Science Manager – Silicones Europe (CES)

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23 Feb 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.

For its Specialty Chemicals department, Cefic is looking for a (m/f):

Science Manager – Silicones Europe (CES)

Mission of the role:

The tendering, follow-up and management of the portfolio of scientific projects within the Silicones Europe (CES) sector group.    Are you inspired by these responsibilities?

You will:

  • Work in close cooperation with the Silicones Europe (CES) members and the members of the Global Silicones Council in the execution of the on-going scientific projects
  • Oversee the budget for all projects
  • Manage the progress and implementation of the numerous project action plans
  • Report on the progress of the projects to the members
  • Occasional management of international meetings on behalf of the sector group manager 
  • Preparing timely and accurate meeting minutes
  • Coordinate specific project working groups on an ad hoc basis

Can you make the difference?

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

  • Academic background: university degree (a degree in science is welcome but not necessary for the position)
  • A minimum of 2 years’ proven experience working at an international level on the management of projects preferably in the chemical industry
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Good understanding of the chemical industry and confidence working in a science related environment
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office package)
  • Bilingual or full proficiency in English and at least one other European language

Required personal qualities:

  • Very strong analytical and organisational skills
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and ability to adapt to cultural differences
  • Ability to speak and write clearly and concisely and adapt style and language to audience
  • Flexibility to work within tight deadlines where required
  • Curious mind and eagerness to learn and grow within the team
  • Willingness to travel occasionally

Are you interested?

Please send your application with full curriculum vitae before 28 February 2017 to Jessica Bart-Williams, Human Resources Assistant, Cefic, Avenue E. Van Nieuwenhuyse 4, B-1160 Brussels. E-mail address:

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