Ecosystem Manager

Number of employees

950

Washington DC, USA, United States

Posted on: 2024-03-19

Category: transportation

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Lilium’s vision is to create a sustainable and accessible mode of high-speed, regional transportation. 

Using the 7-Seater Lilium Jet, an electric vertical take-off and landing jet, offering leading capacity, low noise and high performance, Lilium is building a transport network and service for people and goods. Working in partnership with world-leading aerospace, technology, and infrastructure partners, commercial operations are set to launch in 2024. 

Lilium’s 700+ strong team includes over 400 aerospace engineers and a leadership responsible for delivering some of the most successful aircraft in aviation history. Founded in 2015, Lilium’s headquarters and manufacturing facilities are in Munich, Germany, with teams based across Europe and the U.S.

A career at Lilium is for those who want to do something extraordinary. We take pride in pushing the boundaries of engineering, technology and customer experience 

Apart of a team, you will tackle challenges and deliver something that has never been done before. By joining Lilium you will have the opportunity to work with a world-class entrepreneurial team of more than  950 people who are  as passionate about changing the world as you are.  

You will always act with safety and integrity in mind and embody our core behaviors of efficient and positive collaboration, ownership of time, continuous improvements and, ultimately delivering results.

We thrive on diversity and creating an inclusive culture, with more than 50 nationalities currently working hard to bring our vision of a sustainable world to life. 

About the Team:

This role brings together aspects of our Network Development team and Global Regulatory and Public Affairs team to help support our US commercial readiness. The Network Development team defines and executes the network strategy, working with our commercial partners to establish the required infrastructure network. We support our commercial partners in the design, permitting and construction of landing infrastructure for the launch of their service. The Global Regulatory and Public Affairs team is working to build relationships with stakeholders across the globe to ensure infrastructure readiness along with ensuring the relevant rules and legislation are in place to facilitate the Lilium business model.

The Role:

We are looking for a strategic planner, executor and relationship manager to support our infrastructure and commercial integration in the US and broader Americas. The Ecosystem Manager, Americas, will be part of the Commercial team in the US. You will work closely with the members of the Sales, Network, Business Marketing and Airline Operations teams. Your contribution will be key for Lilium’s go-to-market strategy, ensuring the establishment of a foothold in the Americas prior to first operations and the execution of relevant partnerships.

Your Day to Day:

Support the development of the commercial strategy by assessing, prioritizing, and advancing new and established markets, partners and government agencies to ensure the necessary infrastructure is ready for the Lilium Jet.

  •  Scaling Lilium’s go-to-market strategy within Americas to a region-by-region strategy to determine regional plans for market readiness.
  •  Work with GRPA, Sales, Business Marketing and Airline Operations teams to define service offering use cases and infrastructure products
  •  Manage multiple partnerships and projects end-to-end
  •  Working closely with the teams at the headquarters, develop proposals for landing infrastructure in accordance with local standards
  •  Lead partnership contract negotiations and execute infrastructure partnerships, working closely together with other corporate teams
  •  Establish a project controlling and manage projects to time and budget
  •  Assess and manage project risks and opportunities
  •  Provide technical support to sales, including building and pitching regional strategies

Your Profile:

  • 3-5 years related experience with a proven track record of independently managing strategic projects and partnerships with a wide range of  stakeholders and a high degree of ambiguity 
  • Experience building and executing strategies in a Tier 1 firm (management consulting or investment banking) and/or aviation/airports industry or  fast-paced environments
  • Proven track record of rapid, on time/budget execution at highest project management standards
  • Strong academic background especially in business, engineering, architecture, and/or law a plus
  • Sound commercial orientation
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken (German language skills a strong plus)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able and comfortable working in a developing, fluid and constantly changing company, as well as handling multiple priorities while constantly meeting deadlines

 

Additional Information:

  • 401k is not offered at this time
  • 20 days’ vacation
  • US Bank holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Indigenous People’s Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day
  • Location East Coast -  the role can be based in Washington DC, New York, New Jersey, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Virginia, Illinois
  • Candidate must have the right to live and work legally in the USA (either GC or citizen)

Working remotely / working from home with travel when required 

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Want to know more? Then view our 'Why join Lilium' page!

Life at Lilium:

The wellbeing of our employees is a high priority. In our HQ we have many initiatives such as free healthy food and drinks, free in-house gym and health days. In remote offices we offer online opportunities to stay connected and develop yourself as well including our culture club, learning terminal, Employee Assistance Program and many more.

 Lilium is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of ethnicity, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.  

 

 

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