The Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi) is the professional body representing European Patent Attorneys carrying on their profession in the member states of the European Patent Convention. Currently the Institute has about 12,500 members from 38 European countries. epi is a non-profit organisation and its office is located in Munich.
At the earliest date possible we are looking for an
Executive Director (m/w/d)
In this newly created position, you will work closely with the President and the other members of the Presidium and take on tasks that are currently still performed by them. You will lead the Secretariat - which currently has 17 employees and a budget of around 3m euros - on behalf of the Presidium and you will continuously develop its efficiency. In this respect you will be responsible for implementing the Board's decisions and coordinating the related tasks within the Institute. Externally, you will ensure good communication and visibility of the Institute and maintain close relations with partner organisations - in particular the European Patent Office and the European Patent Academy.
For this exciting challenge you need to have good management, organisational and leadership skills and you can demonstrate relevant experience. Ideally, you have gained this experience in a professional association or other member-oriented organization. Your working style is service-oriented and diplomatic, you know how to work with a volunteer board of directors out of different countries. Excellent oral and written language skills in German and English are absolutely required.
For a first confidential contact, our consultant, Mr. Lars Funk, is at your disposal by telephone +49 170 518 7300. Absolute discretion is a matter of course for us. Please send your application documents, stating your salary expectations, to firstname.lastname@example.org.