PlasticsEurope is a leading European trade association, with centres in Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan and Paris. We network with European and national plastics associations and have more than 100 member companies, who are responsible for producing more than 90% of all polymers across the 28 member states of the European Union, plus Norway, Switzerland and Turkey. On a global level, PlasticsEurope actively supports the World Plastics Council (WPC) and the Global Plastics Alliance (GPA).
 

PlasticsEurope is looking for a

Country Coordinator Public Affairs Belgium


The Country coordinator Belgium is based at PlasticsEurope’s office in Brussels, Belgium and will report directly to the Regional Director West Region of PlasticsEurope (actually located in Paris office). He/she ensures the coordination of the Association’s activities in Belgium. This requires the ability to understand and anticipate the economic, political, cultural, and public landscape in the country. He/she is being integrated in the West Region regional team located in the offices of Paris and The Hague, and supported by the functional team located in the Brussels office. The country coordinator maintains the dialogue between PlasticsEurope and its various external stakeholders in Belgium. He/she cooperates with national upstream and downstream associations and gathers emerging issues from Belgium, prioritising importance and urgency. He/she proposes actions to the Regional Director to be implemented.
 

Under the guidance of the Regional Director, he/she implements the pan-European public affairs strategy of the Association taking into account national and regional specifics (in Belgium), both internally to member companies, as well as externally to major stakeholders.
 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

To meet these expectations, candidates must have the following key competencies:
 

Networking capabilities

The Country coordinator must be able to network easily, both inside and outside the Association. He/she will have demonstrated that he/she is able to maintain relationships within the political landscape of the country as well as on the working level of ministries and institutions. His/her networking capabilities will be the result of good presence, a professional approach, strong interpersonal skills and the energy and drive to build awareness and credibility with key decision makers and stakeholders. In doing so he/she reveals a thorough knowledge of the political and law making process in the country.
 

Communication skills

The candidate must understand complex issues, position them in the political and social environment and translate them into easy to understand messages. He/she must have the ability to establish contacts and to deal with a variety of people and styles.
 

Further requirements

The candidate has a junior profile with the potential to grow at senior management level. He/she should be capable to take initiative, be self-motivated and be used to work independently while being a team player. He/she has a strong academic background (a Master degree in Communication, Political Science or similar) and is fluent in Dutch, French and English.
 

Interested?

Please send your application with full curriculum vitae before 23 April 2018 to:

Andreea Pomana, PlasticsEurope, Avenue E. Van Nieuwenhuyse 4, B-1160 Brussels.

E-mail : vacancies@plasticseurope.org

 

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.