Public Affairs Manager DACH

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Berlin, Germany (10117)


BackMarket is the number one European (and soon global) marketplace specializing in the sale of fully refurbished tech devices.

Job Description

Back Market is the #1 marketplace for refurbished electronic devices in Europe and in the US, leading the way in a shift towards a circular economy, freeing the planet from electronic waste. We are proud to sabotage ‘new’ by connecting highly certified professionals to consumers who are looking for a more affordable, reliable and an ecological alternative to purchasing brand new products.  

Back Market is undergoing meteoric growth and has raised over 434M€ already! We have the objective of reaching 650 Back Makers (or Saboteurs) by the end of 2021! 

We are thrilled to have an inclusive, fulfilling and caring work environment in all our offices (Paris, Bordeaux, New-York, Prague, Berlin and Tokyo). This is an opportunity for you to join a talented, humble and passionate team at the heart of innovation. 

Be a part of the movement. Join the refurb revolution.

Within the Brand team, reporting to our Global Public affairs manager in France, you will be in charge of building and leading Back Market’s public affairs in the DACH region, especially in Germany. Your main goals will be to raise public deciders’ awareness on the relevance of refurbishment, both environmentally and economically, and build powerful coalitions with stakeholders sharing Back Markets values.

You will establish Back Market as one of the biggest and most trusted voices on circular economy in the region and push policy makers towards making the right decisions for a sustainable future, both in DACH and at European level.

You will be in contact with public deciders and stakeholders, representing Back market’s vision. You will work in close cooperation with your manager based in Bordeaux, interacting mostly with Martin, our German country manager, Alexandra, our German Head of Communications and Marine, our Press Relations Manager.

The job is based in Berlin.


  • Monitor policy making in DACH to identify threats and opportunities on tech, market places and circular economy 
  • Raise Back Market’s awareness among public deciders and institutional stakeholders in DACH
  • Join and Build coalitions with relevant stakeholders 
  • Onboard Back Market management and team members to achieve your goals and connect them with the right people in the government, industry and NGO
  • Build high level and trust relationships with local and federal authorities

  • You either have a degree in Law or Politics
  • You have 3 to 5 years of experience in public affairs in Germany
  • You have a strong capacity of working autonomously 
  • You have best in class verbal communication skills
  • You have deep understanding and knowledge of the German culture 
  • You are fluent in german and comfortable working in English
  • You are passionate about circular economy 
  • You thrive in a dynamic, challenging and fast-paced work environment

  • Interview with Marie, our Global Public affairs manager
  • Interview Marine, our public relations manager
  • Interview with Martin, our General Manager in Germany 
  • Interview with Vianney, co-founder and CCO 

    - A meaningful job: through hard work, you will help avoid thousands of tons of electronic waste and fight against planned obsolescence. It counts!

    - An attractive salary, equity, multiple benefits (meal tickets, health insurance, etc...), parental benefits, relocation package, internal events, etc… 

    - Be in an environment where you can make a difference: you will have the freedom to innovate and adopt new ideas!

    - Grow your career with a flexible career path, Back Market can help you evolve!

    - A booming scale-up: our environment is rapidly growing in Europe, the USA and in Asia!

    - We embrace work life balance which includes flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home. 

    - A lot of fun: you will have the opportunity to work in a fast-paced, open-minded and friendly environment.  

    Back Market is an Equal Opportunity Employer for any minority, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.

    Additional Information

    • Contract Type: Full-Time
    • Location: Berlin, Germany (10117)
    • Experience: > 3 years