Public Affairs Advisor

Glass for Europe

in Brussels, Belgium, Deadline:30th Jul

Policy Sectors: Economic,

Organisation Type: Industry Association

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Glass for Europe

Glass for Europe is the trade association for Europe’s manufacturers of flat glass. Flat glass is the material that goes into  a  variety  of  end-products  and  primarily  in  windows  and  façades  for  buildings,  windscreens  and  windows  for automotive and transport as well as glass covers, connectors and mirrors for solar-energy equipments. Glass for Europe has four members: AGC Glass Europe, NSG-Group, Saint-Gobain Glass and Sisecam-Trakya Cam and works in association with Guardian. Altogether, these five companies represent 90% of Europe’s flat glass production.

Reporting directly to the Secretary General, the Public Affairs Advisor will contribute to the elaboration of European affairs activities of the EU trade association of flat glass manufacturers. The ultimate objective of  this  function  is  to  promote  the  industry’s  views  in  EU  policy  making  by  establishing  solid  work relationships with EU decision-makers and other stakeholders from industry and NGOs.

Duties and responsibilities:

The Public Affairs Advisor’s duties will be transversal in terms of tasks and responsibilities.

Policy responsibilities (+/- 45%)

  • Monitor EU policy developments relevant to the flat glass industry.
  • Undertake policy analysis and produce ad hoc reports for members.
  • Help define policy positions and produce position papers and responses to consultations.
  • Propose and undertake advocacy activities in line with the agreed strategy

Outreach responsibilities (+/- 30%)

  • Maintain, strengthen and develop relations across the EU institutions.
  • Communicate policy positions to relevant EU institutions and national stakeholders.
  • Represent the organisation externally and within other organisations, wider Alliances, etc

Other responsibilities (+/- 25%)

  • Manage internal committee meetings and gather input from industry experts.
  • Cooperate closely with other members of the team to complete internal projects.
  • Assist with administrate tasks when needed.

The  Public  Affairs  Advisor  will  have  to  develop  expertise  in  a  wide  range  of  EU  policy  areas  such  as climate change, energy, industrial policy, environment, construction and automotive.

Desired profile and experience:

Applicants should be able to justify the following:

  • At least 2 to 3 years’ experience in EU public affairs, preferably with involvement in  some  of the above mentioned policy areas.
  • The ability to proactively identify opportunities and propose actions.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Solid analytical and drafting skills.
  • Fluent command of written and spoken English (other additional languages welcome)
  • Show a positive attitude and be flexible and willing to learn, with a “can-do” attitude.

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