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Director Government and Public Affairs - Mexico

Tesoro, Mexico City
Employment type: 
Full time
Management, Engineering, Operations, Marketing, Public Relations

Director Government and Public Affairs - Mexico

Requisition ID: 63722


Working with the Country Managing Director, supports Andeavor’s business objectives and priorities through stakeholder engagement with Mexican Federal, state and local government officials and agencies. The position is located in Mexico City and is responsible for supporting Andeavor’s operations in Mexico. The position serves as the company’s interface with all levels of the Mexican government, as well as serving as a liaison to work in partnership with key trade organizations and business groups. Identifies and supports Request for Proposal (RFP) and bidding opportunities. The position directly reports to the Country Managing Director- Mexico, and has a reporting relationship to the Andeavor Corporate Affairs Corporate Affairs organization.


  • Collaborates with the Country Managing Director and other in-country senior staff in further development of key governmental relationships, and is Andeavor Mexico’s day-to-day contact for local, state, and federal government-related matters
  • In alignment with business objectives, including successful participation in “open season” bid rounds, provides support in the development and implementation of strategies for achieving public policy goals, and acts as liaison between local operational facilities and leadership team relative to public policy issues
  • Monitors bids and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) opportunities and communicates them to Relationship Lead and Country Manager
  • Participates in pre-bid and pre-proposal meetings to ask questions and gather any useful information regarding requirements and schedule
  • Assists with general quality assessment, overall coherence and term compliance of Andeavor’s response to Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and bids, with a focus on governmental requirements and regulatory aspects
  • Coordinates final preparation of proposals for internal management review and approval within set timeline
  • Tracks bid results, including detailed information of reasons for win/loss to improve future bids with regard to the pricing and proposal preparation process
  • Further develops and maps relationships with key federal regulatory agencies, including but not limited to Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), Comision Reguladora de Energia (CRE), and Comision Federal de Competencia Economica (COFECE)
  • Develops political strategy and monitors future political climate to position Andeavor in Federal, State and local issues
  • Monitors evolving government and industry regulations, and provides an analysis of the potential impact on Andeavor’s operations in Mexico
  • Coordinates and ensures active participation in business trade organizations and civic groups that enhance public policy interests of Andeavor in Mexico
  • Plans and implements communications strategies to support business objectives. This includes, but not limited to, developing communications plans and materials, conducting media relations in the country, managing events, etc,
  • Keeps abreast of external issues which may impact business and advises leadership of local government, community and media risks and implements strategies to manage them
  • Coordinates establishment of key policy positions and manages communication to appropriate elected and regulatory officials
  • Keeps abreast of governmental and regulatory issues which may impact our business
  • Advises management on key legislative issues, works with stakeholders to find mutually agreeable options for policies and regulations that impact our business, and engages with peers, NGO's, and other relevant stakeholders to address topics of mutual interest
  • Develops and implements consistent approach to strategic priorities for community relations, outreach, and philanthropic/charitable programs, and voluntary employee community involvement
  • Ensures active participation in programs and civic organizations to enhance commitment to social responsibility at local level
  • Assists the Country Managing Director by providing market insights and analysis in preparation for conferences and meetings with government officials and industry players
  • Carries out all responsibilities and interactions with governmental and regulatory officials and other stakeholders according to Andeavor’s approach and policies regarding stakeholder engagement and public policy


  • University degree in Business Administration, Economics, Public Policy or Administration, Public Relations, Political Economy, Engineering or related field is preferred. Advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum 8-10 years of related government, community or public affairs experience required


  • Fluent in English and Spanish (both spoken & written)
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadline requirements with minimal supervision
  • Understanding of Andeavor’s global strategy as well as commercial specific objectives in Mexico
  • Knowledge of petroleum product supply, commercialization and distribution
  • Knowledge of energy local, state, and federal laws, rules, regulations, and policies
  • Knowledge of the Mexican energy market
  • Understanding of the Mexican dynamic environment
  • Excellent at engaging stakeholders to find mutually agreeable options for policies and regulations that impact our business, and to address topics of mutual interest
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as well as both writing and verbal communication skills within a business environment
  • Strong issue management skills
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Advanced Microsoft applications experience (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project) is required

Andeavor, formerly Tesoro, is a premier refining, marketing and logistics company in the mid-continent and western United States. Our Company operates 10 refineries with a combined capacity of approximately 1.2 million barrels per day, an extensive logistics network, and a retail-marketing system that includes approximately 3,100 retail stations marketed under multiple well-known fuel brands. We employ more than 13,000 talented people.

Our strength lies in our investment in employees and in their future. We measure success not only by the products we bring to our customers, or the financial results we deliver to our shareholders, but also by remaining true to our core values of safety and environmental stewardship, respect and integrity.

Discover your strengths and invest in your future by applying today.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Vet / Disability

Posting Notes: || Mexico City || Mexico || Mexico (MX) || SF:LI-JR-1 || |Other Corporate Functions || 11570 ||