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Adviser, Public Affairs

  • EIT RawMaterials
Bruxelles, Belgium
Full-time
Published:
  • EIT RawMaterials
Bruxelles, Belgium
Full-time
Published:

COMPANY DESCRIPTION:

The demand for raw materials—minerals and metals—will increase immensely over the next 30 years. Driven by the enormous growth of green energy transition and the need to abandon fossil fuels and embrace renewable, clean sources of energy, the demand exposes a high level of supply risk of some materials for Europe.

Raw materials will play a central role in the growth of clean technologies, and meeting therefore, the EU’s 2050 climate-neutrality goal. In the wake of supply disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Europe’s lack of resilience for its growing metals needs has become a strategy concern.

And this is where EIT RawMaterials comes in.

Europe will require a vastly increased use of raw materials. Electric vehicles require six times the amount of raw materials than a conventional car, for example. To secure these high levels, great levels of innovation will be needed to digitalise, automate and electrify current processes along the entire value chain of raw materials, from responsible mining to recycling.

To this end, EIT RawMaterials along with its 300+ partners, supports the development of dynamic, long-term European partnerships among leading companies, research labs and higher education that collaborate together to develop innovation and education initiatives to achieve these goals.

To drive innovation of the raw materials sector, EIT RawMaterials powers innovators and entrepreneurs across the EU and beyond to turn their best ideas into cutting-edge products and services. We actively support the brightest emerging startups and entrepreneurs and to date we have worked with more than 140 upscaling projects as well as over 300 start-ups offering solutions to challenges across the raw materials value chain.

EIT RawMaterials also invests in the skilling of future generations of innovators for the raw materials sector through initiatives ranging from the education of school students to higher qualifications for industry professionals, as well as initiatives that seek to address the gender imbalance by attracting more women to STEM and the geosciences.

Apply for a position at EIT RawMaterials, an industry sector fast gaining prominence as raw materials pave the way for renewable energy to be fast-tracked, carbon emissions to be lowered and net-zero climate change goals achieved.

Join our vibrant international team and be part of this fascinating journey.

EIT RawMaterials is an Innovation Community within the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

POSITION:

EIT RawMaterials GmbH is seeking a dedicated and skilled Adviser, Public Affairs, to join our team in Brussels. This role will report directly to the Principal Adviser, Public Affairs, and will support the development and execution of our public affairs strategy, with a focus on engaging with the European Union.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support Strategy Development: Assist in creating and implementing a comprehensive external affairs strategy focused on the EU and its member states to support business objectives;

  • Stakeholder Engagement: Engage with key stakeholders such as the European Commission, European Parliament, EU Council, and Member State representatives under the guidance of the Principal Adviser;

  • Advocacy and Representation: Help develop position papers, policy briefings, and advocacy documents relevant to the raw materials sector. Represent EIT RawMaterials at forums and events as needed;

  • Legislative Monitoring: Monitor the EU legislative agenda, particularly regulations related to metals, minerals, and clean technology, and support advocacy efforts to align with initiatives like the EU Green Deal and Critical Raw Materials Act;

  • Global Outreach Support: Assist in efforts to expand EIT RawMaterials' presence and influence beyond Europe;

  • Project Coordination: Support the management of external agencies and cross-functional teams to achieve strategic business outcomes.


REQUIREMENTS:

Required Qualifications

  • University degree in a relevant area of study or equivalent experience;

  • 3-5 years of professional experience in a public affairs or allied role, preferably within the raw materials sector;

  • Experience engaging with EU institutions and understanding of EU processes;

  • Fluency in English. Proficiency in another European language is an asset;

  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills.


Desired Skills and Capabilities

  • Good knowledge of EU institutions and legislative processes;

  • Strategic thinking and ability to contribute to long-term vision;

  • Excellent written and spoken English;

  • Self-motivated, proactive, and able to work collaboratively;

  • Ability to navigate a complex landscape with diverse stakeholders in a multicultural environment;

  • Strong organisational and time management skills;

  • Willingness to undertake business travel up to 25%-30% of the time;

  • Eligibility to work in Belgium.


WHAT WE OFFER: 

  • A multidisciplinary and multicultural working environment within a pan-European organization dedicated to developing the European and allied raw materials sector;

  • Opportunities to work in an international environment fostering disruptive and breakthrough innovations, connecting business with academia, research, and investment, as well as visionary startups;

  • A full-time work contract under Belgian law;

  • Competitive salary package;

  • Modern offices located at the heart of the European area in Brussels;

  • Opportunities for training and personal development.


OTHER INFORMATION:

The Adviser, Public Affairs (m/f/d), will be employed by EIT RawMaterials GmbH and based in Brussels, Belgium. We encourage diversity within our team. The vacancy will remain open until the right candidate is found.

Thank you for considering a career at EIT RawMaterials GmbH. Please take a minute to fill out the following application form. After you have completed your application, you will receive an email with information on how to check the status of your application.
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