Regulatory Affairs Manager

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31 Oct 2018

Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, is both the forum and voice of the European chemical industry. It aims to maintain and develop a prosperous chemical industry in Europe by promoting the best possible economic, social and environmental conditions to bring benefits to society.

The chemical industry is a € 500+ billion industry, providing over 1 million direct jobs and nearly 2.5 million indirect jobs in Europe. The chemical industry is the “Industry of Things”. The industry's products are essential to 95% of everything manufactured: hygiene, health, mobility, construction, computers and electronics all rely on the chemical industry.   The sector is also critical to meeting future needs, such as developing energy sources or managing scarce resources. The chemical industry is essential for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Cefic is located in Brussels to represent the industry vis-à-vis EU institutions and involve member federations and companies in European advocacy.  We employ more than 150 people. Euro Chlor is a Sector Group of Cefic, representing 98% of the chlor-alkali industry in Europe. On behalf of its members, it is active in the areas of regulatory affairs, technology and safety, science and communication

To reinforce the Euro Chlor Sector Group, Cefic is actively looking for an enthusiastic (m/f)

Regulatory Affairs Manager

Mission of the role: 

In charge of the management of the regulatory affairs committee and the energy task force, the right candidate will act as a spokesperson, advocate and official representative of the chlor-alkali industry in official and professional bodies in order to position, communicate and safeguard its interests at all times.

Are you inspired by these responsibilities? You will:

  • Manage the Euro Chlor Regulatory Affairs Committee and the Energy Task Force (prepare the meetings, assist the Chair, write the minutes) and follow up on the actions;
  • Keep close track of legislative developments in the areas of energy and climate change; analyse the impact of that legislation on the chlor-alkali industry;
  • Keep close track of other chlor-alkali related legislative developments, for example mercury, sustainability and circular economy;
  • Liaise with Cefic colleagues and other stakeholders, such as the power sector and other (energy intensive) industries;
  • Assist the communications team in developing fact-based messages to the Brussels bubble, industry partners and the public;
  • Regularly liaise with European authorities to provide objective information whilst maintaining Euro Chlor’s reputation as a source of reliable, fact-based information;
  • Identify potential future threats for the chlor-alkali industry and develop advocacy plans accordingly.

Can you make the difference?

The successful candidate will be an experienced professional who demonstrates the following experience and competencies:

  • Academic background: preferably at least MA or MSc in Political Science, Science or Engineering;
  • At least 3 years’ professional experience, working on energy & climate matters at an international level;
  • Affinity for regulatory affairs;
  • A good understanding of the chemical industry;
  • Strong advocacy skills and experience with EU regulatory framework: able to analyse, understand and communicate complex pieces of legislation;
  • Full professional proficiency in English, additional languages are a definite asset.

Required personal qualities:

  • A good team player who is able to work independently;
  • Strong communication skills: ability to speak clearly and concisely in front of a group; ability to deliver well-organized, enthusiastic and convincing presentations and ability to adapt style and language to audience;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to negotiate and resolve conflicts;
  • Curious, fast learning and willing to improve continuously.

Are you interested?

Please send your application with full curriculum vitae, quoting reference RAM-01, before 31 October 2018 to Cefic, Jessica Bart-Williams, HR Assistant, Avenue E. Van Nieuwenhuyse 4, B-1160 Brussels.

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