(Senior ) Policy Manager

Permanent employee, Full-time · Brussels

Your mission
Your primary responsibilities will be to support the work of the WFA policy team, working notably on the sensitive issues of food and alcohol marketing and marketing and children with a strong focus on digital marketing communications. 
 
The WFA team plays a progressive role in trying to align corporate practices with fast-changing societal and regulatory expectations. A big part of this is working closely with major multi-national companies to develop, implement and enforce credible self-regulatory measures. 
 
WFA is the lead global interface on this issue with key global and regional stakeholders, including WHO, OECD, Unicef, European institutions and national regulators. 
 
The successful candidate will play a central role in WFA's broader advocacy work with these organisations. They will also work closely with local industry coalitions around the world to help devise best practice at national level and then champion these standards to local regulators. 
 
While the successful candidates will likely spend at least two thirds of their time working on food and alcohol-related issues, WFA is keen to ensure all staff have variety in their jobs. As such, they will also work across other cross-cutting issues impacting brands, such as digital fairness, sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion. They will also lead WFA work on certain EU regulatory initiatives such as the upcoming revision of the EU Audio-Visual Media Services Directive (AVMSD).
Your profile
Key requirements:
  • A minimum of five years’ work experience in a highly professional international environment, and ideally with some experience of having worked with multi-national companies in the alcohol &/or food sectors; 
  • Senior level - Determined on level of experience
  • Native level written and spoken English is absolutely essential; 
  • Passionate about current affairs, international politics and the role and responsibilities of business in a fast-changing society. 
  • Proficiency in basic Microsoft Office tools and Microsoft PowerPoint are essential.
 
Profile of the ideal candidates: 
  • A multicultural profile and open personality; 
  • Service-minded, reliable and high attention to detail; 
  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team but take responsibility for projects and drive them forward;  
Why us?
WFA offers:
  • A highly competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with level of experience; 
  • A stimulating and fun international work environment in a fast-growing global organisation; 
  • A chance to help shape the future role of marketing communications in society.
About us

WFA is the only global organisation representing the common interests of marketers. It is the voice of marketers worldwide, representing 90% of global marketing communications spend, roughly US$900 billion per annum.

With offices in Brussels, London, New York, Singapore and Toronto, WFA represents over 150 of the world's biggest brand owners and connects national advertiser associations in more than 60 markets, representing tens of thousands of brands at local level. Together, they create a global network which offers a unique source of leadership, expertise and inspiration. WFA champions more effective and sustainable marketing communications.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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