The Supply Chain Initiative is looking for a Project Manager (free-lance & part–time)

About the Project

The Supply Chain Initiative is a joint initiative launched in September 2013 by 7 European associations relations with the aim to increase fairness in commercial supply chain. 

The associations represent various interests from the food supply chain. They include the food and drink industry (FoodDrinkEurope), the branded goods manufacturers (AIM), the retail sector (EuroCommerce, EuroCoop, the European Retail Round Table (ERRT) and Independent Retail Europe), and the agricultural traders (CELCAA).

These associations are gathered in the Governance Group for the SCI. They agreed on a set of Principles of Good Practice which contain a list of examples of fair and unfair practices in vertical trading relationships. Subsequently, a Framework for the implementation and enforcement of these principles was adopted in January 2013. 

Thousands of industry, retail and farmers organisations across the EU are signed up to the SCI to demonstrate their commitment to respecting the principles of good practice in their trading relations. 

For further details on the SCI see: http://www.supplychaininitiative.eu

Description of responsibilities

The project manager will be responsible for the overall management of the SCI under the supervision of the Governance Group.

Main tasks

  • Providing secretariat support for the Governance Group including organising meetings, preparing documents and drafting minutes;
  • Maintaining the website of the SCI;
  • Managing registrations and the registry;
  • Liaising and coordinating the work of a third party for the annual survey and report;
  • Preparing the annual report;
  • Monitoring developments in the area of commercial relations in the food supply chain.
  • Other general administrative tasks.


Ideal start date: 15 June;

Type of contract: Part-time (20 hours a week; free-lance);

Place: Euro Coop offices, Rue du Trône, 4, Brussels;

Salary: competitive package depending on experience.

Desired profile

  • A degree in law, political sciences or economics with special emphasis on EU affairs;
  • At least 3 years of previous experience in project management or other work at EU level;
  • Sound knowledge of the functioning of EU institutions;
  • Excellent English, written and oral (other EU languages an advantage).

How to apply

Should you be interested in this position, please send your CV along with a cover letter in English before 7 June COB to the following email: jimbert@Eurocoop.coop

Only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.


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