Appointment of Director of Operations

Climate-KIC is the EU’s largest public private partnership addressing climate change through innovation to build a low carbon economy. We address climate change across four priority themes: (i) Urban Transitions, (ii) Sustainable Production Systems, (iii) Metrics, Finance and Decision-making and (iv) Climate Smart Land Use. We are seeking to appoint a Director of Operations.
Reporting to the CEO s/he will be accountable for the integrity of the business model across geographies and themes, including the design, development, operation and improvement of processes, procedures, supporting structures and systems that make Climate-KIC an excellent management organisation. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of operational leadership in a complex, multinational organisation with expertise in personnel, budgeting and financial administration and project management experience from major academic and/or industrial undertakings. While driving improved impact and performance s/he will ensure that business excellence is at the heart of meeting the organisation’s operational and partner needs.
For informal enquiries, please contact Siobhan Doherty viaSiobhan.Doherty@perrettlaver.com or +44 (0) 207 340 6249. To apply or download further details of this appointment please visitwww.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference 2259. The deadline for applications for this post is 09.00 BST on Friday 30th October 2015.Applications should consist of a full curriculum vitae and a covering letter describing briefly how candidates meet the criteria outlined in the person specification, and outlining your interest in and vision for the role.
This is a three-year assignment. Remuneration will be consistent for a leadership role in this sector. The appointee can be based at any of the six Co-Location Centres (Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland or UK). Terms and conditions will depend on location. This position is being advertised both internally and externally.
Climate-KIC is an equal opportunities employer and encourage candidate to apply irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.
Climate-KIC is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union.