Regulator Affairs Manager


Position USTMA Regulatory Affairs Manager
Organization U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association
Location Washington, DC
Reporting Lines Reports to the USTMA Senior Vice President and General Counsel


Candidates should send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to  No calls, please.


This position will be part of the regulatory affairs team at USTMA. Reporting to the Senior Vice President and General Counsel, the position will staff important technical committees and support USTMA technical development and advocacy of regulatory and legislative positions critical to tire manufacturers making tires in the United States.


Key duties of the Regulatory Affairs Manager include (but need not be limited to):

  • Represent the U.S. tire industry on tire testing and performance technical and regulatory issues. 
  • Staff USTMA tire technical committees, coordinate closely with tire engineers from USTMA member companies to develop technical analyses to support USTMA regulatory positions on tire technical rulemakings.
  • Attend legislative and regulatory proceedings, participate as a stakeholder and testify on relevant issues as appropriate.
  • Effectively communicate with USTMA member companies about activities, based on priorities set by USTMA management and member companies. 
  • Maintain members only committee websites as assigned. 
  • Review state and federal legislative and regulatory activity in the Federal Register and USTMA tracking services and draft reports for USTMA staff and members.
  • Liaise cooperatively with other USTMA staff managing related issues on behalf of the tire industry. 


  • 4-year degree required in relevant field, including courses of study in transportation, automotive/mechanical engineering or related.
  • At least 3-5 years relevant professional experience. Experience at a trade association, governmental agency, company or related field helpful.
  • Understanding of and experience with federal legislative and regulatory processes and related regulations required.
  • Ability to think strategically in an advocacy context and to use independent judgment in evaluating information
  • Strong analytical, writing and oral communications skills
  • Ability to learn complex issues quickly and develop concise policy positions and advocacy plans
  • Strong interpersonal skills a must
  • Sharp computer skills - facility with all software in Microsoft Office suite, particularly Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

ABOUT THE U.S. TIRE Manufacturers Association

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association is the national trade association for tire manufacturers that produce tires in the U.S. USTMA members operate manufacturing facilities in 17 states, employ nearly 100,000 workers and generate annual sales of more than $27 billion.

The mission of the USTMA is to strengthen the reputation and competitiveness of the U.S. tire manufacturing industry. The USTMA strives to be the premier advocate, trusted voice and thought leader for the industry. Its four core pillars are Safety, Sustainability, Economic Value and Innovation. USTMA members are: Bridgestone Americas, Inc., Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Giti Tire (USA) Ltd., The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Hankook Tire America Corp., Kumho Tire U.S.A., Inc., Michelin North America, Inc., Pirelli Tire North America, Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc., Yokohama Tire Corporation.

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