European Government Affairs Manager

Murray McIntosh
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Commercial
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 18

Position description

Our client is a widely recognised trade association with a fantastic reputation for lobbying across a broad range of issues on behalf of their industry and well-known brands.

They are looking for a European Government Affairs Manager to lead their engagement across Europe to develop policy positions on key challenges facing the industry, including regulation, trade, and environment issues.

You will need to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the EU decision making process, with a solid relevant experience in EU affairs.

You will need to be a proven influencer with the ability to build meaningful relationships amongst members, politicians, businesses and other key stakeholders to support the industry.

This is an autonomous role so you will need to be a motivated self-starter and an excellent communicator with the ability to work independently.

The role is base in Brussels and requires an excellent command of English with additional languages such as French, German or Dutch being particularly valuable.

Qualifications

  • Proven professional experience in EU public affairs, policy development and issue management, gained in a Brussels-based corporate, political, government, trade association or consultancy environment;
  • Excellent knowledge of political processes and institutions (EU & UK), high awareness of the domestic and international political context;
  • Excellent communicator and networker, with proven ability to write influential documents, command authority in committees and political discussions, and communicate effectively and diplomatically to diverse audiences;
  • Highly motivated team player with a hands-on attitude, ability to lead and develop creative and evidence-based approaches to policy issues, industry positions and their communication;
  • Firm grasp of key public policy issues affecting the transport, manufacturing or automotive industries;
  • Strong language skills (ideally French, Dutch or German in addition to English);
  • If not already based in Brussels, the ability to relocate.

Application instructions

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