Europa vlaggen – EU

European Affairs Manager (Based in Brussels, fulltime)

Do you possess a genuine passion for networking and a natural ability to force strong connections within the European logistics landscape? Then TLN is looking for you!

About TLN

Transport en Logistiek Nederland (TLN) is a leading association representing entrepreneurs in the logistics industry (service providers, road transport companies and forwarders). TLN actively represents the interests of its members at (inter)national, regional and local level, upholding its dedication to fostering a social, profitable and sustainable sector. TLN strives to create a favourable business environment across the Netherlands and Europe, providing its members a range of resources and services, including expert advice, tools, education and training tailored to entrepreneurial endeavours and sector-specific challenges.

Background

TLN actively represents the interests of its members at (inter)national, regional and local level, upholding its dedication to fostering  a social, profitable and sustainable sector. TLN strives to create a favourable business environment across the Netherlands and Europe, providing its members a range of resources and services, including expert advice, tools, education and training tailored to entrepreneurial endeavours and sector-specific challenges. TLN is a partner in collective bargaining negotiations within the transport and logistics sector, which collectively employs about 160.000 people.

Core values

TLN’s core values are based on leadership, curiousity, connectivity, knowledge, reliability and vibrancy. They serve as the fundamental pillars of TLN’s culture, shaping the way TLN operates and interacts with its members and colleagues. Colleagues within TLN take ownership of their roles and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to achieving the collective goals of its members. TLN brings together an ambitious group of people that is constantly striving to expand their knowledge and expertise to enhance their personal growth and contribution to TNL’s success. This culture is important for their job satisfaction, service delivery to members, professional success and excellent reputation. Every day, therefore, over 100 colleagues from all over the country or from the recently renovated office in Zoetermeer (Netherlands) work according to these core values.

Role

The European Affairs manager represents the interests of the Dutch logistics and transport sector in Europe. For TLN, you are the first point of contact for European politics. As process manager, you are responsible for setting the agenda and conveying key information – together with the PA advisor and the international cluster manager – during the official lobbying engagements and interactions with other stakeholders. You represent the organisation’s ambassador to the European Parliament, the European Commission, umbrella and industry organisations, etc. You manage the European lobbying files, providing comprehensive information and strategic advice to the board and the organisation on positioning, progress, and strategy. Implementation of these strategies is also within your purview.

In collaboration with the PA Advisor Europe (0.5 FTE) and the cluster manager International, you are responsible for devising and implementing the European part of the TLN’s lobbying strategy. This collaboration occurs in close alignment with the organisation’s regional and national activities. You are in charge of maintaining continuous coordination with your team, ensuring that dossiers from a regional, national and European perspective are seamlessly integrated. The European Affairs Manager reports directly to the Public Affairs coordinator. TLN’s primary office in the heart of Brussels is your home base. Your presence at the Zoetermeer office will be required once a week (on Mondays) to meet up and liaise with your colleagues.

Qualifications

  • A relevant University degree (e.g. Political Science, Public Administration or Economics).
  • Strong administrative skills, adept at managing both internal and external relations.
  • Possess proven experience with EU institutions and a thorough understanding of the EU decision-making process.
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience, e.g. in politics, government, consultancy or industry organisation.
  • Preferrably a relevant network in Brussels

Your skills

  • Outstanding networking and relationship-building abilities.
  • Compelling communication and persuasion skills, coupled with a deep understanding of environmental issues.
  • A keen political acumen and sensitivity to the intricacies of policy-making.
  • Proactive and solution-oriented approach.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Good command of Dutch and English, with proficiency in another European language (French, German, Spanish) preferred.

Offer

  • A job at the heart of European decision-making with room for personal responsibility.
  • Opportunities for development and growth.
  • A versatile position in which you can contribute to the sustainability and digitalisation of the logistics sector.
  • Competitive salary package.
  • Possibility of remote working.

Application

Do you fancy joining? If you possess the skills, qualifications, and passion to make a difference, we encourage you to apply. Submit your CV and motivation letter to vacature@tln.nl Your application can be in Dutch or English. If you have any questions, you can also use this e-mailadress or call Iris Schagen (HR Advisor) via +31 6 36 59 44 31.

Please note that applications without a motivation letter will not be considered.