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Director of Industry Affairs

Director of Industry Affairs at Danfoss Drives
Can you manage and promote Danfoss Drives A/S Industry and Public affairs priorities as they relate to industry associations and relations to governmental authorities? Do you have the experience and competences to ensure that Danfoss Drives (DD) is always updated regarding relevant global legislation and standardizations that can impact the business? And can you serve the Industry Affairs board and assist in securing the right ownership of legislative challenges? Then keep on reading as you could be our new Director of Industry Affairs at Danfoss Drives A/S.

You will work on key related public affairs and industry affairs projects, which have an industry/competitor focus, and you will responsible for keeping DD management and business units up to date on relevant legislation and standardizations. As such, you translate the development of global standards and legislation into potential business impacts both positive and negative, to influence attitudes about Energy Efficiency in a legislation, industry and competitive context.

Your key role is to ensure that Danfoss Drives A/S has a strong voice in industry forums and is well represented on all relevant key issues, including free and fair trade, competitiveness, legislation, regulation and subsidies etc.

Monitor and influence the global legislation and standardization

As Director of Industry Affairs, your mission is to make DD visible and to promote Danfoss’ position on selected areas and organizations. In close cooperation with corporate DD and other divisional industry affairs functions, you act as ambassador for DD promoting DD priorities. Among your responsibilities are to:

  • Develop and execute a political influencing strategy to address creeping environmental legislation across the Danfoss Drives A/S network and manage in co-ordination with colleagues a network of industry supporters and third party endorsers to activate on issues of interest to DD
  • Communicate and engage with external stakeholders e.g. international industry Associations and government Agencies in key markets regarding DD environmentally related initiatives, campaigns and documents; Support Corporate Public Affairs in researching trends in international policies, prepare positions and campaigns to further Danfoss’ general interests and to actively shape developments in legislation and regulation
  • Represent DD as the accredited representative at certain industry meetings within the context of activities and work with industry associations representing customer segments/applications in key markets and corresponding relevant authorities, to develop a positive attitude to DD positions concerning energy efficiency and solutions and their positive impact
  • Prepare and promote Danfoss Drives A/S positions on key priorities and wider public affairs matters vis-à-vis CEMEP, ZVEI, VDMA, NEMA and any other regional industry associations or relevant industry coalitions.

You will play a key role in formulating DD positions to be used in influencing legislation and standardization and contribute to the DD perspective. As such, your success in this position depends on your ability to actively promote/lobby DD in cooperation with Danfoss’ corporate Public Affairs and other divisional Industry Affairs.

Drive, experience and a strong track record

You hold a Master degree in a relevant business area which includes: engineering, international policy or political engagement. Furthermore, you have a wide spread network branched in many different segments such as customers, suppliers, branch organizations and therefore holds superior stakeholder relationship and lobbying skill. Your career shows +5 years of experience in the Power Electronics industry current in a senior capacity dealing with political or public affairs related issues. A solid track record underline your achievements and good international negotiation skills within technical and commercial areas.

On a more personal note, you have an extraordinary drive that ensures that you always are ahead. You are a team player but have the ability to work independently, proactively and have the right mindset to think clearly, creatively and decisively. You are motivated by the political game and wants to make an impact that matters. Last but not least, you are a skilled communicator with the ability to present complex information and concepts into simple and easily understood briefings, reports and presentations. That means you are perfectly fluent both written and orally and experienced in negotiating in English, and German is a strong advantage.

For further information about the position,

please contact Senior Director, M&A and Compliance, Michael Wassermann at +45 5171 8608 (Excluding week 31-33, due to holiday) or Head of Industry Affairs, Aksel Jepsen at +45 2170 2368. For information regarding the process, please contact Senior Recruiter Marie H.-Kristensen: +45 2860 5891

Please apply at your earliest convenience. We do not have an application deadline but accept applications as long as the job is posted.The position will be closed down once we have found the right candidate.

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