Country Manager, UK & Ireland

Growth
team

Remote - Based in UK or Ireland

Full time

For the last decade, Transit has evolved from an app for Montreal bus commuters into a global force, dedicated to improving the lives of public transport riders worldwide. Today, we help millions of commuters across 500+ cities in 20 countries, whether they live in London, Ontario or the London with the bridge.

We’ve got employees across the world, too — with more flags on our payroll than the mud pits at Glastonbury. And now the time is ripe for our neon green app to take on the emerald isle and the misty kingdom next door: we’re looking to hire a Country Manager to help us grow our presence in the UK and Ireland.

You’ll help us find partnership opportunities with public transport authorities and operators, leverage our app’s world-class transport data (which is freshly available in all UK and Irish cities) and make our app as palatable to the locals as the breakfast tea.

📝 Responsibilities

  • Find opportunities for revenue-generating relationships with public transport authorities, operators, and other partners. Whether via RFPs or direct award, if it’s out there, you’re on itDevelop relationships with mobility companies in the UK and in Ireland who would make obvious business partners — especially ones which have good relationships with local transport authorities!

  • Build relationships with local industry associations (e.g. ALBUM) and public transport rider associations to help establish Transit as the rider’s best advocate for better transport in their city 

  • Support the efforts of the data team to gather the highest quality public transport data sources (and other mobility data sources) in the UK and in Ireland by leveraging your network and relationships

  • Be attuned to the needs of the UK/Irish markets and how they differ from our usual approach across the pond westward

  • Champion feedback to Transit’s product and business teams so we can build features (and business products) tailored to the UK & Irish markets

  • Support local marketing initiatives, which will involve lots of coordination with our marketing team, graphic designers, and copywriters

  • As the face of Transit™ in UK and Ireland, you’ll support local marketing campaigns, go to industry conferences (and the occasional webinar) to build our network and brand, generate new leads, and make sure our local partners love us to bits

✅ Requirements

  • You’re a native English speaker, or native-equivalent. You’ll be trusted to craft brilliant narratives for our local RFPs and other proposals — ones that aren’t necessarily designed with consumer-oriented companies like Transit in mind

  • You live in the UK or Ireland, preferably in a city with good transportation links 🚆✈️ and not on a farflung island where there’s more drams than trams

  • Desire to pile up those airmiles (and become regular acquaintances with your UK Rail train attendants): you’ll be traveling ~20% of your time to visit clients and potential clients, attend UK and international conferences, and make occasional trips to Transit HQ to stock up on Montreal bagels 

  • Four years experience working in consumer tech (in the public transport and/or government worlds) or as a business/operations person (at an urban mobility/govtech company) 

  • You’ve got no time for faffin’ about: you’ll be growing our early B2B presence in the UK and Ireland, earning the respect of PTAs and PTOs as well as industry partners. This role requires a great deal of autonomy, trust, and a willingness to go the extra mile when it isn’t explicitly asked of you

  • You’re good with numbers. 1? 2? 3? 4? 5? 6? 7? 8? 9? You know them all.

  • Serious organizational/time management skills: you’ll be managing dozens of conversations at any one time, working through competing priorities, contending with hard deadlines, etc.

  • You’re a skilled negotiator

  • On a first-name basis with folks in local government, transportation, and advocacy circles. If you’re on a last-name basis, that’s okay too.

  • You’re comfortable speaking in public, giving presentations, and are a natural relationship-builder. Bonus points if you’ve got a Rolodex of media contacts. Double bonus points if you’ve ever seen or used an actual Rolodex.

  • Passion for urbanism: you find cycling glamorous, you can navigate the Underground without a map, and you believe free parking should only ever exist on a Monopoly board

💯 Would be nice if

  • Startup experience is nice, but what’s more important is that you’ve got a bus pass, grit, moxie, and a bloody adventurous spirit

  • Polyglot! We’re from Montreal — all those French classes have been leading up to this moment

  • Operations experience

💰 Compensation and benefits

£45k-65k depending on experience and type of contract (consulting contract to start is preferred)

  • Stock options

  • 5 weeks vacation

  • Four-day work week at full-time salary (yes, you read that right)

  • 5 weeks vacation

  • Apple laptop and equipment

  • $1,600 annual mobility allowance. STM? BIXI? Uber? E-bike? Scooter? Going car-free is free at Transit.

  • A training and development budget

  • Flexible work hours

  • Spend your days surrounded by first-rate teammates and the best view of Montreal and/or [insert exotic Zoom background]

  • When you’re in the office: you’ll be in urbanist heaven, surrounded by Mile End’s urban gardens, bike paths, BIXI docks, bus stops, a metro station, and limitless restaurants… cafés… bars… concert halls… bagel boutiques…

👨‍💻 A note on diversity

Public transit is used by overwhelmingly more women and people of colour than other modes of transportation. We try to make sure the diversity of our users is reflected in the team that serves them. Because when we include people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and identities — we end up building a better app for everyone who uses Transit.

