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Advisor, Government Affairs

Date: May 18, 2022

Location: Ottawa, ON, CA

Advisor, Government Affairs-OTT00108



Bombardier is a global leader, creating innovative and game-changing planes. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency reliability and safety. We are global organization focused on working together with a team spirit.

In your role, you will:

Research and Briefing

- Monitor developments as they relate to files of importance to Bombardier’s political and strategic objectives. Provide timely information and prepare briefing documents and presentations ahead of important meetings and events.

- Research on public policy, particularly respecting government industrial, innovation and economic development policies and parliamentary debates on these subjects;
- Analyze international media on trade and industrial development issues, particularly those focussed on the aviation sector;
- Ensure that developments pertaining to important files such as: the domestic political environment or the policy framework that governs manufacturing, trade, skills, innovation, defense procurement and aviation are communicated in a timely manner to key actors in the company;
- Coordinate the information gathering process from business units when requested for help with securing political support from the Canadian government for sales in foreign markets;
- Keep an expanding log of key files and contacts to be updated and monitored.

Public Service Outreach and Monitoring

- Monitoring of policy development in areas of concern to Bombardier;

- Conduct internal consultations on public policy issues of interest to the corporation, including the impact of free-trade agreements, and innovation, procurement, skills and manufacturing policies on Bombardier’s activities.
Providing liaison services to Bombardier units in their relations with the federal government both at the public service and the political level.
- Developing and maintaining a network of (federal, provincial and municipal) government and industry association contacts.

Parliamentary Affairs

- Establish an outreach strategy with Members of Parliament (at the federal and provincial levels, in particular in Quebec and Ontario).

- Manage relationship with Members of Parliament through private briefings about the corporation and issues of interest
- Support the interventions of senior officials from the corporation before Parliamentary Committees
- Monitor the Canadian Parliamentary process, providing information on recent or upcoming developments that impact Bombardier. Establish contact with Parliamentary research staff, in the event that we might want to provide them with information.
- Monitor Question Period, Parliamentary Committees, and important Government initiatives that may impact on Bombardier. Provide concise, timely reports on important developments;
- Track and monitor relevant bills or important committee hearings;
- Monitor hansards for debates or statements related to Bombardier;
- Establish and maintain contacts in Parliamentary offices;
- Keep files and other information on Parliamentarians;
- Perform other related tasks as required.


As our ideal candidate,

- You have a minimum of two (2) years of related experience in Parliamentary Affairs, Government

- You hold a Bachelor’s degree in public affairs or a related discipline
- You have knowledge in Affairs, Public Affairs or International Affairs/Trade
- You have excellent communication skills, English and French (both spoken and written)
- You are familiar with the senior levels of Government and related institutions
- You have excellent knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook software in a Windows environment and an excellent knowledge of social media platforms.
- You have strong analytical skills
- You have excellent Judgment
- You have the ability to work within short deadlines and under pressure
- You are a strong team player and good communicator
- You are customer service oriented
- You are motivated and organized
- You have good Protocol skills
- You are autonomous and dynamic
- You are flexible in terms of availability

Onboarding information…

- The position is based in downtown Ottawa or in Montreal (Dorval)

- Permanent position
- Possibility to work from home or at the office

Bombardier is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons of any race, religion, ethnicity, gender, identity, sexual orientation, aga, immigration status, disability or other applicable legally protected characteristics to apply. Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities to apply. As per the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disablities Act (AODA), Bombardier will accommodate the needs of applicants with disabilities throughout all stages of the selection process. If you need accommodation during the recruitment process, please advise your Talent Acquisition representative. Information relating to the need for accommodation and accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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Job: Government Relations
Primary Location: CA-ON-Ottawa
Organization: Aerospace
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular

Job Posting:
23.12.2021, 11:37:36 AM

Unposting Date: Ongoing

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