Head of Public Policy (EMEA)

| 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 Head of Public Policy EMEA for Bird will help solve regulatory challenges related to entering and operating in multiple markets across the region 
  • Build and lead an effective Government Partnerships team across EMEA
  • Work in partnership VP EMEA and the General Managers for the various EMEA regions as well as other policy advisors
  • Work across departments, including Operations, Legal and Comms as well as with external consultants, to ensure smooth alignment. 
  • Monitor legislative developments and ensure appropriate government engagement across the region.
  • Develop creative strategies and tactics to drive Bird’s regulatory objectives 

What You'll Need:

  • BA required, advanced degree preferred
  • 12+ years work experience in government, political or management consulting, lobbying, in-house government relations, political communications. 
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: city, state or federal government; legislative affairs; urban mobility; politics/campaigns; advocacy. 
  • Sales experience preferred. 
  • Management experience required. 
  • Relevant foreign languages
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ability to be highly responsive and willing to work flexible hours, an ability to lead and manage shifting assignments and multiple projects at the same time is a must

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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