- EuroCommerce is the principal organisation representing retail and wholesale in Europe. It embraces national associations in 27 European countries and 35 leading retailers and wholesalers. We are a recognised social partner for retail and wholesale at EU level.
- Retailers and wholesalers provide an essential service to millions of business customers and individual consumers daily. We are the largest private sector employer, providing 26 million jobs in Europe. 5 million businesses in Europe contribute 10% of the EU GDP and play a key role as a lynchpin of local communities. The sector is embracing significant change as it needs to invest in transforming digitally and becoming more sustainable.
You will report to the Director, Digital, Internal Market and Consumer Policy. As part of the Digital, Single Market, & Consumer Policy team, your responsibilities will include:
- Monitoring and assessing key political and policy developments in the field of EU digital and consumer policy of concern to the retail & wholesale sector;
- Managing and supporting members in these areas through briefings and analysis and organising events;
- Building consensus among members and formulating policy positions with members on priority issues;
- Working with EuroCommerce members, key stakeholders and EU institutions to ensure that the interests of the sector are well understood and reflected in policy decisions;
- As part of a team, managing and supporting the EuroCommerce Internal Market and Consumers Committee and its working groups in relation to digital and to consumer law;
- Contributing to and implementing advocacy and communications plans and positions on key issues; contributing pro-actively to the sector’s approach and promoting good practice on digital and consumer policy;
- Represent the organisation externally on digital and on consumer policy: EU institutions and other key stakeholders.
- At least 5 years of experience in a relevant role in EU public affairs, preferably in a retail or wholesale company or association, dealing with EU digital and/or consumer law;
- A relevant university degree; a law degree would be an asset
- A sound understanding of the functioning of EU institutions and regulatory process;
- Strong communication skills in written and spoken English; good knowledge of other European languages is an asset;
- Pro-active, dynamic and resourceful team player with demonstrable organisational, inter-personal and negotiation skills;
- Capacity to deliver results on time, adapt swiftly to changing priorities, tasks and needs, ability to manage different projects and issues in parallel.
What we offer
- An exciting role offering the possibility to interact with representatives from the EU institutions, our members and stakeholders;
- A dynamic, diverse and international work environment and a team of enthusiastic and committed professionals;
- An organisation that invests in and stimulates personal and team development;
- A work location at the heart of the European quarter;
- The opportunity to represent the interests of the EU’s largest private employer, offering an essential service to millions of EU customers on matters that concern technological advancements, the move toward a more sustainable future and the day-to-day challenges faced by companies.