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Manager, Economic Affairs

We are looking for a manager to join the Economic Affairs Department. The successful candidate will contribute to FoodDrinkEurope’s work in the field of economic analysis, agriculture and the Common Agricultural Policy, and competition law.

FoodDrinkEurope represents the European food and drink manufacturing industry. Made up of 291,000 businesses and 4.8 million employees, the food and drink industry buys 70% of all EU agricultural produce and is Europe’s largest manufacturing industry.

Responsibilities

Working in close cooperation with colleagues of the Department, the successful applicant will:

  • Analyse EU policy proposals, provide concise technical reports to members, and draft industry positions in areas such as the Common Agricultural Policy, promotion policy, food chain, competition law;
  • Draft and coordinate economic reports on the performance of the food and drink industry;
  • Organise expert group meetings, including the drafting of preparatory documents, liaising with member companies and associations, ensuring the follow-up of meetings etc.;
  • Assist members with ‘day-to-day’ questions on EU policy issues and economic data;
  • Communicate to internal and external audiences;
  • Monitor and analyse relevant economic data, reports, and publications.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in economics/business with a special focus on European economics and policies;
  • Fluency in English. Additional EU languages would be a bonus;
  • 2-3 years of experience in an EU Institution, European trade association, or consultancy on similar topics;
  • Advanced knowledge of EU policies, policy making and of the EU institutional framework and its functioning.

Competencies

  • Genuine interest in the agri-food industry;
  • Strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills;
  • Capacity to work in a multicultural environment.

Application

Please send your CV and motivation letter to cvfoodeu@fooddrinkeurope.eu by 21 June 2021. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


Manager, Food Policy

We are looking for a qualified and highly motivated individual to support our work in food safety at the Department of Food Policy, Science and R&D.

FoodDrinkEurope represents the European food and drink manufacturing industry. Made up of 291,000 businesses and 4.8 million employees, the food and drink industry buys 70% of all EU agricultural produce and is Europe’s largest manufacturing industry.

Responsibilities

Working in close cooperation with colleagues of the Department, the successful applicant will:

  • Monitor and analyse food policy developments at EU level, provide concise and technical reports to members and draft industry positions in the area of food safety;
  • Organise technical committee meetings, including the drafting of preparatory documents, liaising with member companies and associations, ensuring the follow-up of meetings etc.;
  • Assist members with ‘day-to-day’ questions related to EU food policy;
  • Communicate to internal and external audiences;
  • Coordinate FoodDrinkEurope’s contributions in other fora, such as Codex Alimentarius.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in biology, chemistry, food technology, food science or related areas;
  • 2-3 years of experience in EU Regulatory Affairs on similar topics, ideally within an EU Institution, European trade association or consultancy.
  • Comfortable and experienced with EU technical legislation on food safety and scientific publications (e.g. EFSA reports);
  • Thorough understanding of the EU decision-making process;
  • Fluency in English. Additional EU languages would be a bonus.

Competencies

  • Genuine interest in the agri-food industry;
  • Strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills;
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in multicultural teams;
  • Ability to multi-task, well-organised and detail-oriented;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Application

Please send your CV and motivation letter to cvfoodeu2@fooddrinkeurope.eu by 22 June 2021. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.