- 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.
- 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.
- EuroCommerce is a recognised social partner for retail and wholesale at EU level.
- The sector is embracing significant change as it needs to invest in transforming digitally and becoming more sustainable. Ensuring it has the talent and skills to enable change is crucial.
The job, reporting to the Director for Competitiveness, includes:
- Monitoring and assessing key political and policy developments in the field of EU labour law, employment policies, skills and social and human rights of concern to the retail & wholesale sector;
- Managing and supporting members in these areas through briefings and analysis and organising events,;
- Managing and coordinating the EuroCommerce Jobs and Skills Committee and the EU Social Dialogue, together with social partner UniEuropa;
- Contributing to and implementing advocacy and communications plans and positions on key issues, and contributing pro-actively to the sector’s approach to tackling jobs & skills challenges and promoting good practice in the area of employment, skills and health & safety;
- Represent the organisation externally on social affairs: EU institutions, trade unions 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 social affairs/labour law/skills issues;
- University degree in a relevant field and a good understanding of social & employment developments in the market, policy and law;
- 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.