Associate Director/Senior Associate Director, Public Affairs & Government Relations, Brussels

Senior-level Opportunities Brussels, Belgium

Our established and growing office in Brussels is always looking for ambitious and talented individuals to join our team as Associate/Senior Associate Director, working in one of the top EU Affairs consulting firm.

We are looking for senior high-performing and initiative-taking team members who will be responsible for managing large client projects, coordinating cross-border activities, delivering client-ready materials, reviewing the work product of junior team members and actively engaging in the generation of new business.

We are looking for you to demonstrate an understanding of consultancy business practices and processes, a genuine interest in and expert knowledge of EU policy, and strong tactical and strategic abilities. The candidate would ideally have a minimum of 8-10 years of relevant experience in consultancy, in-house, European institutions, or within trade associations.

By joining our team, you will be working with colleagues who are open, collaborative, diverse and curious, and will be working across one or several of our leading practices: Tech, Healthcare, Financial Services, Space, Sustainability, Energy & Mobility, and Geopolitics.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Demonstrate strong expertise in EU policy issues, Brussels developments, and macro business factors impacting clients.
  • Experience working on policy issues impacting specific sectors (health, tech, sustainability, energy, mobility, space, financial services) a strong plus

Key Responsibilities:

  • Initiate and nurture client relationships, manage large client teams, take ownership of client projects by supervising project teams and delegate projects and tasks effectively
  • Serve as principal client contact; know when to leverage senior level relationships within APCO to further build the relationship within the client’s organization
  • Confidently lead internal and client meetings, offer knowledgeable observations and suggestions, establish credibility by insights shared, encourage and motivate others to communicate ideas
  • Develop and implement the strategy which supports the client’s objectives, including everything from developing public affairs plans to properly scoping and pricing work, as well as managing work activities and resources within agreed upon budgets
  • Lead teams around business development opportunities and manage proposal process ensuring accurate scoping/budgeting of opportunities
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of effective project management
  • Take ownership and actively engage in team member development demonstrating thoughtful planning to increase individual skill sets by setting smart objectives
What we offer you:
This full-time position comes with a competitive salary, industry-leading bonus, and benefits package, commensurate with the candidate’s skills and experience (including a mobility budget).