Sr.Public Policy Manager - France

Paris, France
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.

Responsibilities

    • The Sr. Public Policy Manager (France) for Bird will proactively develop Bird's partnerships with city and community stakeholders
    • Help solve regulatory challenges related to entering and operating in multiple city markets 
    • Facilitate a suitable regulatory framework for Bird to operate across France, working in partnership with the France General Manager 
    • 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
    • Excel at identifying and addressing local concerns 
    • Actively manage Bird’s participation in any regulatory processes (permit applications etc) 
    • And will otherwise advocate for Bird to achieve favourable operating conditions as needed
    • Work with other departments, including Operations, Legal and Marketing and with external consultants
    • This role will report to the Head of Public Policy and will be based in Paris 

Requirements

    • BA required, advanced degree preferred
    • 8+ 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 synthesise and respond to new information while also continuing to drive your priorities
    • Thorough attention to detail when analysing 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 analysing regulatory language and parameters
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.