Bayer is een wereldwijd opererende onderneming met kernactiviteiten in de Life Science-sectoren van de gezondheidszorg en de landbouw. Bayer wil met zijn producten en diensten de mens tot nut zijn en bijdragen tot een hogere levenskwaliteit. Bij Bayer kan je deel uitmaken van een bedrijfscultuur waar passie om vooruit te denken gewaardeerd wordt en waar medewerkers de mogelijkheid krijgen om echt een verschil te maken.

Vacancy Manager European Parliament and Agricultural Affairs / Bayer / Brussels / Fulltime


The jobholder is accountable for Bayer’s relations towards the European Parliament (EP). He/she directs Bayer’s work towards the EP. The jobholder is accountable for assigned programs, projects and issues related to Bayer’s work on agricultural affairs.


Key tasks


  • European Parliament:
    • Lead Bayer’s work towards the European Parliament and direct Bayer’s advocacy and reputational activities.
    • Act as Bayer’s center of excellence for EU legislative processes with a particular focus on the European Parliament.
    • Maintain and build networks with MEPs and other relevant stakeholders in the European Parliament.


  • Agricultural Affairs:
    • Promote Bayer CropScience and industry activities and advocate Bayer and industry positions through a network of relevant civil servants and regulators at EU level.
    • Provide political/issue monitoring services and react / respond as  appropriate.
    • Organize meetings and events and discuss with key influencers and stakeholders issues and topics relevant to the business.
    • Provide concise and on the spot briefings for  MEPs, Civil Servants and Commissioners.
    • Represent Bayer CropScience interests in relevant groups of trade associations for both Crop Protection and biotech/seed associations (if needed and in conjunction with respective business representatives).
    • Communicate and liaise closely with other Bayer Divisions, and global PGA partners.
    • Undertake advocacy activities to influence key decision makers.


Key Working Relationships


  • External relationships:
    • Members of the European Parliament and their offices and other relevant staff working for the Parliament and the political groups.
    • Politicians, Regulators, Civil Servants, Scientists, Think Tanks, NGOs, European Crop Protections Association and other relevant trade associations, other allied food, farming feed and supply chain industry stakeholders and associations at Brussels level.
  • Internal relationships: PAS BAG, BCS PAS, ECAN. Close relationships with crop protections organizations at global and regional levels.





  • At least 5 years working experience in a public and governmental affairs environment
  • Extensive relevant working experience in the European Parliament
  • Deep understanding of the policy processes at European and national level with particular knowledge of the European Parliament
  • Fluency in English and good skills in at least one other official EU language
  • Excellent communication/persuasion, presentation and representation skills
  • Excellent team and inter-personal skills, with autonomy and independence to work effectively in the Brussels political environment
  • Ability to build long-term partnerships with internal and external stakeholders






At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change. Bayer employees benefit from good employment conditions, such as:

  • Excellent salary including extra -legal benefits including a company car
  • Performance bonus and year end premium
  • 34 vacation days (20 legal days, 12 Work time reduction days and 2 Bayer days)
  • Group insurance which contains a defined contribution pension plan, life insurance and disability plan and hospitalization insurance and we also offer Europe assistance.
  • An inspiring working environment with professional and committed colleagues
  • A successful innovative organization
  • Challenges and possibilities to learn and to develop






Interested in this vacancy?

Reach out to us by sending us your cv and motivation letter and clicking the ‘Apply’ button! In case of any questions you can contact Katrien Mertens ( via +32 2 535 64 49 or Sanne Op de Beeck ( via +32 2 535 63 03.

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Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Land: België
Locatie: Brussel
Functional Area: [sap_fa_6]
Entry Level: 5

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