Head of Public Affairs DACH - Remote, Austria

Oct, 04
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Superpedestrian is engineering the future of micromobility. The Superpedestrian team is composed of some of the most talented operations specialists, policy managers, designers and engineers, all focused on transforming the future urban mobility. Our scooters, called LINK,  were designed to prioritize safety from the inside out, and our Superpedestrian team is dedicated to building meaningful local and city partnerships across the world. Join us!
Superpedestrian is seeking a head of public affairs and government partnerships for DACH region. This role will own both national level and city partnerships across Austria and Germany and secure permits to operate in various cities. The candidate will be a key member of the team executing on strategic growth opportunities, establishing and growing relationships with cities, and representing the company  directly to local stakeholders. The ideal candidate has a demonstrated passion for micromobility, sustainability and for improving transportation in cities. This role is an opportunity to be directly involved in transforming sustainable urban mobility in a rapidly growing organization. We are looking to hire immediately.

What you'll do:

    • Help create our new market strategy and playbook, and execute a regional effort, by developing strategies for entering markets, building existing relationships and developing creative partnerships. 
    • Directly engage policymakers and administrative staff to educate stakeholders  about Superpedestrian’s LINK scooter and the Company’s vision for solving transportation problems  in cities.  
    • Create and maintain relationships with government leaders, transit agencies, local businesses, organizations, and other interested stakeholders to carry out legislative strategy and strategic development at the state and local level.
    • Develop compelling and concise presentations, proposals, and messaging for a variety of stakeholders to communicate Superpedstrian’s unique value proposition. 
    • Craft and execute a third party engagement strategy aimed at developing Superpedestrian’s presence in cities, including local community engagement, tailored equity strategies, and partnerships with local organizations and educational institutions.Support the development of Superpedestrian’s community affairs profile by collaborating across the Company to ensure alignment and execution. 
    • Track and advise on important changes in regulatory or legislative matters
    • Collaborate with marketing and communications teams

What you'll bring:

    • Native German speaker is a must. 
    • Bachelor's degree or higher.
    • 5-10 Years of Public Affairs experience
    • Demonstrated understanding of transportation policy, especially micromobility policy
    • Experience working with external consultants and organizations related to public policy issues.
    • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and an ability to speak publicly and develop proposal materials.
    • Strategic, creative-minded team-player and self-starter.
    • Passion for mobility and improving transportation. 
    • Ability to get things done and a comfort working with ambiguity, complexity, and interdependencies in an organized and structured way.
    • You are able to travel within Austria, Germany and Europe as needed.

Why you’d want to join us:

    • We’re different. 
    • We are born of engineers, not venture capitalists. Our control centre and test labs are located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, alongside MIT and Harvard University. We have some of the sharpest minds in the industry, and we hold more than 30 patents for our amazing technologies. None of our competitors come close.  
    • LINK is the result of eight years developing our artificial intelligence-driven safety platform, and two years designing a robust chassis and efficient powertrain to match. We take our time to get our technology, our operations and our recruitment just right, because we think long-term. 
    • And we’re growing fast. You’ll have the opportunity to shape our company and the way we work, and make a real difference to communities through our services.
Superpedestrian actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. If you think you meet most of the requirements, but not every single point on the job description, please still apply! We’d love to have a chat and see if you'd be a great addition to our team.
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