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31 Jan 2019

Job Title: CEMA Technical Advisor
Position Type: Full-time, 5 days a week
Location: Brussels
Travel required: to meetings abroad, as required
Time period: Permanent position
Level/Salary Range: Based on competitive benchmarking
Website: www.cema-agri.org

JOB DESCRIPTION 

About CEMA:

CEMA is the European Trade Association for the manufacturers of agricultural machinery and solutions. It is a non-profit international Association created by Statutes and registered under Title III of the Belgian law of 27 June 1921 relating to “associations sans but lucratif, associations internationales sans but lucratif” (non-profit associations) and charitable foundations.

The Association is called   “Comité Européen des Groupements de Constructeurs du Machinisme Agricole” abbreviated as "CEMA".

The Association’s registered office is established at Schaerbeek (B-1030 Brussels), Boulevard A. Reyers 80.

The Association’s main task is to protect the interests of agricultural machinery manufacturers on technical, legal, economic and social issues by networking, lobbying, creating expertise.

Main Task:

The Technical (*) advisor contributes to the implementation of decisions taken by the Technical Board and detailed actions defined by the Project Teams within CEMA. The Technical advisor supports the Technical Director in delivering the secretariat services to the Technical Board.

Furthermore, the Technical advisor will co-operate with the other CEMA secretariat members in organizing other CEMA activities.

(*) Technical does include environmental matters (such as exhaust emission, bio fuels, pesticides,...)

Especially the following tasks will be part of the duties:

Information and Analysis:

  • To inform member associations about relevant new activities within Europe, relevant for the members of CEMA
  • To evaluate the implications of future EU legislation for the industry, bring the relevant points to the attention of the CEMA bodies, as well as to develop proposals for CEMA positions and strategies for those topics
    To help define, together with the Technical Board, the priorities of CEMA’s technical work

Internal Organisation / Co-ordination

  • To manage CEMA Project Team meetings and to coordinate the agreed activities
  • To provide support for a technical session during the Board meeting on the technical activities

Representation of CEMA / Networking / Public Information

  • To represent CEMA and the interests of the manufacturers of tractors and agricultural machines with regard to European institutions as well as related associations, organisations and industries.
  • To establish contacts with the relevant EU institutions on an expert level with regard to technical topics
  • To co-ordinate/support lobbying actions concerning European legislation with regard to technical topics
  • To co-operate with partner organizations for technical topics
  • To prepare articles, press releases, etc. on technical topics promoting CEMA and the agricultural machinery industry

Profile

  • Graduate in engineering or similar technical background with 2-3 year professional experience in the engineering industry / related organisations
  • Working language is English. Notions of French and German are a plus
  • Knowledge and familiarity of the products of the CEMA sector or knowledge of agronomics or farm practices are a plus
  • Knowledge of the EU institutions and the legislative process, both the old approach (tractors) and the new approach (machinery), are a strong plus
  • Knowledge of international standardization processes is a plus
  • 2 to 3 years Industry experience is a strong plus
  • Ability to express technical topics clearly and understandable to non-experts (written and spoken English)
  • Ability to independently work,  but consensus oriented
  • Capability and assertiveness to manage groups
  • Flexibility in working time and allocation of time for CEMA work
  • Willingness to travel for meetings within Europe and from time to time outside Europe

Candidates should email their CV and motivational letter by 31/01/2019: secretariat@cema-agri.org, to the attention of Jerome Bandry, Secretary General, CEMA.

Only selected candidates will be called for a personal interview in Brussels.

Indicative starting date: 04/03/2019

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