Job Vacancies

EURATEX – the European Apparel and Textile Confederation – works to achieve a favourable environment for the design, development, manufacture and marketing of European textile and clothing products. Through its membership, it represents 160.000 companies in the EU with a combined turnover of €165 bln. EURATEX focuses on clear priorities: an ambitious industrial policy, innovation and skills development, free and fair trade, and sustainable supply chains.

EURATEX is urgently looking for the following position:

Policy Officer – Sustainable Businesses

Main tasks:
– Developing and coordinating the industry position on key sustainability topics (e.g. circular economy, eco-design, EPR, Product Environmental Footprint, consumer policy, waste legislation), including preparation of briefings, position papers and communication.
– Monitoring the development of EU sustainability policies, assessing the relevance for the industry, liaising with EU institutions and other relevant stakeholders.
– Communicating with EURATEX Members in the relevant sustainability areas and managing working groups.
– Participating in projects and initiatives to implement sustainability policies, notably EURATEX ReHubs initiative.
– Supporting the department Director in performing his duties.

Qualifications:
– At least 2 years relevant experience, specifically in EU policy making.
– Strong interest in areas of sustainability and circular economy.
– Knowledge of the textiles and clothing sector will be considered an asset.
– Fluent in English, other European languages will be considered an asset.
– Master degree in economics, law, political science, or equivalent through experience.
– Strong communication skills, sense of diplomacy, positive inter-personal skills, team player.

The successful candidate will report to the Director for Sustainable Businesses and join a small team of 4 people. Ideally, the candidate should be available to take up this position as from 1 September.

A letter of motivation and CV should be addressed to julie.cammaerts@euratex.eu asap; applications will be treated on a first come – first served basis.

Applicants hereby consent that their personal data are processed by EURATEX for recruitment purposes. Regretfully, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. EURATEX pursues gender balance and diversity in its recruitment policy.