About the Organisation

CEC European Managers represents around one million managers in Europe through its national and sectoral federations. Managers play a vital role in Europe, both in the companies they work for and as facilitators of dialogue in society: it is about taking the right decisions to prepare a more sustainable and inclusive future.

At European level, CEC is one of the six EU cross-industry social organisations recognised by the European Commission as an official, go-to partner organisation. As the independent and autonomous voice of managers, CEC are making sure that the interests of managers as bridge builders between employers and workers are heard – since 1951. As such, the organisation brings together managerial and leadership issues to the centre of the public debate.

CEC European Managers’ affiliates, active both in the public and private sectors all share one feature: they enjoy a higher degree of autonomy than other employees, as well as more responsibility in defining and achieving the goals of the company they work for. But the people CEC represents are also active and conscious members of the societies they live in, who know that the common welfare is an absolute pre-condition for a sustainable economic growth.

About the Responsibilities of the Position


Political and Representative Functions:

  • Reporting to the Executive Committee of the association, you will be responsible for elaborating and implementing the political and interest representation strategy of CEC, which includes:
    • Presence in the EU social dialogue
    • Legislative monitoring on issues of specific interest (employment affairs, economic and financial affairs, sustainability, equality)
    • Elaboration of advocacy strategies o Relationship management and networking with EU institutions (EU Commission, European Parliament, EESC) and other stakeholders
  • Ensuring that the messages and positions of CEC are clearly and effectively heard in Brussels via:
    • Elaboration of position papers, dedicated and public consultations, speeches, reports and other written supports
    • Representing externally the association, including in formal negotiation contexts
    • Overseeing the communication activities of CEC, ensuring timeliness and consistency with the overall political discourse and clarity of the messages.
  • Basic understanding of EU project management would be an asset
  • Occasional contribution to the organisation of external events and conferences


Association Management:

  • Staff supervision, in close coordination with the Administration officer
  • Overseeing the respect of Statutory duties of the organisation, which includes:
    • Organisation of Statutory meetings
    • Upkeep of statutes and legal registration management
  • Cooperation and support of treasurer in financial and accounting matters, including budgetary analysis and reporting
  • Coordination of internal working


About the candidate

  • Around 1-3 years’ experience in social affairs, employment relations and/or social dialogue with any other relevant sector also to be considered
  • Background knowledge of EU affairs and the functioning of the EU institutions, with an intricate sense for political analysis
  • Previous experience within an EU institutional environment would be an asset
  • Previous management experience would be welcome
  • Professional proficiency in both English and French obligatory with any other EU language being considered an asset
  • Proven experience in communication (including on social media) would be an asset


About your Personality

  • Very good organisational skills
  • Good sense for diplomacy and mediation
  • Very good interpersonal skills, including ease with performing external representation activities
  • Openness to working across cultures and countries and ability to work in autonomy
  • Sense of responsibility and ownership


About the Benefits

  • Chance to represent a key European employment organisation vis-à-vis stakeholder on a high level
  • Opportunity to step into a managerial role and lead the work of an organisation by managing the day-to-day operations of a compact office/team
  • Permanent employment contract consisting of a competitive salary/benefits package


About the Application

Interested candidates are asked to apply by submitting their application, consisting of CV and cover letter to Senior Consultant Sergey Golyshin at sergey.golyshin@mavence.com


Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.



SectorSocial affairs; social policy; financial affairs; sustainability