Information Technology Industry Council
Policy Manager, Europe
International Technology Industry Council (ITI)
Originally founded in 1916 and globally headquartered in Washington, DC, the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) is the premier advocacy and policy organization for the world’s leading innovation companies. ITI advocates for public policies that advance innovation, open markets, and enable the transformational economic, societal, and commercial opportunities that our companies are creating. ITI members represent the entire spectrum of technology from internet companies, to hardware and networking equipment manufacturers, to software developers. ITI’s diverse membership and expert staff provide a broad perspective and intelligent insight in confronting the implications and opportunities of policy activities around the world.
As a Manager of Policy, you will work on policy and regulatory developments in Europe. As a Policy Manager, you will be a dynamic public policy professional with an excellent understanding of the EU policy context (including but not limited to tech), and deep understanding of the key policy issues affecting the tech industry at both EU and national levels.
You will contribute to ITI’s Europe work with planning, organization and execution of all programs and activities within your portfolio, such as weekly communications activities, meeting preparation, and planning and coordinating meeting requests and speaker invitations, in cooperation with the rest of the EU team and other global teams.
You are a self-starter, a creative thinker and collaborative colleague who, consistent with the companies we represent, seeks positive and innovative ways to achieve both the industry’s policy objectives and governments’ public policy goals. You will work closely with the rest of ITI’s EU team based in Brussels as well as the global policy team in Washington, DC.
- Drafting policy positions, submissions, internal briefings on policy issues within your portfolio, and support the global policy team on the same set of issues in other regions as needed.
- Monitoring and anticipating relevant policy and regulatory developments in Brussels,
- and EU Member States to a lesser degree and conducting legislative research and analysis of issues that impact members.
- Presenting ITI’s views in external-facing meetings with policymakers and at events.
- Communicating regularly and in a clear and concise manner with ITI and its members regarding the significance of such developments.
- Coordinate the preparation of ITI Europe internal and external weekly and monthly updates in a timely and thorough manner.
- Providing meeting support for the Europe Committee meetings, including scheduling, participation, meeting space and logistics, meeting operations including read-ahead materials, meeting notes and action items.
- With the support of the Senior Vice-President of Policy for Europe, developing strategic and tactical approaches to policy and regulatory issues in Brussels and the Member States; and providing regional and policy subject area support and travel as needed.
- Identifying, developing and implementing ways to improve ITI Europe’s processes and providing general support as needed.
- Working closely with both ITI’s SVP and the other team members in the Brussels office, and with colleagues in Washington, DC, supervising the activities of an EU Fellow, and acting as a resource for information and engagement for our member companies in Europe.
- Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree in public administration, public policy, political science, law, business, or a related field.
- Minimum 3-4 years’ experience with relevant policy issues, and in public policy in Europe and Member State governments. Experience in interacting with the EU institutions is a must.
- Full professional proficiency in English and another European language.
- Knowledge of EU public policy issues, ability to work independently and collaboratively and to engage team members to facilitate successful results.
- Enthusiastic self-starter
- Highly motivated, committed, with extreme professionalism and reliability. Exceptional attention to accuracy, detail, and follow-up.
- Trusted team player with the demonstrated ability to perform in a fast-paced advocacy organization.
- High emotional intelligence.
- Excellent verbal and written communication abilities.
- Capability to learn quickly, work independently and collaboratively, and engage team members to facilitate successful results.
- Ability to think strategically and creatively.
- You have a good sense of humor, and value the importance of enjoying your job, your team and your workplace.
- Join a multicultural team of passionate policy and advocacy professionals in charge of representing a global industry working on cutting-edge innovation.
- Work directly with colleagues from across the world in delivering policy excellence to some of the biggest technology developers and/or manufacturers worldwide.
- Operate at the intersection of global expertise and policy exchange as an expert on EU policy.
- Competitive salary and benefits package in addition to flexible work arrangements.
Interested candidates are asked to send their applications to Sergey Golyshin at [email protected] consisting of a CV and cover letter, with relevant applications to be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Early applications are encouraged and the vacancy will remain open, until filled.
ITI is committed to attracting creative, talented, and energetic team members who represent the diverse communities that they advocate for.
ITI is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
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