We encourage candidates of all ages, genders, origins and orientations to apply. If you’d like to specify which pronouns you use, feel free to include that in your application email.

And if your lived experience has given you a unique perspective on all things transportation, mobility, accessibility, urbanism? Let us know, and we’ll make sure your application gets the attention it merits.

📬 How to apply

Send your resume and a brief explanation of why you want to work for Transit. Make sure to tell us how you heard about the company, how you found the job posting, and any other information you find relevant to jobs+uk@transitapp.com

📝 Responsibilities

  • Find opportunities for revenue-generating relationships with public transport authorities, operators, and other partners. Whether via RFPs or direct award, if it’s out there, you’re on itDevelop relationships with mobility companies in the UK and in Ireland who would make obvious business partners — especially ones which have good relationships with local transport authorities!

  • Build relationships with local industry associations (e.g. ALBUM) and public transport rider associations to help establish Transit as the rider’s best advocate for better transport in their city 

  • Support the efforts of the data team to gather the highest quality public transport data sources (and other mobility data sources) in the UK and in Ireland by leveraging your network and relationships

  • Be attuned to the needs of the UK/Irish markets and how they differ from our usual approach across the pond westward

  • Champion feedback to Transit’s product and business teams so we can build features (and business products) tailored to the UK & Irish markets

  • Support local marketing initiatives, which will involve lots of coordination with our marketing team, graphic designers, and copywriters

  • As the face of Transit™ in UK and Ireland, you’ll support local marketing campaigns, go to industry conferences (and the occasional webinar) to build our network and brand, generate new leads, and make sure our local partners love us to bits

✅ Requirements

  • You’re a native English speaker, or native-equivalent. You’ll be trusted to craft brilliant narratives for our local RFPs and other proposals — ones that aren’t necessarily designed with consumer-oriented companies like Transit in mind

  • You live in the UK or Ireland, preferably in a city with good transportation links 🚆✈️ and not on a farflung island where there’s more drams than trams

  • Desire to pile up those airmiles (and become regular acquaintances with your UK Rail train attendants): you’ll be traveling ~20% of your time to visit clients and potential clients, attend UK and international conferences, and make occasional trips to Transit HQ to stock up on Montreal bagels 

  • Four years experience working in consumer tech (in the public transport and/or government worlds) or as a business/operations person (at an urban mobility/govtech company) 

  • You’ve got no time for faffin’ about: you’ll be growing our early B2B presence in the UK and Ireland, earning the respect of PTAs and PTOs as well as industry partners. This role requires a great deal of autonomy, trust, and a willingness to go the extra mile when it isn’t explicitly asked of you

  • You’re good with numbers. 1? 2? 3? 4? 5? 6? 7? 8? 9? You know them all.

  • Serious organizational/time management skills: you’ll be managing dozens of conversations at any one time, working through competing priorities, contending with hard deadlines, etc.

  • You’re a skilled negotiator

  • On a first-name basis with folks in local government, transportation, and advocacy circles. If you’re on a last-name basis, that’s okay too.

  • You’re comfortable speaking in public, giving presentations, and are a natural relationship-builder. Bonus points if you’ve got a Rolodex of media contacts. Double bonus points if you’ve ever seen or used an actual Rolodex.

  • Passion for urbanism: you find cycling glamorous, you can navigate the Underground without a map, and you believe free parking should only ever exist on a Monopoly board

💯 Would be nice if

  • Startup experience is nice, but what’s more important is that you’ve got a bus pass, grit, moxie, and a bloody adventurous spirit

  • Polyglot! We’re from Montreal — all those French classes have been leading up to this moment

  • Operations experience

💰 Compensation and benefits

£45k-65k depending on experience and type of contract (consulting contract to start is preferred)

  • Stock options

  • 5 weeks vacation

  • Four-day work week at full-time salary (yes, you read that right)

  • 5 weeks vacation

  • Apple laptop and equipment

  • $1,600 annual mobility allowance. STM? BIXI? Uber? E-bike? Scooter? Going car-free is free at Transit.

  • A training and development budget

  • Flexible work hours

  • Spend your days surrounded by first-rate teammates and the best view of Montreal and/or [insert exotic Zoom background]

  • When you’re in the office: you’ll be in urbanist heaven, surrounded by Mile End’s urban gardens, bike paths, BIXI docks, bus stops, a metro station, and limitless restaurants… cafés… bars… concert halls… bagel boutiques…

👨‍💻 A note on diversity

Public transit is used by overwhelmingly more women and people of colour than other modes of transportation. We try to make sure the diversity of our users is reflected in the team that serves them. Because when we include people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and identities — we end up building a better app for everyone who uses Transit.

We encourage candidates of all ages, genders, origins and orientations to apply. If you’d like to specify which pronouns you use, feel free to include that in your application email.

And if your lived experience has given you a unique perspective on all things transportation, mobility, accessibility, urbanism? Let us know, and we’ll make sure your application gets the attention it merits.

