Sustainability Manager

RECHARGE - The Advanced Rechargeable & Lithium Batteries Association
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Oct 27

Position description

We are seeking an experienced ‘Sustainability Manager’ on life-cycle assessment. Expertise on REACH-related issues and/or standardization is an asset. The position aims at supporting the coordination of the battery sector’s Product Environmental Footprint Technical Secretariat which is run by RECHARGE. Other main tasks would include following the upcoming REACH Revision as well as relevant standardization work for our sector, reporting to the RECHARGE members and formulating positions. The Sustainability Manager would also develop inhouse market intelligence, and contribution to RECHARGE reports and papers.

Profile & person description

  • You hold a university degree (masters level) in environmental studies, renewable energies, or energy economics, or similar;
  • You have a strong expertise on the challenges related to life-cycle assessment and carbon footprint calculations. Expertise on REACH-related issues and/or standardization is an asset;
  • You are familiar with the architecture of the regulatory framework impacting the batteries sector and have knowledge about the batteries market development;
  • You have expertise in running working groups and/or projects. You have demonstrated your ability to coordinate multi-stakeholder meetings. Work experience in an association is an asset;
  • You are fluent in English and at least one other EU language;
  • You have a passion for the energy transition and for the battery sector. You have the ambition to contribute establishing a sustainable and competitive batteries value chain in Europe;
  • You have a sense of entrepreneurship and appreciate working in a small organization. You are a team player, result-oriented and able to provide creative and simple solutions to complex issues;
  • You are a good communicator and are able to express ideas in a clear and concise manner, in both written and oral forms;
  • Work experience for a batteries manufacturer is an asset.

Key responsibilities

  • Coordination support of the battery sector’s Product Environmental Footprint Technical Secretariat which is run by RECHARGE;
  • Follow and prepare RECHARGE’s input to the Revision of the REACH Regulation;
  • Follow and prepare RECHARGE’s input to the standardization work requested by the Commission as part of the Batteries Regulation implementation;
  • Develop an inhouse market intelligence;
  • Support following & preparing RECHARGE positions on sustainability, environmental and due diligence legislative files;
  • Follow and contribute to stakeholder and expert group discussions on grid connection related issues;
  • Contribution to RECHARGE reports and papers. Prepare briefing notes, presentations and relevant materials in relation to these policy areas for Board members and the management team;
  • Conduct research and produce evidence-based positions to support our positions;
  • Promote our positions by interacting with EU-decision makers, desk officers, standardization committees, expert groups and stakeholders. Ensure external representation of our positions by attending and speaking at relevant workshops and conferences;
  • Contribute to the content of RECHARGE communication channels e.g. newsletter, social media and website.

Performing any other tasks or duties required of the role as appropriate. Some international travel within Europe will be required. Contribution to the running of the association, such as membership management, working groups organization, and other administrative tasks will be occasionally required. He/She would be closely working with and reporting – depending on the task, to the General Manager and Director for Public Affairs & Communications.

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