EMEA Industry Affairs Lead

Bayer Group

EMEA Industry Affairs Lead

Bayer

Brussels, Belgium

For our EMEA Crop Science Public Affairs, Science and Sustainability team, consisting of 10 passionate public affairs professionals in Brussels and the EMEA area, we are looking for a EMEA Industry Affairs Lead, based in Brussels, Belgium.

The focus of this position is to broaden and deepen Bayer’s relationship with key actors in the EU agri-chain associations and collaboratively drive advocacy and engagement for material policy priorities of joint interest.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain strong trusting relationships and an effective network with agri-chain associations relevant to our business and active in agricultural and sustainability policy in EU;
  • Bring ‘outside in’ perspective from stakeholder groups under his/her responsibility into internal advocacy strategy development and into critical long-term R&D and business decision making processed (5+ year outlook) in EMEA;
  • Lead stakeholder analysis and outreach for Crop Science topics at EU and regional level;
  • Lead strategy and implementation plan that drive positive policy outcomes, including strategies for achieving sustainable food systems goals in collaboration with Public Affairs Managers at EMEA and country level;
  • Coordinate Industry Affairs activities across countries at EMEA level;
  • Liaise with global, internal industry and stakeholder affairs teams to ensure consistent and coherent engagement with ag-chain actors and networks globally;
  • Manage and conduct meetings and events with key influencers and stakeholders on issues and policy developments relevant to the crop science business;
  • You will act as an ambassador for Bayer Crop Science in the EMEA agricultural, sustainability and food systems policy arena.

At Bayer Crop Science we know that every field, crop and farmer is different. We offer tailored solutions that enable local farmers to grow smarter by developing crops that are resistant to environmental challenges and helping farmers defend their crops against weeds, diseases, harmful insects and fungi. Using the creative spark that comes from human ingenuity, we seek to deliver word-class innovation, set new standards in sustainability and drive digital transformation. Protecting harvests and fostering biodiversity, that’s how we shape the future of agriculture. Do you want to be an ally in our ambitious mission?

Who you are

  • University degree and minimum 10 years of professional experience in governmental, stakeholder and/or, industry affairs with proven record in leadership roles (incl. cross-functional team leadership);
  • Solid network within EU agricultural and food value chain;
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Crop Science business/environment and proven record in advancing initiatives through strategic communication to senior decision makers and influencers;
  • Strong strategic mindset and ability to manage ambiguity;
  • Experience and strength in political communication, lobbying, networking and representation, including ability to interact with critical stakeholders and influence leveraging relationships and networks;
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and known to be proactive; able to develop collaborative relationships based on trust and accountability with various stakeholders both internal and external to achieve objectives;
  • Fluent in English and at least one other European language.

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;
  • 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);
  • Company car and smartphone;
  • Group insurance which contains a defined contribution pension plan, life insurance and disability plan and hospitalization insurance;
  • You have the choice to work up to 40% of your working hours from home. If you work from home, Bayer will provide an office chair, laptop stand, USB keyboard, USB mouse, cabled headset and USB extender, as well as an internet provision of €20,- net;
  • 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?

Send us your cv and motivation letter by clicking the ‘Apply’ button! If you have any questions about the position, you can contact Katrien Mertens (hrop_belgium@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 http://www.teambayerbenelux.com and follow us via #TeamBayerBenelux!

We look forward to receiving your online application.

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