EU Affairs Manager

  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 08

Position description

Corporate Center in Hydro is mainly located at Vækerø and has around 260 employees within the areas of Finance, People & Safety, Legal and Compliance, Communication & Public Affairs and Corporate Development.

Hydro is looking to recruit an EU Affairs Manager to join its Communications & Public Affairs team in Brussels. The role will primarily focus on energy and climate policies and will report to the Head of EU Affairs. This full-time position will be available as of January 1, 2022.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Monitoring EU policy developments, assessing their impact on Hydro’s activities and disseminating information internally.
  • Supporting Hydro’s business areas in the analysis of relevant issues and in the definition of the company’s position.
  • Developing and implementing public affairs strategies, in coordination with colleagues internally.
  • Managing Hydro’s advocacy activities towards EU decision-makers, member states and other key stakeholders.
  • Representing Hydro in industry associations to support them in promoting EU policies reflecting the company’s position.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders to position Hydro as a contributor to the EU Green Deal, providing solutions to EU opportunities and challenges.


  • University degree (political science, international affairs law or economics)
  • 5-10 years professional experience in EU public affairs (EU institutions, associations, consultancy or other related work).
  • Detailed knowledge of EU regulatory and legislative processes
  • Existing relationships in EU institutions and network in Brussels
  • Experience in climate and energy policies, a plus
  • Experience of industry sector, a plus

Key skills

  • Ability to present information in a clear, concise and accessible way.
  • Ability to translate technical messaging into compelling policy recommendations.
  • Proven ability to implement policy engagement strategies to influence policy positions by developing and cultivating partnerships.
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills and the ability to influence others through these.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to go into details.
  • Ability to work well independently and in small teams.
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure.
  • Fluency in English, both written and oral, and at least one other European language

Additional information
Interviews will take place in Brussels on Nov-29 – Dec 1, 2021. Only candidates short-listed for interviews will be contacted.

Application instructions

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