Director General Industrial Policies
Your role in the Association
MedTech Europe is the European trade association representing the medical technology industries, including medical devices, diagnostics and digital health.
As member of the Industrial Policies team, you will take a leading role in achieving MedTech Europe’s goals in a broad range of regulatory issues with a specific focus on sustainability, environmental and chemicals policy initiatives relevant to the medical technology industry, notably the EU Green Deal and new and changing regulations on chemicals and materials.
In collaboration with the Director General Industrial Policies and the leadership of your member committees, you will share responsibility for the strategic development of the Association, so that MedTech Europe successfully engages in the industry’s long-term direction as regards Environment and Sustainability-related topics.
As Senior Manager, you will give direction and supervision to a team of approximately 2 staff and be accountable for their performance
You will take the lead in developing and nurturing partnerships with stakeholders in EU institutions, in closely following regulatory and policy activities, and in representing the Association towards many European stakeholders.
You will also present and represent MedTech Europe members’ interests and initiatives at the level of the EU institutions and agencies, in particular the European Commission and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
Key area of responsibilities
Strategies & tactics
- Together with the Director General Industrial Policies, you will, develop, advise on, and then take a key role in implementing, strategies to advance the members’ interests in the Environment and Sustainability domain
Technical, scientific & regulatory affairs expertise
- Provide regulatory and scientific advice to members and colleagues on sustainability, and environmental matters, especially EU regulations on chemicals
- Collect, compile and organize (often technical and/or scientific) input from members, which you then submit and communicate on as industry input, e.g., into public consultations
Project and resource management
- Lead internal members working groups as appropriate to meet the objectives including coordination of the debate, building consensus and advise on possible successful regulatory strategies
- Develop position papers and presentations to support projects and programmes
- Provide direction and support into related working groups and committees
- Give direction and supervision to a team of approximately 2 staff and be accountable for their performance
- Represent MedTech Europe and its positions to external stakeholders; present and represent MedTech Europe at EU meetings;
- Foster and maintain contacts with key stakeholders, in particular at the level of the EU institutions, agencies and other trade associations
- Alert the MedTech Europe hierarchy and members to issues ahead of time, and propose solutions in line with the Association’s priorities and strategy
- Ensure that content related to your areas of responsibility on the MedTech Europe website is up-to-date, based on your work with assigned working groups.
- Respond in a timely manner to members’ and non-members’ requests, and where appropriate trigger wider activity by the Association on those requests
- Communicate information on meetings, projects and programmes to MedTech Europe members and externally to identified stakeholders
- Promote new topics and innovative approaches/solutions
Experience and Education
- Master’s level education, ideally in environmental, biomedical, natural or social sciences
- 5 or more years’ experience in environmental affairs, healthcare, government or industry. Experience working for or in a trade association is a plus.
- Excellent regulatory or scientific knowledge related to healthcare, preferably in relation to environmental affairs and medical technology
- Experience of or within the EU institutions a plus, especially regarding Environmental policy
- Fluent in English, other EU language(s) highly appreciated
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, with a wide variety of audiences
- Demonstrated people management capabilities, ideally in a similar position
- Ability to maintain a ‘helicopter view’ of multiple topics and projects and be confident to present updates to the Leadership Team (occasionally also to the Board as requested)
- Ability to easily engage peers, external groups and international bodies
- Possess or have a demonstrated ability to create and nurture own network
- Excellent project- and time-management skills, proactive and able/willing to take initiatives
- Ability to work in parallel on multiple work streams/project
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)