Director Public Affairs

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28 Oct 2021

Job Description

Dr2 Consultants operates in the heart of Brussels and supports its wide variety of clients, both private and public organizations, with strategic advice in EU Public Affairs. Our firm specializes in transport & energy, digital & tech and sustainability topics at EU level, all of which are high on the EU agenda. Dr2 Consultants is growing in a flourishing way and is looking to hire a Director Public Affairs with an outspoken interest and expertise in at least one of our focus areas to further strengthen and grow our international team.

Do you have a proven track record in the EU bubble? Are you eager to work with a diverse portfolio of clients’ and support their Public Affairs needs? Do you have an excellent eye for business development and are you excited to develop innovative Public Affairs solutions for leading European companies, associations and governments? Do you enjoy leading a client team and thrive on taking on the responsibility for clients? Then we invite you to apply for this Director Public Affairs vacancy.

Job responsibilities

  • Develop, manage and deliver creative Public Affairs and lobbying strategies to achieve our clients’ objectives;
  • Advise clients on policy developments across our three focus areas: digital & tech, transport & energy and sustainability;
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders across the EU institutions;
  • Build and lead clients’ influence in the European Institutions, across governments and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Lead client teams;
  • Expand the client portfolio of Dr2 Consultants;
  • Translate European legislative developments into opportunities and identify potential risks for clients.

Who are we looking for?

  • A proven track record of 10+ years of experience in EU Public Affairs in Brussels;
  • Ability to manage clients independently, cope with multiple priorities and lead a team;
  • University level education (Master’s degree), preferably in an area related to European studies, economics or law;
  • Previous consultancy experience is an asset;
  • Network in the EU bubble in (any of) our three focus areas;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Business acumen;
  • Proficiency in English. Knowledge of other European language(s) – particularly Dutch and French – would be a strong asset;
  • Strong computer skills (in particular Microsoft Office, social media).

Our offer

  • A challenging and growing environment where personal development and growth are encouraged;
  • A dynamic and international team of Public Affairs professionals;
  • An attractive and competitive benefit package.
  • Flexibility to work from home
  • Team building events you don’t want to miss

Terms and conditions

To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to Ms. Margreet Lommerts ( Applications should be sent not later than 29 October 2021 with ‘Application Director Public Affairs’ in the subject line of the email.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

About Dr2 Consultants

Dr2 Consultants is a dynamic Brussels-based consultancy firm. We provide companies, organizations and NGOs with guidance on EU and Belgian affairs in the digital, transport and sustainability policy domains. To discover more about us, please visit our website ( Dr2 Consultants is part of an international network with companies in Brussels, The Hague, Copenhagen, New York, and Shanghai.


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