German-speaking EU Public Affairs Consultant

EU Focus Group is the fastest-growing Brussels-based specialist public affairs consultancy firm featured for several years in a row on the list of the best consultancy companies in Brussels. We are the leading Brussels-based specialist consultancy firm solely focusing on EU environmental, chemicals, and agrochemicals advocacy in the broad sense: from the technical level to top government officials’ level at the EU level and in Member States’ capitals. EU Focus Group offers a unique ‘Quintuple’ integrated solution which includes political strategy, regulatory expertise as well as legal, compliance & communication advice in highly regulated sectors, supported by our network of EMEA partners.

We help companies advance their businesses in the EU environment by building bridges with decision-makers in Europe. A modern and dynamic consultancy, we thrive on developing advocacy strategies and are keen on finding customised solutions to our client’s needs.

EU Focus Group is looking for an experienced German-speaking Public Affairs Consultant, to join, preferably as from summer-autumn 2024, our continuously growing young team in Brussels to support our growing pool of international clients in the highly regulated technical fields of agriculture, chemicals, agrochemicals, food, feed, sustainability, energy and digital. We are looking for a team player, and extrovert, with strong oral, written, and analytical skills and an entrepreneurial mindset.

Key Responsibilities

  • Providing political and regulatory advice to a pool of clients on a range of EU policies, with a particular focus on agriculture, food, feed, chemical (e.g. REACH, CLP), agrochemical policies, sustainability, digital;
  • Day-to-day management of client accounts, developing and executing public affairs strategies;
  • Drafting position papers, preparing impactful PowerPoint presentations, staying in regular contact with EU influencers, gathering intelligence, participating in conference calls with clients, and monitoring EU legislation;
  • Growing and nurturing contacts within EU institutions and other stakeholders;
  • Seeking new business opportunities and helping them grow into long-term client relationships;
    Occasional travels.

Desired Profile

  • Advanced degree (MA) in Law, Political Science, International Relations or Economics (College of Europe, LSE, Maastricht or similar) with excellent academic record;
  • Structured mindset, robust project management skills;
  • Strong written and verbal skills in English and German;
  • Proven skills in analysing large volumes of information and translating it in concise and impactful position papers;
  • At least 2 years of working experience in EU Public Affairs and/or with EU institutions;
  • Perfect understanding of the EU decision-making procedures;
  • Experience of working with/in the European Parliament (ENVI, AGRI, ITRE etc.);
  • Knowledge of or experience with German politics;
  • Strong network of contacts among policymakers, influencers, broader public including media;
    A proactive individual, a quick learner and a team player willing to work in a fast-paced business environment and grow in a dynamic company;
  • Background knowledge on EU sustainability policies is a plus.

Why Working with Us?

  • Competitive remuneration & flexible working policy;
  • Opportunities for quick professional growth & long-term career opportunities;
  • Continuous learning and mentorship from public affairs professionals with 20+ years of experience;
  • Supportive multi-lingual international team with entrepreneurial spirit.

To apply, please submit to a 1-page CV accompanied by a short motivation letter with ‘Application – Public Affairs Consultant’ as the subject line. Early applications are encouraged.

Deadline: 1 May 2024