Public Affairs and Communications Professional

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02 Jun 2017
Position Description
Public Affairs and Communications Professional,
Energy, Brussels
 
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. 
 
Our Brussels Energy Team works with clients in the oil and gas, utilities and renewables industries; specifically, we advise these clients on the implications of EU public policy for their organisations, and develop and implement advocacy and communication strategies to help them enhance their positioning. As part of a wider team we collaborate with colleagues across the office on their specific areas of expertise including manufacturing and industrials, financial services and technology, and we work with colleagues in other FleishmanHillard offices across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region as well as with key offices around the world. 
 
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, inhouse or through a consultancy firm. 
 
The successful candidate will have: 
 
  • 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
Our philosophy hinges on supportive team working and we look for individuals who are motived 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 cv’s are not accepted) and motivation letter via our website: http://fleishmanhillard.com/careers/.
 
About FleishmanHillard:
 
FleishmanHillard  is the world’s most complete global communications firm, specializing in public relations, public affairs, marketing, paid media, and transmedia and social content. FleishmanHillard delivers on The power of true, reflecting the firm’s high values and unique ability to guide clients through a world demanding unprecedented authenticity and transparency. FleishmanHillard was named “Standout Agency” on Advertising Age’s 2013 A-List; NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for 2010-2013; Advertising Age’s 2012 “Best Places to Work”; and The Holmes Report’s 2012 Global “Public Affairs Agency of the Year.” The firm’s award-winning work is widely heralded, including at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. FleishmanHillard is part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc., and has more than 80 offices in 29 countries, plus affiliates in 42 countries. Visit us at www.fleishmanhillard.com.
 
Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a  division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com), manages Omnicom’s holdings in a variety of marketing communications disciplines. DAS includes over 200 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations, serving international and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.
 
Omnicom Group Inc. (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.
 
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. Our policy is to employ, advance, and reasonably accommodate all qualified employees and applicants.

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