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    Full-time Position
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    Management & Business Others
  • Languages
    English French
  • Experience Required
    1 - 2 Years
  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      January 12,2021
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    Industrial Policy Officer

    Industrial Policy Officer in the SME and Industry Analytics Section, Industrial Policy & SME Division, Industrial Policy & Auditing Department, Directorate of Industry, Procurement & Legal Services.

    The SME and Industry Analytics Section is responsible for the implementation and evolution of the SME Policy of the Agency, including the implementation of its SME Initiative Programme and maintaining the SME Office and helpdesk for industry. It also provides the analytical tools and services required by the Division to analyse European industry and its involvement in the activities of the Agency.


    You will report to the Head of the SME and Industry Analytics Section in close co-ordination with Programme Directorates and the other Divisions of the Directorate.

    Duties include:

    • Supporting the Head of Section in the implementation of the SME Policy, the SME Initiative Programme and the related reporting activities;
    • Contributing to the definition of the evolution of the SME Policy and related Industrial Policy measures;
    • Contributing to the monitoring, analysis and reporting of the positioning of SMEs in the activities of the Agency, the space industry and space market, including performing SME related statistical and qualitative surveys and analyses based on available industrial and procurement data in cooperation with the analytics function of the Section;
    • Acting as the focal point for SME inquiries and coordination with relevant internal services of the Agency;

    In close cooperation with the IT Services of the Agency:
    • Maintaining and further developing the “Learning Hub”, an on-line training platform for Industry and Delegations and responsibility for its operation within the Section as well as contributing to the definition and organisation of training courses and their delivery formats;
    • Supporting the development, implementation and evolution of “esa-match”, an on-line industrial match-making platform, including the responsibility for its operation within the Section;

    Communication activities include:
    • Implementing the communication plan of the SME Office including its various channels (SME web portal, SME Initiative newsletter, Twitter channel, etc.);
    • Organising and participating in communication and networking events with Industry and Delegations such as the ESA Industry Space Days.

    Additional duties may also include supporting activities within your field of competence.

    Behavioural competencies
    Planning & Organisation
    Results Orientation
    Relationship Management
    Customer Focus
    Problem Solving
    Technical competencies
    Knowledge of the ESA institutional framework, policies and programmes
    Knowledge of the European and international space sector (institutional, commercial and/or industrial)
    Knowledge of ESA's internal operations and management frameworks
    Strong analytical and reporting skills
    Experience in corporate/legacy management tools and working methods

    Master’s Degree in an engineering, business, and/or public administration or relevant field is required.

    Additional requirements

    • Planning skills in terms of self-organisation and for others
    • Strong team orientation
    • Taking ownership of tasks / showing autonomy in identifying problems and tackling them end to end to achieve a good solution
    • Service orientation towards customer needs and ensuring customer satisfaction
    • Willingness to continue learning and taking an interest in new developments in the space sector, especially those related to industrial policy.

    Assets include experience and knowledge in:

    • Developing and implementing communication strategies
    • Organisation and development of training courses
    • Project management and administration as well as a background in European affairs and policy

    Other information

    For behavioural competencies expected from ESA staff in general, please refer to the ESA Competency Framework.

    The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of one of these is required. Knowledge of another Member State language would be an asset.

    The Agency may require applicants to undergo selection tests.

    The closing date for applications is 3 February 2021 .

    At the Agency we value diversity and we welcome people with disabilities. Whenever possible, we seek to accommodate individuals with disabilities by providing the necessary support at the workplace. The Human Resources Department can also provide assistance during the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss this further please contact us at .

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