Public Affairs Manager

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Public Affairs Manager

Check is growing constantly. City by city. Country by country. An ambitious growth path in Europe lies ahead. Check is therefore looking for a Public Affairs Manager to reinforce the Growth Team in building lasting relationships with decision makers and explain our value to society.

Full-time · Amsterdam

In a nutshell.

You are responsible for building- and maintaining strong relationships with all non-commercial third parties that are important to Check, such as policy makers and (local) government representatives. You make the positive case for Check as a platform and you explain the benefits of our offering so we are allowed to continue our growth. You are passionate about shared mobility and the possibilities it entails for liveable cities and you are able to convey this enthusiasm in an articulate manner. You have experience in working with the public sector, either from a company, a third party or a governmental institution.

The role.

You'll join the three-person Growth team and will be responsible for building and maintaining contact with local and national government, MaaS-parties, press and other relevant non-commercial parties. You'll work closely together with the Growth team, as well as other teams like Product and Operations. Working together is important for both performance and morale, so let us introduce you to the growth team first!

Paul

Managing Director

Anouk

Manager Public Affairs

Sander

Growth Manager
Product

Bart

Growth Manager
The Netherlands

Like the rest of us, you are comfortable with running your own shop. Your shop entails proactively explaining the added societal value of Check to all relevant stakeholders. We invite you to challenge our existing frameworks, processes and growth strategy and bring them to a next level. You bring both practical knowledge and several years of experience, and have a track record in public policy and stakeholder management.

In a weekly cadence, you manage the needed regulatory frame for growth. You are in close contact with municipalities that we are currently active in, providing input on policy issues that arise and reporting on requested data. You will be in touch with prospective municipalities, talking with them about the added value of shared mobility in combating car ownership or, if they are already convinced, applying for shared mobility permits.

You monitor the developments at the Ministry of I&W and coordinate if needed on topics such as the helmet requirement for all e-mopeds, the LEV-framework and the national MaaS-pilot. Lastly, you manage the press relations, answer questions from journalists and write and send out press releases.

"We work together with municipalities to pave the way for liveable and sustainable cities."

Anouk, Manager Public Affairs

During your first 6-8 months, our current public affairs manager is on maternity leave and you will take over her full set of responsibilities as described above. This will allow you to really indulge in the role and get a great understanding of public affairs at Check. Upon her return in January, you will work together closely and work towards a division of the responsibilities, allowing you both to specialise in a specific area of the role.

Next to your day-to-day activities, you will formulate- and execute the overarching growth strategy of Check together with the rest of the Growth team. You participate in the weekly Growth meeting to discuss results and important topics. You attend the off-site Quarterly Business Reviews (QBR) together with the rest of the Check team to brainstorm about the future of the company, and of course, to enjoy the ride.

Our core values.

Be an owner.

We treat everything we do or use as if it is our own. Everyone gets and takes full ownership for his or her responsibilities.

Be focused.

Work on what moves the needle and don't stop until that is fully integrated into our business. Do less, but execute what you do to perfection.

Always raise the bar.

Try to exceed expectations. Not only in your own work, but also in inspiring others.

Enjoy the ride.

Work should feel like a paid hobby. Well-being of the team is more important than performance.

Your profile.

  • 3-5 year relevant work experience in public policy/public affairs/public relations/stakeholder management
  • Makes data-driven decisions, knows how to analyse and interpret data, experience or willingness to learn working with data visualisation tools (Google Analytics, Tableau)
  • Preferably has experience with (shared) mobility
  • Fluency in Dutch and English
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment
  • Responsible and taking full ownership of your work

    The offer.

    • The chance to work in a fast-moving, energetic and dynamic environment
    • Deploy your skills in a purpose driven organization
    • Full-time position 40 hours a week
    • Flexible working hours; either at our lovely office in Amsterdam or WFH
    • Flexible vacation days (27+ option to buy more/sell days you don't use)
    • 6 weeks of paternity leave with 100% salary for all upcoming dads
    • Free lunch, drinks and snacks at the office
    • Free Check rides, NS Business card and a MacBook Pro
    • Quarterly team outings, yearly amazing ski trip and more events

    The procedure.

    1. Our Recruiter Michael will give you a call to check if you have any questions and see if there is a fit with the role.
    2. We would like to meet you for a first interview in our HQ in Amsterdam.
    3. We'll prepare a case for you to show us what you got.
    4. We will make you an offer.
    5. Contract, check! Join our ride.

    Would you like to get more information about this role? Call or Whatsapp our recruiter Michael +31(0)6 41 322 840

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