German-speaking EU Public Affairs Consultant

EU Focus
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Commercial
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
    May-01-2024
  • Posted
    Mar 25

Position description

EU Focus Group is the fastest-growing Brussels-based specialist public affairs consultancy firm featured for several years in a row the list of the best consultancy companies in Brussels. We are the leading Brussels-based specialist consultancy firm solely focusing on EU environmental, chemicals, agrochemicals advocacy in broad sense: from technical level to top government officials’ level at EU level and in Member States capitals. EU Focus Group offers a unique ‘Quintuple’ integrated solution which includes political strategy, regulatory expertise as well as legal, compliance & communication advice in highly regulated sectors, supported by our network of EMEA partners.

We help companies advance their businesses in the EU environment by building bridges with decision-makers in Europe. A modern and dynamic consultancy, we thrive to developing advocacy strategies and keen on finding customised solutions to our clients’ needs.

EU Focus Group is looking for an experienced German-speaking Public Affairs Consultant, to join, preferably as from summer-autumn 2024, our continuously growing young team in Brussels to support our growing pool of international clients in the highly regulated technical fields of agriculture, chemicals, agrochemicals, food, feed, sustainability, energy and digital. We are looking for a team player, extrovert, with strong oral, written, analytical skills and an entrepreneurial mindset.

Key Responsibilities

  • Providing political and regulatory advice to a pool of clients on a range of EU policies, with particular focus on agriculture, food, feed, chemical (e.g. REACH, CLP), agrochemical policies, sustainability, digital;
  • Day-to-day management of client accounts, developing and executing public affairs strategies;
  • Drafting position papers, preparing impactful power point presentations, staying in regular contact with EU influencers, gathering intelligence, participating in conference calls with clients, monitoring EU legislation;
  • Growing and nurturing contacts within EU institutions and other stakeholders;
  • Seeking new business opportunities and helping them grow into long-term client relationships;
  • Occasional travels.

Qualifications

Desired Profile

  • Advanced degree (MA) in Law, Political Science, International Relations or Economics (College of Europe, LSE, Maastricht or similar) with excellent academic record;
  • Structured mindset, robust project management skills;
  • Strong written and verbal skills in English and German;
  • Proven skills in analysing large volumes of information and translating it in concise and impactful position papers;
  • At least 2 years of working experience in EU Public Affairs and/or with EU institutions;
  • Perfect understanding of the EU decision-making procedures;
  • Experience of working with/in the European Parliament (ENVI, AGRI, ITRE etc.);
  • Knowledge of or experience with German politics;
  • Strong network of contacts among policymakers, influencers, broader public including media;
  • A proactive individual, a quick learner and a team player willing to work in a fast-paced business environment and grow in a dynamic company;
  • Background knowledge on EU sustainability policies is a plus.

Why Working with Us?

  • Competitive remuneration & flexible working policy;
  • Opportunities for quick professional growth & long-term career opportunity;
  • Continuous learning and mentorship from public affairs professionals with 20+ years of experience;
  • Supportive multi-lingual international team with entrepreneurial spirit.

Application instructions

To apply, please submit a 1-page CV accompanied by a short motivation letter with ‘Application – Public Affairs Consultant’ as the subject line. Early applications are encouraged.

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