Senior Manager Regulatory and Public Affairs, Europe

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Munich, Germany

Posted on: 2024-05-16

Category: transportation

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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. 

The Role: 

As part of the Global Regulatory and Public Affairs team, you will work on all aspects of regulatory and public affairs/government relations matters for Lilium in Europe and internationally, tackle challenges, leverage opportunities and deliver something that has never been done before. 

The company is embarking on an entirely new concept, building an all-electric vertical take-off and landing jet, offering leading capacity, low noise, and high performance with zero operating emissions, and bringing electric Regional Air Mobility into cities and communities.

Thus, the creation of new rules will be required for instance, regarding air operations, pilot licenses, airspace integration and infrastructure to mention a few areas.

You will be creating and implementing Lilium’s regulatory and policy strategy, engaging with regulators, authorities and policymakers in Europe and around the globe and shaping the regulatory and policy landscape for eVTOL jets and electric aviation overall to ensure Lilium’s interests are represented in new laws, policies and regulations.

The role also encompasses monitoring and intelligence gathering of relevant policy and regulatory developments at European, international and national levels, drafting and defending policy papers, representing Lilium in trade associations and other forums, and communicating our needs to elected officials and regulators.  

By joining Lilium, you will have the opportunity to work with a world-class entrepreneurial team of currently 1000 people who are as passionate about changing the world as you are.   

You will always act with safety and integrity in mind and embody Lilium’s core behaviours of efficient and positive collaboration, ownership, 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. 

The position reports to the VP Global Regulatory & Public Affairs, is part of Lilium’s commercial team and will work closely with other members of the management. 

Your Day to Day: 

  • Work across the organization to develop, refine and implement Lilium’s regulatory and policy strategy  
  • Manage and nurture relationships with key EASA officials and staff along with other national and international aviation regulators, European, international and national legislators as well as other official bodies and stakeholders to work towards regulatory/legislative change  
  • Develop regulatory proposals and manage rulemaking activities with various regulators 
  • Conduct research, prepare high-level meetings, draft written submissions and statements 
  • Monitor political and regulatory activities in relevant jurisdictions  
  • Represent Lilium’s interests in relevant trade associations and other interest representations  

Your Profile: 

  • Strong academic background in law, economics, politics or a relevant discipline. A background in aviation law and /or proven understanding of aviation law is a strong plus 
  • MBA, strategy consulting, start-up, or other relevant business/corporate experience a plus
  • Significant work experience (5+ years) in the field of regulatory and/or public affairs with exposure to top-level decision makers 
  • Significant experience in aviation and/or other passenger transportation 
  • Top track record of effective regulatory adjustments 
  • Experience working with elected officials 
  • Fluent in English. German and/or any other language will be beneficial 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken and ability  
  • Able to develop positive working relationships across different levels and functions (internally and externally)
  • Able and comfortable working in a developing, fluid and constantly changing company, as well as handling multiple priorities while constantly meeting deadlines 
  • Self-starter, entrepreneurial attitude, ownership mindset and ability to manage ambiguity


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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