Advisor EU Public Affairs

Region: Brussels
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: European Law, Other
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: 1083183-LexGO

For the of Representation EU office an international group, HAYS is searching for an experienced Advisor EU Public Affairs.

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The Group Representation EU office is our client’s centrally located corporate office in Brussels. Its overall objective is to support the Group’s business goals. Its mission is to:

  • Represent the Group towards the EU institutions, and profile it according to its vision and values 
  • Constantly build and maintain the Group reputation as a trustworthy partner of EU institutions and of EU decision-makers in its field of expertise 
  • Enable the Group influence and advocacy at European Union level
  • Enhance the visibility of the Group and its brands as appropriate, towards the EU stakeholders
  • Be the corporate speaking contact towards Belgian authorities
  • Provide EU intelligence to the Group entities 

Their dynamic and multi-cultural team is now looking for a new member to support the action of the Group Representation EU office.

In your role as EU Public Affairs advisor, your network and influence are both internal and external. You contribute to enhancing and growing Group’s reputation and image in Brussels towards the targeted stakeholders, and provide EU intelligence to the Group’s different entities. You report to the Head of the Group Representation EU office.
You will closely monitor the development of all EU policies and legislative issues relevant to the Group and proactively inform the Group entities on a regular basis; more specifically on policy areas covering corporate and industry policy related issues, transport and trade related questions.

By editing and distributing an internal EU newsletter, you establish an early warning system for business-critical legislation processes on EU level; in cooperation with the Head of office, you prepare briefing materials for Group senior management.

You enable and drive the Group’s influence and advocacy at European Union level, by identifying and mapping stakeholders, execute engagement plans together with relevant teams, in particular with Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs, and coordinate with Group experts on relevant EU priority issues; you provide political expertise when needed to support establishing positions on EU issues for advocacy purposes. 

You identify business opportunities resulting from EU Commission initiatives and legislative processes and contribute to position the Group strategically, according to its vision and values. You enhance the Group’s visibility by attending external events like EU stakeholders’ meetings and conferences focusing on priority issues for the group. In order to profile the Group brands and its products you proactively identify and/or create speaking opportunities in Brussels. In addition, you contribute to local Group business activities by facilitating contacts towards Belgian authorities and local associations, as appropriate

For this role, you need to have a clear understanding of the decision-making process in the EU. You hold a Master’s degree in either Political Sciences, Law, or European studies. Ideally, you have completed an internship within one of the EU institutions and have minimum 10 years of experience in the Brussels’ EU affairs field. You are fluent in English, French and Dutch, any additional languages is definitely an asset; you have high standard of written and oral communication and have developed presentation skills.

Most importantly you are an excellent networker, communicator and diplomat. You are at ease managing diverse subject matters and are service-minded. You can take initiative on your own but have a good team spirit. You have proven competence and experience in working with cross-corporate networks, enjoy working in an international environment, and are part of a small team working in a cross-functionally manner within a large Group.

You are hands-on, with conceptual skills and an ambition for innovation. High learning ability, eagerness to grow, long term vision and strategic thinking complete the desired profile of this important role.

A Permanent position in a very attractive company. You will join a professional team with excellent knowledge of their job and obtain a dynamic and challenging work environment. You will join a leader in its market. 


If this is the position you are looking for, apply now or call Marina El Chalouhi at HAYS on +32 (0) 2 54 11 650

Please apply online via this link.

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