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Sustainability Policy Manager

  • CCIA Europe
Belgium
Full-time
Published:
  • CCIA Europe
Belgium
Full-time
Published:

CCIA seeks a Sustainability Manager to support the Association’s work on sustainability, climate, product and eco-design and green tech issues, to manage projects and lead our efforts in the portfolio. The Sustainability Manager will report to the Senior Vice President for Europe and will have responsibilities including development of law and policy pertaining to sustainability, carbon neutrality, energy efficiency and climate policy. The position is Brussels based.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Work collaboratively with CCIA’s policy teams to achieve sustainability and climate policy goals on behalf of member companies;

  • Manage and coordinate external advocacy and campaign efforts, coalitions, and initiatives in accordance with CCIA policy objectives;

  • Draft written materials for internal and external use to educate, inform, and support CCIA’s policy positions, such as briefs, research and advocacy papers, reports, memoranda, summaries, posts, and media communications pertaining to the identified subject areas;

  • Anticipate and address challenges that technology companies might face in an evolving climate policy landscape;

  • Lead and participate in meetings with institutions and policy makers representing the Association’s position on a given policy file.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Minimum four to five years professional experience in law, advocacy, regulation, or public policy focusing on sustainability, technology, energy efficiency, consumer products or technology issues;

  • Strong written and spoken English as well as other European languages;

  • Strong knowledge of European processes and/or climate policy and tech policy.


THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL ALSO POSSESS:

  • Keen understanding and experience of European regulatory policy processes;

  • Familiarity with internet technologies and the surrounding policy environments and a demonstrated ability to quickly get up to speed on complex technical, legal, and regulatory issues;

  • Excellent interpersonal, political, analytical, public speaking and organisational skills;

  • Experience developing and rolling out advocacy campaigns towards EU institutions;

  • Good knowledge of EU environmental policy, in particular of EU climate policy, and policies concerning the sustainability of products and services, emerging technologies, green technology, sustainability, carbon neutrality, eco-design;

  • Experience working on tech policy files appreciated;

  • Experience working with or within trade associations appreciated;

  • Ability to thrive in multidisciplinary teams and to exercise sound and strategic judgment in a rapidly changing policy environment;

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to translate complex issues into simple explanations;

  • Ability to work autonomously and prioritise multiple projects with tight deadlines simultaneously;

  • Strong EU political network in the field of climate policy.


SALARY:

Commensurate with experience. The position is full time, with some travel and flexible work.

This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact every applicant personally. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. CCIA is an equal opportunity employer.
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