At Acumen we have built a culture to meaningfully shape policy and deliver impact that lasts. We bring more than experienced counsel and a winning record to the table. We pride ourselves in being the kind of advisers whom clients want at their side during their most complex, difficult decisions. We delight in what we do and look after our clients.

We are always searching for talent to contribute to our purpose. And as our people can attest and the awards show, we are a great and meaningful place to work.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for an Account Director who will work with and complement our Sustainability team based in Brussels, Belgium.

Are you proactive, results-oriented, willing to take the extra mile and eager to help us grow the business by delivering excellent service to our clients? Are you intellectually curious and motivated by complex and varied assignments? Do you have an interest in the commercial side of working in an agency? Are you also able to lead small teams?

Then this opportunity is perfect for you!

The role includes managing a certain client portfolio, drafting reports and policy briefings, participating in strategy meetings, identifying research needs, providing overall support to more senior staff members and guiding junior members of the team.

Experience and knowledge: 

  • 5 plus years of relevant work experience working in one or more of the following: EU or international institutions, a communication consultancy, an in-house communications role in a company, a trade association or an NGO.
  • Understanding of the workings of the EU institutions and legislatives processes, in one or more policy areas related to sustainability (e.g. Climate, energy, environment, mobility policies)
  • Expertise in communications, traditional media relations, and/or social media campaigns would be an asset
  • Perfect command of English; additional languages are an asset.

Skills needed: 

  • A client-oriented mindset, ability to lead projects and teams and deliver high quality outputs.
  • Advanced writing skills and ability to quickly summarise complex issues.
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to adapt writing to different audiences.
  • Strong organisational and project management skills, proven through concrete previous examples and track record
  • Flexibility, enthusiasm, ability to work under tight deadlines in an international environment.
  • Team-working skills
  • Proficient with IT and new media tools.
  • Permission to work in Belgium.
  • Good references.

What we offer: 

  • A competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • A comprehensive package of additional benefits
  • A fantastic work environment
  • A place where you will be able to grow
  • Training opportunities

How to apply?

We are interested in talented people who are interested in us. In your application, please take the time to explore what added value your unique personality and competences could bring to us.

Please send your tailored cover letter and resume to mentioning the reference of the job you are applying for (Re: Account Director Sustainability Team).

Candidates who have a profile matching what we are looking for will be contacted for an interview.


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