Petrochemicals Sector Group Manager

Ceficthe European Chemical Industry Council, is both the forum and the voice of the European chemical industry. It aims at maintaining and developing a prosperous chemical industry in Europe by promoting the best possible economic, social and environmental conditions to bring benefits to society.
Cefic is located in Brussels, and employs more than 150 persons.
To reinforce its department Petrochemicals Europe, Cefic is actively looking for a (m/f):
Petrochemicals Sector Group Manager
Manage several working groups with representatives of the industry, in order to produce added value for the members and the industry as a whole (chemical companies, members of Cefic) by
  • Monitoring, analysing and interpreting of the existing and proposed policies & government legislation and their impact on member company activities
  • Identifying possible issues, proposing objectives and priorities, defining and agreeing on action plans
  • Driving the process of consensus-building and shared position-taking
  • Creating and managing an effective interface with relevant members, stakeholders and decision-making bodies at the European level: ensuring the effective advocacy and communication (publications, seminars, websites, extranet, etc.) of the industry positions
  • Establishing, maintaining and extending the network of relationships and alliances with various industrial players and downstream users
  • Organisation and chairing of meetings, drafting of minutes, budget control
  • University degree, preferably with a technical background
  • Working experience within the chemical industry, a European/international environment or industry trade association would be an asset
  • Good working knowledge of the EU institutions and other political arenas
  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills; potential to develop advocacy skills
  • A driven team player eager to learn
  • Proficiency in English (both spoken and written), knowledge of other European languages is an asset
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Office package, Internet tools)
Are you interested?
Please send your application with full curriculum vitae before 5th February 2017 to Cefic, Gert Roelandt, Human Resources Manager, Avenue E. Van Nieuwenhuyse 4, B-1160 Brussels