Opportunity for a Unit Manager - International cooperation

  • Unit Manager – EU affairs
  • Good people management skills
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience
Hays is representing the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) that is looking for a Unit Manager – International Cooperation.

The International Cooperation unit handles relations of CEN and CENELEC with partners outside their membership.

The Unit Manager will lead the International Cooperation Unit and he/she will be responsible for providing assistance, guidance and advice to CEN and CENELEC Affiliates and Companion Standardization Bodies. His/her tasks also includes the coordination with EC/ EFTA for international activities and the development and implementation of strategic and technical projects targeting major trade partners.

As a Unit Manager, you coach and supervise a team of 3 people. You review their work, keep them well informed of any developing activities impacting them and you challenge them to develop ownership and leadership within their area of responsibilities. You work in close cooperation with the other Managers, Directors and teams, ensuring proactive responses, actions and relevant information flow.

The Unit Manager will be expected to travel from time to time.

To be considered for this job, you hold a Master Degree in Economics, international cooperation or EU affairs combined with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role. Proven people management skills and experience is essential as well as strong planning and organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines. As you will be in contact with various stakeholders at different levels, you need to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and previous experience in an international environment. Sound experience in overseeing large projects in terms of budget, output and regional diversity is also key for this role. Fluency in English (spoken and written) is essential for this role, ideally in combination with another language.

The company offers an attractive salary package in a truly international work environment (more than 18 different nationalities).

If you are interested in this exciting job opportunity, please send your CV online to Jessica Spirlet. negotiable

5 days ago

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