Consultant - Brussels (FLINT794)

Brussels · Brussels, .
Department Brussels
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

In Brussels, we are looking for a consultant who has hands-on EU policy and regulatory experience, intellectual rigor, entrepreneurial spirit, is a curious self-starter, and has a drive to succeed.

 

You may currently be working in an EU institution, for a regulatory authority, for a public affairs or management consultancy, a multinational or a think-tank. You understand the EU’s legislative process and the value of personal networks.  Preferably, you have experience in a highly regulated sector, such as financial services, digital economy and telecommunications, energy, or pharmaceuticals. You have approximately 2-3 years of relevant job experience, foreign languages, a university degree and are eligible to work in Belgium.

 

To apply

 

Please submit your CV along with a brief covering letter (not more than 800 words). Your cover letter should include answers to the following questions:

  • What do you think makes a successful team? What role do you typically play in a team environment?
  • How do you successfully manage multiple competing and shifting priorities?
  • How do you go about getting up to speed on a new policy area?
  • What do you think are the current issues that our clients are most interested in/affected by? What would you bring to the client team advising them?
  • How would you understand a client's commercial priorities?  What do you think is the most effective way of achieving these aims (e.g. when working with EU institutions)?

 

Deadline for applications: 27th November.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

 

Working alongside a high-performing team, you would be expected to:

 

  • Deliver outstanding work for our clients: support in advising clients at a senior level on the impacts of political, policy, competition and regulatory change, and how they can manage these to secure the best economic outcomes for their business.
  • Take responsibilities and ownership: Conduct client and/or topic-specific analyses and draft bespoke briefings; participate and contribute in client meetings and internal account management meetings;
  • Build client relationships: serve as day-to-day contact of the clients related to the execution of policy analysis, advocacy and communication campaigns;
  • Contribute to teamwork: Work closely with the team leads to continue to build a competitive, best-in-class EU affairs team and offering;

 

Skills and Experience:

 

  • Excellent analytical, quantitative, research and problem-solving skills – ability to draw out the implications of complex evidence and analysis to give clear strategy and policy advice.
  • Outstanding written communication skills, with proven ability to draft clear documents for internal and external audiences with varying degrees of expert knowledge.
  • Outstanding oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex issues to non-specialists.
  • Good project management and organisational skills including the ability to prioritise, plan and schedule complex tasks proactively – comfortable working under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills – a flexible approach and the ability to work well across teams, both with internal colleagues and external clients.
  • Fluent written and spoken English is required, knowledge of other European languages is an advantage.

 

Our values and what we offer

 

Flint’s clients expect the highest quality advice, delivered in a way that is timely and actionable. Within Flint, we expect all of our colleagues to reflect our values:

  • We deliver excellent work for our clients;
  • We are commercial and entrepreneurial;
  • We are collaborative and agile.

 

Flint takes care of its people. We enjoy challenging each other’s thinking and working hard on a wide variety of interesting and stimulating projects, while simultaneously respecting life outside Flint. We are an equal opportunities employer committed to making Flint an even more diverse and inclusive place to work, and somewhere a wide variety of people can achieve their potential.

 

We offer a dynamic, challenging and intellectually stimulating work environment, with the opportunity to make a real impact on clients and their business. We put a high value on working as one team. We are small enough to work flexibly and informally yet established enough to offer fast career progression and excellent opportunities for the right people.

 

We offer a competitive reward package and the opportunity to earn significant bonus related to business success and individual performance as well as to build a stake in the business. Any questions, please email lisawelch@flint-global.com

 

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  • Location
    Brussels, .
  • Department
    Brussels
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level