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Today, the European chemical industry is indispensable to modern life, producing the building blocks and high-tech materials on which modern societies are built. Our molecules and materials are used in every industry, from agriculture to construction, food and beverages, energy, health care and medicines, machinery, textiles, hospitals and transportation. We deliver a range of solutions needed to deliver the EU Green Deal, from better batteries, solar panels, wind turbines and smarter, more energy efficient materials. The Chemicals Industry Transition Pathway identifies the actions and conditions needed to achieve the green and digital transition and improve resilience in the chemical industry.

The European Union’s chemical sector employs 1.2 million highly qualified people directly in 28,000 companies. The chemical sector supports around 19 million jobs across all supply chains. It generates more than €540 billion a year in sales and €170 billion in European value added. Our industry has embraced corporate social responsibility, ethical behaviour and the principles of Responsible Care.

For its Euro Chlor sector group (part of the Halogens Industry Sector), Cefic is looking for a full time (m/f/d): Energy and Hydrogen Manager.

Mission of the role:

In charge of Euro Chlor’s Climate Change and Energy Committee (comprising the Hydrogen Task Force), the right candidate will keep track of the energy & climate change (including hydrogen-related) legislative developments and advise the membership and Euro Chlor’s Regulatory Affairs and Management Committees on the best possible strategy for the chlor-alkali sector. This will be done in close collaboration with Cefic colleagues and the member companies’ experts.

Are you inspired by these responsibilities?

You will:

  • Manage the Euro Chlor Climate Change and Energy Committee (prepare the meetings, assist the Chair, write the minutes) and follow up on the actions;
  • Organise workshops with stakeholders on an ad hoc basis, plus the hydrogen sessions during the Euro Chlor Technology Conference (held every 3 years);
  • Keep close track of legislative developments in the areas of energy, climate change and hydrogen; analyse the impact of that legislation on the chlor-alkali industry and make proposals to improve the situation for our members;
  • Promote together with the members and Cefic colleagues the value of the by-product hydrogen and find ways to increase the utilisation of this by-product hydrogen;
  • Keep close track of other chlor-alkali related legislative developments, for example sustainability and circular economy;
  • Liaise with Cefic colleagues, member company experts and other stakeholders, such as the power sector and other (energy intensive) industries;
  • Assist the advocacy and communications colleagues in developing fact-based messages to the Brussels bubble, industry partners and the public;
  • When needed, liaise with European authorities to provide objective information whilst maintaining Euro Chlor’s reputation as a source of reliable, fact-based information.

Can you make the difference?

The successful candidate will be a highly experienced professional who demonstrates the following experience, competencies and personal qualities:

  • Academic background: preferably at least MA or MSc in Political Science, Science or Engineering;
  • At least 3 years’ professional experience, by preference working on energy & climate matters at an international level;
  • A good understanding of the chemical industry;
  • Affinity for and/ or experience with EU regulatory framework: able to analyze, understand and communicate complex pieces of legislation;
  • Full professional proficiency in English; additional European languages are a definite asset;
  • Good project management skills, service-minded with a certain autonomy, self-starter with presence;
  • Analytical thinker, at ease with scientific discussions;
  • Strong communication skills: ability to speak clearly and concisely in front of a group; ability to deliver well organized, enthusiastic and convincing presentations and ability to adapt style and language to audience;
  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills;
  • A good team player who is able to work independently;
  • High attention to detail;
  • Curious, fast learning and willing to improve continuously;
  • Prepared to live in Belgium (Brussels).

What do we offer?

  • The opportunity to understand the business dimension of the European industry, within the EU regulatory framework;
  • The opportunity to work with other industries’ associations including downstream users’ associations within the supply chain;
  • Dynamic and challenging topics;
  • Working in a team with a positive attitude towards stress and mindful of work – personal life balance;
  • Full time employment contract, competitive salary according to experience and several benefits;
  • Working in a people oriented, international and dynamic culture at the centre of EU affairs;
  • Opportunities for employee development (trainings, mentoring).

Are you interested?

Please send your application with full curriculum vitae and motivation letter, quoting the reference EHM-01, by 24 November 2023 to Cefic, Jessica Bart-Williams, HR Officer, Rue Belliard 40, b15, 1040 Brussels.
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NB: Please note that in the course of the recruitment process, your application may be shared with internal departments and/or Cefic members.

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The Company

CEFIC - European Chemical Industry Council

Industry Association


About The Job

Brussels , Belgium
Contract type:
Full Time
5-10 Years
Project Management

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