Together with EuropaBio’s Director for Industrial Biotech and with corporate and National Association members, the Manager in Industrial Biotech will help develop and maintain networks of understanding and support, incorporating multiple stakeholders and decision makers, to help create a more enabling policy environment for Industrial Biotech and bio-based products.
Not exhaustively, the Industrial Biotech Manager will help to:
- Develop and implement the overall strategy of EuropaBio’s Industrial Biotech Council, in the context of the broader, evolving EU policy agenda;
- Improve understanding and awareness of the benefits of industrial biotech and bio-based products;
- Help develop common policy positions, both within the Association’s membership and with external stakeholders and coalitions;
- Analyse and interpret documents, such as industry or academic reports, Commission proposals and European Parliament positions, in order to extract and present, in a clear and concise way, information relevant to industry members;
- Assist in the management of EuropaBio’s working groups, organisation of internal and external meetings and coordinating consultations;
- Represent EuropaBio’s members and communicate their priorities and positions at external meetings and events;
- Actively support the organisation of the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy (EFIB), including programme development; communications; speaker outreach etc.;
- Support media and communications activities related to industrial biotech.
- A university degree in political or environmental sciences, biotechnology, public policy or law;
- Good practical knowledge of EU public affairs, acquired through at least 3-5 years of work experience preferably with time spent in consultancy, association and/or EU institution OR work experience in biotechnology (or similar) preferably with public affairs knowledge;
- A motivated, outgoing, positive team player, able to work equally well independently and in small teams;
- Fluent written and spoken English (working language);
- Strong analytical and synthesis skills with the ability to find consensus;
- Action-driven and results oriented;
- Strong project management and organisational skills;
- Ability to work to tight deadlines in a structured way;
- A strong interest in environmental, agricultural, energy, climate, research and innovation and resource efficiency related policy;
- Availability to travel when required.
- Experience with concrete policy tracks/dossiers demonstrating an understanding of political processes;
- An understanding of biotechnology, industrial biotech, bio-based products and the bioeconomy;
- Ability to work in other EU languages;
- An existing network of contacts from relevant sectors in Brussels Public Affairs.
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