The European Copper Institute represents the world’s leading mining companies, custom smelters and semi-fabricators (represented by the International Copper Association, Ltd.) and the European Copper Industry. The European Copper Institute is part of an international network of industry associations – funded by the copper industry – whose common mission is to defend and grow markets for copper, based on its superior technical performance and contribution to a higher quality of life. This network is unified by a common brand and visual identity: Copper Alliance.

The Director Material Stewardship Europe will report to the Global Director Material Stewardship and to the Chief Executive ECI.

The Director Material Stewardship Europe will lead the Material Stewardship program and team in Europe, with the objective to reach concrete results that ensure continued access of the metal copper to markets and position copper as a sustainable, responsibly sourced metal. As a member of the EU Policy Group of ECI, S/He will take an active part in defining the advocacy strategy of ECI and in implementing it. As a member of the global Material Stewardship team, S/He will contribute to the buildup of expertise and to the execution of global projects in this domain.


Key responsibilities

The Director Material Stewardship Europe will:

  • Monitor the EU regulatory frameworks that relate to health, environment, and sustainability and in which member companies operate.
  • Identify opportunities and threats that could affect these members.
  • Prioritize these opportunities/threats and define action plans to address them
  • Deliver the action plans in an effective and efficient way, generating the expected results.
  • Monitor and take active part in the execution of the action plans and regularly report on progress.
  • Take initiative in adapting these action plans when their implementation so requires.
  • Lead the Material Stewardship team in Europe into developing their skills – in subject matters and/or in advocacy – and into growing their contribution to the organization.


Desired profile and experience

  • University degree in a relevant field of study.
  • Solid and demonstrated experience in the field of material stewardship, circular economy, sustainability, raw materials policy, due diligence and chemicals management, REACH.
  • Good understanding of health and environment components of an industrial activity and of the tools developed for managing them (e.g. LCA methodology, impact studies).
  • Experience in people management is mandatory.
  • Ability to think strategically, through the development of a comprehensive understanding of the copper industry and of its regulatory constraints in the field of health, environment and sustainability.
  • Experience of legislative and regulatory processes at European Union level.
  • Exposure to the metals sector is an advantage.


Skills requirements:

  • Strong networking skills: ability to identify key contacts to develop, to design an approach strategy to these contacts and to engage with them.
  • Well-established project management skills: task scheduling, budget build-up, resource identification and allocation.
  • Strong analytical skills: ability to think through a complex problem and to design a concrete plan to bring a solution to this problem.
  • Strong persuasion skills – ability to influence through thought leadership and empathy.
  • Solid skills and proven experience in team management and people development.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to resolve conflicts and to generate a consensus between diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong orientation towards results.
  • Ability to easily connect with people and to develop trust relationships.
  • Innovative mindset, both in project management approach and in content definition.
  • Fluency in English language (written and spoken).
  • Readiness to travel.


Remuneration and other benefits offered by the position:

Competitive package depending on experience and including a performance-based bonus based on the seniority of the profile.

Other benefits include, meal vouchers, eco cheques, private hospitalization package, group insurance, annual leave, flexible working time including 2 teleworking days per week, company car and other benefits.


How to apply

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV and a letter of motivation to Julien Schiettecatte, Senior Consultant at and to Sebastien Bechara, Recruitment Consultant at, indicating “ECI – Director Material Stewardship Europe” as the subject of your e-mail.

The position is open until filled. While there is no deadline to apply, interested candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible due to assessment on a rolling basis.

Starting Date as soon as possible



SectorRaw Materials & Sustainability