Sector Group Manager Resins

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26 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.

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.

For its Specialty Chemicals department, in one of its major Sector Groups, Cefic is looking for a (m/f)

Sector Group Manager Resins

Mission of the role:

In charge of several working groups and projects of Specialty Chemicals Sector, the right candidate will act as a project manager, represent Specialty Chemicals in various EU bodies and/or ECHA committees and provide timely delivery of required results. You will report to the Executive Director of the Specialty Chemicals department.

Are you inspired by these responsibilities?

You will:
  • Organise and chair the meetings of various working groups, composed of representatives from the chemical industry as well as draft the minutes;
  • Coordinate and manage projects in response to key issues in the area of Specialty Chemicals. This includes:
    • Developing position papers, based on industry comments, for presentation at Authority discussions;
    • Reporting back to Industry members on key topics including early warning signals on upcoming issues;
    • Developing, supporting and implementing strategies on how to deal with these issues (regulatory, scientific or other) alongside the member companies
  • Have regular contacts with the EU and Member State authorities;
  • Liaise with value chain associations where appropriate;
  • Be a source of specialist advice and information about the sector.

Can you make the difference?

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated professional who demonstrates the following experience and competencies:

  • Academic background: preferably MA or MSc in Science;
  • Experience working at European/international level on regulatory and scientific issues, preferably in the chemical industry and/or with a similar member association;
  • Good knowledge of REACH/CLP is highly desired;
  • Excellent project management skills;
  • Full professional proficiency in English and at least one other European language; additional languages are a definite asset;
  • Excellent oral presentation skills,  with the ability to speak clearly and concisely in front of a group; deliver well-organised, enthusiastic and convincing presentations and adapt style and language to audience;
  • Ability to write clear and concise correspondence translating communications from authorities into actions for the members;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate and solve conflicts;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and networking skills. Strong capacity to communicate with people with different technical backgrounds;
  • Ability to lead discussions and build consensus;
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.

Required personal qualities:

  • A curious mind with an eagerness to learn and grow within the Specialty Chemicals cluster;
  • Ability to work independently and within a team;
  • Dedicated and loyal;
  • Keen to have fun at work despite tight timelines and changing priorities;
  • Able to recognise and identify problems in a timely manner and focus on providing solutions;
  • Motivated to represent the voice of industry and influence policy;
  • Motivation to travel regularly (about 20 %).

Are you interested?

Please send your application with full curriculum vitae and motivation letter, quoting the reference SGMR-01, before 26 October 2018 to Cefic, Jessica Bart-Williams, HR Assistant, Avenue E. Van Nieuwenhuyse 4, B-1160 Brussels.

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