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BlaBlaCar’s vision is to bring fairness, freedom and fraternity to the world of travel. Born from a simple idea of people sharing their ride at scale, BlaBlaCar’s mission is to become the go-to market place for shared road mobility and solve low car occupancy at a global scale. Single occupancy car travel is one the biggest source of CO2 emissions globally and an economic nonsense for travellers. In 2018, over 85 million travellers used BlaBlaCar globally saving 1.8 million tons of CO2 globally.
BlaBlaCar is a global, trusted community of 70 million members operating a long distance carpooling service, a market place bus service and a commuting carpooling service, in 22 countries, all leading to building a smarter, large scale and truly sustainable transport network.
Our team of 500 employees is very entrepreneurial and international, with offices in 8 countries around the globe. We are founder-led and privately-held.
Why join us?
As Head of Growth & Strategy - CEE & Latam, you will have the unique opportunity to boost the growth of our carpool and bus activity in those regions. BlaBlaCar operates in 11 markets in CEE&Latam region with current focus on Central & Eastern Europe (Russia, Ukraine, Poland) and Brazil. While reporting to VP CEE&Latam, You will be a key assset to those regions’s success by either kick-starting operations, supporting growth or ensuring operational excellence.
In particular, BlaBlaCar is launching a new travel vertical on its marketplace, based on bus trips. This will fuel tremendous growth for the company and will be an exciting challenge.
Whilst each country is responsible for its national operations, you will be responsible for growth and coordination at the regional level. As part of your role you will lead the deployment and improvement of processes supporting operations in existing and new geographies. Your mission is to permanently re-think and adapt our Bus and Carpool operations, to make sure they are able to scale.
To succeed in this mission, you will need to follow closely performance of each market.While dealing with multiple stakeholders and quickly understanding operational complexity, you will need a strong analytical mindset and ability to challenge the status quo.
What you will directly contribute to:
Driving and following up on the strategic framework to grow our bus and carpool business
Designing and optimising our operational model in the region
Developing insights and recommendations on improving operational issues so they can be implemented by local teams
Identifying, prioritizing and executing strategic initiatives across the region
Acting as an advocate between local and central teams, fostering communication and collaboration to maximize the potential of the markets within your region
Working on ad-hoc projects supporting local teams
Managing team of 2-5 people
What you will need to be successful
6-8 years of experience in Strategy/Growth/Business Development/Operations roles
3+ years of experience in managing teams
A prior experience in consulting and/or mobility/travel sector would be a plus
Proficient oral and written communication skills, as well as the ability to think clearly, analyze quantitatively, problem-solve and prioritize
Good business judgment
Self starter – high energy levels
Fluent in English
Fluent in Russian and knowledgeable about Russian market would be a plus
Experience in working in matrix organisation would be a plus
Be humble, structured, organized, motivated by innovation and a relentless doer
Enjoy working as a team-player and learning from others
A few practical details about the role
Start: As soon as you are ready!
Location: Paris HQ
Contract: Permanent contract (CDI)
Compensation: Competitive package based on experience
What we offer all of our employees
A start-up spirit that fosters agility, teamwork and impact
Challenging career opportunities in a high-growth and fast-paced environment
An inspiring working environment including state-of-the-art office spaces
Free carpooling to live our value “Be The Member”
Annual BlaBlaBreak which takes us all for an unforgettable weekend
Possibility to do a BlaBlaSwap once a year and go work from another BlaBlaOffice abroad
Bi-Weekly BlaBlaTalks when we learn from each other
Weekly Tech Demos
What is next?
If you are ready to join our exciting journey, please apply below: upload your resume in English (PDF format) and answer our questions in English.
Kindly note that only complete applications will be reviewed by our hiring team and that all your information will be kept confidential.
BlaBlaCar is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.