Public Affairs and Communications Professional, Energy

Location
Brussels, Belgium
Salary
Competitive
Posted
09 May 2017
Closes
20 Jun 2017
Sector
Environmental

Position Overview and Responsibilities

The Brussels office of FleishmanHillard has an immediate opening for an energetic public affairs and communications professional with a deep background in energy, and public affairs experience to join our team. This advisor will act as a primary advisor for key clients and drive business development efforts.

Experience & skills required:

Candidates will have deep working experience (6 – 8 years) relating to EU level energy policy or a linked area (transport/climate). This experience should ideally be acquired working with the EU institutions, in-house or through a consultancy firm.

Qualifications

  • An excellent understanding of the EU institutions and political dynamics;
  • Strong business acumen and appreciation of the commercial impact of policy decisions;
  • A strong understanding of/network within the energy industry;
  • Excellent capability as an advisor, including first class communication and writing skills, and team leader;
  • An entrepreneurial approach to client servicing and business development;
  • Consultancy experience preferred;
  • Ability to solve problems and exercise excellent judgment with the ability to think 'outside of the box.';
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines without sacrificing quality, maintain good client relationships and deliver outstanding results;
  • Understanding of agency financials and experience budgeting projects;
  • Professional, proactive and committed to high standards in the quality of the communications product;
  • Existing relationships with applicable trade associations, think tanks and thought leaders in the energy space.