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22 Aug 2016

Full-Time Issue/Project Manager

Cosmetics Europe – Posted by admin Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium


Job Description

Issue/Project Manager

Cosmetics Europe, the Brussels based European trade association for the cosmetics and personal care industry represents 27 national associations and 19 international companies.

It covers a wide range of scientific, regulatory and policy issues impacting the cosmetics and personal care industry.

Cosmetics Europe has an immediate opening for an ISSUE/PROJECT MANAGER for the industry’s consortia on Cosmetic ingredients.

Main responsibilities

  • Managing industry working group(s) and providing technical and strategic support to reach their objectives;
  • Setting up industry consortia with the aim to prepare scientific and regulatory dossiers to support the safe use of specific cosmetics ingredients;
  • Day to day management of industry consortia, including:
    • Acting as the consortium focal point for service providers during contract negotiations and running of the projects;
    • Initiating, monitoring and reporting on progress of the consortium projects using a project management system with the support of the project assistant;
    • Ensuring delivery of the agreed projects according to the milestones and timelines agreed with the Consortium Steering Committee and research partners;
    • Co-ordinating effective dissemination of information/output amongst the members of the consortium e.g. on outcome of commissioned research/expert groups and the industry’s contracted researchers, financial reports etc.;
    • Acting as the interface between the Consortium and the European Commission and other European institutions;
    • Assisting in preparation of communications targeted towards the regulatory bodies and other target audiences;
  • Contributing to the preparation of workshops, papers, oral presentations and posters in scientific meetings to support the industry’s science programme;
  • Representing Cosmetics Europe in the consortium and acting as the interface between the Consortium and Cosmetics Europe issue management structure.

Professional qualifications required

  • University education in toxicology, biochemistry, biology, chemistry or related scientific discipline;
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills;
  • Sound experience in project management;
  • Ability to work in a proactive and autonomous way as well as in a team;
  • Excellent ability in written and spoken English;
  • Full knowledge of MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

We offer

  • A competitive salary and fringe benefits package;
  • A challenging position in an international team;
  • A wide portfolio of responsibilities and opportunities within a major industrial sector.

Only successful candidates fulfilling all these requirements will be short-listed.

How to Apply

Please send your application before September 30th to: Dr Rob Taalman Director Science & Research Cosmetics Europe Avenue Herrmann-Debroux, 40, B-1160 Brussels (Auderghem), Belgium Email: Telephone enquiries cannot be answered.

Job Categories: NGO. Job Types: Full-Time.

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