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Adviser – Digital and Innovation

 

Orgalim | Europe’s Technology Industries is looking for an Adviser or Junior Adviser, depending on seniority and previous experience, to join our dynamic and growing Policy department in the fields of digital and innovation policy. This is an opportunity to work at one of the leading industry associations in Europe, on issues that are at the top of the EU political agenda, and key to Europe’s industrial base.

 

Who we are

Orgalim has a team of over 30 people - 14 nationalities - representing the interests of Europe’s technology industries: innovative companies spanning the mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and electronics, and metal technology branches. We are working with policymakers and stakeholders to strengthen our industries’ growth and global leadership, to maximise their contribution to Europe’s economy and society, and to foster a new relationship of trust between businesses and citizens. ​​​​​​​

Among other policy domains, Orgalim is focused on driving a policy agenda that supports innovation and the digital transformation of Europe’s Technology Industries. These issues are high on the political agenda of the European institutions. Orgalim is at the forefront of many of the debates, such as on Artificial Intelligence (AI), data, cybersecurity, privacy, 5G and Industrial Internet of Things. You will have the opportunity to work with experts from some of the most innovative associations and companies in Europe. At a decisive time for Europe at the international level, you will be able to play your part in shaping a digital policy agenda that supports the most pressing key objectives of the European Union.

 

Job brief and responsibilities

The Adviser will contribute to shaping the agenda on digital policy issues, including working together with other colleagues on shared competences and other policy dossiers involving digitalisation or innovation elements as well as the connection to the internal market legislation. We are looking for an enthusiast, curious and hands-on colleague with excellent communication skills, a self-starter with strong attention to detail and a “can-do” attitude. The responsibilities include:

  • Supporting, advising and proactively driving Orgalim’s advocacy efforts on digital policy at EU level;

  • Monitoring and reporting on policy developments;

  • Driving the work in Orgalim’s relevant working groups and task forces, engaging directly with our members to build relationships, identify needs and deliver value;

  • Building a strong network to EU institutions and relevant stakeholders;

  • Representing Orgalim in external events, including facilitation of preparation, reporting and follow-up to such events.​​​​​​​

 

Your profile

  • 3-6 years of relevant experience in European institutions, industry, associations or consultancies;

  • Hold university degree;

  • Demonstrate deep knowledge of EU policy issues and institutions;

  • Ability to analyse and present complex content adapting to the audience;

  • Experience working on policy issues impacting Europe’s Technology Industries and the broader data economy;

  • Specific working experience on policy issues related to AI, cybersecurity, data, IoT and/or RDI a strong plus;

  • Ability to moderate discussions and find compromises. Proved experience in shaping multi-stakeholder positions is a plus.

  • Ability to identify what needs to be done, and act proactively before being asked;

  • Demonstrated strong organisational capabilities, analytical skills and strong written and oral communication skills;

  • Very high proficiency in English; good knowledge of other European languages is a plus;

  • Proactively identify external meetings and training opportunities for self-development and the building of knowledge and contacts;

  • Critical thinking skills (e.g. ability to solve problems, ability to ask thoughtful questions) and ability to teamwork.

 

Our offer

A full-time role in a dynamic, flexible and international working environment in Brussels where you can take initiative, responsibility and grow professionally.

Joining one of the leading industry associations in Brussels and being at the heart of the ongoing industrial transformation of Europe.

A competitive salary based on experiences and merits.

 

Please send

  • CV and motivation letter to secretariat@orgalim.eu, for the attention of Inge Dewit Vanhaelen,

  • by 15 October 2021, mentioning “Adviser Digital and Innovation” in the e-mail subject line.

  • In the body of the email, please copy in: “I hereby consent that my personal data is processed by Orgalim for recruitment purposes” so that we have your written consent to follow up on your application.

 

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Policy Intern

 

Orgalim – Europe’s Technology Industries – is looking for an intern to support its policy work. The responsibilities cover Orgalim’s EU advocacy on exciting policy areas such as digital transformation, environmental policies, energy, internal market, and industrial policy. He/she will support the Policy team, having an opportunity to shape and achieve Orgalim’s policy objectives. He/she will report to the Policy Director, working closely with the wider team. This is an opportunity to get hands-on experience in one of the leading industry associations in Europe, on issues that are at the top of the EU’s political agenda, and key to Europe’s industrial base. ​​​​​​​

 

Who we are

Orgalim has a team of 31 people - 14 nationalities - representing the interests of Europe’s technology industries: innovative companies spanning the mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and electronics, ICT and metal technology branches. We are working with policymakers and stakeholders to strengthen our industries’ growth and global leadership, to maximise their contribution to Europe’s economy and society, and to foster a new relationship of trust between businesses and citizens.  

 

The responsibilities include:

  • Support with the monitoring of developments in various policy areas,

  • Gather information and produce reports from relevant internal and external meetings and events,

  • Support the implementation of advocacy strategies,

  • Support the work in Orgalim’s relevant Working Groups and Task Forces,

  • Support with the communication activities (e.g., organization of events, social media campaigns etc.)​​​​​​​.

 

Your profile

  • University degree,

  • Familiar with European politics and/or policies,

  • Proven understanding of the European Union and its institutions, processes and policies,

  • Motivated, eager to learn, with a proactive mindset, strong attention to detail and a “can-do” attitude,

  • Proficient communicator, both written and oral,

  • Excellent level of English; knowledge of other European languages is a plus,

  • An effective team player with the ability to work within flexible and multidisciplinary structures.

 

Our offer

An exciting 6-month role in a dynamic, flexible and international working environment in Brussels where you can start building your professional experience.

Joining one of the leading industry associations in Brussels and being at the heart of the ongoing industrial transformation of Europe.

Generous internship allowance and compensation for transportation costs.

 

Please 

  • Send CV and motivation letter to secretariat@orgalim.eu, for the attention of Inge Dewit Vanhaelen,   

  • by 27 September 2021 and mentioning “policy internship” in the e-mail subject line,

  • In the body of the email, please copy in: “I hereby consent that my personal data is processed by Orgalim for recruitment purposes” so that we have your written consent to follow up on your application.​​​​​​​