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EUR-BE-10403 Trade Policy Specialist
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About ArcelorMittal
ArcelorMittal is the world's leading steel and mining company, with a presence in more than 60 countries and an industrial footprint in over 20 countries. Guided by a philosophy to produce safe, sustainable steel, we are the leading supplier of quality steel in the major global steel markets including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with world-class research and development and outstanding distribution networks.
Through our core values of sustainability, quality and leadership, we operate responsibly with respect to the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, contractors and the communities in which we operate.
For us, steel is the fabric of life, as it is at the heart of the modern world from railways to cars and washing machines. We are actively researching and producing steel-based technologies and solutions that make many of the products and components we use in our everyday lives more energy-efficient.
We are one of the world’s five largest producers of iron ore and metallurgical coal and our mining business is an essential part of our growth strategy. With a geographically diversified portfolio of iron ore and coal assets, we are strategically positioned to serve our network of steel plants and the external global market. While our steel operations are important customers, our supply to the external market is increasing as we grow.
In 2015, ArcelorMittal had revenues of US$63.6 billion and crude steel production of 92.5 million tonnes, while own iron ore production reached 62.8 million tonnes.
ArcelorMittal is listed on the stock exchanges of New York (MT), Amsterdam (MT), Paris (MT), Luxembourg (MT) and on the Spanish stock exchanges of Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia (MTS).
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Position Title: Trade Policy Specialist
Job Level: Experienced / Professionals
Function: International Affairs
State: Brussels Capital region
Country: Belgium
Travel Required: Minimal (15% approx)
JobType Permanent Job
Job Posted On 20-Mar-2018
Post End Date 30-Apr-2018

Job Details & Key Attributes


The Trade policy government affairs specialist is responsible to protect and advance the company’s interests in EU trade policy matters involving governments, public authorities and influencers of their decisions and actions. He/she will engage and coordinate with country managers EU countries where ArcelorMittal has representation, to ensure that the Company priorities are also raised at local government level. He/she is also responsibility to raise internal awareness on Trade policy issues through early warning systems with country managers and segments representatives.


Work activities

-       Timely inform segments, business units and country managers of new Trade related policy, regulatory and legislative developments at national and/or regional level and provide thorough analysis of potential impact on the business of these policy initiatives.                                                                                                                  

-       Engage in a sustainable matter with key governmental stakeholders (e.g. European Commission, MEPs, Permanent Representations, national governments/administrations) and relevant associations. Devise and ensure the implementation of dedicated action plans regarding government related issues with a potential impact on the business; in particular trade defence policy.

-       Engage with and provide guidance to country managers/government affairs managers for the countries where we have representation in the  EU Member States, sharing best practices, coordinating international support when the local challenge requires it and ensuring that their lobbying priorities are aligned with the overall business interest.

-       Develop company positions & coordinate the development and implementation of advocacy plans at European level. This involves the collection of data from business to build arguments to defend the Company's interests.

-       Close cooperation with other teams within the Company (Commercial, legal, strategy, etc.) to ensure consistent message and tapping all relevant sources.

-       Identify relevant external stakeholders and engage with business units and corporate teams to establish an effective outreach strategy.

-       Represent the company in different type of associations and industry platforms (e.g. EUROFER, ERT, etc.), contributing to their advocacy work, positioning the company’s priorities.

-     Engage with policymakers to represent and defend the Company's interests and involve mid-level to senior Company representatives.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 -  Prepare briefings for (senior) management for their internal and external engagement on government affairs issues.

-      Pro-actively position the Company in key policy debates through targeted events, speaking opportunities, sponsorships;

-       Ensure a favourable organisational climate, through the adoption of motivational practices, communication and integration;

-       Ensure the implementation of processes, fair treatment and good interpersonal relations, according to climate management action plans;

-    Perform other related duties, as required.


Minimum Applicant Attribute
Education / Qualification: Master
Subject: Law, Economics, Human science, Business, communications, international commerce or International Rel
Language  Proficiency Level
English Advanced
French Advanced
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Education & experience

·  Law, Economics, Human science, Business, communications or International Relations degree.

·  Experience on public affairs, Economics or law, with capacity to network and establish long and durable relations with many different partners and government members. Strong understanding of company’s issues, priorities and interests.

·  Flexibility to be involved on diverse topics at technical level, such as environment, climate change, trade, compliance, steel making process, and mining; as well as to be in disposition to learn about new areas, where lobbing positions might be required.


Skills & desired behaviours:

Economics and policy understanding is an advantage

Creative, “out of the box” thinker

Business understanding

Experience globally with differing cultures

Good executive presence

Excellent written and verbal communications and presentation skills, to be able to inform and persuade both orally and in writing. Strong and effective negotiating skills.

Excellent interpersonnal skills and networking abilities

Strong analytical capabilities

Exceptional problem-solving skills.

Ability to effectively formulate policy necessary to meet strategic objectives

Personal organisation and planning skills

Time flexibility and ability to work under pressure

Excellent organizational, managerial and supervisory skills.



Typical career Path

Typical former jobs: position in a policy department of European or international institution, junior to senior post in public affairs within an international company or public affairs consultancy

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