Administrative Project Manager

Updated: 7 days ago
Deadline: 09 Jun 2021

Administrative Project Manager for the European Horizon 2020 Project "REFLOW"

The Department of Operations Management at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) invites applications for one fulltime project administrator linked to the European Horizon 2020 project “REFLOW” (constRuctive mEtabolic processes For material flOWs in urban and peri-urban environments across Europe).

REFLOW has 28 European partners and is led by CBS (project leader and overall coordinator is Associate Professor Cristiana Parisi).

REFLOW project mission is to support the development of cities that are regenerative and adopt circular economy (CE) practices, through the de-localisation of production and the reconfiguration of material flows. REFLOW will explore CE innovation using a digital and physical network of makerspaces and other grass-root organisations in six pilot cities: Amsterdam, Berlin, Cluj-Napoca, Milan, Paris, and Vejle. The project provides guidance for public and private sector organizations on how to create favourable conditions for the adoption of CE practices.

Copenhagen Business School (CBS) has over 22,000 students and more than 600 full-time professors on all levels. Being one of the largest business schools in Northern Europe, CBS covers a wide range of business-related academic disciplines. CBS is highly-ranked amongst business schools across the world. Based in architecturally beautiful buildings close to the center of Copenhagen, one of the world’s most exciting cities known for its striking spires, cutting-edge design and cycle-friendly streets, the Department of Operations Management is a leading provider of top-notch research-based education.  The Department of Operations Management covers and integrates five academic research areas: Supply Chain Management; Management Accounting; Innovation Management; Operations Management; Managerial Economics.

Our vision is to be bold in ideas and strong in practice! It is the ambition of the Department to nurture a fruitful debate among research areas. This allows cross-disciplinary exchange of research ideas and helps fostering a strong intellectual environment. The Department understands management in relation to managerial tools and instruments that help to frame and make business issues visible and amenable to intervention, development, and control.  

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

Support the Project Leader and the researchers involved in REFLOW with the management of the project, the communication with project partners and the preparation of deliverables. More specifically, the tasks will include:

  • Supporting the Project Leader in the communication between all internal and external stakeholders
  • Preparation of deliverables, technical interim and final reports
  • Having the overall financial overview of the project's budget and carrying out ongoing financial follow -up on the expenses of the project in collaboration with CBS’ project administration
  • Supporting the development, organization and coordination of the project’s workshops and seminars
  • Management of the dissemination initiatives and events
  • Monitoring the overall progress regarding milestones and deliverables
  • Operationalisation and timing of the project activities

REQUIRED COMPETENCES:

  • Solid experience with project management and administration preferably with Horizon 2020 projects
  • The ability to engage in business-oriented collaboration activities with the project partners
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • A relevant academic education at Master's level, preferably in Business Administration (or related subject areas such as Economics, Finance and Accounting). Alternatively, in Sustainable Design, Environmental Assessment and/or Circular Economy

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to negotiate and experience with conflict resolution
  • Team spirit and the ability to work independently
  • Risk management
  • Adaptability

Please submit the following documents for the application:

  • CV
  • Masters’ degree
  • Motivation letter
  • Reference letters

CONTRACT DETAILS:

Recruitment takes place according to agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The employment is a full time position (37 hours per week) based at the Department of Operations Management, CBS. Any questions can be addressed to the REFLOW project leader and overall coordinator Cristiana Parisi at cp.om@cbs.dk or (+45) 3815 3505. Your employment and physical placement will be at the Department of Operations Management (OM) at Solbjerg Plads, Frederiksberg. While your immediate supervisor will be Head of Secretariat Birte Lundgreen, you will be working closely together with the REFLOW Project leader and team, where your daily activities and work tasks in the project will be decided by the REFLOW Project leader.

Period: July 2021 to 31 July 2022.

The deadline for applications is 9 June 2021. All qualified and interested persons, regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnicity, are encouraged to apply for the position.

Closing date: 9 June 2021.

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With some 20.422 full and part-time students, 644 full-time faculty members, 192 PhD and 724 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish. Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems and culture.

The University welcomes applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background.


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