Senior Government Partnerships Manager (Middle East & Africa)

| Greater LA Area
Bird is a last-mile electric vehicle sharing company dedicated to bringing safe, low-cost, environmentally-friendly transportation solutions to communities across the world. We provide a fleet of electric, shared scooters that can be accessed via smartphone. Bird is headquartered in Venice, California and is rapidly expanding across the country and the world.

What You'll Do:

  • The Senior Government Partnerships Manager (Middle East & Africa) for Bird will help solve regulatory challenges related to entering and operating in multiple markets by developing a foundation for Bird to work in partnership with city and community stakeholders
  • Facilitate the suitable regulatory frameworks for Bird to operate across the ME and Africa, working in partnership with the General Managers for each of those markets
  • Introduce Bird to new markets; navigate city and state regulatory structures; respond to and mitigate local concerns as they arise; develop positive working relationships with government and community stakeholders
  • The right person will excel at identifying and addressing local concerns; will actively manage Bird’s participation in any regulatory processes required, such as testifying at legislative hearings; negotiate with elected officials, agency regulators and other stakeholders; and will otherwise advocate for Bird to achieve favorable operating conditions as needed
  • Work with other Policy / Government Partnerships directors and with other departments, including Operations, Legal and Marketing and with external consultants
  • Ensure smooth launches in new cities and ensure that the company remains responsive to local concerns as they emerge
  • This role will report to the Head of Public Policy, EMEA and will be based in Amsterdam (or potentially London)

What You'll Need

  • BA required, advanced degree preferred
  • 7+ years work experience in government, political or management consulting, lobbying, in-house GP, political communications
  • Flexibility to travel as needed; experience working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Experience navigating bureaucracy, interacting with different stakeholders
  • Be a self-starter, with the ability to own and drive priorities within your portfolio
  • Be a flexible, creative thinker, able to think outside the box and pursue new solutions
  • Understanding of both the regulatory processes and politics involved at the federal, state and local level
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: city, state or federal government; legislative affairs; urban mobility; politics/campaigns; advocacy
  • Experienced public speaker, comfortable communicating your message and responding to tough questions
  • Ability to negotiate with city and/or legislative staff effectively, while maintaining positive relationships
  • Ability to think on your feet - to quickly synthesize and respond to new information while also continuing to drive your priorities
  • Thorough attention to detail when analyzing regulatory language and parameters
  • Willingness to hold yourself, team members and consultants accountable to continuously be anticipating challenges, identifying opportunities, and delivering results
  • Thorough attention to detail when analyzing regulatory language and parameters

Bird Rides Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer, and we welcome everyone regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetics. We are dedicated to providing an inclusive, open, and diverse work environment.

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