Tesla Strengthens its Nordic Legal Team Amid Ongoing Strike

Tesla is strengthening its Nordic legal team by starting a search for a Public Policy and Business Development Manager in the region. The company is looking for an experienced employee, which is extremely important against the backdrop of the ongoing union strike in Sweden. The strike efforts have received support from organizations in other Scandinavian countries as well.

Tesla is looking to strengthen its legal team with the opening of a Public Policy and Business Development Manager, Nordic. This is a full-time job that will be located in Segeltorp, Stockholms lan or Oslo. The company wrote that “The role is to help ensure that the political, regulatory and fiscal frameworks in the ‘Nordic’ (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland) support Tesla’s mission.” This will be ensured by promoting a rapid transition to zero-emission surface transport, and a safe and secure transition to assisted automated driving.

Tesla indicated that qualified candidates should speak at least Norwegian, Swedish, and English. Meanwhile, they must possess strong written and oral communication skills. The company will consider candidates with significant experience with Nordic legislative and regulatory advocacy.

Among the requirements that candidates for this position should have, Tesla listed:

  • to hold a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience;
  • to have a proven track record of getting regulatory changes made in the Nordics;
  • ideally have a BA/BS, with Masters (MPP, MPA, MBA, JD/LLM or other advanced degree) preferred or equivalent experience and evidence of exceptional ability;
  • be committed to Tesla’s mission and Hands-on attitude, tenacity, strong problem-solving, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • to have excellent communication skills, with a business level to near native level fluency in English, Swedish and Norwegian (written and spoken). Additional European languages are a plus.

The job posting comes amid an ongoing union strike in Sweden. The strike, initiated by the IF Metall union over Tesla’s lack of a collective agreement, has begun to gain support in other Scandinavian countries, although it still lacks the support of Tesla employees themselves. The union continues to put pressure on the company by any means. Given the circumstances, strengthening the legislative team is a reasonable step.

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