Head of Public Affairs

Job description

Felyx is a green and electric share-scooter platform with a proven concept in The Netherlands, looking for further roll-out in the rest of Europe. To make this happen, we are looking for a Head of Public Affairs to help extend our global Public Affairs outreach in Europe. Are you excited about making sure felyx becomes visible in many streets in Europe? Then we have the perfect challenge for you!

 

About felyx

As urbanization is rising and the air quality is deteriorating, we feel the need to make our cities greener and healthier by offering a sustainable mobility solution. Besides, we offer a new and fun way around town! At felyx, everybody is contributing to a cleaner city by making this swift door-to-door transportation the new status quo. We are working together as an ambitious team of entrepreneurs, operators, marketers and engineers, and looking to grow as we scale the business throughout Europe.

Currently, felyx has 40 full-time employees (HQ) and more than one hundred employees working for felyx in the (Dutch) operational field. Our aim is to grow big and change your view on inner city last-mile mobility forever. Therefore, we work together with stakeholders like public transport operators, governments and public companies all over the world. 

 

Here's the Challenge

As Head of Public Affairs you will be responsible to launch felyx operations across Europe. You will be heading the conversations with the local municipalities and will be responsible for approval to launch felyx. Next to this, you will be in charge of shaping, managing and implementing our public policy strategy in some of our core markets in Europe. Your large network and familiarity with local departments will have an impact in positively growing the felyx brand. You will be representing the interests of felyx and you will help us analyze complex legal, regulatory and policy developments. Armed with this knowledge you will be able to connect all stakeholders to expand the felyx operation. 

You share our vision for new, sustainable and shared urban transport solutions and have the ability to persuasively express that vision with elected officials and policymakers. As Head of Public Affairs, you will report directly to the CEO & MT. These are the things that are on your list:

  •  Opening doors: Your primary focus will be expanding felyx across Europe, therefore you will be rewarded by the amount of successful launches. Your interaction with the local municipalities will be of utmost importance in setting up new felyx locations.
  • Felyx likebility: Establish strategic relationships with government and community leaders, policy makers, and regulatory agencies. You will partner with organizations, educational institutions and similar groups to align felyx's social mission in transportation and the environment to improve community outreach initiatives.
  • Strategic: Evaluate, prioritize, and discern the strategic paths toward launch of new markets. You will hold regular meetings to build trust and mutual interest in felyx, mitigate potential obstacles and convey the company's priorities and strategies
  • Collaboration: You work closely with the marketing team on field marketing and local media activities. Together with the Launch managers you will be responsible to open new locations. You will be the eyes and ears if it comes to government changes and translates this to the team. 

 

 

Requirements

Experience

  • At least 5-8 years of relevant experience in a government institution or consultancy experience in the area of public affairs.
  • Cultural and political sensitivity, with a proven ability to take an inclusive approach by working internationally with central, regional and country organizations
  • Deep understanding of policy and legal challenges facing urban mobility
  • Spot risks to the business while finding creative paths to public policy success

Skills 

  • Strategic vision, sound judgment and a healthy appetite for risk, paired with the confidence to make difficult choices with limited information and minimal supervision
  • Functional knowledge of the policy landscape in diverse political environments
  • Excellent writing skills in English, French or German are a plus
  • Self-motivated and the ability to learn new skills that enable you to grow quickly

What do we offer

  • The opportunity to grow with us and to conquer Europe in the coming year. That says enough about your role, right?
  • A good salary, lunch, laptop and travel expenses
  • Flexibility to make sure your work/life is in balance
  • A motivated team that wants to makes felyx big but also enjoy the Friday drinks!

 

 

By joining our ride, you will become part of the leading global platform in urban mobility. And by having a direct impact on the business with a high degree of independence, you will experience a very steep learning curve. Plus, we have a very strong, family-like team and the HQ has a great central location on the Herengracht!