10 Nov 2021

VACANCY: Technical Senior Policy Manager

Technical Senior Policy Manager

Apply before 3 December 2021


DIGITALEUROPE represents the digital technology industry in Europe, comprising corporate and national association members from every part of Europe. Our mission is to foster a business, policy and regulatory environment in the EU that nurtures and supports digital technology industries, and that prospers from the jobs we provide, the innovation and economic benefits we deliver and the societal challenges we address.

Job description

We are looking for a Senior Policy Manager who will be responsible for driving the association’s technical positions and activities in several areas, with an initial focus on cloud/data policy. This includes coordinating and expanding DIGITALEUROPE’s involvement in the Gaia-X association.

As the technology landscape matures, there is a growing need to root policy positions in a solid understanding of standards development and industry dynamics. The prospective candidate will hail either from a solid legal background, with willingness and ability to grasp the underlying complex technical and commercial aspects, or from a consulting/engineering background, with willingness and ability to translate complex technical and commercial aspects into impactful policy positions.

Key requirements for the role

  • Master’s degree in engineering, law, economics or a related field.
  • Five to seven years’ work experience in a relevant industry or governmental position.
  • Experience in cloud policy, cybersecurity and standardisation highly desirable.
  • Well organised with a proven ability to multitask.
  • Ability to build consensus and promote trust both externally and internally.
  • Excellent research, writing and analytical skills.
  • Ability to synthesise policy documents, identifying relevant key points, facts and statistics that help explain complex technical topics to broad audiences in a concise way.
  • Excellent presentation skills, with experience of presenting to senior staff and external audiences.
  • Excellent writing skills in English. Knowledge of German and/or French is desirable.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and culturally diverse environment, with competing priorities and workloads.
  • Ability to consistently apply good judgment and make good and responsible decisions.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send a CV and a short motivation via this page by 3 December 2021 at the latest.

Due to the expected volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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

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