Governmental Affairs Manager

CLEPA, The European Association of Automotive Suppliers, intends to recruit a  
Governmental Affairs Manager (M/F)
Reporting to the Deputy CEO, the manager will be active across a wide range of policy fields relevant to the European automotive supply industry (e.g. emissions, safety, digitalisation etc.). S/he must therefore be able to prove such monitoring experience, combined with excellent strategic thinking and analytical skills. Representing the interests of the European automotive supplier industry, he/she will need to be able to explain highly technical issues in simple, persuasive language. A good understanding of and interest in the EU institutions and its politics is crucial. He/she must be an innovative communications professional with a hands-on attitude, with a passion to engage both external and internal audiences and provide cross-functional communications support to the organisation, including internal communication, media relations, publications, event management, website and social media.
Essential functions and responsibilities
  • Monitoring of sector-relevant policymaking processes, coordinating participation and input into stakeholder processes
  • Preparing press releases and statements, coordinating internal drafting processes for policy documents
  • Implementing and further developing CLEPA’s lobbying strategy and communication plan
  • Organising events (from 50 person policy debates to 250 person CLEPA Annual Reception)
  • Internal communication of CLEPA’s activities to CLEPA members via website and newsletter
Profile, experience and qualifications
  • University degree in Political Sciences, EU or Public Affairs or similar
  • Up to 3 years of experience in the areas, functions and responsibilities mentioned above.
  • Knowledge of the automotive sector is definitely an advantage.
  • Excellent English writing, editing and speaking skills plus one other EU language. Proficiency in German is requested.
  • Excellent strategic and analytical skills, proven experience with monitoring EU decision-making processes and a demonstrated knowledge of relevant issues, structures and contacts
  • Proven experience in drafting and editing communication materials for a variety of audiences
  • Strong social media and multi-media knowledge (CMS like WordPress, LinkedIn, twitter)
  • Results oriented, innovative, ability to multi-task and prioritise, resilient to pressure and able to meet tight deadlines
  • Possess a hands-on, positive, and enthusiastic team-player attitude while also able to work independently
What we offer
  • A member-based organisation, CLEPA offers a challenging, strategic position in a dynamic and motivated team in a highly international environment
  • An outstanding possibility to support the activities of an international association representing the interests of the European automotive supply industry.  European automotive suppliers are global technology leaders, with annual RDI investments exceeding €22 billion. The sector directly employs 5 million people, making a major contribution to economic growth and employment in Europe.   
  • Monthly salary will depend on skills and experience
How to apply:
To apply, please send your motivation letter and CV to Mrs. Amalia Di Stefano, Acting CEO:info@clepa.be  by 10 November 2016. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
CLEPA is the European Association of Automotive Suppliers. 119 of the world's most prominent suppliers for car parts, systems and modules and 23 National trade associations and European sector associations are members of CLEPA, representing more than 3 thousand companies, employing more than 5 million people and covering all products and services within the automotive supply chain. Based in Brussels, Belgium, CLEPA is recognised as the natural discussion partner by the European Institutions, United Nations and fellow associations (ACEA, JAMA, MEMA, etc.). More information:www.clepa.eu