PlasticsEurope seeks Public Affairs Manager
Public Affairs Manager
PlasticsEurope is one of the leading European trade associations with centres in Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan and Paris. We are networking with European and national plastics associations and have more than 100 member companies, producing over 90% of all polymers across the EU28 member states plus Norway, Switzerland and Turkey. The European plastics industry makes a significantcontribution to the welfare in Europe by enabling innovation, creating quality of life to citizens and facilitating resources efficiency and climate protection.
PlasticsEurope is looking for a Public Affairs Manager
The Public Affairs Manager will be based at PlasticsEurope’s office in Brussels, and will report directly to the Public Affairs Director. He/she will promote PlasticsEurope views to EU decision-makers and other stakeholders from industry and NGOs.
More specifically the candidate will monitor policy developments at EU level, help define policy positions and undertake advocacy activities in line with agreed strategy. He/she will interact with European upstream and downstream associations and identify areas of possible joint collaboration.
As part of the Public Affairs team the candidate will be strongly involved and provide support to the organization of events and the development of communication strategies and action plans.
To meet these expectations, candidates must have the following key competencies:
- Networking capabilities
The candidate must be able to network easily, both inside and outside the Association. He/she will have demonstrated that he/she is able to establish and maintain relationships with the European Institutions, the permanent representations of the Member States and other relevant stakeholders. His/her networking capabilities will be the result of good presence, a professional approach, strong interpersonal skills and the energy and drive to build awareness and credibility with key decision makers and stakeholders.
- Communication skills
The candidate must understand complex issues, position them in the political and social environment and translate them into easy to understand messages. He/she must have the ability to establish contacts and to deal with a variety of people and styles.
- Further requirements
The candidate has a junior profile with the potential to grow at senior management level. He/she should be capable to take initiative, be self-motivated and be used to work independently while being a team player.
He/she has a strong academic background (a Master degree in Political Science or similar) and has up to 3-5 years of relevant experience with advocacy in Brussels. He/she is fluent in English.
Please send your application with full curriculum vitae before 22 January 2018, with the subject “Public Affairs Manager” to:
PlasticsEurope, Avenue E. Van Nieuwenhuyse 4, B-1160 Brussels.
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org