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Public Affairs Manager – Defence

  • logos Public Affairs
Brussels, Belgium
Application Deadline: May 20, 2024
  • logos Public Affairs
Brussels, Belgium
Application Deadline: May 20, 2024
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logos public affairs & Business Bridge Europe is looking to recruit a Public Affairs Manager to join its fast-developing Defence, Space & Aviation (DSA) practice.  The PA manager will join a growing team of policy experts working with high-profile clients from the industry on topics related to defence.

logos public affairs is an advocacy and communication agency. We have European interests at heart and work with our clients to make a positive difference on global issues. In October 2022, Business Bridge Europe joined logos to form a top-tier public affairs agency in Europe with a strong track record in space and defence matters. We offer a compelling combination of technical expertise, political savviness, outreach and communication services and coalition-building know-how. While our heart is boutique, our reach is global. Since 2012, we have integrated into the MCI Group (60 offices in 31 countries).

logos and Business Bridge Europe serve corporate clients and associations. We are also renowned for our high-level policy conferences and dialogues.


Reporting to the company’s top management, this senior position will concentrate on supervising and leading teams in relation to client-related advocacy and engagement activities, as well as the management of relationships with actual and potential international clients. The manager will be part of a team responsible for the quality delivery, growth and expansion of products and services within the corporate & association client portfolio assigned. The manager will be an integral member of the account management team.


  • Public Affairs tasks with a special focus on defence;

  • Gathering intelligence on policy and industry developments;

  • Building and managing a network of contacts with relevance to the defence domain;

  • Attending key policy events and gathering insights;

  • Drafting policy briefings and public affairs strategy document;

  • Contribute to client meetings and project management;

  • Conduct research on various topics and analyse the impact on clients’ business;

  • Support business development and marketing strategy;

  • Support the design and delivery of communication campaigns (communication tools, outreach strategy & implementation/organisation of policy events);

  • Manage a team of more junior colleagues by providing regular training, distributing tasks and efficiently implementing the HR principles that logos, BBE and MCI follow.


  • Is eligible to work in the EU;

  • Fluent written and excellent spoken English (native speaker or equivalent); command of another European language is a plus;

  • Project Management skills: time management, process-oriented, attention to detail; ability to meet deadlines, understanding client requests and supplier needs;

  • Entrepreneurial spirit and understanding of the factors involved in client decision-making processes for consultancy services;

  • Ability to present complex technical matters in a simple way and to communicate effectively with colleagues and stakeholders;

  • Excellent understanding of EU decision-making process;

  • Ability to work individually, as well as part of a team in a fast-paced and dynamic environment;

  • Relevant university degree (in policy, political science, international relations, EU affairs or law, political sciences);

  • Good networking skills and an established network in Brussels;

  • At least 5 years of experience working with/for a public affairs consultancy, industry association or European institutions;

  • Previous experience in defence policy;

  • Is intellectually curious, with a demonstrated ability and willingness to dive into technical topics to support the team’s knowledge and the client’s needs;

  • Available to join the team as of mid-June, the latest.


  • Career opportunities and hands-on experience with top-tier corporate and association clients;

  • A dynamic and enjoyable working environment within a growing international team; home working possibilities and opportunities for travel abroad;

  • A competitive compensation based on experience and performance-related bonus;

  • An entrepreneurial culture where individual action is rewarded.


Please send both your CV and cover letter to Isabelle Servais at “Defence Manager + your full name” in the subject line.

Deadline for application: 20/05/2024 at 18.00 CET.

Shortlisted candidates may be required to complete a written test after the interview. Please note that due to the large volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful candidates.

In line with GDPR regulations, we will remove your application from our system 3 months after reception.
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