Consultant EU Government Affairs and Communications, Food and Agriculture, Brussels

Position Overview and Responsibilities

The Brussels office of FleishmanHillard has an immediate opening for an energetic, self-starting junior public affairs and communications professional with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience. The Consultant will contribute to the definition and implementation of public affairs programmes from direct engagement to social media, focused on EU public affairs audiences. The Consultant will directly report to the Head of the Food and Agriculture Team.

Within our Brussels office, our Food & Ag practice advises a range of organisations including blue-chip international food, retail and agro-chemical companies. We develop public affairs communications campaigns that engage a wide range of audiences, addressing regulatory issues and matters of political importance. Specifically, we advise our clients on their dialogue and negotiations with EU policy makers and institutions, and develop the wider advocacy strategies that support this engagement.

As part of a wider team we collaborate with colleagues across the office on their specific areas of expertise including chemical, taxation and health policy, and we work with colleagues in other FleishmanHillard offices across our EMEA and Global network.

Qualifications

Candidates will have a first working experience relating to public affairs and communications, ideally with some experience or interest in the food or agro-chemical sector. This experience should ideally be acquired working with the EU institutions, EU trade associations, in-house or through a communications consultancy.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Good understanding of EU policy-making and dynamics
  • Interest in agro-food sector and in policy issues most impacting that sector
  • A high degree of fluency in English a must
  • Excellent writing skills for web, print and social media
  • Commitment to the highest standards of service delivery
  • Ability to manage multiple issues and deadlines
  • Entrepreneurial and creative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to build and maintain trusting relationships
  • Dynamic, supportive, collaborative and willing team player
  • Desire to build a long term career in a leading Brussels-based consultancy

Our philosophy hinges on supportive team working and we look for individuals who are motivated by the opportunity to be part of a market-leading, high caliber and culturally rich group. FleishmanHillard’s reputation for quality, creativity, and results is what distinguishes us in our market.

If you are qualified and interested in this opportunity, please send your CV (Europass CVs are not accepted) and cover letter through our website: http://fleishmanhillard.com/careers/.

About FleishmanHillard

FleishmanHillard specializes in public relations, reputation management, public affairs, brand marketing, digital strategy, social engagement and content strategy. We have been named PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year and Best Places to Work; a “Standout Agency” on Advertising Age’s A-List; NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for six years running; and among our firm’s award-winning work we’ve taken home 5 Lions in the past two years at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity.  We’re also more motivated by what we can give than what we receive, and in our 70th year we’ve initiated a worldwide service commitment to support social inclusion in the communities in which we work and live. Visit us at www.fleishmanhillard.com.

FleishmanHillard is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. FleishmanHillard does not discriminate in any aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local employment discrimination laws where FleishmanHillard does business.

About Omnicom Public Relations Group

Omnicom Public Relations Group is a global collective of three of the top global public relations agencies worldwide and eight specialist agencies in public affairs, marketing to women, fashion, global health strategy and corporate social responsibility. It encompasses more than 6,000 public relations professionals in more than 330 offices worldwide who provide their expertise to companies, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits across a wide range of industries. Omnicom Public Relations Group delivers for clients through a relentless focus on talent, continuous pursuit of innovation and a culture steeped in collaboration. Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. that includes more than 200 companies in a wide range of marketing disciplines including advertising, public relations, healthcare, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding and research.

If you need assistance reviewing career opportunities or completing an application, please email our careers team.

Please do not contact the office directly to apply – only resumes submitted through this website will be considered.

 

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