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BlaBlaCar's vision is to bring fairness, freedom & 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 & solve low car occupancy at a global scale. Single occupancy car travel is one the biggest source of CO2 emissions globally & 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 & a commuting carpooling service, in 22 countries, all leading to building a smarter, large scale & truly sustainable transport network.

Our team of 500 employees is very entrepreneurial & international, with offices in 8 countries around the globe. We are founder-led & privately-held.

Job Description

Why join us?

As Head of Growth & Strategy - CEE & Latam, you will have the unique opportunity to boost the growth of our carpool & bus activity in those regions. BlaBlaCar operates in 11 markets in CEE&Latam region with current focus on Central & Eastern Europe (Russia, Ukraine, Poland) & 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 & will be an exciting challenge.

Whilst each country is responsible for its national operations, you will be responsible for growth & coordination at the regional level. As part of your role you will lead the deployment & improvement of processes supporting operations in existing & new geographies. Your mission is to permanently re-think & adapt our Bus & 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 & quickly understanding operational complexity, you will need a strong analytical mindset & ability to challenge the status quo.

What you will directly contribute to:

  • Driving & following up on the strategic framework to grow our bus & carpool business

  • Designing & optimising our operational model in the region

  • Developing insights & recommendations on improving operational issues so they can be implemented by local teams

  • Identifying, prioritizing & executing strategic initiatives across the region

  • Acting as an advocate between local & central teams, fostering communication & 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 & written communication skills, as well as the ability to think clearly, analyze quantitatively, problem-solve & prioritize

  • Good business judgment

  • Self starter - high energy levels

  • Fluent in English

  • Fluent in Russian & 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 & a relentless doer

  • Enjoy working as a team-player & learning from others

Additional Information

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 & impact

  • Challenging career opportunities in a high-growth & 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 & 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) & answer our questions in English.

Kindly note that only complete applications will be reviewed by our hiring team & that all your information will be kept confidential.

BlaBlaCar is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity & are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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