Government Partnerships Manager, Poland

Warsaw, Poland
Legal – Government Partnerships
Full Time
Who is Bird
At Bird, we’re on a mission to make cities more livable by reducing traffic and carbon emissions with an affordable, convenient, and eco-friendly transportation option. We planted roots in Los Angeles, California. Now, our fleet of electric scooters are available to riders in cities around the world for short trips or the “last mile” of their journey. In our first year, Bird launched in over 100 cities and provided over 10 million rides. And we’re only just getting started.

What You'll Do:

    • The Government Partnerships Manager, Poland for Bird will help solve regulatory challenges related to entering and operating in multiple locations 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 Poland, working in partnership with their line manager and General Managers for the country
    • 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 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 managers 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 Senior Manager Public Policy, DACH and CEE and will be based in Warsaw

What You'll Need:

    • BA required, advanced degree preferred
    • 5+ years work experience in government, political or management consulting, lobbying, in-house government affairs, political communications
    • Flexibility to travel as needed; experience working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
    • Experience in technology or transportation policy a distinct advantage
    • Experience in one or more of the following areas: city, state or federal government; legislative affairs; politics/campaigns; advocacy
    • Experience navigating bureaucracy, interacting with different stakeholders
    • Prior experience in other CEE markets a strong asset
    • 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
    • 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
    • Fluent Polish and English, with other CEE languages an advantage
Culture at Bird
We're an ambitious, smart, and open-minded group. Our employees are passionate about our mission, and eager to complete their work at the highest level. The office itself is up tempo and supportive, because we care about each other. People first, people.

Bird is the world
Bird stands for a culture of inclusion. We celebrate different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives —encouraging everyone to bring their authentic selves to work.  We have a diverse environment that empowers our team to feel comfortable when they voice their opinions. For these reasons and more Bird is a proud equal employment opportunity employer. We welcome everyone regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics, and we are dedicated to to providing an inclusive, open, and diverse work environment.

Sound like a place you’d like to work? Sweet. Let’s chat.