Public Affairs Manager Belgium

Belgium
16 April 2019
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Our purpose is simple and compelling: To release the natural power of stone to enrich modern living.

ROCKWOOL products save energy and water and reduce CO2 emissions, protect buildings from the spread of fire; reduce waste; improve acoustic comfort, building performance and aesthetics; and enhance Precision Growing, thereby improving the efficiency of fresh food production.

While the stone we use may be millions of years old, what we do with it is cutting-edge. Every day, ROCKWOOL colleagues are developing and applying new technologies to release yet more potential of stone wool to enrich modern life.

Would you also be proud to enrich society like we do? Apply now to join us as we improve modern living conditions for millions of people worldwide.

Are you aiming for an influential role where you can represent ROCKWOOL in e.g. Belgian governments, trade associations and local authorities? Then please have a look at our position of Public Affairs Manager and become our first point of contact and source of information in the field of energy efficiency, sustainability, health & safety and fire safety!

 
This is who we are 
ROCKWOOL Firesafe Building Insulation is part of the ROCKWOOL Group and is offering advanced insulation systems for buildings. 

Public Affairs is part of the Sales Benelux department, which consists in total out of approximately 60 highly driven colleagues. In Roermond we now have 2 Public Affairs (PA) Managers in place and we are now in search for a third PA Manager who will focus on Belgium (90%) and Luxembourg (10%). The EU institution is not part of the scope.
 

This is the role 
You will influence insulation regulations and standardizations in Belgium and Luxembourg, in such a way that it benefits the ROCKWOOL Group. Your focus will be energy efficiency, durability and health & safety (regarding material) and fire safety. 

As PA Manager, your broad scope of activities and responsibilities are amongst others: 
 

  • Developing and maintaining comprehensive understanding of the national and regional Belgian public policy environment, regulatory framework and industry landscape 
  • Proactively providing advice on industry and regulatory matters to colleagues 
  • Developing positions on policy and regulatory matters 
  • Identifying relevant engagement opportunities 
  • Represent ROCKWOOL in governments, local authorities, relevant regulatory and standards committee interest groups, trade associations, professional associations and commercial stakeholders with the aim of actively influencing them in line with our defined targets; 
  • Liaising and aligning with the Rockwool International PA team for the EU institutions in Brussels and Hedehusene (DK)
  • Investigate market trends, analyse these trends and translate them to opportunities 


 This is what you offer 

  • Relevant Bachelor or Master degree 
  • Having a thorough understanding of the PA and PR processes and dynamics 
  • Proven previous experience and network in a similar or related role e.g. Public Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Civil Service 
  • An excellent understanding of Belgian policy and regulatory framework 
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written 
  • Seniority in experience and appearance 
  • Fluent language skills, both verbal and written in English, Dutch and French  


Interested? 
For more detailed information about this position please contact Thomas Fabrie (Recruiter) at +31 (0)6 52 63 20 18 or at thomas.fabrie@rockwool.com  

If you recognize yourself in this profile and in this challenge, please apply by sending an English version of your resume and cover letter by pushing the button below. 
  
At the ROCKWOOL Group, we are committed to enriching the lives of everyone who comes into contact with our solutions. Our expertise is perfectly suited to tackle many of today’s biggest sustainability and development challenges, from energy consumption and noise pollution to fire resilience, water scarcity and flooding. Our range of products reflects the diversity of the world’s needs, while supporting our stakeholders in reducing their own carbon footprint. 

Stone wool is a versatile material and forms the basis of all our businesses. With approx. 10,500 passionate colleagues in 38 countries, we are the world leader in stone wool solutions, from building insulation to acoustic ceilings, external cladding systems to horticultural solutions, engineered fibres for industrial use to insulation for the process industry and marine & offshore. We encourage you to join our team! 

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