Public Affairs Manager

15 Sep, 2019


Public Affairs Manager

Tokyo, Japan
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 revolutionise mobility in cities and campuses by empowering residents with cleaner, more efficient, and affordable transportation options that improve urban sustainability.
We are looking for a Public Affairs Manager to lead the efforts in bringing scooters to Japan, a critical market for Lime. You’ll join a team of entrepreneurial leaders seeking to quickly expand Lime’s reach around the world in this strategic role. You share our vision for new, game-changing transportation solutions and have the ability to persuasively express that vision with elected officials, decision makers, and other stakeholders. You will be an instrumental member of the team in building local coalitions that pave the way for smart policy. You will also work with other members of the Lime team to relay feedback, suggestions and improve the overall success of the company in your market.

What You’ll Do

    • Establish strategic relationships with government and community leaders, policy makers, and regulatory agencies, meeting with them on a regular basis to build trust and mutual interest, mitigate potential obstacles, and convey the company’s priorities and strategies
    • Help city governments, transit authorities, local stakeholders, and other relevant institutions understand how Lime’s mobility solutions can work for their cities
    • Help set and carry-out the public policy and advocacy agenda for the company, working collaboratively with the other teams and executives to ensure alignment between business objectives and policy and community outreach goals
    • Partner with organizations, educational institutions and similar groups to align Lime’s social mission with existing transportation, health, and environmental community initiatives
    • Collaborate closely with other Lime team members on operations, marketing, and local media activities
    • Support company’s work with strategic advisers and local consultants
    • Track and advise on important changes in regulatory or legislative matters affecting your market

About You

    • 5+ years experience in government affairs, political campaigns, and/or business development in a government-related environment
    • Existing transportation, government, and advocacy contacts and relationships in your marketExcellent communications skills and ability to speak in public
    • A strong business approach and aptitude for finding strategic wins even in the face of initial resistance
    • Government affairs know-how. Experience leading or working at a high level in local or regional government arenas, particularly city government
    • Passion for sustainability, politics, urban planning, mobility, and leveraging tech for good
    • Pure hustle and the the drive to fearlessly advocate for Lime with people in positions of power
    • Degree in Communications, Public Relations, or equivalent experience
    • Community organizing, political campaign or other grassroots outreach experience
    • Excellent written and verbal communication/people skills
    • Ability to manage multiple deadlines and work at a rapid startup space
    • Able to work independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to evaluate, prioritize, and discern strategic paths toward Lime growth using quantifiable metrics
    • Experience in event planning, media relations, and public meeting and presentation facilitation
    • Availability for travel
    • Bilingual in English and Japanese

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: 2019-09-15