Job Vacancy – Policy Officer

About the Association

Founded in 1950, CECIMO is an umbrella organisation dedicated to promoting the common interests and values of European manufacturing technologies. It encompasses the European machine tools and additive technologies and works to improve the global competitiveness and leadership of the European Advanced Manufacturing Industry.

CECIMO is specialised in EU regulatory and policy issues, mainly in the field of industrial policy, competitiveness, digital and green transition, market surveillance, trade, research & innovation, skills and education.

About the role

As a Policy Officer, you will work together with your colleagues and association members to develop CECIMO’s position on different issues, contribute to policy work and promote the benefits of the advanced manufacturing sector to stakeholders’ part of the manufacturing value chain and the European policymakers.

In this position, you will proactively contribute to the association’s advocacy actions on technical and digital policies at the EU-level in particular PFAS, Machinery Regulation, Market Surveillance, Carbon Border Adjustment, Artificial Intelligence, Data Act, Cybersecurity, and Standardisation policies.

The responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing CECIMO advocacy actions
  • Connecting with the CECIMO members to build relationships, identify needs and deliver value for the manufacturing sector
  • Engaging with policymakers to develop and promote CECIMO position
  • Contributing to the development of technical and policy papers
  • Building a strong network among the EU institutions and relevant stakeholders
  • Representing CECIMO in internal and external meetings and events, including preparation, reporting and follow-up to such meetings and event.
  • We are looking for an enthusiastic, curious, self-starter and hands-on colleague with excellent networking and communication skills.

Your profile

  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant experience in European institutions, industry, associations or consultancies
  • Hold a university degree
  • Deep knowledge of EU policy issues and institutions. Prior experience working on digital and/or standardisation issues
  • Cooperative and pro-active spirit, multitasking skills, sense of initiative and autonomy, eye to detail, ability to prioritize;
  • Ready to contribute in a flexible and reliable way to a small but dynamic team
  • Demonstrated strong organisational capabilities
  • Ability to identify the critical facts in complex issues and develop creative and practical solutions
  • Ability to prioritise the most important tasks, work flexibly and organise own and others’ workload efficiently
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills in English (good knowledge of other European languages is a plus) and the ability to analyse and summarise information
  • Legally entitled to work in the EU

What the job offers

  • A full-time role in a dynamic and international working environment in Brussels where you can take initiative, responsibility and lead advocacy work
  • An opportunity to gain broad experience within an innovative industrial sector and a multinational association
  • Room for flexibility and creativity to allow you to bring forward your own innovative ideas
  • A competitive salary based on experience and merit, with benefits including private pension plan and meal vouchers
  • Flexible working policy: option to work remotely 2 days/week

How to apply

Please send your cover letter and CV by email to no later than Friday 26 January 2024.

Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. We therefore advise to apply well ahead of the deadline.