Government Partnerships Manager - Portugal

Who is Bird

Bird is on a mission to bring environmentally friendly transportation to everyone. Our products, services, and people share one common goal: to make cities more livable by reducing gas-powered car usage, lowering carbon emissions, and improving the safety of all road users.

We are relentless in our pursuit of better—for our riders, for our partners, for our employees, and for future generations. Our award winning electric vehicles help millions of riders take carbon-free trips in more than 300 cities globally. And our teams push boundaries and challenge the status quo in pursuit of a brighter future.

Job Summary

This role will focus on building solid, long-term relationships with cities and other public sector stakeholders in Portugal to allow Bird to open new markets and operate in the country at the best possible conditions for both Bird and Portuguese cities. Achieving these objectives will also require the Government Partnerships Manager to work across the organisation with various stakeholders to facilitate key initiatives, and drive internal alignment on a Government Partnership strategy for Portugal.

Responsibilities

  • Represent Bird at the local level, promote Bird’s brand and reputation 
  • Build, and/or strengthen relationships with the city officials of key Portuguese cities, as well as other key local stakeholders to maintain and grow Bird’s long-term operations
  • Develop Bird’s strategy to win or renew operating permits when their attribution is competitive (RfPs)
  • Collaborate cross functionally to ensure that Bird fulfills all obligations required by the cities and ensure that the company remains responsive to local concerns as they emerge
  • Secure local partnerships to enhance city relationships, advocate for shared mobility programs and winning applications
  • Build a close relationship with Bird’s local General Manager and local operations team to identify, evaluate and prioritize opportunities to improve policy 
  • Develop strategy and presentations in partnership with Operations, Policy and Marketing teams for meetings with city administrators and other stakeholders

Requirements

  • 7+ years experience. 
  • Great collaborator with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills including the ability to present to different audiences
  • Solid previous experience in managing projects from start to finish
  • Quick learner with the ability to thrive in a fast-moving environment
  • A positive, can-do attitude and eagerness to learn
  • Enthusiasm for tech, mobility, or urban planning industries would be of added value
  • Outgoing and a relationship-builder who has experience in partnership and stakeholder management
  • Analytically and strategically skilled with an execution mindset
  • Available for travel
  • BA required. JD, MBA, MPA or equivalent preferred
  • Portuguese speaker

Culture at Bird

We're an ambitious, smart and open-minded team that is passionate about our mission. Each day is unlike the last, as we’re constantly moving forward, challenging each other, and working together to create the future of micro-mobility.

Perks up

We want people to succeed at Bird, so we give our teams plenty of time off to relax and recharge. We also offer a work from home stipend, a wellness allowance, and more. Plus, a new resource to help support personal and professional developments—all the goods needed to move on our mission together.

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 providing an inclusive, open, and diverse work environment. 

Sound like a place you’d like to work? Sweet. Let’s chat.

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