Head of Government Affairs, Americas

25 Mar, 2019


Head of Government Affairs, Americas

San Francisco, CA
Lime is a smart-mobility provider that offers cities an array of mobility products including Lime-E e-assist bicycles and Lime-S electric scooters. Lime aims to revolutionize mobility in cities and campuses by empowering residents with cleaner, more efficient, and affordable transportation options that improve urban sustainability.
The Head of Americas will help lead Lime’s growth and strategy into new markets across the region, and maintain positive relationships with governments in cities where Lime vehicles are deployed. The Head reports to the Chief of Public Policy and Government Affairs, and will be an instrumental member of the team in charting strategic growth opportunities, leading the company into new partnerships and cities, as well as interfacing directly with government leaders for successful market entries. A heavily outward facing and highly strategic role, the Head will join a team of visionary leaders seeking to quickly expand Lime’s reach)and help the company advance in a dynamic regulatory environment by effectively communicating the values of our service at the local, state and federal levels.

What You’ll Do

    • Lead a team of 25+ across the region in government and community affairs
    • Take charge of the development and refinement of the Lime’s market entry strategy in the Americas
    • Develop a strategy for winning markets throughout the Americas in the medium and long-term
    • Cultivate strong relationships with government leaders, businesses, organizations and other prospective partners to effectively carry out business development strategy
    • Evaluate, prioritize, and discern strategic paths toward owning market share
    • Assess and lead strategy around strategic public sector and NGO partnerships for the company, particularly with city governments, transit authorities, local stakeholders, and other relevant institutions
    • Build executive relationships with local government leaders, policy makers, and regulatory agencies, meeting with them on a regular basis to create lasting relationships that help to establish trust, mitigate potential obstacles, and convey the company’s priorities and strategies
    • Establish executive relationships with trade, civic and business organizations within region to advance efforts and sustain efforts in new communities
    • Partner with organizations, educational institutions and similar groups to align Lime’s social mission in transportation, health, and the environment to enhance community outreach initiatives
    • Collaborate with marketing team on field marketing and local media activities
    • Lead company’s work with strategic advisers
    • Set and carry-out the public policy and advocacy agenda for the company within the Americas region, working collaboratively with the other teams and executives to ensure alignment between business objectives and policy and community outreach goals

About You

    • 15+ years experience in local, state, and federal government affairs, political campaigns, advocacy or similar
    • Strong leadership experience and track record of growing a team
    • Excellent communications skills with the ability to speak in public
    • Tenacious disposition and aptitude for overcoming obstacles
    • Ability to operate at both strategic and tactical levels
    • A strong business development and aptitude for finding strategic wins
    • Government affairs know-how with experience leading or working at a high level in government arenas, particularly within city governments
    • We are a startup, which means not everything will go according to plan. You are an energetic person who is not afraid going into the field and working on all levels when necessary
    • Focus to execute: Being on the front edge of our growth strategy means you are doing a million things at once. You are able to prioritize the highest impact projects and execute well under pressure while maintaining long term strategic focus
    • An analytical and strategic mindset: You can quickly discern the cost-benefit analysis of your time, the company’s resources, and drive the company toward high-impact initiatives and efficient growth
    • Passion for sustainability, politics, urban planning, mobility, leveraging tech for good
    • Available for travel
    • Bachelor’s degree required and experience working within or working with government and political campaigns

What We Offer

    • Opportunity to revolutionize transportation in your hometown with the leader in urban mobility solutions
    • A position that offers a variety of career and resume building experiences with the fastest growing startup of 2018
    • Scale with a rapidly growing organization, with tons of opportunity for growth
    • Play a role in the transformation of urban mobility and sustainability
    • Work with a team of fun and motivated individuals
    • Competitive salary and benefits
We here at Lime strive to build a workforce comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds, abilities, minds, and identities that will help us to grow, not only as a company, but also as individuals. Lime is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Job posted: 2019-03-25