Secretary General – Styrenics Circular Solutions

 

PlasticsEurope is one of the leading European trade associations with centers in Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan and Paris. We are networking with European and national plastics associations and have more than 100 member companies, producing over 90% of all polymers across the EU28 member states plus Norway, Switzerland and Turkey. The European plastics industry makes a significant contribution to the welfare in Europe by enabling innovation, creating quality of life to citizens and facilitating resource efficiency and climate protection.

 

Plastics have a crucial role to play in delivering a more sustainable future. Through their unique combination of properties, plastics already contribute to emissions reduction and more efficient use of resources across different sectors and everyday applications. However, challenges relating to littering and end-of-life options must be addressed, if the material is to achieve its fullest potential in a circular and resource efficient economy.

 

It is in this spirit of commitment to future generations, PlasticsEurope has decided to set a series of ambitious targets and initiatives up to 2030. The Styrenics producers (styrene monomer and polystyrene –based polymers) as members of PlasticsEurope are actively supporting these objectives. They have recently launched the “Styrenics Circular Solutions” platform (SCS), aiming at the development and implementation of technologies that recycle Polystyrene-based products back into their original applications. SCS will become an independent non-profit association based in Brussels.

 

The Secretary General of the SCS platform will operate on the basis of SCS Board decisions, and the participation of Member companies organized in appropriate working groups.

 

More specifically, the Secretary General will

-          Develop and implement the strategy and objectives of the SCS.

-          Manage the SCS effectively and efficiently.

-          Liaise, develop, motivate and ensure the involvement of the entire value-chain and all relevant stakeholders.

-          Initiate, develop, implement and supervise working structures, groups and projects.

-          Be the spokesperson of SCS and manage all communication activities.

-          Work with EU and national policy makers to promote content, objectives and results.

The candidate should have an in-depth, more than 15 years, management experience in the petrochemical or preferable the Styrenics sector. With a strong technical/commercial background, she/he is a good communicator with superior networking skills, motivated and with a winning attitude, a true driver.

 

 

The full-time position is ideally based in Brussels, Belgium.

Please send your application with a cover letter and CV before May 18th 2018, mentioning ”Secretary General SCS” as the subject, to: vacancies@plasticseurope.org 

 

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.