Head of Bus operations & Supply - Italy
- Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
BlaBlaCar is the world’s leading long-distance carpooling platform – a global, trusted community of 70 million drivers and passengers in 22 countries.
The platform connects people looking to travel long distances with drivers heading the same way, so they can travel together and share the cost. With the recent integration of a coach network and a commuter carpooling service, BlaBlaCar aims to become the go-to for shared road mobility.
Affordable, convenient and user-friendly, wherever there’s a road, there’s a BlaBlaCar.
Why join us?
BlaBlaCar is launching a new business line that is set to fuel tremendous growth for the company.
As local Head of Bus operations and Supply, you will have the unique opportunity to contribute to building a new bus vertical at BlaBlaCar. We are looking for someone who has the grit and motivation to join the entrepreneurial adventure.
Your mission is to kick-start and oversee our bus activity in Italy. In this role you will grow your skills in operational excellence, ability to find out-of-the box solutions, and organisation. You will have multiple internal and external stakeholders, and will embrace a wide scope of tasks from ground negotiations to strategic thinking.
As such, the role requires an entrepreneurial spirit, ability to handle various operational situations, inter-personal skills and a strong commitment. You will report directly to the Italian country manager of BlaBlaCar in charge of both our carpooling and bus activities.
What you will directly contribute to:
Managing bus partners and procuring the transports
Organizing the execution of the transports: managing the stops, presence in stations
Ensuring security and quality, setting up crisis management process
Building up strong relationships with local authorities
Influencing local and central network strategy
Working in tight relationship with local Sales & Marketing team, as well as Central Network & Pricing teams
Structuring the operational processes for the rollout of this new business line
Hiring and managing a team that can scale these operations
What you will need to be successful:
5+ years of experience in transport sector
strong business acumen with capacity to translate high-level business strategy into pragmatic operational direction
proven track record of successfully scaling operations in the transport industry as a team/project leader
Operational agility and solution-driven mindset
Strong organisational skills
Strong communication and negotiations skills
Ability to work with data to define priorities, actionable insights, and present results
High-energy, humble and motivated by innovation and constant change
Italian speaking, good level of English
Network of relationships with industry professionals and / or institutions will be considered as plus
A few practical details about the role:
▪ Start: As soon as you are ready!
▪ Location: Milan
▪ Contract: Permanent contract
▪ 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
▪ 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).
Kindly note that only complete applications will be reviewed by our hiring team and that all your information will be kept confidential.
You can expect us to review your application within the following 3 weeks.
BlaBlaCar is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.