Director of Commercialisation, Industry & Procurement

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Director of Commercialisation, Industry & Procurement

ESA - The European Space Agency

Paris, France

The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.

The Director of Commercialisation, Industry & Procurement is responsible for representing the Director General in all relations with industry, elaborating and implementing the industrial policy of Agency and its procurement rules and policies, and for conducting negotiations and managing procurements for all activities and programmes. The Director will also support the industrialisation and the commercialisation of space products and services, the scale-up on global markets, as well as access to investments and finance for European space industry.

We are looking for candidates who are nationals of an ESA Member State, preferably with a technical or scientific education (Master’s level or higher). The ideal candidate will have in-depth knowledge of and experience in functions similar to those described above, preferably acquired in an international setting and including close cooperation with partner organisations. Applicants should have experience with industry, a well-established network and a deep understanding of challenges and opportunities related to the commercialisation of space-related programmes.

Key qualities required for the post are an innovative spirit and a strategically oriented mind, a proven capacity to lead change and manage people and teams, excellent relationship management and negotiation skills and the ability to influence high-level decisions.

An excellent knowledge of English or French is required.

Applications should be addressed, in the form of a cover letter and CV, to the Head of the Human Resources Department and submitted at the e-mail address: director2021@esa.int by 2 July 2021. Please read the full job description before applying.

ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. For this purpose, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged.

Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

In accordance with the European Space Agency’s security procedures and as part of the selection process, successful candidates will be required to undergo basic screening before appointment.

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