Job: Senior Policy Lobbyist – Ottawa

Senior Policy Lobbyist – Ottawa

12-month contract

Reports to: Executive Director

Location: Preferably Ottawa, ON

We are currently seeking an experienced Lobbyist, the key liaison for government relations, legislative and regulatory affairs in Canada for a leading organization involved in the Transportation, Supply Chain and Logistics sectors. 

You possess a proven track record of effective lobbying and influencing key decision-makers in federal agencies related to the Transportation sector.

A high level of industry experience based in Ottawa working in or with Transport Canada/CBSA/CFIA/CRA/Competition Bureau of Canada/etc. is an essential qualification.

Your key government agency relationships up to and including the ministerial level, and reach within government policy-making circles ensures that the stakeholders’ interests are championed and effectively represented in Ottawa.


  • Develop already established relationships with government leaders and influencers in the federal government to achieve the objectives of the stakeholders
  • Schedule meetings with politicians and other elected officials to influence their views on  target issues and initiatives
  • Research and gather information to formulate strategies to achieve the organization’s policy objectives
  • Collaborate closely with the executive team to formulate policy positions and strategize on key issues
  • Analyze policy positions, prepare background notes, briefs, and position papers while providing strategic insights.
  • In conjunction with the Executive team, prepare written materials to help influence the opinion of legislative officials
  • Negotiate with elected officials and policy makers to broker compromises and agreements
  • Ensure compliance with lobbying reporting requirements activities at all government levels.
  • Communicate effectively in person and in writing in a persistent and persuasive manner to influence legislative policies

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Extensive and relevant experience with proven success in building productive, long-term relationships with senior leaders and government officials
  • Proven relationship management and networking abilities, including the ability to influence without direct authority
  • Experience working within and navigating public sector policy processes, partnerships, and opportunities
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, assess, think and perform strategically, using a high level of initiative, judgment and insight
  • Thorough understanding of key ministerial offices, federal departments, and agencies along with their key players and leadership.
  • Superior communication skills and an open, collaborative working style, focused on results
  • Excellent and proactive organizational and planning skills.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making ability.

Kevin Buckley can be reached toll-free at 1 (866) 996-9984

or messaged on (289) 888-1692 Email:

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