📬 How to apply

Send your resume and a brief explanation of why you want to work for Transit. Make sure to tell us how you heard about the company, how you found the job posting, and any other information you find relevant to jobs+uk@transitapp.com

📝 Responsibilities

  • Find opportunities for revenue-generating relationships with public transport authorities, operators, and other partners. Whether via RFPs or direct award, if it’s out there, you’re on itDevelop relationships with mobility companies in the UK and in Ireland who would make obvious business partners — especially ones which have good relationships with local transport authorities!

  • Build relationships with local industry associations (e.g. ALBUM) and public transport rider associations to help establish Transit as the rider’s best advocate for better transport in their city 

  • Support the efforts of the data team to gather the highest quality public transport data sources (and other mobility data sources) in the UK and in Ireland by leveraging your network and relationships

  • Be attuned to the needs of the UK/Irish markets and how they differ from our usual approach across the pond westward

  • Champion feedback to Transit’s product and business teams so we can build features (and business products) tailored to the UK & Irish markets

  • Support local marketing initiatives, which will involve lots of coordination with our marketing team, graphic designers, and copywriters

  • As the face of Transit™ in UK and Ireland, you’ll support local marketing campaigns, go to industry conferences (and the occasional webinar) to build our network and brand, generate new leads, and make sure our local partners love us to bits

✅ Requirements

  • You’re a native English speaker, or native-equivalent. You’ll be trusted to craft brilliant narratives for our local RFPs and other proposals — ones that aren’t necessarily designed with consumer-oriented companies like Transit in mind

  • You live in the UK or Ireland, preferably in a city with good transportation links 🚆✈️ and not on a farflung island where there’s more drams than trams

  • Desire to pile up those airmiles (and become regular acquaintances with your UK Rail train attendants): you’ll be traveling ~20% of your time to visit clients and potential clients, attend UK and international conferences, and make occasional trips to Transit HQ to stock up on Montreal bagels 

  • Four years experience working in consumer tech (in the public transport and/or government worlds) or as a business/operations person (at an urban mobility/govtech company) 

  • You’ve got no time for faffin’ about: you’ll be growing our early B2B presence in the UK and Ireland, earning the respect of PTAs and PTOs as well as industry partners. This role requires a great deal of autonomy, trust, and a willingness to go the extra mile when it isn’t explicitly asked of you

  • You’re good with numbers. 1? 2? 3? 4? 5? 6? 7? 8? 9? You know them all.

  • Serious organizational/time management skills: you’ll be managing dozens of conversations at any one time, working through competing priorities, contending with hard deadlines, etc.

  • You’re a skilled negotiator

  • On a first-name basis with folks in local government, transportation, and advocacy circles. If you’re on a last-name basis, that’s okay too.

  • You’re comfortable speaking in public, giving presentations, and are a natural relationship-builder. Bonus points if you’ve got a Rolodex of media contacts. Double bonus points if you’ve ever seen or used an actual Rolodex.

  • Passion for urbanism: you find cycling glamorous, you can navigate the Underground without a map, and you believe free parking should only ever exist on a Monopoly board

💯 Would be nice if

  • Startup experience is nice, but what’s more important is that you’ve got a bus pass, grit, moxie, and a bloody adventurous spirit

  • Polyglot! We’re from Montreal — all those French classes have been leading up to this moment

  • Operations experience

💰 Compensation and benefits

£45k-65k depending on experience and type of contract (consulting contract to start is preferred)

  • Stock options

  • 5 weeks vacation

  • Four-day work week at full-time salary (yes, you read that right)

  • 5 weeks vacation

  • Apple laptop and equipment

  • $1,600 annual mobility allowance. STM? BIXI? Uber? E-bike? Scooter? Going car-free is free at Transit.

  • A training and development budget

  • Flexible work hours

  • Spend your days surrounded by first-rate teammates and the best view of Montreal and/or [insert exotic Zoom background]

  • When you’re in the office: you’ll be in urbanist heaven, surrounded by Mile End’s urban gardens, bike paths, BIXI docks, bus stops, a metro station, and limitless restaurants… cafés… bars… concert halls… bagel boutiques…

👨‍💻 A note on diversity

Public transit is used by overwhelmingly more women and people of colour than other modes of transportation. We try to make sure the diversity of our users is reflected in the team that serves them. Because when we include people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and identities — we end up building a better app for everyone who uses Transit.

We encourage candidates of all ages, genders, origins and orientations to apply. If you’d like to specify which pronouns you use, feel free to include that in your application email.

And if your lived experience has given you a unique perspective on all things transportation, mobility, accessibility, urbanism? Let us know, and we’ll make sure your application gets the attention it merits.

📬 How to apply

Send your resume and a brief explanation of why you want to work for Transit. Make sure to tell us how you heard about the company, how you found the job posting, and any other information you find relevant to jobs+uk@transitapp.com