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Manager Technical Regulations of a European Industry Association (F/M)

The successful candidate will work on EU regulatory and policy issues dealing with technical subjects (such as Digitization and 3D Printing) and on EU Research and Development Projects. He/she will be preferably an engineer with a high interest in regulatory and business issues, or a generalist with a high interest in engineering and advanced manufacturing. He/she must have a fine knowledge of project management. He /she is independent and well-organised, and stands out as an excellent communicator with a positive attitude and the ability to easily adjust to changing circumstances.


  • Promote and represent the machine tool sector to the European public authorities for mainly technical regulations (health and safety, machinery, circular economy, environment and energy), and research and innovation issues;
  • Define and implement actions to help European machine tool builders coping with technical regulations and standards, in Europe and in export markets (China, USA, etc);
  • Improve possibilities of the sector to initiate and participate in Research and Innovation projects at the European level. Monitor and ensure CECIMO‚Äôs participation in EU funded projects;
  • Monitor EU dossiers and analyse their possible impacts on the European machine tool industry;
  • Write position papers and defend them towards EU decision makers and other stakeholders;
  • Write technical guides about safety of machine tools and EU respective safety regulations;
  • Manage the experts working groups and give presentations to the Board and the General Assembly.

Qualification and experience required

  • University degree preferably in Engineering (automation, electromechanical or mechanical), Law or EU Affairs (Legal, Economics or Business);
  • Interest in the advanced manufacturing industry and issues surrounding it;
  • Good understanding of European institutions, policies, regulations (environment, circular economy, energy, research and innovation and industrial machinery) and the EU decision-making processes;
  • Preferably experience with international and European standardisation process;
  • Experience in project management and preferably with EU funded R&D projects;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (written and oral), ability to write clear and straightforward (technical) reports, articles, technical guides and position papers;
  • Analytical and multitasking skills, sense of initiative and autonomy, highly organized and ability to prioritize;
  • Ready to organize events and seminars;
  • Ready to contribute in a flexible way to a small but dynamic team;
  • English is the working language;
  • Proficiency with MS Office.


  • A motivating, multilingual and multicultural working environment. An opportunity of gaining broad experience within an innovative industrial sector and a multinational association;
  • Competitive remuneration package with extra benefits;
  • Challenging job in a dynamic industry sector with many European and international contacts, including travels;
  • Flexible working arrangement;
  • Reporting to the Director General.

Please send your application (CV + cover letter) to CECIMO by e-mail to filip.geerts(at) 
While we appreciate all responses to our request for applications, please understand that we will only contact short-listed candidates.

Deadline: 10 February 2017
Start Date: As soon as possible
For further information: +32 (0)2 502 70 90 or


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