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Position: Expert on Public Procurement of Innovation
Company: European Spallation Source (ESS), Lund Sweden.
Expert on Public Procurement of Innovation
The Project Support and Administration Directorate at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, invites applications for a one-year expert
position on Public Procurement of Innovation.
Description of directorate/division
The expert will be part of the Procurement Division. The Procurement Department goal is to service ESS's strategic objectives by utilising efficiently a fully
functioning procurement process in order to maximise stakeholder investment. Procurement thereby strives to efficiently provide the optimum service levels
whilst focusing on the key technical goals of the ESS by delivering to budget, timeframes and in accordance with the relevant legislations. We will procure
the required goods and services by supporting and guiding our internal clients through the appropriate methodologies and approaches in synergy with
contractual and internal business processes. Our aim is to achieve best value for money, without compromising quality for the ESS project.
Description of main responsibilities
Developing ESS rules on Pre-commercial Procurement (PCP) and Public Procurement of Innovative Products and Services (PPI), which are part of the
ESS procurement rules and in line with the future ERIC rules.
- Establishing workflows for PCP and PPI involving all relevant stakeholders in the company
- Supervising the implementation of these workflows into project
- Application procedure
- Manage tools at ESS such as Primavera, Agresso etc.
- Developing and implementing ESS specific training modules Identify potential future PCPs and PPIs within ESS
and in collaboration with partner organisations
- Setting-up of applications for EU grants on Innovative Public Procurement
- Supporting the stakeholder management
As an External Expert of Public Procurement of Innovation you have several years of experience in public procurement that has been complemented by
practical experience in Pre-commercial Procurement as well as Public Procurement of innovative products and services. You are familiar with the
relevant EU legislation and communication and you have been actively following recent developments on an international level. Experience of working
in an international environment is essential. Excellent oral and written English skills are a prerequisite. We truly believe that to enjoy and perform at ESS,
you have good communication skills, and the ability to establish good relationships with contacts inside and outside the organization. You have the
ability to plan and organise your work, and you are a confident decision-maker. Furthermore, you are motivated by solving problems and creating
new innovative ideas.
What ESS can offer
At ESS we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to be involved in the development and building of a world leading facility for materials
research. Besides attractive employment and relocation conditions, the flexibility to balance work life with private life and good opportunities to further
enhance your skills; you will also enjoy being part of an organisational culture that promotes and supports internal career growth. We pride ourselves
in having successful collaboration across different functions, and as the facility continues to grow we will keep nurturing the international and vibrant
environment welcoming people from all across the world.
Duration & Location
One year, time limited employment.
The work may be completed remotely, however, it will be required of the expert to be on site, in Lund, Sweden, for briefings in person and meetings/
presentations or similar.
The position is to be filled as soon as possible.
Application & Contact
Please provide your curriculum vitae and covering letter in English by clicking on "Apply" and following the instructions.
Please note we only accept applications via the ESS website.
The deadline for applications is 16th March 2014.
For further information regarding the position, please contact Head of Innovation, Ute Gunsenheimer, firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information regarding the recruitment process, please contact Recruitment Partner, Linda Sima, email@example.com
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