Government Relations Manager

Business Development Dallas, Texas Houston, Texas Minneapolis, Minnesota Chicago, Illinois St. Louis, Missouri Kansas City, Missouri


Join Team CARFAX as a Government Relations Manager
Isn't it time you bragged about where you work? At CARFAX, we do, every day. We pride ourselves on being mission-focused on helping to grow a brand built on accuracy and integrity. We care deeply about our products and our customers. We’re more than just a company: We help millions of consumers make more-informed decisions every day. We know that our teammates are our most valuable asset, and we value a balanced life while tackling challenging projects in a fast-paced environment.  One last thing: Our four-day week continues in Summer 2024!
The Government Relations Manager is responsible for developing and implementing state and local government initiatives supportive of CARFAX business and that may impact CARFAX products and services. This person will also be responsible  for state level account management and seeking out new public sector data acquisition opportunities as assigned.
What you’ll be doing:
  • Assess, influence, create and/or resolve potential administrative, regulatory and/or legislative issues impacting areas of responsibility.
  • Enable market access for CARFAX products and services across US state and municipal jurisdictions and assist in negotiating key terms/contracts with state agencies in particular.
  • Stay abreast of state legislation and regulations that may impact access to and the use of vehicle data.
  • Develop and maintain key relationships across state and local government, with a focus on motor vehicle and public safety agencies as well as build coalitions to support objectives w/public, private and non-profit partners.
  • Maintain relationships with trade associations with similar and opposing interests .
  • Represent CARFAX, as needed, at various conferences and represent w/key associations.
  • Manage consultants and advocates where needed.
  • Interface with internal business teams in support of company objectives.
What we’re looking for:
  • Bachelor’s degree in government or political science, with 5+ years government relations experience.
  • Ability to travel nationwide as necessary (20-30%)
  • Proven understanding and working knowledge of state legislative and regulatory process.
  • Demonstrated experience with state legislative advocacy work, including management of consultants.
  • Preferred prior experience with managing and negotiating public sector agreements.
  • Experienced in answering questions, creating/negotiating win-win situations.
  • Persistent in working toward and achieving goals as well as comfort with performance-based metrics.
  • proven ability to think and act strategically in pursuing company objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver presentations, strategy documents  and correspondence in clear, concise and persuasive manor.
What’s in it for you:
  • Competitive compensation, benefits and generous time-off policies
  • 4-Day summer work weeks and a winter holiday break
  • 401(k) / DCPP matching
  • Annual bonus program
  • Casual, dog-friendly, and innovative office spaces
Don’t just take our word for it:
  • 10X Virginia Business Best Places to Work
  • 9X Washingtonian Great Places to Work
  • 9X Washington Post Top Workplace
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch Best Places to Work


CARFAX, part of S&P Global Mobility, helps millions of people every day confidently shop, buy, service and sell used cars with innovative solutions powered by CARFAX vehicle history information. The expert in vehicle history since 1984, CARFAX provides exclusive services like CARFAX Used Car Listings, CARFAX Car Care, CARFAX History-Based Value and the flagship CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ to consumers and the automotive industry. CARFAX owns the world’s largest vehicle history database and is nationally recognized as a top workplace by The Washington Post and Shop, Buy, Service, Sell – Show me the CARFAX™. S&P Global Mobility is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI). S&P Global is the world’s foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks, analytics and workflow solutions in the global capital, commodity and automotive markets.

CARFAX is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of CARFAX to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, national origin, age, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, disability or handicap, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, CARFAX will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. We maintain a drug-free workplace. We are a participant in E-Verify.