Head of Sustainability and Environment

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16 Jan 2022

EuroCommerce is a leading European business federation and the principal voice for retail and wholesale in Brussels (www.eurocommerce.eu). We are a dynamic team of 20+ policy and advocacy professionals working on a fascinating and diverse set of issues and projects for retailers and wholesalers. We strongly value teamwork in an international and motivating environment. We are currently looking for a Head of Sustainability and Environment.

The Head of Sustainability and Environment works closely with the Director for product policy and the Director General to develop and coordinate the EuroCommerce strategy in the following broad areas: the circular economy, responsible business, due diligence and corporate governance.

Your responsibilities

  • Lead and shape the development and implementation of policy advocacy plans: together with the relevant policy committees and networks, analyse and prioritise policy options, draw sectoral positions and influence regulatory process
  • Oversee internal and external alignment on key sustainability and environmental files: internal coordination and external outreach
  • Proactively engage with relevant stakeholders to disseminate EuroCommerce position
  • Ensure external representation and engage with stakeholders in relevant fora;

Your tasks

  • Lead the relevant policy committee and interest groups of members; identify objectives, generate consensus and formulate positions on priority issues;
  • Coordinate with and advise colleagues in EuroCommerce on sustainability matters
  • Develop and execute advocacy and communication plans in collaboration with the advocacy and communication teams on the basis of agreed positions
  • Provide content material for internal and external communication

Your profile

  • 5 to 8 years relevant experience in industry, retail / wholesale or membership based organisation;
  • Relevant university degree: e.g. political sciences, environmental law, environmental sciences
  • Understanding of the functioning of EU institutions, regulatory and policy processes;
  • Experience in the field of circular economy policy, due diligence and responsible business

Your Skills

  • Proactive and autonomous
  • strong analytical and negotiation skills; ability to engage external audiences;
  • ability to develop strong working relations with the team internally, EuroCommerce members and other stakeholders
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills in English, other languages are an asset;

About EuroCommerce

EuroCommerce is the principal European organisation representing the retail and wholesale sector. It embraces national associations in 28 countries and 5 million companies, both leading global players such as Carrefour, Ikea, Metro and Tesco, and many small businesses. Over a billion times a day, retailers and wholesalers distribute goods and provide an essential service to millions of business and individual customers. The sector generates 1 in 7 jobs, offering a varied career to 26 million Europeans, many of them young people. It also supports millions of further jobs throughout the supply chain, from small local suppliers to international businesses. EuroCommerce is the recognised European social partner for the retail and wholesale sector.

Interested candidates, please write and submit application to Fabienne Bastings bastings@eurocommerce.eu


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