CEO EIT Urban Mobility

EIT Urban Mobility

CEO EIT Urban Mobility

EIT Urban Mobility

Barcelona, Spain

EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities bring together businesses (industry and SMEs), research centres and universities as partners, creating a favourable environment for creative thought and innovation to flourish, allowing innovative products and services to be developed in every area imaginable, including climate change, healthy living and active ageing, new companies to be started, and a new generation of entrepreneurs to be trained. They carry out a whole range of activities that cover the entire innovation chain – including training and education programmes, reinforcing the journey from research to the market, innovation projects as well as business incubators and accelerators. Innovation Communities have been conceived so that they are able to react in an effective and flexible way to new challenges and changing environments.

EIT Urban Mobility is a consortium of 48 partners from 15 countries dedicated to accelerating solutions that improve our collective use of urban spaces, while ensuring accessible, convenient, safe, efficient, sustainable and affordable multimodal mobility. EIT Urban Mobility’s objective is to rethink urban spaces, overcoming fragmentation by integrating all urban mobility players – including cities and citizens – and increasing social inclusion and equality.

Full-time position at EIT Urban Mobility HQ in Barcelona.

About the position

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for the overall success of the EIT Urban Mobility and for making top-level managerial decisions. The CEO reports directly to, and is accountable to, the Supervisory Board and is responsible for leading the development and execution of EIT Urban Mobility strategy and the implementation of the organization’s vision and mission.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead the development of the EIT Urban Mobility Strategy and annual business plan;

  • Actively communicate the EIT Urban Mobility vision and strategy to all stakeholders;
  • Actively operate to maintain and strengthen the EIT Manufacturing partnership;
  • Oversee the preparation and execution of the grant and framework agreements with the EIT and partner organizations;
  • Ensure alignment and collaboration with and among regional CLC’s;
  • Establish effective and transparent channels of coordination, communication and reporting within the organization and with EIT;
  • Chair the Management Team;
  • Support the development of a strong EIT Urban Mobility culture and brand;
  • Continue to build and manage a strong management and operations team;
  • Act as a spokesperson of the Management Team both internally and externally to EIT Urban Mobility;
  • Initiate, develop and maintain cooperative relationships with key initiatives relevant to EIT Urban Mobility;
  • Develop and implement effective marketing and communication activities to promote the EIT Urban Mobility and EIT brand;
  • Serve as a high-level representative for EIT Urban Mobility towards the European Commission, the EIT and other stakeholders;
  • Promote cooperation with other Innovation Communities;
  • Provide general oversight of all EIT Urban Mobility activities, oversee the management dayto-day operations and assure a smoothly functioning and efficient organization;
  • Oversee the further development of the selection and evaluation criteria of the projects, set internal call priorities and select projects with the Management Team for inclusion in the yearly Business Plan;
  • Support development of sustainable income streams including attracting and maintaining additional funding from private and public sources;
  • Ensure the quality of all programs and activities and organizational stability through development, implementation and monitoring of standards and controls, systems and procedures;
  • Manage effectively both human and financial resources;
  • Oversee the respect of fiscal relations at the national and European level including overseeing budgeting, reporting and auditing in close coordination with the COO and Director of Finance as appropriate.

Candidate profile

EIT Requirements: Professional Background of Applicant:


  • At least 7 years’ work experience relevant to the position;
  • At least 7 years’ experience from the thematic field of Urban Mobility;
  • At least 3 years’ international work;
  • At least 7 years knowledge and experience from innovation driven mobility;
  • Strong integrative leadership skills with the talent to consider diverse opinions and to develop strategies with shared goals focussed on reaching set goals;
  • Capability and ease in working with academic and industrial partners;
  • Familiarity with managing activities in the Knowledge Triangle context;
  • Mindset and capability to work in an EU regulatory innovation framework;
  • