Director Research, Innovation, New Mobility

CLEPA - European Association of Automotive Suppliers

Director Research, Innovation, New Mobility

CLEPA - European Association of Automotive Suppliers

Brussels, Belgium

Job Profile

CLEPA represents the European automotive supply industry, bringing together well over 120 leading suppliers of car parts, systems and modules, linking the sector to policy makers and regulators. European automotive suppliers are world leaders in automotive technology for safe, sustainable and smart mobility. This vibrant European sector employs 5 million citizens and has an annual turnover of 600 billion Euros.

What is the job on offer?

CLEPA strives to be an active partner in developing Europe’s strategic research, innovation and new-mobility policies. CLEPA is looking for a driven, recognised professional to run the association’s R&I activities as well as formulate the organisation’s strategic technology vision, striving to shape a future-oriented automotive and mobility policy environment focussed on making mobility safe, sustainable and smart, as well as securing EU technology leadership and a competitive industry in Europe.

The main objectives are to:

  • drive the strategic understanding and forward-looking positioning of CLEPA on all technology trends related to mobility in the context of decarbonisation, air quality, circular economy, energy and resource efficiency, urbanisation, connectivity, automation, digital services, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, etc.;
  • reinforce the CLEPA work with solid knowledge, thought-leadership and strategic insight, actively engaging with the other members of the CLEPA team as well as the CLEPA membership, as relevant;
  • manage and develop the R&I activities of CLEPA, working with a small team as well as a number of CLEPA working groups;
  • actively contribute to the institutional and stakeholder R&I roadmaps in the fields of safe, smart and sustainable mobility as well as automotive manufacturing;
  • identify and facilitate funding opportunities at EU level in close coordination with member companies;
  • initiate and oversee selected EU project participation;
  • maintain and expand key relations with the EU institutions within and beyond the field of R&I, as well as with the relevant technology platforms, partnerships, platforms and sister associations, related industries and other relevant stakeholders;
  • be an ambassador for CLEPA, representing the association externally in stakeholder events and at other occasions, in particular in the fields of R&I and new mobility.

Who are we looking for?

For this challenging and crucial role we look for a candidate who has at least 10 years of experience within the European research eco-system, ideally related to the automotive industry or new mobility, with a strong network and an analytical as well as political mind.

Desired profile:

  • Technical degree with relevant experience in Brussels and the European R&I eco-system in particular;
  • Excellent understanding of the workings of a multi-member and multi-national trade association;
  • Strategic thinker, keen to translate relevant trends and developments into opportunities for the association and its membership;
  • Natural team player, skilled consensus-builder;
  • Great communicator and networker;
  • Excellence in English; good knowledge of other European languages is a plus;
  • Availability to travel on short trips in Europe and abroad.

What does CLEPA offer?

  • A highly interesting job in a dynamic international environment, in one of the largest industries in Europe;
  • A competitive remuneration package;
  • A modern office setting in a central Brussels location.

How to apply?

Please send your motivation and CV to hr@clepa.be before 31 October 2019.

We will contact you as soon as possible.

Don't forget to mention EuroBrussels when applying.

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