28 Feb 2024

JOB VACANCY: Manager or Senior Manager for International Affairs & Trade Policy


DIGITALEUROPE is the leading trade association representing digitally transforming industries in Europe.

We stand for a regulatory environment that enables European businesses and citizens to prosper from digital technologies. We wish Europe to grow, attract and sustain the world’s best digital talents and technology companies.

Together with our members, we shape the industry policy positions on all relevant legislative matters and contribute to the development and implementation of relevant EU policies. Our membership represents over 45,000 businesses who operate and invest in Europe. It includes 109 corporations which are global leaders in their field of activity, as well as 41 national trade associations from across Europe.

Join us, where diversity fuels innovation, openness breeds collaboration, and impact drives our mission forward. Discover a workplace where your ideas make a difference.

Position Overview: Manager or Senior Manager for International Affairs & Trade Policy

We are looking for a dynamic Policy Manager who will shape activities and positions related to digital trade policy and international affairs within DIGITALEUROPE. The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of international trade and digital policy, and related areas at the national, European, and international level.

In this role, the Policy Manager will help shape the future positioning in an increasing complex geopolitical context and contribute to defining how the private sector can play a role to make Europe a champion in digital (trade) policy-making in key international fora. The Policy Manager will report to the Senior Manager for International Affairs & Trade Policy.

Responsibilities include stakeholder outreach, delivering value to members and external stakeholders when facilitating meetings, and establishing common positions with members.

Key requirements: 

  • Four to six years of relevant industry or governmental experience.
  • In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in international trade policy.
  • Proven experience working with the EU institutions, WTO, G7, OECD, UN etc.
  • Motivated, well-organized, team player.
  • Proven ability to engage with high-level stakeholders and promoting a common vision.
  • Strong interpersonal and facilitation skills.

Valuable Additional Qualifications: 

  • Deliver convincing results in stakeholder and alliance building.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, culturally diverse environment.
  • Skill in building consensus amongst different stakeholders.
  • Experience working in an association, corporate or government.
  • Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills.
  • Strong presentation skills, including experience presenting to members, senior staff and external audiences.
  • Proficiency in English; knowledge of German and/or French is an asset.
  • Background in policy, business management, or consultancy.

What we offer:  

At DIGITALEUROPE, we foster a collaborative culture that allows individuals to identify their strengths and grow in their careers. We encourage initiative and the development of a vision for a strong digital Europe. Our organization offers a multicultural and multinational environment at the heart of Europe, with over 60 staff members representing over 30 nationalities. We provide a permanent contract with a competitive salary package. The preferred start date is as soon as possible.

      How to apply 

      Submit your CV and a brief motivation letter by 16 May via this form. Short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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