Manager, Public Affairs
IAAPA EMEA | Brussels, Belgium | Full Time
The Public Affairs Manager coordinates the external government relations function of the IAAPA EMEA region.
- Provide analysis and strategic recommendations on national and regional policy trends which could impact the industry.
- Coordinate written materials such as government relations bulletins, policy papers, press releases, related to government relations, presentations for the members on government relations, etc.
- Design concepts and develop strategic plans to protect and promote the industry’s image with external stakeholders.
- Link external regulatory developments to the amusement park industry helping members to understand the impact on their business and operations.
- Coordinate / contact members to gain input to contribute to government run consultations on issues that impact the industry.
- Represent the industry in relevant industry groups and forums.
- Build relations of trust with members.
- Develop and manage the work program of IAAPA Europe’s Government Relations Committee.
- Develop an annual program of profile raising events and visits to educate the membership about the value of government relations activities.
- Maintain a network of government relations contacts within the industry.
- Execute an annual program of park visits to stay in touch with member needs and issues related to government relations.
- University degree or equivalent.
- 3-5 years of relevant professional experience in the amusement park industry, European Affairs or both.
- Excellent written and spoken English fluency and at least fluent in one other European language.
- Proficient knowledge of IT applications.
- Knowledge / experience of EU policy and structure
- Self-started with the required motivation to work autonomously with minimal supervision.
- Able to work flexible as part of a small Brussels based team and be prepared to travel extensively throughout the European region.
- Confident and skilled communicator able to simplify complex concepts or regulatory issues for a non-expert audience.
- Demonstrable knowledge of and interest in the amusement park and attractions industry.