Business Development Co-op - Victoria

The opportunity:

U-bicycle North America, established in August of 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, is one of the world’s leading dock-less bicycle sharing platform that aims to revolutionize mobility in cities and campuses by empowering global citizens with a greener, more efficient, and affordable mode of transportation. Our bicycles provide the public with a cost effective, efficient, and easy to use service for one to travel any distances long or short.

Our bicycle sharing service aspires to revolutionize our society’s current urban mobility concerns, and integrate cycling as the go-to method for short travels. We believe that cycling is an amazing way to alleviate the rising global concerns of congestion, pollution, high transportation costs and healthy lifestyle choices. Through bicycle sharing programs, we observed that it provides a flexible transportation method, reduces vehicle emissions, congestion, fuel consumption, and financial savings and provides riders with health benefits.

We are a growing company that values autonomy, performance, and potential and we are currently looking for another member to join our team in this rewarding experience. The Business Development Manager is an important role in business development of U-bicycle. Previous BD experience needed.

For questions or to apply for this role, please contact Human Resources at talents@u-bicycle.ca.

Key responsibilities:

The Business Development Manager is responsible for:

  • Researching and assessing which locations are best for expanding U-bicycle to. These locations could be cities, university/college campuses, hotel chains, gyms, etc. – places with large groups of people and an ecosystem of support; be creative.

  • Developing strategies to approach locations, identity decision makers, secure their partnership and negotiate terms of the agreement

  • Fostering the support of the local eco-system (e.g. bike culture, bike lanes, etc.)

  • Working with marketing and operations teams to execute on the plan (how many bikes, where, special issues, etc.) you and the host location have agreed to

  • Managing existing partnerships including inform current and potential location partners about key business developments

  • Building relationships in the local community to showcase U-bicycle as an excellent company to work for, with and rent bikes from

  • Doing some rebalancing jobs if necessary.

You provide:

  • A highly-motivated, self-starting, nimble and positive character

  • Ability to effectively work with and support remote team members

  • Experience working with a rapidly growing company including tech and/or franchises

  • Ability to pick-up new technologies from Slack and Microsoft Office to Airtable and presentation tools

  • Strong English written and verbal communication required

  • Simplified Chinese / Mandarin written and verbal communication a bonus

We Provide:

  • A culture of autonomy and performance to set goals and work as a team to achieve them

  • Space for creativity and thinking outside the box including lots of new program and policy development to get things right from the start

  • Supporting clean-tech and the green economy with a fun, lighthearted product

  • Unlimited use of the U-bicycles

Job Location:

  • Victoria, BC


How to apply:

Please send applications (cover letter & resume), with job title in subject line, to: talents@u-bicycle.ca

Please be advised that selection for this role may include background checks (credentials/education, credit, identity check) and references.

Thank you for your application in advance – due to volume only those selected for interviews will be contacted.