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Apply now to join our team: Public Affairs & Sustainability Manager - Beverage

We are looking for a new team member responsible for coordinating the work of the beverage cans section, covering EU legislation sustainability issues, public affairs and communication.

Key responsibilities and activities

  • Follow up EU policies as part of the EU Green Deal notably on climate change, circular economy, packaging waste, green claims, and recycling.
  • Develop position papers and policy briefings, responses to public consultations, advocacy documents and others relevant to the beverage cans industry.
  • Support and coordination of beverage cans section meetings, projects, campaigns and events.
  • Engage with EU policymakers and other external stakeholders.
  • Liaise with beverage can members at the EU and national level.
  • Contribute to the overall Metal Packaging Europe strategy and public affairs activities.

Required Qualifications

  • University degree in either European studies, law, or sustainability.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in EU sustainability policy and public affairs.
  • Good understanding of waste and packaging-related topics, including Extended Producer Responsibility.
  • Previous experience within FMCG companies, EU institutions or consultancies is a plus.
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of another European language is an asset.
  • Eligible to work in Belgium.

Desired skills and capabilities

  • Team player and good communication skills.
  • Analytical thinking, advanced research skills and project management.
  • Proactive hands-on attitude, empathy, and interest in professional development.
  • Ability to work with diversified stakeholders in a multicultural environment.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.

What we offer

  • Full-time work contract (38h/week) under Belgium law.
  • Competitive salary package and benefits.
  • Modern offices at the heart of the European area in Brussels.
  • Opportunities for training and personal development.
  • Be part of a dynamic and enthusiastic team.

How to apply

Interested? Please send your CV before 1 May 2024 to with the subject line: Application for MPE Beverage Position. 

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