(Senior) Manager Advocacy and Public Policy

SEMI - Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International

(Senior) Manager Advocacy and Public Policy


Brussels, Belgium

(Full-time, Brussels, hybrid)

SEMI Europe has an exciting opportunity for a professional with passion for European technology and industrial policy. As (Senior) Manager Advocacy and Public Policy you will be responsible for the day-to-day advocacy activities of SEMI Europe in Brussels. You will work closely with our global advocacy team, the SEMI Europe marcom team in Berlin and member companies, coordinating the development of position papers, advocacy campaigns as well as track, and report on industry-related legislative developments in the EU.

We shape the future of tech: semiconductors and microelectronics. In this role you will have the opportunity to contribute to an industry with strategic importance to drive the green and digital transition in Europe.

This is a full-time position and reports to the Director of Public Policy and Advocacy in the SEMI Europe Brussels office.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Devising strategies and delivering hands-on advocacy (including position papers, briefings, and policy recommendations) on high-value topics at the intersection of technology, industry, trade and circular economy policy;
  • Deliver added value for SEMI members – with a focus on engaging industry in key policy issues with impact on Europe’s microelectronics ecosystem;
  • Coordinate and support SEMI working groups to identify and address critical EU policies and strategic initiatives;
  • Coordinate a steady policy dialogue with EU institutions and other key stakeholders to promote the interests of SEMI members and create a positive policy framework for the industry in Europe;
  • Organize outreach and SEMI strategic meetings in Brussels and at technology-focused events across Europe;
  • Grow SEMI’s industry brand by identifying and reporting on strategic advocacy, technology and R&D collaboration opportunities and initiatives.

What you will do:

You will be managing policy working groups and taskforces. You will draft position papers and represent SEMI Europe and its positions vis-a-vis the European institutions. You will update our members on the latest developments in Brussels. You will specialize in EU tech and industrial policy as well as the geopolitics related to microelectronics and chip making.

Foundational Knowledge:

  • 3+ years of progressive work experience in EU policy, advocacy or EU institutions;
  • University degree in the field of international relations, EU affairs, public policy, political science, communications, or similar;
  • Available to work in Brussels;
  • Experience in EU industrial policy, innovation and/or digital single market topics.
  • Knowledge of European institutions and understanding of EU decision-making procedures;
  • Strong ability to synthetize policy documents, identifying relevant points, facts and statistics to help explain complex topics to broad spectrum of audiences in a concise way;
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English; knowledge of other languages is an advantage;
  • An established network in and around Brussels;
  • Keen interest and willingness to work in a fast-paced and culturally diverse environment with competing priorities and workloads.

Critical Success Factors:

The ideal candidate will have a sound EU policy background, is hands on and an organized self-starter.

  • Excellent team worker;
  • Have a hands-on attitude, self-driven and self-motivated;
  • Ability to build and maintain trusted relationships, and a natural ability to work in cross-functional and multi-cultural teams;
  • Great time management and ability to multi-task, organizational skills;
  • Confidence to share opinions, engage with partners and moderate meetings;
  • A natural drive to find solutions and compromises.

Benefits/Nice to know

  • Competitive renumeration depending on experience;
  • Flexible working schedule, including the possibility to work from home;
  • A diverse and inclusive culture;
  • Professional development and continuous learning to develop your skills;
  • Opportunity to travel and learn more about the fascinating world of semiconductors and microelectronics.

Sound like you?

Great, we would love to hear from you! Please send us the following:

  • Your CV in English highlighting your most relevant experience;
  • A cover Letter explaining who you are, your key accomplishments and why you would like to work with us.

Interested? Please send your application to euadvocacy@semi.org before June 16, 2023. Use “(Senior) Manager Advocacy and Public Policy” in your subject line. Starting date as soon as possible.

About SEMI:

SEMI is the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing supply chain, connecting over 2,500 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.

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