European Parliament Relations Manager

Bayer Group

European Parliament Relations Manager

Bayer Group

Brussels, Belgium

For our office in Brussels, we are looking for a European Parliament Relations Manager. Your main purpose consists of ensuring coordinated advocacy and engagement with members of the European Parliament and EP staff to positively shape political positions of the EP on political initiatives with significant business and/or reputational impact on Bayer. You will directly report to the Head Public Affairs EU and collaborate with many colleagues within the Public Affairs teams, PASS teams, EU institutions and with NGOs, relevant business associations, stakeholder organizations and think thanks.

Your tasks and responsibilities

  • Coordinate early detection of upcoming political issues in the European Parliament with impact on Bayer’s reputation and/or business;
  • Analysis of potential business impact of relevant legislative and non-legislative proposals in close coordination with the business functions at corporate and divisional level;
  • Further develop and maintain a network of key political stakeholders in the EP as well as other institutions where relevant to actively follow policy initiatives within the areas relevant for Bayer;
  • Contribute to maintaining and strengthening Bayer's reputation as a trustworthy partner in the political dialogue with the EP and support all divisions in their outreach to the EP;
  • Independently develop and coordinate implementation of lobbying strategies and activities towards the EP and other EU institutions in policy fields of responsibility such as sustainability and the Green Deal;
  • Increase external awareness and visibility of Bayer - “presence” and “relevance” - with a focus on the EP;
  • Develop political positions and briefing materials jointly with the relevant business units and PASS function for the external outreach;
  • Ensure effective and well coordinated collaboration with key Bayer internal stakeholder groups at corporate and divisional level regarding EP advocacy;
  • Support the positioning of Bayer Senior Managements with senior representatives of the EP.

Be innovative, be Bayer. We shape the future of everyday health, patient care and agriculture. Together, we can advance health and nutrition for all. Guided by our purpose ‘science for a better life’, rooted in our LIFE-values and steered by the organization’s strategy, we reach for our ambitious vision. Help bring this vision to life: Health for all, hunger for none.

Who you are

  • University degree notably in political science, law, natural sciences, economics or related subjects;
  • Minimum of 6 years of professional experience in a public and/or governmental affairs environment preferably the European Parliament;
  • Good understanding of EU institutional and procedural set-up;
  • Existing political stakeholder network in the European Parliament;
  • Strong conceptual and analytical thinker;
  • Proven competency in shaping and implementing effective advocacy strategies;
  • Excellent negotiation and presentation capabilities paired with strong interpersonal skills in networking and communication;
  • Team-oriented worker;
  • Excellent command of the English language, additional European languages in particular German and French are an asset.

What Bayer offers you

As a modern employer, we take care of our employees and help them find a balance between career development opportunities and personal life planning. We offer our employees a wide range of career prospects, a modern working environment and competitive compensation. Bayer employees benefit from great employment conditions, such as:

  • An excellent competitive salary and company car;
  • Vacation allowance, meal vouchers, year-end premium and bonus (based on company results);
  • 34 days of leave (20 legal days, 12 work time reduction days and 2 Bayer days);
  • Laptop and smartphone;
  • Group insurance which contains a defined contribution pension plan, life insurance and disability plan and hospitalization insurance;
  • An inspiring working environment with professional and committed colleagues;
  • A successful innovative organization with international career possibilities;
  • Challenges and possibilities to learn and to develop.

Your application

Interested in this vacancy? Reach out to us by sending us your cv and motivation letter and clicking the ‘Apply’ button! In case of any questions you can contact Katrien Mertens (katrien.mertens.ext@bayer.com) via +32 2 535 64 49.

Do you want to know more about what our people do at Bayer? Check our social wall via https://career.bayer.be/en/teambayerbenelux/ and follow us via #TeamBayerBenelux.

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