12 Feb 2024

JOB VACANCY: Senior Manager or Director for Public Administration and Digital Transformation


DIGITALEUROPE proudly represents 45,000 companies in the digitalizing industry across Europe, including corporate entities and 41 national associations. Our mission is to cultivate a business, policy, and regulatory environment in the EU that supports digital transformation in public administration. We aim to build a society that benefits from the efficiency, innovation, and societal progress brought about by digital advancements.

Position Overview: Senior Manager or Director for Public Administration and Digital Transformation

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Senior Manager or Director to lead association activities and positions related to public administration and digital transformation within DIGITALEUROPE. The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of digital transformation policies at national, European, and international levels, including expertise in procurement policies This includes PSI, NIS2, reviews of the procurement directive, eIDAS. In this pivotal role, the Senior Manager or Director will shape the future vision for a more streamlined and digitally advanced public administration, influencing policies and investments recommendations. This includes helping the association in its efforts to reach its goals outlined in its Manifesto (Europe 2030: A Digital Powerhouse) where 75% of EU citizens using government services and 70% using inline forms by 2025 and for all public services to be online by 2030. Responsibilities include developing strong business impact communication programmes, stakeholder outreach, high-level engagement, establishing common positions with members, and driving member recruitment.

Key requirements: 

  • Eight+ years of relevant industry or governmental experience.
  • In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in public administration, digital transformation, government affairs.
  • Proven experience working with public agencies, national administrations, EU institutions, or international organizations.
  • Motivated, well-organized, team player with team management experience.
  • Proven ability to engage with high-level stakeholders and promote a common vision.
  • Strong interpersonal and facilitation skills.

Valuable Additional Qualifications: 

  • Experience in corporate leadership and business strategy.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, culturally diverse environment.
  • Skill in building consensus among different stakeholders.
  • Experience working in an association or with public sector technology solutions.
  • Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills.
  • Strong presentation skills, including experience presenting to senior staff and external audiences.
  • Proficiency in English; knowledge of German and/or French is desirable.
  • Background in public administration, business management, technology, or related fields.

      How to apply 

      Submit your CV and a brief motivation letter by 04 March via this application form. Short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

      Start date: 

      The expected starting date is 15 March 2024.

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