Senior European Affairs Manager

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24 Oct 2017

The European Association of Communications Agencies, a Brussels-based organisation which represents full-service advertising, media agencies and agency associations in Europe, is currently recruiting a SENIOR EUROPEAN AFFAIRS MANAGER. The selected candidate will work on regulatory files as well as on a wide-range of industry initiatives.

The successful candidate will report to the Director of European Affairs and will work on the following projects:

1. Lobbying and advocacy (50%)

  • Manage lobbying/advocacy outreach towards the EU institutions on proposed regulatory and non-regulatory measures that may affect the communications industry
  • Maintain and expand EACA’s network of contacts amongst policy-makers and interest representatives
  • Facilitate the use of social media for policy purposes
  • Develop advocacy strategies and instruments on key issues
  • Inform and engage with EACA members
  • Help organise EACA’s annual membership conference

2. EACA Thought Leadership (25 %)

  • Coordinate research activities for EACA’s industry reports and initiatives
  • Liaise and interview experts across EACA’s membership and beyond on the topic at hand
  • Draft industry reports and work on their dissemination via social media, industry fora etc.

3. Industry relations (25 %)

  • Manage EACA’s external representation in meetings, events and industry coalitions
  • Contribute orally or in written to EACA’s participation in different industry fora

The successful candidate must:

  • Be fluent in English, both oral and written
  • Have at least 3 years of experience in a similar role
  • Have experience in managing people – directly managing one person
  • Be a graduate preferably in European Affairs, Law, Politics
  • Be able to take and drive initiatives
  • Be hard-working, honest and have a good eye for detail
  • Preferably have good knowledge of the advertising industry
  • Have the ability to work with different nationalities
  • Possess both strong oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
  • Be available preferably before the end of 2017

We offer:

  • A full-time position based in Brussels
  • A dynamic, creative and constructive work environment
  • An opportunity to shape industry standards
  • The possibility to work on and implement advocacy strategies on different files (eprivacy, audiovisual, consumer protection, data protection)
  • A competitive compensation package
  • Occasional travel

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application by attachment to an e-mail to by 23 October 2017.

The application must include a CV and a short cover letter, listing 3 reasons why you are the right person for this position, both comprised in a single document which includes first and last name of the candidate in the document name.

Learn more about EACA:

Only complete applications will be reviewed. Telephone interviews will take place on 24 October and 2/3 November 2017. Physical interviews between 6 and 10 November 2017.

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