Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Officer

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22 Jul 2020


Vacancy: scientific & regulatory affairs officer

Full-time open-ended contract


Comité Européen des Fabricants de Sucre (European Association of Sugar Manufacturers)


Brussels – Belgium

CEFS stands for le Comité Européen des Fabricants de Sucre, or in English: the European Association of Sugar Manufacturers. CEFS is an international non-profit organisation and a recognised interlocutor for the EU Institutions since 1953, sharing knowledge and technical expertise on sugar. CEFS’ membership is composed of sugar-producing companies in the EU, Switzerland and the UK.

CEFS is recruiting a Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Officer for a full-time position. The Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Officer will report to a Senior Adviser.


Working closely with CEFS Senior Adviser:

  • Monitoring the regulatory evolutions, providing in-depth analyses on food/feed safety topics directly linked to the production of sugar/sugar co-products and to the information to consumers (e.g. pesticide uses, organic production, new breeding techniques, additives, labelling, nutrition issues…), handling data collections when appropriate
  • Digesting and reporting pertinent information to CEFS members
  • Coordinating internal work within CEFS members (such as meeting preparation and follow up, consultations…)
  • Liaising with other stakeholder organisations
  • Preparing and handling CEFS’ interaction with EU institutions

Education, qualifications and personal skills

The successful candidate will have:

  • A scientific university degree related to the aforementioned issues (e.g. agronomist…)
  • At least 2-3 years of experience working within EU institutions or in a trade association or consultancy
  • Excellent oral and written English skills. Fluency in French would be an asset.
  • Ability to simultaneously deal with diverse topics
  • Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Rigorous, self-motivated team player with ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-national environment

We offer

A full-time open-ended contract with a competitive package.

How to apply

Candidates will send their resume and a letter of motivation (indicating the date at which you would be available to start working at CEFS) to CEFS Director General Marie-Christine RIBERA at no later than 10 July 2020. Only pre-selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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