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Government Affairs Manager



Posted over 30 days ago...


Join Lime as a Government Affairs Manager in Italy and Drive Sustainable Urban Mobility Forward


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Rome, Italy

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In-person- Rome Italy

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary

Lime is revolutionizing urban transportation with its expansive fleet of electric vehicles, promoting a shared, affordable, and eco-friendly future. A notable presence across the globe, Lime has been recognized for its influential role and has achieved an industry-first milestone of profitability. The company is now looking for a passionate Government Affairs Manager to advocate for sustainable transport policies in Italy.

Role Summary

  • Forge strategic alliances with government officials, policy makers, and community leaders.
  • Assist in integrating Lime's mobility solutions with city infrastructure.
  • Develop and execute public policy and advocacy strategies in line with business goals.
  • Collaborate with organizations to promote Lime’s social mission.
  • Work closely with Lime’s operations, marketing, and media teams.
  • Monitor and respond to regulatory changes affecting the market.

Role Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years in government affairs, political campaigns, or related fields.
  • Excellent communication skills and strategic business thinking.
  • Ability to travel throughout Italy (20% travel time).
  • Relevant degree or equivalent experience in Politics, Communications, or Public Relations.
  • Preferably with existing contacts in transportation, government, or advocacy.
  • Proficiency in English and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Why Lime?

  • Join a team of dedicated professionals striving for global impact.
  • Become part of an inclusive, diverse workforce with a strong sense of community.
  • Receive competitive salaries, performance bonuses, and equity.
  • Enjoy health and wellness benefits, flexible vacations, and parental support.
  • Access professional growth and networking opportunities.
  • Benefit from a culture that celebrates achievements and promotes work-life balance.

Lime is the world's largest shared electric vehicle company. We’re on a mission to build a future where transportation is shared, affordable and carbon-free. Our electric bikes and scooters have powered 400+ million rides in 250+ cities on 5 continents, replacing an estimated 100+ million car trips. Named a Time 100 Most Influential Company and Fast Company Brand That Matters, we achieved a fully profitable year in 2022, becoming the first in our industry to reach this milestone.

Lime is hiring a Government Affairs Manager to join our Italian team. You will contribute to leading our policy and public affairs work in Italy. You will 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, sustainable, transportation solutions and can persuasively express that vision with elected officials, and decision-makers. The Public Affairs Manager will be an instrumental member of the team, managing existing relationships, supporting our business in Italy, and building local coalitions that pave the way for smart policy. You will also work with other members of the Lime team to relay feedback, and suggestions and improve the overall success of the company.

What you'll do:

Establish strategic relationships with government and community leaders, policymakers, and regulatory agencies, regularly meeting with them to build trust and mutual interest, mitigate potential obstacles, and convey the company's priorities and strategies Help city governments, transit authorities, local partners, 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 the 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 Excellent written and verbal communication/people skills A strong business approach and aptitude for finding strategic wins even in the face of initial resistance Ability to evaluate, prioritize, and discern strategic paths toward Lime growth using quantifiable metrics Available for travel: Travel will be throughout Italy for 20% of the time. Degree in Politics, Communications, Public Relations, or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications:
Ability to build diverse cross-functional relationships across Lime’s business to identify and advise on pertinent issues and navigate the government affairs team to meet the priorities Existing transportation, government, and advocacy contacts and relationships in your market Ability to handle multiple deadlines and work in a rapid startup space Full English proficiency necessary

Why Lime? 

When you join Lime, you join a global community of smart, caring, talented individuals working together to deliver world-changing results; striving to create an experience that enables Limers to do their best work. Here are some ways we support and invest in our team: 

Competitive salaries, performance-based annual bonus and pre-IPO equity

Health and wellness offerings for all team members starting day one including access to top-tier fitness and mindfulness apps

Flexible vacation policies with ample paid holidays tailored to country of residence

Fully-paid leave following the birth or adoption of a child and financial, medical and educational support for Limers pursuing parenthood

Support for retirement and financial goals with unlimited access to financial advisors

Unlimited, complimentary use of our vehicles in hundreds of cities around the world

Professional growth opportunities through quarterly learning days and top-tier tools

Opportunities to connect across teams and locations to network, socialize and volunteer

Culture of belonging with Employee Resource Groups that engage and promote cultural awareness and DEI training across all functions

Consistent recognition of great work through meaningful rewards and career advancements

Benefits and perks vary depending on the nature of your employment and country of residence. Terms and conditions may apply.

If you want to make an impact, Lime is the place for you. Not sure if you meet all the qualifications? If this role excites you we encourage you to apply. Explore all opportunities on our career page.

Lime is an Equal Opportunity Employer, but that’s just the start. We believe different perspectives help us grow and achieve more. That’s why we’re dedicated to hiring and developing the most talented and globally diverse team – which includes individuals with different backgrounds, abilities, identities and experiences. 


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