EPF, the European Panel Federation via Search & Selection Gent
EPF, the European Panel Federation, has members in 25 countries and represents the manufacturers of particleboard, MDF, OSB, hardboard, softboard and plywood. The EU wood panel industry has an annual turnover of about 22 billion Euros, creates over 100.000 jobs directly and counts more than 5.000 enterprises in Europe. The offices of EPF are in the centre of Brussels, next to the inner ring road and by the Trône/Troon metro station.
We are looking for an enthusiastic (m/f): Economic advisor
Your task will be to closely monitor the economic developments at a macro-economic level as well as within the sector and, in this arena, to be the contact point for members, partners and European institutions. You will be responsible for all European statistics about the wood-based panels industry and you will compile an extensive annual report concerning the sector. You will study client sectors, such as the European construction and furniture industries and report regularly to member companies about new market developments. You will develop expertise regarding international business, in particular relating to trade agreements and protection against illegal trade practices. You will report to the Managing Director.
You have a master’s degree in economics followed by several years of experience in a similar function. You are well organised and communicative. You can work either independently or in a team and you are happy to accept new responsibilities. You are capable of making confident presentations for a variety of audiences. For that reason, you must have an excellent command of both spoken and written English. Additional language abilities, particularly in German and/or French, would be an advantage. You are a hard worker and are prepared to travel abroad occasionally.
We offer you an exciting job in a European environment, with widely varying contacts. You will be able to expand your expertise in international economics and business and allow your job to become that of an expert in the economic development of the European wood sector. You will receive a competitive salary and attractive extra-legal benefits.