- Location Brussels, Belgium
- Sector Commercial
- Experience Mid Career
- Posted Oct 05
CAOBISCO, the European association representing the chocolate, biscuits, and confectionery industry, is looking for a candidate to replace the Economic Affairs & Communications Manager, during her maternity leave. The chosen candidate would start to work for the Association from the 9th of January 2023 onwards, full-time and for a duration of 6/8 months.
The areas of responsibility cover both economic issues related to trade and raw material sourcing, and communication management of the association.
Economic Affairs responsibilities
- Provide timely and actionable information and advice to CAOBISCO members about policy and regulatory initiatives/developments impacting the competitiveness of our member companies.
- Develop and communicate CAOBISCO positions and develop recommendations relating to strategic approaches to advocacy.
- Engage with EU institutions and other relevant players such as industry associations, relevant civil society representatives, and international organizations.
- Provide support for the activities for CIUS.
- Maintain the CAOBISCO websites.
- Prepare and design communication material needed on the basis of content transmitted by other managers with or without the support of external agencies.
- Lead and coordinate the organization of events planned within the CAOBISCO work program.
- Support the Secretariat with the development and following outreach of speeches, press releases, and statements.
- Centralize all media requests and develop responses with the support of the relevant team member/expert group.
- Manage CAOBISCO’s social media activities.
- Coordinate and compile the CAOBISCO quarterly newsletter.
The interim Manager reports directly to the Director General.
CAOBISCO is looking for a public affairs expert preferably with
- University or post-graduate degree in Communications and/or Political Sciences, International Relations, European Studies, Public Policy, Food Policy, or related
- Some professional experience on a similar Ideally including experience gained in a governmental organization, political office, consultancy, trade association, or as part of an in-house government affairs/communications team.
- A good network of contacts among Commission officials, MEP’s, parliamentary staff, and Member State Permanent Representations, as well as with Brussels-based media contacts, trade associations, and think tanks is an asset.
- Understanding of the current principal issues at the EU level as well as of the EU legislative process and the respective roles of the Commission, Council, and Parliament.
- Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. You should be able to communicate with EU officials on a range of issues as well as mediate to find compromise and common positions within the association.
- Proficiency in English, written and oral, preferably, native. Additional EU language(s) will be an asset.