Account Director - Sustainability Team

Acumen Public Affairs
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 10

Position description

We are looking for an Account Director who will work with and complement our Sustainability team based in Brussels, Belgium.

Are you proactive, results-oriented, willing to take the extra mile and eager to help us grow the business by delivering excellent service to our clients? Are you intellectually curious and motivated by complex and varied assignments? Do you have an interest in the commercial side of working in an agency? Are you also able to lead small teams?

Then this opportunity is perfect for you!

The role includes managing a certain client portfolio, drafting reports and policy briefings, participating in strategy meetings, identifying research needs, providing overall support to more senior staff members and guiding junior members of the team.

Experience and knowledge:

  • 5 plus years of relevant work experience working in one or more of the following: EU or international institutions, a communication consultancy, an in-house communications role in a company, a trade association or an NGO;
  • Understanding of the workings of the EU institutions and legislatives processes, in one or more policy areas related to sustainability (e.g. Climate, energy, environment, mobility policies);
  • Expertise in communications, traditional media relations, and/or social media campaigns would be an asset;
  • Perfect command of English; additional languages are an asset.

Skills needed:

  • A client-oriented mindset, ability to lead projects and teams and deliver high quality outputs;
  • Advanced writing skills and ability to quickly summarise complex issues;
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to adapt writing to different audiences;
  • Strong organisational and project management skills, proven through concrete previous examples and track record;
  • Flexibility, enthusiasm, ability to work under tight deadlines in an international environment;
  • Team-working skills;
  • Proficient with IT and new media tools;
  • Permission to work in Belgium;
  • Good references.

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