Public Affairs Manager

  • Belgium
  • Legal
  • Vinted Group

Brief info about Vinted 

Vinted Marketplace is the largest online international C2C marketplace in Europe dedicated to second-hand fashion, with millions of registered members spanning 20 markets in Europe and North America. With a mission to make second-hand the first choice worldwide, Vinted enables people to sell and buy second-hand clothes and lifestyle items from each other, helping give those items a second or even third life.   

Vinted Go launched in 2022,  with a focus on developing products and solutions for more seamless shipping and delivery across Europe. Vinted Go has connected more than 40 carriers and more than 200,000 PUDO points across Europe to support the delivery of millions of parcels per year.  

The Vinted Group, composed of Vinted Marketplace and Vinted Go, is headquartered in Vilnius, with workplaces in Germany, Lithuania, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and over 2,000 employees. It is backed by six leading venture capital firms: Accel, Burda Principal Investments, EQT Growth, Insight Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sprints Capital. 

Information about the position 

We’re looking for an in-house EU Public Affairs Manager with relevant work experience in EU policy and knowledge of the e-commerce or tech industry. As EU Public Affairs Manager, you will work with the Director of Global Public Affairs and key cross-functional stakeholders to support our policy efforts in several areas of policy at the EU level and represent Vinted towards EU policy-makers and stakeholders. We expect you to leverage your past experiences working in EU policy (e.g. institutions, government, in-house, and/or consultancy firms) and to work across functions to execute a strategy and measure its success.

For this role, we are considering candidates based in Brussels. 

In this position, you’ll 

  • Monitor and assess public policy files and regulatory developments in Brussels that could impact Vinted
  • Drive and implement Vinted’s engagement plan on several files and areas  
  • Inform and collaborate with business stakeholders to identify and develop policy positions
  • Draft policy positions, answer public consultations and recommend external actions
  • Represent Vinted in meetings towards public decision-makers and stakeholders
  • Manage and leverage our participation and memberships in Trade associations
  • Participate on behalf of Vinted in events, conferences and panels
  • Collaborate closely with our business, legal, communications and sustainability teams

About you 

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in EU policy, government, in-house, and/or consultancy firms
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written, and any other European language is a plus
  • Strong understanding of the European Institutions and the policy debates related to tech, e-commerce and sustainability 
  • Experience in executing cross-functional projects
  • Ability to translate complex policy issues into suitable explanations for either technical or non-technical audiences and to communicate impactfully in person and writing
  • Autonomous, rigorous, curious and motivated
  • Team player with can-do attitude, willingness to learn and ability to adapt quickly and in a rapidly changing environment

Work perks 

  • Opportunity to join our share options programme
  • Learning budget (10% from gross yearly salary)
  • 25 working days of holiday
  • Mental - and emotional - health support from Mindletic
  • A daily reimbursement toward your lunch expenses
  • Monthly team-building events
  • A personal budget for shopping on Vinted
  • Global parental leave program

The benefits outlined here are provided for your information and may be adjusted at Vinted's discretion in line with current policies and practices.

Working at Vinted 

Individual Learning Budget

Vinted will set aside a yearly sum equal to 10-13.2% of your annual salary to be invested in your continuous professional development. You’ll be able to take the initiative to use it for covering relevant learning activities that benefit your role.

Equal Opportunity

The Vinted Group is committed to building an inclusive workplace where people from all walks of life feel a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, identities and life experiences. At Vinted, all applicants are treated fairly without regard to their race, age, religion or belief, sex, national origin, citizenship, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected characteristic.