Senior Manager Public Affairs, Eastern Europe

  • Lime
  • Warsaw, Poland
  • Feb 12, 2022
Advocacy & Policy Communications

Job Description

Lime's mission is to realise a future for transportation that is shared, electric, and carbon-free. As the world's leading provider of shared electric vehicles, Lime partners with cities to deploy electric bikes, scooters, and mopeds to serve any trip under five miles. One of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential Companies in 2021, Lime has powered more than 250 million rides in more than 200 cities across five continents, spurring a new generation of clean alternatives to car ownership. Learn more at li.meWe are looking for a Senior Manager, Public Affairs to deliver Lime’s policy and public affairs work across Eastern Europe. This is a strategic role, so you should expect to design, develop and execute a public affairs strategy across several countries and be comfortable working independently to deliver this. You will join an entrepreneurial regional team seeking to expand Lime’s presence across the region and a global public policy team committed to delivering our vision for innovative, sustainable transport in every city. You should have the ability to persuasively express that vision with elected officials, decision makers and stakeholders and a track record of having done so in the past. It will also be important to be able to empathise with the competing priorities of City and National governments and work with them to ensure micromobility programmes are delivered sensitively, and with broad community support. The Sr. Manager, Public Affairs will be an instrumental member of our team and there is significant opportunity for growth within the role. Working with others in the team to define what is necessary for Lime to succeed in Eastern Europe and relaying feedback and suggestions for improvement in our business will be key to success in the role.

What You'll Do:

  • Establish strategic relationships with government and community leaders, policy makers, and regulatory agencies, regularly meeting with them to build trust and mutual interest, mitigate potential obstacles and convey the company's priorities and strategies
  • Help city governments, transit authorities, local partners and other relevant institutions understand how Lime’s mobility solutions can work for their cities
  • Help set and carry-out the public policy and advocacy agenda for the company, working collaboratively with the other teams and executives to ensure alignment between business objectives and policy and community outreach goals
  • Partner with organisations, educational institutions and similar groups to align Lime’s social mission with existing transport, health, and environmental community initiatives
  • Collaborate closely with other Lime team members on operations, marketing, and local media activities
  • Support the company’s work with strategic advisers and local consultants
  • Track and advise on important changes in regulatory or legislative matters affecting Eastern European markets

About you:

  • 7+ years experience in government affairs, political campaigns, and/or business development in a government-related environment
  • Degree in Politics, Communications, Public Relations, or equivalent experience
  • Existing transport, government, and advocacy contacts and relationships in your market (Preferable)
  • Understanding of how to successfully integrate public affairs strategies into business goals
  • Experience in community organising, political campaign or other grassroots outreach
  • Ability to deliver accurate, high quality, work at speed - sometimes under significant time pressures
  • Comfortable working alone and as part of a wider team - often across many geographies
  • Experience in event planning, media relations, and public meeting and presentation facilitation
  • Government affairs know-how. Experience leading or working at a high level in local or regional government arenas, particularly city government
  • Interest in sustainability, politics, urban planning, mobility, and leveraging tech for good
  • Available for travel

What We Offer:

  • Opportunity to revolutionise transportation in cities around the world with the leader in urban mobility solutions
  • Hybrid remote working policy
  • Scale with a rapidly growing organisation, with significant opportunity for growth
  • Play a role in the transformation of urban mobility and sustainability
  • Work with a team of successful, fun and motivated people
  • Competitive compensation package that includes salary, benefits, and pre-IPO equity
  • Wellness rewards and reimbursements
  • Company Funded Fertility/Family Forming Benefits
  • Unlimited Lime Vehicle use
  • MacBooks are our standard, but we’re happy to get you whatever equipment helps you get your job done
  • Regular compensation reviews - we reward great work!

Lime is an Equal Opportunity Employer, but that’s only the start. We want people with different backgrounds, abilities, identities, and mindsets to join us—not just to do great work, but to build a better, more representative world.

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