Communications Manager, European Affairs

Neste Oyj
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 20

Position description

Are you passionate about sustainability and looking for a communications job with a purpose in an inspiring and evolving business environment?

Neste has an ambitious target to become a global leader in renewable and circular solutions. We refine waste, residues and innovative raw materials into renewable fuels and sustainable feedstock for plastics and other materials.

We are now looking for an experienced Communications Manager, European Affairs, to strengthen our communications in Brussels as part of Neste’s global communications team. In this role, you will focus on driving public positioning of Neste amongst the EU decision-makers and support Neste’s dialogue with the EU institutions and stakeholders.

Your part in Neste journey

In this role, you will

  • Plan and implement communication strategies and campaigns on European policy and legislation in close collaboration with Neste’s Public Affairs team;
  • Create content relevant to EU policy-making in collaboration with a broad pool of Neste stakeholders and together with external partners;
  • Plan and implement media and social media activations relevant to EU policy makers;
  • Be responsible for monitoring the most important European media targeted to decision makers in the EU;
  • Support Neste’s European Public Affairs Team in their communications to ensure coherent messaging towards EU policy makers;
  • Participate in Communications working groups of relevant trade associations.

You will work closely and in a highly networked manner with the Head of EU Affairs and other members of the Public Affairs team, as well as other communications professionals of Neste among others.

Keys to success in this role

The best combination of experiences, skills and background is

  • A university degree in a relevant field of study, such as communications, journalism, political science, European studies etc.;
  • At least 5 years of working experience related to communications in relation to e.g. business, trade associations, or within the European Union institutions;
  • A very good knowledge of European Union politics and policy and understanding of functioning of the European Union;
  • Track record of producing insightful, impactful, high-quality communication content relevant to European public policy;
  • Energy, drive and commitment, along with a cooperative mindset;
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communications and presentation skills;
  • Full proficiency in verbal and written English and French, other additional European languages, and broad international exposure are advantages.

Our success is based on our people who are the driving force behind Neste’s transformation to become a global leader in renewable and circular solutions. The passion that we have for creating a healthier planet for our children is what makes us unique. We believe everyone is a leader and share a natural desire for collaboration. Our three values “We care, We have courage and We cooperate” are embedded in our everyday work. Working safely and responsibly at all times is essential to all of us.

If this resonates with you, we look forward to receiving your application.

Join us in creating a healthier planet for our children

If you have any questions regarding the process or the position, please get in touch with Jenni Schumacher, Head of External Engagement, Communications, Tel. +358 (0)50 554 6810.

Please submit your application with a cover letter and CV through our website.

The recruitment process will include interviews and possible aptitude testing.

A security clearance is obtained for the persons with their consent.

Our success begins with you.

Every company needs a purpose, and Neste has a strong one: to create a healthier planet for our children. We are 4,800 dedicated professionals committed to that purpose. Everything that we do, down to the smallest detail, shows our clear commitment to tackling the challenges of climate change. As an employer, understanding and valuing wellbeing is vital for our success. At the same time, we encourage every individual at Neste to contribute towards creating a positive impact on the environment as well as on the people, communities and societies around us.

Neste’s strategy is called ‘’Faster, Bolder and Together’. It reflects the understanding that there is no time to lose in combating climate change or helping to tackle the waste plastic challenge. In order to succeed, we need to act, innovate new solutions and deliver them faster and bolder than ever before – together.

As innovation is in our DNA, we are empowered to develop pioneering solutions to make businesses more sustainable. In 2021, Neste placed 4th on the Global 100 list of the most sustainable companies in the world.

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