8/5/2021 8:16:07 AM 1160 Brussels

General Manager

  • Edana vzw
  • 1160 Brussels
  • Legal and Professional Services
  • Indefinite period
  • Permanent contract
  • Fulltime
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As a trade association for the industry of nonwovens, EDANA globally represents a community of over 300 companies. The scope of impact of the industry is highly diverse. Nonwovens contribute to every aspect of daily life and society and require technological innovation, a strong focus on sustainability and a continuous drive for process improvement.

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Job description

  • You develop EDANA’s strategy in concertation with the Association members.
  • You translate the Association’s approved strategy into an action plan and lead implementation through working groups, task forces, and/or high level networks.
  • You represent EDANA and its members towards a broad range of stakeholders at all levels, International, European, and National. You act as the spokesperson representing the sector.
  • You nurture your team’s expertise in advocacy, communications, economic affairs, marketing, regulatory affairs, sustainability, and testing and standardisation. With them, you drive actions relevant to safeguard the industry’s interests, influence policy and ensure sustainable growth.
  • You ensure that EDANA’s resources are well deployed to the benefit of all members, pursuing budget efficiency and new sources of income through additional members and services.
  • You equip your team to monitor developments in the relevant market, policy, regulatory and scientific spheres to ensure expert advice to members.
  • As a leader you ensure the growth of your team as professionals, constantly increasing their expertise and competencies.


  • You rely on at least 10y experience in an executive management, association management, consultancy, public affairs or communication role, with P&L responsibility.
  • You feel acquainted with and feel triggered by the manufacturing and supply chain environment.
  • Vision and strategy are comfort domains along with defining tactics and driving implementation.
  • You demonstrate solid communication and networking skills; you combine impact with diplomacy and are able to manage a variety of stakeholder opinions and expectations.
  • You are an inspirational people manager and enjoy stimulating others to grow as professionals.
  • Discretion, secrecy and business ethics are in your DNA.
  • You are fluent in English. Additional languages are an asset.


  • A first row position in co-defining and driving the vision and future of an industry that truly impacts people’s lives and society.
  • The opportunity to lead a powerful business network and to influence policy, to interact extensively with members, public affairs, partner associations, business experts.
  • A Belgian based role with extensive travel to meet with key stakeholders and to internationally represent EDANA.
  • An at level fair salary package including company car, group and hospitalization insurance, meal vouchers.


Contact Pierre de Harven at pierre.deharven@hudsonsolutions.com.

This recruitment is exclusively conducted by Hudson.


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