Lineas is the largest private rail freight operator in Europe offering premium rail products and total door-to-door logistics solutions. Our mission is to offer such superior rail products and services that customers shift the transport of their goods from road to rail. This allows them to improve their supply chain while decreasing their impact on mobility, climate and air pollution.

Public Affairs & CSR Strategic Support Manager

Are you our new Public Affairs & CSR Strategic Support Manager?

At Lineas you can:

  • Work in an open and flexible environment where you can be yourself
  • Do things and put your ideas forward
  • Contribute to a better environment

Who are we?

We are Lineas, the largest private rail freight operator in Europe. We convince companies to shift the transport of their goods from road to rail. Because that's much better for the climate and mobility. We make this Modal Shift a reality with the best train products and innovative services.

We, the FREIGHT FORCE, dedicate ourselves day after day to the freight transport of our customers. And to really make a difference!

Who are we looking for?

The position holder manages all the internal stakeholders of Public Affairs and CSR, and supports in the strategic thinking and storytelling in order to position Lineas as an effective influencer by setting the agenda in the Belgian and European rail freight logistics landscape and enabling the contact for the rail freight business.

What are your duties?

Strategic support to the Public Affairs & CSR Director

  • Support the Director in structuring and coordinating Public Affairs and CSR activities within the organisation, both internally in Belgium and abroad on a country (Germany, France, the Netherlands) and European level, and also organise the back office of these activities.
  • Challenge the Director and co-develop the strategy
  • Stay on top of strategic evolutions that may create possibilities for Lineas
  • Assure continued alignment around the deliverables of PA and CSR
  • Prepare all major board meetings of national and international professional federations: development of Lineas’ position on agenda points, organise and follow-up of internal stakeholder meetings, draft position papers, presentations or other communication tools
  • Prepare Lineas’ input for all national and international professional federations and internal stakeholders requests: development of Lineas’ response by organising and following up internal stakeholder meetings, draft convincing presentations or other communication tools
  • Represent the Director when needed: in case of non-availability, act as ‘sherpa’ whenever requested or needed, …

Internal stakeholder management

  • Coordinate and develop a common Public Affairs and CSR approach and methodology throughout the Lineas organisation.
  • Define and establish internal decision processes regarding PA and CSR topics
  • Assure continued alignment around the deliverables of PA and CSR
  • Build – mainly internally – coalitions and seek consensus around certain proposals
  • Debrief all (mostly) internal stakeholders

Coordinate, conceptualize and prepare all external and internal communication PA & CSR material

  • Conceptualize and produce the narratives in the most appropriate format
  • Coordinate with the experts on communication
  • Daily follow-up of all relevant media (social, audio-visual and written press)
  • Prepare internal public affairs newsletter and actively liaise with Communication for the external newsletter
  • Advise our Communication department on the development of press and other stakeholder communication

Public funding

  • Have an overview and keep up-to-date EU public funding opportunities in the countries for innovation and hardware investments
  • Assist Lineas internally to seize opportunities and business concepts
  • Supervise the follow-up, reporting and audits of such public founded projects

Coordination of functional expertise at Programme and EU level

  • Coordination of all expert activities, and act as main public funding expert, within Public Affairs team and Lineas ensuring a full alignment of Lineas’ position and activities at EU level
  • Assist Lineas in its leading role in converting the Rail Freight Forward Coalitions’ White Paper 30by2030 into reality. From vision RFF1 to deployment RFF2 with main focus on the 5 key game changers. This requires coordination & lobbying among Railway Undertakings (member of the Coalition), with EU authorities, with railway professional bodies such as CER and UIC as well as Erfa, UIIR etc. It also requires coordination of Lineas’ position & activities in all these bodies as well as in the EU Rail Freight Corridors.

What is your profile?

  • Master degree in a domain such as Business Management / Supply Chain Management / International Development / International studies / Law / Politics / Engineering, …
  • 10 years of relevant experience
  • Outstanding analysis and summarizing skills
  • Strong writing and power point skills
  • You inspire actions from people and you lead by example
  • You can work independently
  • You are fluent in French, Dutch and English (both written and oral). German is a big plus.
  • You have a proven track record in strategic consulting, managing stakeholders preferably in an international environment
  • Experience in particular administrative experience with authorities is very useful
  • Prior knowledge or experience of the chemical sector, the railways sector or an industrial setting more in general is a real plus
  • You can thrive in an rapidly changing and evolving company
  • Turning vision & strategy into docs that are easy to understand and to use by outsiders
  • Translating vision & strategy into concepts that may be interesting for public authorities to finance

Lineas stands for diversity. We believe that skills and talent are unrelated to gender, race, age, social background, sexual orientation, philosophical or religious beliefs, ...

What do we have to offer you?

With us you will have the opportunity to develop your career in a fast growing and international company.

  • You will be part of a team of passionate colleagues who will make the Modal Shift a reality.
  • You will receive an attractive salary with attractive fringe benefits.
  • We give you a personal training and all the coaching you need to get started.
  • Afterwards, you will be given every opportunity to further develop your talents.
  • You are allowed to work autonomously and independent of time - even from home or on location when it suits you best.
  • You will end up in a young and energetic company. Things are moving fast here and a lot is always changing. That opens up permanent perspectives for your career.

Your application will be evaluated by the HR department of Lineas itself. For any additional feedback regarding your application, we kindly refer you to the Lineas HR department.

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