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Public Affairs Manager - Italy

Scoot's mission is to bring Electric Vehicles for Everyone. In doing so, we hope to have a massive impact on global climate emissions by creating an unmatched urban mobility solution that can impact the daily lives of people in cities. In our first city of San Francisco, we launched a first-of-its-kind shared scooter network that has transformed the way tens of thousands of locals get around the city. Our next phase includes expanding our mission around the world with new cities and new vehicles.
Our team is comprised of incredibly diverse skill sets from electrical engineers, to performance marketers, to fleet mechanics, and designers. All of us are unified by a passion for our mission, our tenacity at getting there, and our desire to have a bunch of fun while we do.
About the role:
Reporting to the General Manager in Milan, the Public Affairs Manager will be responsible for creating positive perceptions and awareness of Scoot within the political and public policy arena in Milan and in Italy. Building and maintaining effective relationships and communication across a diverse range of stakeholders and communities of interest will be central to this role.
It is our mission to work closely with politicians, regulators, and legislators to educate them about Scoot Networks and the Electric Vehicle Sharing economy, highlighting the significant social and economic impact our business has on cities and territories, and showcase best practices from around the world.
As a Public Affair Manager you will:
4+ years of Public Affairs experience within Mobility, Sharing Economy, Technology or Urban Planning.
Comprehensive understanding of Italy's main City Council and the metropolitan area.
Previous experience of working within a highly regulated industry.
Excellent written and verbal communications.
Native level of Italian is a must.
Strong interpersonal skills; position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy.
Self-starter and team player.
Experience working within Communications or PR is welcomed but not a prerequisite.
Relevant experience and mindset:
Define, develop and implement a public affairs communications strategy to support Scoot's business interests and corporate profile at local levels - ensuring constant synergy with local marketing initiatives and PR strategy.
Proactively engage, educate and influence policy makers (at local level). All in all live and breathe Milan's present and future Mobility policy.
Enhance meaningful relationships with targeted, high-level external audiences raising the profile of Scoot with relevant bodies and stakeholders, educating them about the relative merits of the business.
Compile research and draft written submissions to government consultations and other relevant bodies as well as attending several association/stakeholders meetings (local pressure groups etc).
Actively participate in various coalitions and working groups in support of Scoot's business agenda.
Establish and maintain two-way communication with relevant official bodies and stakeholders to ensure that Scoot's company objectives are represented at the relevant legislative and regulatory levels.
Work with a Public Affairs agency, partners and consultants as and when appropriate.
Provide strategic communications counsel and leadership to key executives, including issues-management and crisis situations.
Communicate internally to align messaging and provide colleagues with a thorough understanding of business priorities.
Monitor proceedings and provide analysis of activities in government departments, political parties, local government, think-tanks, pressure groups, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and other bodies in order to keep Scoot informed of any industry-related developments.
A degree of business development skills is required to start, build and maintain relationships with partners.
What Scoot offers:
Unlimited scooting
Private health insurance
Competitive salary and equity
Paid-time off
The most fun chance you will ever get to make cities more liveable and to help save the planet
Scoot isn't like other startups. We are a truly mission-driven, friendly, and fun place to work where engineers, mechanics, marketers and managers collaborate to achieve our goal of Electric Vehicles for Everyone. The same motto we share with our riders - Be Seen, Be Safe, Be Nice - applies to how we work with each other.
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Scoot is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity in our team has been and will continue to be essential to succeeding at our mission to provide Electric Vehicles for Everyone.

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