Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins seeks Policy Officer
Policy Officer for Internal Market and Environment
The Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins (CEEV) represents the wine and aromatized wines companies in the industry and trade in the European Union. It brings together 24 national organisations and its members produce and market the vast majority of quality European wines, with and without a geographical indication, and account for over 90% of European wine exports.
CEEV is currently seeking to recruit a full-time Policy Officer for Internal Market and Environmental issues to join its Brussels-based secretariat.
The Policy Officer – Internal Market and Environment will report directly to the Secretary General and will be responsible for:
- Leading the work of the association in relation to EU wine legal framework, all internal market, technical and environmental issues which may impact the EU wine sector;
- Establishing and maintaining excellent contacts with EU institutions, other international bodies, NGOs and other associations, to exchange information and to identify common interests and concerns;
- Building and maintaining close contact with, and communicating all relevant information to CEEV members;
- Elaborating CEEV positions – drafting position papers and finding consensus among members, then effectively communicating those positions to policy-makers;
- Preparing and driving relevant CEEV committee meetings in close coordination with the Secretary General and committee chairs;
- Reporting succinctly on meeting outcomes as well as recommending appropriate actions;
- Helping to shape CEEV publications and web-based materials.
The Policy Officer – Internal Market and Environment should have the following profile:
- At least 1-2 years experience at EU level, preferably in the food industry, or, at national level, in wine-related issues;
- Good practical knowledge of the EU wine legal framework will be highly appreciated;
- Technical background will be a valuable asset;
- Strong communication skills to deal with a wide range of stakeholders;
- Self-starter and team-worker;
- Fluent in English and French (both spoken and written) – any other EU language will be an asset.
Salary package will be negotiable and commensurate with the importance of the position. Ideally, the candidate should be available to take up this position as soon as possible.
Interested candidates are kindly requested to send their CV and cover letter, in English, to CEEV Office Manager, Mrs Julie Bouveret at: firstname.lastname@example.org by 18 May 2018.
Selected candidates will be contacted by the CEEV Secretariat end of May / early June.