giving programs
  • Knowledge of battery/EV industry
  • Experience working in/with Japanese organizations


  • Competitive Salary with Bonus Opportunities
  • Paid Time Off
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits (Low Premiums!)
  • Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts
  • Disability and Life Insurance
  • 401(k) with Company Contribution
  • Educational Tuition Reimbursement

Flexible Work Arrangement

Consistent with the Company’s Flexible Work Arrangement* policy, an essential function of an on-site/office-based position requires an employee to perform a regular portion of their duties at a Company facility. In person collaboration is a critical component of your job and vitally important to innovation, all of which can only be accomplished working on site. Working in this manner is consistent with the Company’s philosophy of “kaizen,” as well as facilitates important team interactions, enhances learning and development, and supports relationship building. These functions are critical to our business operations and consistent with the Company’s value of “genchi, genbutsu, genjitsu” to see and understand where work is done.

If your role is as a member of management, you will use in person work time to train, develop and motivate employees. Further, through observation and assessment of processes, you will identify opportunities to enhance employee effectiveness and productivity.

*A flexible work arrangement is dependent on the nature, scope, essential job functions, requirements, and location of the position.

Our company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer! It is the policy and commitment of the company to maintain a work environment that provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) for all its employees and applicants. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital/domestic partner status, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other applicable lawfully protected basis. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

We seek to employ individuals qualified for a position by virtue of job-related educational standards, training, experience, and personal qualifications.

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