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Technopolis Group is recruiting for Principal Consultants to continue its growth in Health and Green Economy.
The ideal candidate will have proven leadership qualities (leading a team of at least 10 people) and business development skills and is able to boost the companies' current activities in the thematic domain across the Technopolis Group's markets. We expect candidates to have at least 10 years experience in their area. The candidate should have a significant experience in leading policy studies and delivering strategic advice and be able to oversee the application of a wide set of social science methodologies. He/she should have a network of clients in at least one major European country as well as at the international level. The successful candidates will be employed in one of the Technopolis Group offices, preferably in one of the offices that already has a track record in their area. He/she should be willing to work across borders and work with colleagues from different national offices.
The principal will be tasked to develop our current activities in their area into a Group wide business unit with a growth ambition of over €1 million in annual turnover. It is expected that he/she is responsible for:
- Setting up a company wide business unit and leading its team
- Developing, together with the team, a multi-annual business strategy
- Expanding a qualified team of consultants
- Ensuring the delivery policy reports and strategic advice of high quality
- Enriching the companies methods and skills in this thematic area
In the health field, the candidate will be expected to leverage significant business growth building on the current activities and expertise of the Technopolis Group staff and our project portfolio. We conduct policy studies, benchmarking and evaluations in the domains of health, in particular health research, life sciences and healthy ageing. The cross-over between health and ICT is another topic of interest. Our clients are international, national and regional policy makers, health research organisations, health research funders (including charities) and public-private networks in the health domain. The consultant is expected to have a good overview of European (Commission) strategies and policies in the abovementioned topics. Technopolis Group leads a Framework Contract consortium for DG SANCO of the European Commission, in partnership with a number of international partners. The candidate will be well recognised and have a high profile in leading health (policy) networks.
In the green economy field, the ideal candidate will have a strong background (and qualifications) in environmental economics or technologies, eco-innovation policies, sustainable industrial policies, renewable energy, resource efficiency or other relevant specialisations. The successful candidate will be expected to build on our on-going activities and projects in the broad green economy field, which cover eco-innovation, environmental impact of research and industrial policies and sustainable development and industrial policies. Our clients include the European Commission (DGs Environment, Energy, Climate, Research and Enterprise) as well as international organisations (OECD, etc.) and national and regional governments and agencies. The candidate will be well recognised and have a high profile in leading environmental and green economy networks. Candidates should have significant experience in leading multi-country studies applying a broad range of qualitative and quantitative methods, including systems analysis.
The Principal Job Description & Person Specification is available to download here.
Please submit your CV with a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are always looking for exceptional people to join us, and are happy to receive applications at any time.
We prefer to recruit people with at least a masters' degree or equivalent and two years experience in one or other of the areas in which we work, from research policy to regional innovation. Our evaluation work and international comparative analyses mean we need both specialists in quantitative research methods and in qualitative research methods.
In addition, we prefer to recruit people who are able to work fluently in at least two European languages, one of which should normally be English. E-mail your CV to Karen Henderson.