28 Feb 2024

JOB VACANCY: Senior Manager or Associate Director for Outreach Campaigns

Who we are:

Working for DIGITALEUROPE means being part of the largest and most successful digital association in the world. Based in Brussels, we represent 45,000 companies undergoing digital transformation in Europe and have 41 national associations across the continent. Our coverage extends beyond the tech industry to include green tech, health, manufacturing, finance, defence, and security.

Though we currently have around 60 employees, we are continuing to grow. Our organisation is highly diverse, with equal representation of men and women at all levels and employees from 36 different nationalities.

Our vision is that by 2030, we will have helped establish a unified and stronger digital Europe, fostering a seamless, borderless digital life for both citizens and businesses. A Europe that leverages digital technologies to address societal challenges, including climate change and health security, while enhancing Europe’s competitiveness. We are committed to creating a resilient ecosystem where companies globally choose the EU for its business-friendly environment and market scalability, working closely with European entities and like-minded partners globally.

We are looking for:

We are looking for an Associate Director or Senior Manager who will be responsible for coordinating outreach campaigns on our most important issues.  You will report to the Senior Director of Outreach and work closely with the Director General.

This is a unique position that will place you at the heart of Europe’s digital agenda. The position requires a strategic project manager and networker who feels comfortable mobilizing people to drive visible and impactful political campaigns. It will require reaching out to high-level executives & public officials and a strong interest in digital policy matters. You will be part of the Outreach team and of the Senior Policy Management team. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Strategic planning & delivery of outreach campaigns: You will lead the internal planning and delivery process of our outreach campaigns on our Tier 1 priority files. This includes planning a full year ahead, identifying relevant information for maximum policy impact, and coordinating different teams, members, and stakeholders. You will furthermore become and outreach anchor person for contacts and relations to the European Commission.
  • Content creation: Working with the Outreach and Communications teams, you will be responsible for writing and producing high-level content, such as Reports or Articles, as part of the outreach campaigns.
  • Forecasting of policy development: Collaborating with the Operations & Member Relations team, you will forecast upcoming policy developments. This includes maintaining an up-to-date yearly outreach plan and ensuring the association’s proactive engagement early on in the life-cycle of the issue.
  • Stakeholder engagement & Member relations: In line with the outreach campaigns, you will strategically plan the engagement of relevant stakeholders for maximum impact. This will involve closely working with Business executives, Scale-ups, National Trade Associations, and other relevant members. A particular workstream will focus on the European Commission.

Key requirements for the role include:

  • Your personality: You possess a robust and loyal personality and are a dedicated team player with good judgement. You can work effectively under time and mental pressure, and approach challenges with a positive attitude.
  • Experience: 5-8 years of experience in public affairs working for a trade association, corporation, consultancy or government (including in the European Commission or in a role that had relations to the European Commission).
  • Project Manager: You have a proven track-record of a strong project management. Effectively planning a full year in advance, budgeting resources, constructing implementation timelines, and coordinating colleagues & stakeholders to deliver on the project.
  • Cooperative: Demonstrated experience in working across the organisation and coordinating actions from staff from across teams.
  • Communication & Analytical Skills: Excellent writing and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex policy matters succinctly to both a business and policy audience. Proficiency in English is mandatory; knowledge of French or German is a plus. You also have excellent analytical skills, with the ability to distil complex policy documents into key points that speak to the audience.
  • Industry Knowledge: Deep understanding of the digital landscape in Europe, including regulatory frameworks, key stakeholders, and impact on the industry.
  • High-Level Engagement: Demonstrable experience of engaging with high-level policymakers and corporate executives.
  • Education: A background in business management, law, or political science, with advanced degrees being a strong asset.

We offer:

  • Dynamic & Diverse Work Environment: Thrive in a multicultural setting in the heart of Europe. DIGITALEUROPE is the fastest-growing association. Our staff comes from over 36 nationalities and speaks 37 languages, with equal gender representation.
  • Travel days are between around 20-30 per year.
  • Career Growth Opportunities: We invest in your growth, offering pathways for professional advancement.
  • Competitive Compensation Package: Enjoy a permanent contract with an attractive salary, benefits, and work-life balance.
  • Make an Impact: Join us in our mission to shape the digital future of Europe, where your contributions will make a real difference.

How to apply 

Interested candidates should send a CV and a short motivation letter by 14 April 2024 at the latest via this application form. The expected starting date is foreseen as soon as possible.

Early applications are encouraged.

Based on the volume of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Apply here
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