Senior Manager, Policy - EMEA (Consultant)

BSA | The Software Alliance

Senior Manager, Policy - EMEA (Consultant)

BSA | The Software Alliance

Brussels, Belgium

Statement of Needs

BSA is currently seeking to retain the services of an experienced policy expert with a policy background in software or data issues, such as privacy, cybersecurity, and intellectual property. This is a contract position that will work closely with the BSA team to help develop strategies and implement plans to advance BSA’s advocacy agenda in Europe on behalf of BSA members.

Qualifications

Applicants are required to hold a graduate degree in law, political science or international relations studies or related discipline, with a minimum of 6 to 10 years’ experience in a relevant environment. Qualified candidates will have experience legal experience in technology, security and intellectual property legislation; and must be a strategic thinker with outstanding communications skills and enjoy working collaboratively to meet the objective of a global team and organization; prior experience in an EU institution is a plus. Outstanding communications skills in English and working knowledge of another EU language (French, German preferred) are necessary.

Primary Duties

  • Assist BSA member companies in developing and executing on BSA policy priorities that advance the deployment of software services, such as artificial intelligence, data analytics, blockchain, Internet of Things, and cloud computing;
  • Advise BSA and members on substantive areas of focus, including privacy, cybersecurity, intellectual property, procurement, data economy and digital trade;
  • Represent the industry and advocate BSA objectives and positions in related policy debates with relevant EU Commission, European Parliament, Agencies and national government representatives;
  • Monitor EU developments on policy issues such as privacy, cyber security, artificial intelligence, intellectual property, trade and participate in relevant meetings, conferences and workshops including EU-Presidency events, to advocate BSA policies;
  • Generate strong working relationships with, and communicating BSA policies, to EU and other government officials;
  • Develop strong working relationships with other industry groups and sectors to increase effectiveness;
  • Ensure alignment and timely information exchange with BSA members and staff;
  • Project management of planned BSA events on key policy issues;
  • Priority Countries and liaison with BSA’s Local Committees;
  • Advise on the development and implementation of BSA policy outreach activities in selected priority countries;
  • Keep local BSA Committee Members apprised of relevant policy developments and ensure alignment and timely information exchange with selected Committees as appropriate.

Develop strong relationships with BSA member companies.

Advise and support BSA communications staff on the advancement of BSA’s objectives in the media.

How to respond

Responses, referrals and questions should be emailed to careers-emea@bsa.org.

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