Junior EU Public Affairs Manager

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Knauf Insulation

Position description

Knauf stands for opportunity. We know that opportunity looks different to each person, and we are proud that we see opportunity in everyone. This exciting role in the Public Affairs team of Knauf Insulation could be the perfect next opportunity for you to build a unique career, in a values-led culture with a clear purpose of making tomorrow a home for all of us. As a Group, we are a global manufacturer of construction materials, with +41,500 team members in 90 countries across 300 sites, and we provide a huge opportunity for anyone with ambition and energy. We value everyone’s contribution equally and we ask that you bring your whole self to work, to enrich the business further, as together we achieve more in a safe and inclusive environment.

Knauf Insulation is proud to be part of the Knauf Group. We have a 40-year heritage in manufacturing insulation and have big plans for the future. Our global reach in 40 countries continues to grow and we are looking for passionate, ambitious people to join our 6000-strong team and help us achieve our goals. We are all led by the same core values and believe in the powerful potential of large companies to have a positive impact on the world.

We are recruiting a Junior EU Public Affairs Manager for KI (Knauf Insulation). This position reports hierarchically to the Group Public and Regulatory Affairs Director, based in the Brussels office.

The position is a maternity cover for a period of 12 months from the starting date and is likely to be confirmed as an open-ended contract during the mission.

Can you say ‘yes’?…

  • Are you organised and eager to deliver quality output?
  • Are you interested in learning, building, and strengthening capacity in EU energy policy files, thereby building expertise on technical files?
  • Are you pro-active and at ease in communicating with stakeholders?
  • Collaboration is important for you, you’re a team player and excellent communication with peers is crucial for you?

Knauf Insulation is recruiting a Junior EU Public Affairs professional for its EU representation office Brussels office. The successful candidate would join the company and the public and regulatory affairs department. She/he would be based in Knauf Insulation’s Brussels office, with regular travel to production sites (in Belgium and elsewhere in Europe) (roughly 15% travel expectations).

What you’ll be doing:

You participate in regular team and department meetings. You will support the department by:

  • Monitoring, attending and reporting on European Parliament Committee meetings (ITRE, etc.) pertaining to energy, electricity market, energy efficiency and buildings’ policy files;
  • Reporting on Council of the European Union meetings and initiatives focused on energy policies;
  • Performing stakeholder mapping and assessing the position of stakeholders on strategic energy policy files;
  • Preparing clear-cut briefings for external (policy meetings/conferences) and internal purposes;
  • Advocating in favour of the company’s position towards EU policymakers (e.g., MEPs, Perm Reps, Commission officials) together with the Group Public and Regulatory Affairs Director;
  • Supporting the preparation of contributions to EU associations and participate in the work in the associations;
  • Organising internal public affairs meetings and external events;
  • Drafting and supporting the preparation of public affairs and corporate communication materials.

What we’d love for you to have:

We are interested in you as a person; your attitude, behaviors and values. As long as you have the willingness to learn anything you need for the role that you don’t already have, we’d love to speak to you.

We’re looking for someone who has excellent oral and written communication skills, is well organised and is a team player, and someone who aspires to grow in a corporate environment.

If you have experience in the following areas – this is an added advantage:

  • Master’s degree in European Affairs, Political Science, Law, Economics or Business (though not exclusively) or equivalent by experience;
  • Public affairs experience ranging from 1 to 3 years (traineeship included);
  • Experience working with EU institutions, business or trade associations and multi-stakeholder groups including NGOs is a plus;
  • Fluent spoken and written English – any other EU language, German, or a Eastern European language would be an asset;
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office 365 required).

We will provide:

As this is a central, international position, the package and associated benefits will be those of the contract’s host country. Our common criterion is to build a comprehensive salary package that stands out in the market.

On top of that, a dedicated time for personal development and potential for leadership training will be provided.

What happens next?

We appreciate that your time is precious and applying for a new job can be a lengthy process – so we have committed to replying to your application within five working days.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion (D&I) reinforces our Knauf Insulation values of Making Tomorrow a Home for all of us. We are committed to creating a workplace where we all can thrive, whoever we are, and inspiring a culture of inclusion and innovation that will drive future business success. We do our best to make sure being at work feels like home.


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