Energy Manager

CEFIC - European Chemical Industry Council

Energy Manager

CEFIC - European Chemical Industry Council

Brussels, Belgium

Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, founded in 1972, is the voice of large, medium and small chemical companies across Europe, which provide 1.2 million jobs and account for about 17% of world chemicals production.

Cefic strives to be the best respected and most trusted business association in Europe. Based in Brussels, it is a committed partner to the European Union, interacting on behalf of its members with European institutions, non-governmental organisations, the media, and other stakeholders. As an active member of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), Cefic seeks to strengthen existing cooperation with global organisations such as UNEP and the OECD to improve chemicals management worldwide.

Cefic is devoted to promoting a thriving chemical industry that is broadly recognised to provide sustainable, safe and resource efficient solutions, foster prosperity, growth and investments in Europe and Provide safe and resource efficient solutions to meet the challenges for future generations.

The Association’s mission is to:

  • Serve its members by generating and aggregating scientific knowledge that fosters the purpose of the Association in critical areas;
  • Offer services and expertise to its members in regulatory, scientific, and technical matters;
  • Engage, advocate, and represent the industry in order to create the right support and policy frameworks in Europe and beyond;
  • Add value as a collective compared to individual companies’ activities.

For its Energy team, Cefic is looking for a (m/f/d): Energy Manager.

Mission of the role:

To be a reference point of knowledge and expertise within the Climate Change and Energy team in the area Energy-related EU policy matters whilst providing support to the specific Energy and Climate Change Issue Teams or Network of Experts on perimeters defined each year by the CC&E Programme Council (Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energies, Hydrogen, Energy Markets…).

Reporting to the Energy Director, you will provide input to the development and implementation of the Cefic Strategy for Energy & Climate Policies and the identification of priority issues. You will have a pivotal role in defining Cefic’s positions in the context of the Commission Green Deal.

Are you inspired by these responsibilities?

You will:

  • Mediate and coordinate thematic Issue Teams or Network of Experts according to PC priorities (i.e. Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energies, Hydrogen, Energy Markets…);
  • In collaboration with Cefic members and accordance with Cefic governance rules, establish positions then define and implement corresponding advocacy plans;
  • Advocate on these positions before the European institutions;
  • Give inputs to the Climate Change & Energy PC and to the Leadership Team;
  • Contribute to PA activities with relevant Cefic’s stakeholders (Institutions, Academics, NGOs and think tanks in your field of activities; represent Cefic in public hearings, stakeholders’ events;
  • Anticipate emerging key CC&E topics; propose or launch initiatives in order to properly assess and/or advocate on them;
  • Leverage adequately Cefic internal resources and competencies relevant to each topic (other PC, Sector groups, Fora);
  • Develop, liaise and cooperate the Cefic’s network towards the European Institutions while representing Cefic Members in public fora and stakeholder’s consultation platforms.

Can you make the difference?

The successful candidate will be a highly experienced professional who demonstrates the following experience, competencies, and personal qualities:

  • Master’s degree in political science, EU policy or similar;
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years of demonstrated experience of Energy and Climate related regulatory issues;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the chemical sector would be an advantage;
  • Excellent communication, including the ability to translate complex legal concepts into layman language;
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills and the ability to network and build relations in an international context;
  • A self-starter who is able to work independently and in a multi-functional team and a multicultural environment;
  • Strong project management skills, service and results-oriented;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to prioritize whilst managing multiple tasks;
  • Passionate about conscientious work and attention to detail;
  • Full proficiency in Microsoft Office tools;
  • Full professional proficiency in English (written and oral) additional European languages are a definite asset;
  • Prepared to live in Belgium (Brussels).

What we offer:

  • Working in a people oriented, international and dynamic culture at the centre of EU affairs;
  • Competitive salary according to experience and several benefits;
  • Interviews via video conferencing during COVID-19 pandemic.

Are you interested?

Please send your application with full curriculum vitae, quoting the reference EM-01, by 19 March 2021 to Cefic, Jessica Bart-Williams, HR Assistant, Rue Belliard 40, b15, 1040 Brussels.

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NB: Please note that in the course of the recruitment process, your application may be shared with Internal departments and/or Cefic members.

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