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Opportunity Details

Public Affairs Manager BeLux

Posted: 2018-04-25
Belgium, Leuven GHQ -floor 03
About the role:
At the heart of our dynamic global growth is a simple belief: nothing should come between incredibly talented people and an accelerated career.

That’s why we dream big. Why we look to the future, not the past. Why we value talent over title. And why we hire people that can be better than ourselves.

At AB InBev you’ll join a driven team that shares your desire to grow, your courage to challenge and commitment to act. In return, we’ll reward your achievements.

The opportunity is here. Make it yours!

Graag stellen we u op de hoogte dat we een open vacature hebben in Corporate Affairs BeLux, in Leuven   

Public Affairs Manager BeLux

The Public Affairs Manager BeLux is responsible to manage AB InBev’s relationship with the government at all levels, business federations and other influential stakeholders. Focus on support of AB InBev’s commercial agenda, by building and protection our reputation in Belux.

Main accountabilities and tasks:
• Build and protect our corporate reputation in BeLux, by defining and implementing a Public Affairs strategy, in collaboration with External Communications, CSR and the brands. The 3 corporate affairs pillars (External Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Affairs should reinforce eachother)
• Advocate and represent the company’s interests in business federations, towards authorities, ngo’s, external stakeholders, etc.
• Proactively identify opportunities, with all departments, for the company in the regulatory field or within CSR, that enhances its competitive position
• Anticipate regulation with a negative impact on company performance and devise strategies and campaigns to avert such competitive threats
• Develop together with the CSR manager CSR and local community initiatives to enhance and support company and brand objectives 
• Support the External Comms manager in developing and implementing external communication campaigns to enhance and support company and brand objectives
• Support the Corporate Affairs team in the management of the BE and Lux corporate website + possible social media channels
• Prepare and update public affairs tools: position papers, company statements, fact sheets, Q&A’s, presentations, stakeholder mappings, etc. 
• Organise company visits for external stakeholders

About the candidate:
• Masters-level education (preferable in Law, Economics, Marketing, Comms or Journalism) or equivalent experience
• 3 to 5 years experience in corporate affairs in an agency or in-house role, preferably within FMCG / or 3 to 5 years experience in a Belgian political environment
• Solid business acumen through education or experience 
• Strong communication skills and a coalition building – trustworthy and professional in dealing with confidential and sensitive information
• Stress resistant
• Excellent organizational talent, proactive and hands-on. Let’s make it happen- mentality
• Perfectly tri-lingual (NL – FR- ENG)

About the Company

We are AB InBev.   Committed to driving growth that leads to better living for more people, in more places.  Through brands and experiences that bring people together.  Through our dedication to brewing the best beer with the best ingredients.  And through our commitment to helping farmers, retailers, entrepreneurs and communities grow.   We are building a company to last. Not just for a decade, but for the next 100 years. Through our brands and our investment in communities, we will bring more people together, making our company an integral part of our consumers’ lives for generations to come.
Our brewing heritage dates back more than 600 years, spanning continents and generations. From our European roots at the Den Hoorn brewery in Leuven, Belgium; to the pioneering spirit of the Anheuser & Co brewery in St. Louis, US;  and  the creation of the Castle Brewery in South Africa during the Johannesburg gold rush. Now, with operations in over 50 countries, and our brands sold in over 100, we are truly a world leader, and our diverse portfolio of well over 400 beer brands includes global brands Budweiser®, Corona® and Stella Artois®.