The global Public Affairs and Communications Consultancy, Grayling, is seeking to bolster its current EU Public Affairs team by hiring an experienced Manager to grow its Agri-Food Practice.  They will be responsible for overseeing several client accounts and projects, independently or under the leadership of the Head of the Practice. His/her role would involve managing client requests autonomously and providing added value in both client and team meetings.

The successful candidate should:

  • Have a strong knowledge of the EU food policy framework, able to provide detailed PA/PR strategic advice, ensure client satisfaction and obtain the desired results for the clients’ business.
  • Be able to manage junior staff.
  • Be able to support the Head of Practice on new business development, identifying new business opportunities and developing new business proposals as well as marketing initiatives aimed at growing the practice.
  • Feel comfortable in liaising with external stakeholders on behalf of Grayling and clients and in representing Grayling in outside fora.

Skills & Experience - The candidate must have:

  • Minimum 6 years’ experience in PA (internships excluded); previous experience in a consultancy is a plus.
  • A thorough understanding of European policies and the workings of the EU institutions;
  • Strong expertise (including past working experience) in EU food policies, including on most of the following topics: CAP, food labelling, food packaging, food safety, novel foods, animal welfare, food composition & reformulation.
  • Excellent overall communication skills including writing, oral, and presentation skills;
  • A proven track record in lobbying and/or advocacy vis à vis the EU institutions.


Personal qualities - The candidate must:

  • Have good organizational and project management skills;
  • Be a team player, with a hands-on and solutions-driven work attitude;
  • Have good interpersonal skills;
  • Be able to take initiatives and demonstrate pro-activeness;
  • Be native or fluent in English; fluency in other EU languages also desirable;
  • Be able to multi-task and work under pressure; and
  • Be at ease when working in a multi-national team.

What are we offering in return?

  • Be part of an award-winning team of 20+ consultants in Brussels and work alongside the Graying PA network, the largest in Europe, with +100 PA colleagues;
  • The chance to work for an exciting range of brands and organisations;
  • An exciting and challenging role, with personal development and further career opportunities.


Please send your CV and a cover letter in English to by the deadline of 30 August 2021. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and therefore early applications are encouraged. ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.

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