Project Consultant/ Associate Consultant - Tech/Tech Policy
Our super-talented and diverse Brussels team has an opportunity for a Project Consultant or an Associate Consultant to join our dedicated Tech team.
About APCO in Brussels:
Brussels is the heart of the European Union, a €14 trillion single market of over 500 million consumers. Decisions taken in Brussels, for example concerning legislation, international trade, and competition, can directly shape global policy and regulation in every business sector. Brussels’ relevance to business, politics and society is only expected to grow. This makes it a natural hub for pan-European and international public affairs and communication programs.
With our strategic communication experience and creative-thinking, we help clients tackle complex business-critical challenges. We create compelling campaigns that build trust, foster reputations, and change perceptions in the heart of Europe, enabling our clients to see more clearly, communicate more authentically and act with real decisiveness when it comes to shaping debates and securing their goals.
By joining our team, you will be working with colleagues who are open, collaborative, diverse and curious. Clients come to us to help solve challenging problems, spark new ideas, launch campaigns, and connect with others. We believe in the power of communication to affect change and we are excited by purposeful work.
Our team work with clients not on only in Belgium, but across our network and a huge amount of our success comes from our agile multi-market approach. We work with a combination of instantly recognisable global blue chips and super-interesting challenger brands across the following disciplines: Enterprise, Cloud, Search, Telco, Cyber, Infrastructure and FinTech
The Project or Associate Consultant should thrive in a fast-moving and intellectually challenging environment where a commitment to delivering consistent excellence in client service is a strong motivating force. She/he/they should demonstrate strong organizational capabilities, tactical ability and have strong written and oral communication skills.
The Project or Associate Consultant is involved in day-to-day support of client assignments by monitoring institutional developments and/or media, conducting and analysing research on a variety of client-related issues or on business development efforts and by drafting materials for clients for both internal and external use. Project/Associate Consultants are responsible for coordinating client meetings/events, delegating tasks to junior team members where appropriate and working on client deliverables under the supervision of a more senior team member.
Qualifications & Desired Skills:
- Degree and/or post-graduate degree in any related field to the role.
- Ideally a minimum of 2-5 years* prior relevant work experience in consultancy, in-house, European institutions, or within associations.
- Experience working on policy issues impacting the technology sector and the broader data economy is a strong plus
- Fluency in English (speaking and writing), excellent command of another EU Member State's language desirable
- Excellent communication & writing skills
- Good team player, proactive “solution-oriented” attitude.
- Computer Skills: MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel
- Strong understanding of EU institutions and decision-making procedures
- Ability to multitask, prioritize and perform under tight deadlines
- Eligible to work in the EU
About APCO Worldwide:
Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an award-winning, independently owned global communication and business strategy firm with offices in 30 major cities throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. With over 1,100 colleagues around the world, APCO combines a global perspective with local expertise to help clients around the world manage challenges, opportunities, perceptions and reputations. APCO clients include corporations and governments; industry associations and non-profit organizations; and many of the top companies on the Fortune 500. The firm is a majority women-owned business.