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Strategy Associate

Via

New York, NY

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Expected Salary
$23.00 - $25.00 per hour
Job Description

HireArt is looking to hire a Strategy Associate to work on-site at Via's New York City office on a temp-to-perm contract basis. As Strategy Associate, you will establish microtransit as a new, smart mode of public transit. 

By leading the development of complex commercial proposals for cities and transit providers around the world, you will leverage your deep understanding of potential partners’ transportation challenges and goals, and apply your knowledge of Via’s unique technical and operational strengths, to scope and design thoughtful and effective shared mobility services.

Responsibilities: 

  • Lead competitive procurements from beginning to end -- through evaluation, content creation, review, and submission.
  • Apply your strategic thinking skills and work closely with Via’s Finance and Expansion Teams to create context-specific service plans and customized pricing and budgeting proposals.
  • Conduct rigorous research on global mobility trends by analyzing news and other forms of information and synthesizing findings into insightful commentary.
  • Generate compelling original content by closely ascertaining a partner's needs and deploying your familiarity with Via’s technology and operational capabilities, transit norms, and the latest innovations from across the industry.
  • Oversee document flow to ensure responsiveness, adherence to quality standards, and legal compliance.
  • Skillfully manage communications with procurement officials over the phone and email.
  • Support senior team members during off-site proposal interviews.

Requirements
  • An exceptional writer with an instinctive appreciation for tone and structure; your colleagues have told you that they enjoy reading your work (and maybe you’ve even won awards).
  • Socially-minded, action-oriented, and passionate about urbanism; you understand the importance of public transit and are motivated to improve worldwide access to mobility.
  • Meticulous and strategic; you can pay attention to every detail in a complex proposal while, at the same time, relate each of them to the big picture in a coherent way.
  • A record of academic achievement, preferably in the humanities, social sciences, or another field that required regular long-form writing (undergraduate degree required, advanced degree preferred).
  • Prior experience at a startup, consulting firm, or in a leadership role is a plus.

Commitment: This is a full-time (40 hours per week) temp-to-perm contract position through HireArt and based in New York, NY. 

Company Description

Via is re-engineering public transit, from a regulated system of rigid routes and schedules to a fully dynamic, on-demand network. Via's mobile app connects multiple passengers who are headed the same way, allowing riders to seamlessly share a premium vehicle. First launched in New York City in September 2013, the Via platform operates in the United States and in Europe through its joint venture with Mercedes-Benz Vans, ViaVan. Via's technology is also deployed worldwide through dozens of partner projects with public transportation agencies, private transit operators, taxi fleets, private companies, and universities, seamlessly integrating with public transit infrastructure to power cutting-edge on-demand mobility. For more information, visit www.ridewithvia.com.