About NOVE

NOVE is an advisory agency in public affairs in Brussels. We guide businesses in their interactions with the EU institutions and relevant stakeholders.

Our story is one of entrepreneurship and trust. We know our success is contingent on our ability to distinguish ourselves through the quality of our services, the ingenuity of our ideas, and our commitment to clients. This conviction that each client matters shapes our strategies and is visible in our work.


About the job

NOVE is looking for an Associate Director to lead its Sustainability Practice.

With the support of a Partner, you will play a crucial role in developing and implementing our strategy, building strong relationships with our clients and key stakeholders. Attracting new business and clients will also be one of your key roles in the sustainability practice. As a member of the senior management of NOVE, you will also be involved in the management of the agency at a key stage of its growth and development.


Role and responsibilities

  • Develop and execute public affairs strategy in alignment with company goals;
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including government officials, industry leaders, and media representatives;
  • Monitor and analyse public policy developments that may impact the company and its clients;
  • Develop and deliver communications and messaging to support public affairs efforts;
  • Represent the company in public policy discussions and meetings;
  • Lead, manage, and mentor a team of public affairs professionals;
  • Contribute to the overall management and decision-making of the company;
  • Play an active role in attracting new talent and hiring new people.


Qualifications and skills

  • Masters’ degree in political science, economics, European affairs/studies or law;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in public affairs or related fields. Previous experience in a public affairs consultancy will be considered a strong advantage;
  • A proven expertise on issues relating to sustainability and circular economy (e.g. eco-design, sustainable products, packaging, chemicals, waste or plastics);
  • Strong understanding of EU institutions and regulatory processes;
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills;
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively;
  • Proven leadership and team management experience;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment;
  • Strong positive, can-do attitude ;
  • Near native level proficiency in English.


Why you should be interested in this role:

  • Join a dynamically growing public affairs and communications agency and benefit from the flexible and collegial atmosphere to grow your experience in a fast-paced, high-learning curve environment;
  • Work on exciting projects across political strategy and public affairs within the key policy areas of focus of the moment;
  • Get exposure at senior levels across the strong corporate client base of Nove and help drive further business growth of the agency;
  • Be part of senior management of the company and strategic decision-making process at a turning point in its growth;
  • Competitive financial package, including performance bonus and growth bonus.


SectorSustainability; Circular Economy; Chemicals; Packaging; Waste; Plastics