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Head of Competition, Anti-Trust & Litigation

ABOUT EDELMAN

Edelman is a leading global communications firm helping business and organisations evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. As an independent agency, we pride ourselves on having the freedom to be constantly curious, having a relentless pursuit of excellence, the commitment to positively impact society and the courage to do the right thing.  
 
In Brussels, we are a team of communication strategists with deep expertise in public affairs, corporate reputation, crisis communications and campaigning. Our team of experts bring together a breadth of experience and huge depth in sector specialisms, specifically in the areas of energy, health, technology and food/nutrition. 
 
THE ROLE 

We are looking for an Associate Director/ Director to join the team to lead our Competition, Anti-Trust and Litigation offering.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join an established office and to work with our roster of existing clients. The role also offers the opportunity to create an entire new division of products and services for global, regional and local prospects, tapping into Edelman’s existing roster of clients network resources and expertise. 
 
EXPERIENCE

  • Strong understanding of the global and European competition, anti-trust and litigation environment and the key institutions and players; over 10 years’ experience working in the legal/regulatory/competition policy/communication fields; 
  • A strong understanding of the intricacies of the EU policy environment and how legal issues work across the region, as well as sound understanding of how best to effectively influence key processes; 
  • An ability to work in the area of competition and anti-trust policy but also an appreciation for how litigation processes work and how best to leverage communication techniques to drive better outcomes; 
  • Consultancy experience and an ability to build out a business/offer; and
  • An ability to bring the multiple communication techniques to play on a strategic challenge. 

EXPECTATIONS 

  • The vision and foresight to create a team within the Edelman Brussels office, offering competition, anti-trust and litigation communications support to global, regional and local clients; 
  • Supporting across the wider team as/when required and being a true team player; 
  • Building a network of contacts across the Edelman network and working to drive a community of litigation support across our global footprint with a specific focus on demonstrating your understanding of Brussels and operating within the EU context; 
  • Building a business to support your vision and ambition to contribute to the office’s objectives and strategy; 
  • Driving collaboration and innovative thinking in a global agency set up to help support partnership and business growth; 
  • Provide hands-on assistance with daily tasks related to communications, advising and executing across several client accounts and teams as required; and
  • Support with organisation of and preparation of materials for meetings, events or other client/stakeholder engagement activities.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent level of English (oral and written) is required; 
  • Other European languages would be beneficial (e.g. French or German or others); 
  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in journalism, communications, PR, languages, political science, international relations, law or other relevant field; 
  • Good knowledge/understanding of the global policy debate, the European landscape and specific Member State knowledge is expected – specific PR related knowledge is a plus, as is knowledge of communications marketing; 
  • Passionate about communications and policy issues; 
  • Excellent analytical and written skills; 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – a positive approach with a self-learning attitude; 
  • Ability to work under pressure and on multiple assignments; 
  • Ability to work effectively in a varied environment and within small dynamic teams; 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), additional skills are a plus; 
  • Knowledge of digital communication and social media; and 
  • A creative/constantly curious mindset. 

WHAT WE OFFER

You can expect to be part of a dynamic, passionate and growing team. This is a permanent position with a competitive compensation package. 
  
If you are looking for a new challenge and this role is of interest, please apply online or email me directly - nicola.henderson@edelman.com  
 

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Trainee

Edelman Brussels is looking for a trainee to start ASAP.

The ideal candidate is a quick learner with experience in EU affairs and policy work, with excellent research, communication and writing skills, who enjoys working in a dynamic and challenging environment. The trainee will have an opportunity to develop and gain experience in public affairs work as part of a multi-cultural, motivated and growing team.

Edelman is the world’s largest independent global communications marketing firm present in 18 markets across Europe, Middle East & Africa, and over 65 offices and more than 5,000 employees worldwide, as well as affiliates in more than 35 cities.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

The precise nature of activities will depend on the priorities and client work during the time of the placement. However, the responsibilities and tasks are likely to include the following:

  • Policy and press monitoring on issues of interest;
  • Assistance with daily tasks of the Public Affairs team on various client accounts as required;
  • Executing Public Affairs and media strategies;
  • Contributing to research and analysis on various policy issues, reporting of relevant developments, drafting briefings, reports, updates and other forms of communication;
  • Support with organisation of and preparation of materials for meetings, events or other client/stakeholder engagement activities;
  • Support, as necessary, of the organisation of events.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • University degree in political science, communications, international relations, law or other relevant field;
  • Native or near-native level of English (oral and written) is required;
  • Good knowledge of EU policies and decision making processes, ideally gained from prior experience working in a consultancy, the institutions, private sector or other EU-related environment;
  • Strong research-focused profile;
  • Excellent analytical and written skills;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – a positive approach with a self-learning attitude;
  • Ability to work under pressure and on multiple assignments;
  • Ability to work effectively in a varied environment and within small dynamic teams;
  • Very good computer skills and use of Microsoft office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Interest in digital forms of communication and a good understanding of the social media landscape;
  • Experience in working with the media and/or a good understanding of the media landscape would be an asset;
  • A proven interest in, and/or understanding of, the area for which the candidate is applying.

WHAT WE OFFER

You can expect to be part of a dynamic, motivated and growing team. We offer a paid position for a period of 6 months. Luncheon vouchers and reimbursement of public transport expenses are included in the offer.

Please send your CV and motivation to brussels@edelman.com
 

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