Economics and Statistics Officer - Native-level English - Part-time (50%)

CEMBUREAU – The European Cement Association
is recruiting
an Economics & Statistics Officer

The function falls in two main activities: (i) coordination of data collection exercises and technical data support in policy files; (ii) general economic analysis of world housing and construction markets and impact on the cement and concrete sector. (pdf version)

(i)    Coordination of data collection exercises carried out by a third party for CEMBUREAU; provide technical support and data analysis on EU ETS legislation

In cooperation with CEMBUREAU’s external consultants, co-ordinating the collection of relevant indicators for the European cement industry in the area of production, consumption of cement and clinker, trade, emissions and health&safety indicators. This includes:

  • Drafting questionnaires and guidance documents for data collection;
  • Coordinating collection and publication processes managed by the external consultant, assessing draft reports, ensuring timeline for publication and keeping track of budgetary expenditures;
  • Preparing presentations on data collection/reporting to the relevant CEMBUREAU Working Groups, Steering Committee and the Board;
  • Drafting the environmental statistics section of the CEMBUREAU annual Activity Report;
  • Ensuring technical support in meetings of an expert group of a worldwide, company-led initiative on CO2 emissions reporting (Getting the Numbers Right (“GNR”)) project of the Cement Sustainability Initiative).
  • Provide data and analysis on EU ETS legislation (carbon leakage, energy costs, free allowances...)
  • Providing timely responses to queries from CEMBUREAU Members and external stakeholders.

Reporting line for these activities is CEMBUREAU’s Director of the Industrial Affairs Department and Deputy Chief Executive.

(ii)    General economic analysis of world markets and impact on the cement and concrete sector

  • Researching and analysing economic developments on a global level (growth figures in Europe for the overall economy and for the construction, cement and concrete market; impactful economic measures taken by governments or national banks; developments in major economies) with a view to feeding in to a quarterly economic report and presentations to members;
  • Being responsible for the publication of the findings in the previous point in a cement report on production, trade and consumption data at worldwide and CEMBUREAU level;

Reporting line for these activities is CEMBUREAU’s Chief Executive.

We expect the candidate to:

  • Liaise with CEMBUREAU Members as well as other associations at national, European and international levels in the field of economy and statistics
  • Represent CEMBUREAU in dedicated events relating to the cement and construction industry
  • Subscribe to the basic values of integrity, transparency, team spirit
  • Comply with the policies that CEMBUREAU as an association needs to adhere to (e.g. competition policy compliance).

Your Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Economics, Business Administration, Statistics or related fields
  • Relevant professional experience of at least 2 years
  • Strong knowledge of and ability to work with Eurostat data
  • Native-level English skills – written and spoken
  • Previous work experience in EU or international context is an asset
  • Willingness to learn about new topics
  • Ability to structure documents and information as well as to produce clear written documents in English
  • Good communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint). Knowledge database software used for statistics would be an asset

You will be based in Brussels and start as soon as possible.

Are you interested AND are you meeting the profile?

Please send your Curriculum Vitae together with a letter of motivation to Marie-Hélène Troger at by 20 May 2018.

CEMBUREAU ( - European Cement Association based in Brussels is the representative organization of the cement industry in Europe. Currently, its Full Members are the national cement industry associations and cement companies of the European Union (with the exception of Cyprus, Malta and Slovakia) plus Norway, Switzerland and Turkey. Croatia & Serbia are Associate Members of CEMBUREAU.