Position as a Project Manager (m/f/d) – SIPS Team

The Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) is an independent, non-profit “Think and Do Tank” committed to providing collaborative solutions for a sustainable planet.

A team of currently approx. 50 multi- disciplinary professionals contributes to the worldwide activities of the Centre. The CSCP offers a dynamic and stimulating working team, diverse assignments and international development opportunities, the chance to work on future-oriented sustainability topics and the opportunity to make a true difference with your work at a reputable organisation. Read more about us on the website:

To strengthen our team in 2024 we are offering the position Project Manager in the Sustainable Infrastructure, Products and Services (SIPS) Team. Working in close collaboration with all teams at the CSCP, SIPS core projects are around topics related to circular (bio)economy, stakeholder engagement, sustainable supply chains, sustainability product and portfolio assessments in sectors like food, retail, chemistry and textile among others.

Starting Date: beginning 2024 (please indicate your availability)
Working time: 80% to 100%
Duration:  (at least) 1 year, with the possibility of extension, aiming long-term

Your tasks will be:

  • Leading and delivering projects at strategic, management, technical, organisational, operational, administrative and financial levels
  • Coordination of internal and external project groups and project partners as well as external stakeholders
  • Leading project teams, human resources management at project level
  • Understanding SIPS working topics, project portfolio and project opportunities, interactions among projects and with other teams
  • Development of project concepts and acquisition of externally funded projects
  • Research and knowledge development in related fields and trends like sustainable products, sustainable value chains, circular economy, the European Green Deal, related strategies and action plans, among others

You have:

  • Completed tertiary degree in a sustainability, social science, economics, engineering or related field
  • Minimum 5-7 years of relevant work experience; international experience will be viewed favourably
  • Experience and knowledge in sustainability areas like circular economy, sustainable value chains, stakeholder processes, sustainable production, sustainable procurement, sustainability product and portfolio assessments
  • Experience in project management, in both public and/or private projects, independent project and research work, presenting and workshop facilitation
  • Experience in writing proposals and/or working at public national and EU funded projects like Horizon Europe and others will be appreciated
  • Working knowledge on the European political agenda is a plus
  • Working experience and/or interest in working with sectors like food, retail, textile and chemical
  • Team spirit and a can-do attitude
  • Willingness to take responsibilities, availability to travel
  • Proficiency in MS-Office programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)


As English is the working language of the CSCP, fluency in written and spoken English is necessary. As the applicant might also be involved in German speaking projects, fluency in German is a plus.


We apply the TV-L Salary system. The position corresponds to TV-L 13.

Our values

The CSCP is an equal opportunity workplace. We believe in equity, diversity, and inclusion and strive to achieve them internally as an organisation but also in our projects with external partners. We invite new team members based on their skills to contribute to our team. We respect all team members and partners equally, no matter their age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, or anything else that appears to set us apart. Anyone is welcome to contribute with their skills and work to achieve our mission and vision.

Application Procedure:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send us your complete application (motivation letter, your CV, certificates and (a) reference(s), and your time availability in one single PDF) latest by November 12th 2023.

To: Cristina Fedato, Head of Unit Sustainable Infrastructure, Products and Services (SIPS)