26 Oct 2021

VACANCY: Director or Senior Manager for Member State Outreach

Director or Senior Manager for Member State Outreach

Apply before 30th November 2021


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 35,000 businesses who operate and invest in Europe. It includes 91 corporations which are global leaders in their field of activity, as well as 39 national trade associations from across Europe.

Job Description

We are looking for a Director or Senior Manager for Member States Outreach (depending on seniority of candidate) who will be responsible for coordinating DIGITALEUROPE’s activities with its network of National Trade Associations (NTAs). This is a unique position that will place you at the heart of Europe’s digital agenda and in contact with Europe’s most influential trade associations. The position requires a service-oriented system builder that can build personal relations high-level executives and has a strong interest of digital policy matter.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage DIGITALEUROPE’s outreach towards Member States on key digital policy files.
  • Design and implement cross-country advocacy campaigns in cooperation with policy staff and national trade association members.
  • Support the integration of national trade association members into DIGITALEUROPE work streams, and facilitate collaboration on key policy files.
  • Coordinate DIGITALEUROPE’s activities around the rotating Council Presidency, in cooperation with given national trade association members.
  • Support DIGITALEUROPE’s Future Unicorn Award, a competition that celebrates European tech SMEs and scaleups.
  • Draft reports, briefings, contribute to publications.
  • Monitor EU policy developments.

Key Requirements

  • Three to eight years’ work experience in a policy, advocacy, government or campaigns role, with at least two years working with the European institutions.
  • Experience with policy advocacy at the national level, as well as experience in digital policy is a plus.
  • Ability to drive advocacy campaigns combining policy lobbying and media work.
  • Ability to build consensus and promote trust both externally and internally.
  • Ability to synthesize policy documents, identifying relevant key points, facts and statistics that help explain complicated policy topics to broad audiences in a concise way.
  • Excellent research, writing and analytical skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills, with experience of presenting to senior staff and external audiences.
  • Excellent command of English, additional languages are a plus.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and culturally diverse environment, with competing priorities and workloads.
  • Well-organised with a proven ability to multitask.
  • Ability to consistently apply good judgment and make good and responsible decisions.

More information

You will join a growing and dynamic team of 40 and will get hands-on training by staff. Working language is English but plenty of opportunity to practice French and other languages spoken in the multicultural Brussels environment.

The position is full time and based in Brussels. We follow the Government’s Covid-19 rules which means that in periods working from home might apply. This can be done from anywhere as long as proper internet connection and a home office environment exists.

DIGITALEUROPE offers a permanent contract with a competitive salary package. Expected starting date is as soon as possible.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send a CV and a short motivation via this page by 30 November 2021 at the latest. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews online, expected to occur in November/December. Second-round interviews might include a task.


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