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Senior Policy Manager – Consumer Affairs and Digital Single Market

Starting date: Ideally May 2018
Location: DIGITALEUROPE, Brussels office

DIGITALEUROPE represents 25.000 digital technology companies in Europe. Our members include some of the world's largest IT, telecoms and consumer electronics companies and national associations from every part of Europe.

DIGITALEUROPE’s vision is of a Europe that nurtures and supports digital economy, and that prospers from the jobs we provide, the innovation and economic benefits we deliver and the societal challenges we address. Our mission is to foster, on behalf of our members, a business, policy and regulatory environment in Europe that best realises our vision. We will achieve this by working as positive partners with the European Institutions and other European and global bodies and, through our national trade associations, the member states of Europe.

Our values are to be authoritative, collaborative, decisive, innovative, service-oriented, to work with integrity and to the highest quality. Further information can be found at: www.digitaleurope.org

The Association covers a number of important topics related to Europe’s digital progress. The topics covered range for example from consumer policy, data protection to e-health and digital transformation of Europe’s industrial base. The Senior Policy Manager will be an important member of the team. He or she will develop and advocate industry positions that fulfil the vision of the organization on Consumer Affairs and Audiovisual Content.

The candidate(s) should demonstrate

  • Master level university education in law, political science, EU studies or other relevant studies
  • Between 3 and 5 years of relevant work experience (policy / advocacy) - experience with policy work in Brussels is a plus
  • An understanding of European politics and of Brussels’s advocacy scene
  • A keen interest and understanding of challenges for the tech and digital sectors preferred
  • Pre-existing knowledge in consumer and audiovisual policy preferred
  • Ability to work independently and in a relatively small team
  • Excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken), other European languages will be a plus
  • Use to work efficiently both face to face and on a distance using communication technology as enabler
  • Strong integrity and the ability to prioritize and focus
  • Persuasive communicator and networker with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Customer/service-focused.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Monitor legislation and regulatory developments affecting the consumer and audiovisual space
  • Provide early warning intelligence and impact analysis of regulatory proposals for our sector and its members
  • Develop and coordinate DIGITALEUROPE’s positions 
  • Develop and execute effective outreach and advocacy campaigns on EU consumer affairs and digital single market issues
  • Organise and attend meetings with key decision makers and stakeholders in Brussels and member states
  • Represent the organisation and its members in public and social fora 
  • Further developing and gaining expertise in policy and legislative domains of the consumer acquis and access to the digital single market
  • Provide day to day operational support to the DIGITALEUROPE’s consumer policy group and related working groups
  • Provide support to the PR and media team in developing content for the website, social media and other communication tools
  • Support the organisation of internal and external meetings and events.

Interested candidates should forward their CV and motivation letter to jobs@digitaleurope.org by 26 March 2018.
Based on the volume of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews, expected to occur during March and April 2018.

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