Head of Public Policy - Central and Eastern EU Countries

Bucharest / Poznań
International Based Positions – Corporate Affairs International /
Full-time /
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We were founded in 2010 with a dynamic and agile start-up spirit. The trust of around 30 million customers and 250,000 sellers has made us the first decacorn in Turkey. Our success is backed by renowned investors such as Alibaba, General Atlantic, Softbank, Princeville Capital and several sovereign wealth funds. In 2022, we opened our first dedicated international office in Berlin and expanded to Amsterdam, Luxembourg and London. And that's just the beginning!

Tech at the root
We believe that technology is the driver and e-commerce is the outcome. Thanks to the dedication of our team, we have become one of the top 5 e-commerce companies in EMEA and one of the fastest growing worldwide. We currently deliver over 1.5 million parcels daily to 27 countries.

Growth is in our DNA
As a young and dynamic company, we are constantly growing and expanding. With Trendyol Tech, one of the leading R&D centres, Trendyol Express, the fastest growing delivery network, Dolap, the largest platform for second-hand goods, and Trendyol Go, our instant food and grocery delivery service, we are gearing up to become the world's leading e-commerce platform.

Focused on positive impact
Our vision goes beyond business success. We strive to make a sustainable and positive impact on our customers, business partners, and society. By digitizing merchants and SMEs, helping businesses grow, and promoting women's economic empowerment, we are dedicated to creating a better future.

Trendyol International offers an exciting growth environment with significant opportunities to drive strategic change and meaningful results. We build and continue to invest in world-class end-to-end operations and look for leaders to shape decisions for long-term success.

Trendyol Corporate Public Affairs team’s work spans a broad and diverse range of functions, including government affairs and government relations; product, policy, issue area expertise; risk/crisis management and mitigation; outreach, coalitions, partnerships and philanthropy. The mission of the Corporate Public Affairs team is to prevent, manage, and mitigate political, legislative, and regulatory threats to Trendyol's commercial activities and to promote a political, legislative, and regulatory environment that supports growth and innovation for our business.
We are seeking an experienced head to lead our CEE Public Policy efforts. This leader will manage regional Public Policy goals across the CEE countries, namely (Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, Czechia and Poland) and will be responsible for addressing a wide range of business-critical, fast-moving policy issues at the international and local levels. This leader will be responsible for supporting the relevant cross-border teams to promote effective collaboration, identify and respond to national trends, create opportunities for proactive engagement, and ultimately drive positive policy outcomes.

Your Main Responsibilities

    • Lead Trendyol's cross-border trade and e-commerce operations by implementing our strategy in above mentioned CEE countires, working cross-functionally with senior leaders across our policy, communications, legal, marketing, operations, and cross-border teams.
    • Recruit and manage a dynamic team of policy professionals who are at the forefront of challenging, multi-faceted policy issues
    • Develop a deep understanding of business priorities and legislative trends to inform our reactive and proactive work around the country.

What We are Looking for?

    • Extraordinary track record managing high-stakes policy issues at international and local level in an in-house role.
    • Around 10-15 years experience in fast-paced corporate public policy environments with at least 7 years experience in a e-commerce or technology focused company.
    • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Public Policy, Political Science, Business Administration) or equivalent practical experience - Strong understanding of advocacy and engagement strategies
    • Excellent communication and negotiation skills to build and maintain relationships with external partners
    • Strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills
    • Willingness and ability to travel frequently for various functions, meetups, and events
    • A collaborative approach to your work. Our team’s success depends on effective collaboration within our team and with business partners. Embracing the unique role of the Government Relations team and drawing on the full resources of our broader team is critical to our continued success.
    • An operational mindset that enables you to seamlessly manage internal and external processes and stakeholders.
    • Experience providing strategic counsel to senior executives.
    • Superb communication skills in one-on-one, group, and town hall style settings with internal and external stakeholders.
* Take responsibility from day one and develop your skills with a talented and diverse international team.
* Experience open communication, flexibility, and a start-up spirit in our unique culture.
* Tackle big challenges in e-commerce with Agile practices and encourage growth by learning from mistakes.
* Join creative and focused teams that prioritize collaboration and problem-solving.
* Access our extensive training platform for continuous learning and personal growth.
* Benefit from the support of a global team of experts with mentoring and professional development opportunities.
* Focus on talent and potential, not just job titles.
* Connect with teammates regardless of physical distance through events, meetings, and social activities.
* Enjoy competitive benefits such as Trendyol shopping budget, central and international office locations, and top-of-the-line technical equipment.

We're looking forward to receiving your application!

We embrace a hybrid working model that seamlessly blends the best of both worlds—remote productivity and the collaborative energy of our vibrant offices. Every month, we gather at our offices once to work side by side, fostering in person communication and embracing the camaraderie that fuels our team spirit. These sessions are crucial for teamwork in solving complex issues, socializing, learning from each other, and experiencing our culture.

Each division has a pre-set optional office day each week. Based on our preferences, we come together at our offices at our discretion as an opportunity to feel more team spirit, immerse in our culture, and familiarize ourselves with our way of workings.

We offer the opportunity for a two-month full remote work program, allowing you to work from abroad, during the summer period (July to August).

This working model applies to our hybrid job postings; on-site roles require being based in an office work environment.

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At Trendyol, we believe in the power of an inclusive workplace. We value diversity and believe that every team member contributes to our vibrant culture. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. We encourage the representation and amplification of diverse voices in our business, as it allows us all to thrive, contribute, and shape the future together.