City Manager, Turku

City Operations - Finland - Turku / Permanent

We believe in a future where inner cities are free of cars, congestion and pollution. By offering our dockless electrical scooters and bikes as convenient alternatives for short-distance travel, we believe we can make that future possible. Our mission is to free our cities with clean rides for everyone in Europe and beyond. Founded in Europe, Dott is comprised of a highly experienced team of inquisitive minds in mobility and tech. What we do today has a tangible impact on tomorrow. We reached our in-house sustainability target of 100% renewable energy, and ensure equitability in our communities through collaborating with city charities, officials and safety boards. We’re looking for an entrepreneurial City Manager to build the operational footprint for Dott in Turku. You’ll apply your local knowledge and work with our central and Finnish operations teams to build a service that is loved by users and non-users alike. We’re setting up from scratch in Turku so you’ll be exposed to a wide variety of tactical and strategic problems as we go on this exciting journey together. Specifically you will work closely with the General Manager, Finland and  partner with City Marketing and our central operations team.

What you'll do

  • Be a true leader to a large and diverse team of managers and ground staff (mechanics, drivers and warehouse workers)
  • Recruit & train your team members to ensure the best performance and spirit
  • Monitor working hours and validate team schedule
  • Ensure that the teams have all the necessary tools at their disposal and carry out the appropriate corrective actions
  • Test your thinking in real market conditions, measure results, refine your operating model and repeat. Follow your P&L.
  • Work hand in hand with HQ in Amsterdam to translate your ideas into product changes that'll allow you to better serve your city
  • Deep dive into operational details both in front of your computer and on the streets
  • Own maintenance and operations processes and cost. Maximise the time scooters are available to users / number of trips;
  • Build a service that is liked by users and non-users alike.
  • Represent the company at local and regional events;
  • Understand the competitive gaps within Turku and prioritize opportunities;
  • Be the point of contact for all municipality topics related to your market

What you'll need

  • Fluent in Finnish & English
  • Experience in logistics, operations management or consulting. Start-up experience is a plus.
  • Entrepreneurship mentality. Make decisions, learn from your experience and repeat
  • Done is better than perfect. We need to move fast, but be mindful of our surroundings. The goal is to make our cities better, not worse!
  • Data based decision making. Be able to justify your decisions to your team and measure the results
  • Be hands-on and lead by example. Work directly with your staff on the ground. Be a true leader for our marshals and mechanics
  • Strong analytical/Excel skills

What’s in it for me? 🌎  An international environment: over 55 nationalities across 9 countries: Belgium, Netherlands, France, Germany, Poland, Spain, Italy, Finland Norway and the UK.   🌿 Impact : An Opportunity to play your part working for a company that is actively addressing some of the current climate concerns worldwide, doing everything we can to be as sustainable as possible. 💡 Opportunities to learn : You will have an opportunity to learn and grow throughout your position. ❓Transparency: Weekly Q&A sessions with our leadership, honest discussions about how we are progressing and our  💜 People-first: We are here to support all of our employees, and have partnered with MindMatters to ensure our employees mental health is top of mind in these difficult times. Benefits we offer: 🏡 Flexible working environment, do you want to work from home? Two days from the office? Or fully in the office? It's your choice, just let us know!  🪑 Assistance with a WFH station 💰 A fair and competitive salary package 🚀 Employee Stock/Equity plan  🌍 Relocation package and visa sponsorship available  👶 Parental policy Closing & equal opportunities employer statement Come as you are Dott is an equal opportunities employer. We invest in diversity, ensure equality and encourage expression. We have a zero-tolerance policy for harassment, bias or discrimination towards applicants and employees.  Want to join us for the ride? Let’s do this right – together.