Public Affairs Manager

SEMI - Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International

Public Affairs Manager

SEMI

Brussels, Belgium

SEMI is the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing supply chain. SEMI is hiring a new Public Affairs Manager to join the EU Advocacy Team in Brussels. The Public Affairs Manager will lead key initiatives elevating the strategic position of microelectronics industry in Europe and positioning SEMI and its members in the EU technology (e.g. artificial intelligence), skills, global trade and circular economy policy fields. The incumbent will develop and manage strategic partnerships and led advocacy initiatives enabling industry growth. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to think broadly, identify upcoming opportunities, operationalize strategic policy actions and projects. This is a full-time position reporting to Director of Advocacy and Public Policy, SEMI Europe.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Maintain full responsibility for a new strategic initiative in the intersection of emerging technologies, skills, business development and public policy;
  • Track policy and project developments/deliverables and ensure cross-regional collaboration with communications/operations teams;
  • Connect high-value public policy topics with SEMI members’ business needs. Identify, design and execute new strategic projects delivering membership value;
  • Deliver added value for SEMI members by influencing policies critical to SEMI members’ business;
  • Develop and disseminate strategic policy & project content (articles, project updates, position papers, press releases…);
  • Lead working groups & project consortia to develop SEMI positions in critical issues;
  • Organize policy/project meetings, workshops & seminars across Europe.

Foundational Experience and Knowledge:

  • 2+ years’ experience in managing/coordinating EU-funded projects (Horizon 2020, ECSEL, Erasmus+…) and working with European Institutions;
  • Postgraduate education in EU Studies or other relevant degrees;
  • Demonstrated interest in technology and public policy;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to explain complex concepts to a diverse audience;
  • Ability to build and maintain sustainable relations with key stakeholder;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, a strong team player with the ability to work independently, manage multiple projects;
  • Self-starter with strong, proactive work ethic, willingness to learn new tasks and a positive, service-oriented attitude.

What success looks like:

You have successfully:

  • Led SEMI’s new strategic PPP and provided membership value;
  • Advanced SEMI’s public policy objectives by effectively promoting the industry’s interests, aligning relevant policies with industry needs;
  • Expanded SEMI’s involvement in new key strategic EU initiatives and PPPs;
  • Identified and operationalized new strategic collaboration opportunities;
  • Delivered high quality project deliverables, policy positions, public consultations on time;
  • Enabled stronger collaboration between public and private actors of the European electronics industry.

About the position:

  • Based in Brussels;
  • Liaising with colleagues across SEMI regional offices globally;
  • EU and occasionally international travel involved;
  • Starting Q4-2019.

To Apply:

Please send your CV and cover letter to Emir Demircan, edemircan@semi.org, inserting [Public Affairs Manager] in the email subject. Applications will be considered until 02 October 2019.

About SEMI:

SEMI is the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing supply chain, connecting over 2,200 member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, devices, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. Since 1970, SEMI has built connections that have helped its members prosper, create new markets, and address common industry challenges together. www.semi.org

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