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For its Public Affairs department, Cefic is looking for a (m/f/d): Public Affairs Manager

Mission of the role:

Working closely with a dynamic team of public affairs, communications & regulatory professionals, the manager will provide advocacy support to Cefic Sector Groups (SGs) focusing on chemical legislation (i.e.  REACH & CLP).

Are you inspired by these responsibilities?

You will:

  • Develop and implement pan-EU advocacy strategies on regulatory processes for chemical legislation.
  • Provide regulatory and political guidance to SGs.
  • Represent the SG’s interests at EU/Member States decision-maker's meetings/events and other stakeholders’ meetings/events.
  • Outreach to officials of the European Commission, ECHA, European Parliament, Member States’ ministries and regulatory agencies.
  • Monitor political and regulatory developments.
  • Draft position papers and prepare advocacy materials.
  • Design and execute relevant events as appropriate.
  • Support Cefic’s Public Affairs team on various advocacy projects.

Can you make the difference?

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

  • A minimum of 2 to 3 years of professional experience in a public affairs role (in-house, agency, trade association, etc.).
  • Proven experience working on chemical legislation (i.e., REACH & CLP) and thorough knowledge of EU legislative processes (ordinary & comitology).
  • Demonstrated experience working on REACH restrictions. Overall knowledge about the Chemical Strategy for Sustainability is an additional asset.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Ability to develop and communicate policy positions clearly and concisely.
  • Demonstrated strong project management skills.
  • Experiences with integrated public affairs campaigns would be desirable.
  • Good leadership skills and ability to develop consensus between diverging positions.
  • Strategic and analytical thinker with service and customer focus.
  • Curious, fast-learning, and willing to improve continuously.
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-changing environment and handle multiple priorities.
  • Highly developed intercultural, diplomatic and rhetoric skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a good team player.
  • Passionate about conscientious work and attention to detail.
  • Full professional proficiency in English. Fluency in other official EU languages would be an asset.
  • Willingness to travel for business.

What do we offer?

  • Working in a people oriented, international and dynamic culture at the centre of EU affairs.
  • Full time employment contract, competitive salary according to experience and several benefits.
  • Opportunities for employee development (trainings, mentoring).
  • Interviewing via video conferencing during COVID-19 pandemic.

Are you interested?

Please send your application with full curriculum vitae, quoting the reference PAM-02, before 4 February 2022 to: Cefic, Jessica Bart-Williams, HR Officer, Rue Belliard 40, b15, 1040 Brussels.

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