Job vacancy: Office Manager / Assistant to the Direction

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The European Federation of Bottled Waters is currently looking for a self-directed and service-oriented office manager and personal assistant to join its small and dynamic team in Brussels.

The successful candidate will be playing a focal role between the Team and EFBW members.

About EFBW

The European Federation of Bottled Waters (EFBW) is the voice of the European bottled water industry. Through its membership base of twenty-six national associations and individual bottling companies, EFBW represents over 550 producers of natural mineral and spring waters across Europe.  Bottled water is the number one non-alcoholic beverage in Europe with yearly sales of 55 billion litres. European natural mineral waters are a flagship for Europes high-quality produce, each linked to a defined terroir and providing consumers with healthy and natural hydration.

EFBWs office is based in Brussels and consists of a team of four (including the advertised position).

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Areas of responsibilities

  • Day-to-day running of the office, including supplies and contractors
  • Provision of administrative support to the Secretary General
  • Support to Team members and Chairpersons in the management of Committees (assist in preparing meetings, disseminate supporting materials such as agenda, direct and maintain an overview of logistics)
  • Accounts management and budget control
  • Organisation of internal meetings (Committees, Executive Committee, Board and Annual meetings)
  • First contact point for members and outside enquiries
  • Staff Management
  • Reporting to the Commission on the implementation of EU-funded H2020 projects
  • Some design & communication duties


The successful candidate will report to the Secretary General.


The ideal candidate

  • Has completed a bachelors degree or an executive secretarial course
  • Has two years-experience in a similar position
  • Is proficient in computer skills (Microsoft Package)
  • Has strong organisational skills and an ability to multitask
  • Is flexible and proactive with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines  
  • Has excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Pays attention to details and designs professional-looking documents
  • Is a Self-starter and is capable of working independently
  • Is service-directed and has an easy going, adaptable personality



  • Proficiency in both English and French
  • Knowledge of any other EU language would be an asset


We offer

  • An established trade association representing natural and healthy products;
  • A nice work atmosphere with a small enthusiastic team;
  • A competitive salary with fringe benefits;
  • A full-time permanent contract under Belgian law.



Please send your application with your curriculum vitae, in English, to info(at) no later than 24th of July 2018. Absence of reply five weeks after application should be interpreted as meaning that the applicant has not been selected for an interview.



by PEAK Sourcing