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Uber Policy Senior Associate, Spain (Catalunya)

Public Policy
in Madrid, Spain

At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities around the world. We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let's move the world forward, together.

About Uber

Uber is a venture-funded startup headquartered in San Francisco. We are a global mobility and logistics technology platform: our flagship service allows users to request quality, on-demand rides and food with a touch of their smartphone and we are rapidly developing new products. We are present in over 600+ cities worldwide, including over 50+ cities in EMEA with plans to rapidly expand in the region. We have already found strong product market fit with a world changing service, but we're only just getting started.

About policy at Uber

Our public policy team is responsible for working with policymakers, regulators and third parties to make the positive case for Uber as a platform.

That's partly about building lasting relationships in the cities where we operate with politicians and their staff so they understand the benefits of Uber's services. It also about figuring out the best regulatory framework and then developing campaigns to push reform through.

About this Role

We are looking for someone to join our Government Affairs & Policy Team in Spain, based in Madrid with a focus on the Catalan region. You will report directly to our Lead for Public Policy for Spain. This role will involve:

  • Developing and implementing Public policy and Government Affairs strategies especially in Catalunya
  • Building and nurturing ecosystems, as well as engaging with public and private stakeholders --including governments, regulators, third parties and academics on a range of policy issues of interest to the company.
  • Partnering with global and regional teams to build stakeholder engagement strategies, and campaigns, that promote and enhance the overall reputation of Uber as a platform.

What We're Looking For

  • A self starter: Uber is a company of entrepreneurs and we want to work with people who enjoy building things from the bottom up. Stuff changes fast in our world so you'll need to be highly adaptable as well as calm under pressure.
  • A great advocate: We're looking to create new regulatory frameworks that encourage innovation and alternatives to individual car ownership. You'll need the intellectual fire power to grasp complex policy issues as well as the ability to articulate clearly and simply how apps like Uber can help improve transportation for everyone--both orally and in writing.
  • A strong campaigner: Smartphone apps can be disruptive, and the interests being disrupted are deeply entrenched. So you'll need passion and dedication to put together proactive campaigns that demonstrate there's a better alternative to today's outdated status quo. That means having a bias for action in everything you do--and a willingness to engage in debates, that can often become heated.
  • A team player: Success at Uber depends on the ability to organize different teams around shared goals. It's why we're looking for well organized people who enjoy working with others to get stuff done and who have the ability to build trusting and long-lasting relationships internally and externally.

Ideally you would have 6+ years experience working with institutions, government officials, parliament and understanding and managing policy issues; proven ability to evolve in complex environment is required. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, Catalan and Spanish with a demonstrated ability to engage policy concepts with diverse stakeholders is essential.