Public Affairs Manager
US
Posted on 12/19/2023
INACTIVE
Too Good To Go

1,001-5,000 employees

Marketplace for surplus food, reducing waste
Company Overview
Too Good To Go is a global leader in the fight against food waste, providing a unique platform where businesses can sell surplus food to consumers, thereby generating additional income and reducing environmental impact. With its presence in 17 countries and a user base of over 70 million people, the company has a significant competitive advantage in terms of scale and reach. The company's culture is driven by a strong commitment to sustainability and innovation, as evidenced by their partnerships with major food brands to rethink date labels and their impactful use of technology to connect businesses and consumers.
Consumer Goods
Social Impact

Company Stage

Seed

Total Funding

$37.9M

Founded

2016

Headquarters

København, Denmark

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

7%

1 year growth

17%

2 year growth

15%
Locations
Washington, DC, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Communications
Public Policy
Political Science
CategoriesNew
Legal & Compliance
Requirements
  • You have a degree in Political Science, Public Policy, International Relations or Law
  • You already have relevant experience in public policy, government affairs/relations roles, preferably with in-house or consultancy experience, and a record of successful campaigns and political decision-making influence in the US
  • You have a clear understanding of the political landscapes at federal and state level, as well as a good knowledge of sustainability & environmental policy issues, preferably also in the area of food waste
  • You have proven ability to influence, manage, build and improve relationships with stakeholders from politics, business, and civil society
  • You have excellent written & verbal communication and negotiation skills, with rigorous English
  • You are someone who enjoys deep-diving into emerging topics, political trends, upcoming regulations, and challenges
  • You are a self-starter with a high level of initiative who functions autonomously and has a collaborative mindset
  • You understand the added value that public policy and government affairs bring to a company's operational success, and proactively seek to build internal relations
  • A rare opportunity to work in a social impact company (and certified B Corporation!) where you can see real and tangible impact in your role
  • Working alongside an international community of users, partners and 1,100+ colleagues across 17 countries that are on the same important mission
  • Personal and professional development opportunities in a fast-paced scale-up environment
  • An inclusive company culture where you can bring your authentic self to work
  • A strong, values-driven team culture where we celebrate successes and socialise with colleagues that care
Responsibilities
  • Defining and implementing the advocacy strategy to influence the federal and state (where relevant) food waste legislation and broader policy landscape relevant to Too Good To Go
  • Devising and implementing stakeholder engagement programmes, building and maintaining a solid network amongst relevant stakeholders from political parties, NGOs, associations
  • Advising on how to handle high profile political situations; delivering the appropriate message to each stakeholder, and defining the right level of engagement (dialogue, influence, partnership)
  • Scanning political, reputational and regulatory risks & opportunities to Too Good To Go's future in areas of food waste, sustainable food systems, digital platforms, packaging, consumer information
  • Leading Too Good To Go's contribution to relevant consultations and forums; drafting position papers
  • Representing Too Good To Go with political authorities and institutions, serving as the first point of contact for their inquiries
  • Act as spokesperson on policy issues, and represent the company in relevant policy conferences, events, panels and speaking engagements
  • Running campaigns and cross-functional projects to advance our mission
  • Engaging with organisations such as the Zero Food Waste Coalition