About the Group 

As one of the world’s largest producers of electronic devices and active within an array of other business streams, Samsung Electronics specialises in the production of a wide variety of consumer and industry electronics, including appliances, digital media devices, semiconductors, memory chips, and integrated systems. Overseeing a global network of manufacturing and R&D with worldwide supply chains for its production, it is one of the world’s largest technology companies by revenue and by market capitalisation.  

Working on cutting-edge research and development on strategic technology and innovation ranging from semiconductors to batteries, Samsung is currently consolidating its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) team in Brussels.  

 

About the Role  

Samsung is looking for a Senior Social Sustainability Manager to join their expanding EU affairs team. 

Reporting directly to the ESG Director, the new team member shall collaborate with the Director and other team members to:  

  • Proactively identify social risk and opportunities in European legislative developments in supply chain, sustainability reporting and ESG; 
  • Support the company to progress ESG management in Europe regarding the company’s sustainability management, and propose improvement action particularly in the areas of supply chain sustainability, responsible minerals; 
  • Monitor and report on human rights policy developments (UNO, WTO, ILO) with implications on the EU market; 
  • Identify and report on sustainability trends and contribute to establishing a sustainable management strategy for the company. Proactively identify company social risks (external and internal) in ESG and sustainability management; 
  • Engage with a wide range of external stakeholders (government, policy institutions, CSR evaluation institutions, NGO, investment institutions, customers, etc.); represent the company in industry sustainability initiatives and programmes and at relevant external events;  
  • Support the drafting and publishing of the company’s global sustainability report for external/internal communication about Samsung’s sustainability efforts and contribute to enhancing the company’s reputation; 
  • Contribute to the company’s business by responding to CSR assessment organizations, benchmarking organizations, and to customer requests. 

 

About the Experience and skills 

Samsung is looking for an experienced EU public affairs professional with the following background and experience: 

  • Masters’ degree in law, political science, international relations, economics preferably with a focus on Sustainability and Environmental policies, with any other relevant academic qualification to be considered; 
  • Minimum 10 years professional experience working with a company, consultancy or similar EU work environment; 
  • Experience in or strong affinity with the International and EU social responsibility agenda with a particular focus on Eco-conception, Corporate Due Diligence, and Environmental policy compliance; 
  • Ability to anticipate, grasp and quickly assess ESG policy developments through a compliance and risk assessment business ramification lens for the company; 
  • Experience in building and maintaining strong relationships and achieving consensus; 
  • Cross-cultural work experience. 

In terms of skills, the preferred candidate is going to bring along the following: 

  • Excellent presentation and written communication skills tailored for different audiences and levels of seniority; 
  • Full professional proficiency in English (ideally native level). Strong command of other EU languages is an asset; 
  • A positive can-do attitude and ability to adapt to fast-changing environment; 
  • Strong organisational, planning skills and pragmatic problem-solving approach; 
  • Outgoing and driven team player. 

 

About the Offer 

  • Contribute to the development of the ESG strategy in Europe of one the most successful global tech companies, and generate direct policy and business impact;  
  • Join the dynamic and experienced team in a role where you will have high external exposure and great networking opportunity with a wide range of stakeholders; 
  • Work across key topics on behalf of a new technology and innovation market leader that develops cutting edge products;  
  • Competitive salary package and benefits.  

 

About the Application 

Interested candidates are asked to apply by sending their CV and cover letter to Sigrid Ligné at sigrid.ligne@mavence.com indicating ‘Senior Sustainability Manager’ in the subject line. 

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible with applications to be processed on a rolling basis. 

Starting Date as soon as possible 

 

 

Samsung Electronics is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, Samsung is transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, and network systems, and the entire semiconductor industry with our memory, system LSI, foundry, and LED solutions. Samsung is also leading in the development of the Internet of Things through, among others, our Smart Home and Digital Health initiatives. Since being established in 1969, Samsung Electronics has grown into one of the world’s leading technology companies, and become recognised as one of the top global brands. The company’s network now extends across the world, and Samsung takes great pride in the creativity and diversity of its talented people, who drive its growth.  

Samsung Electronics provides an Equal Employment Opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by law. 

LocationBrussels

SectorSustainability; ESG; CSR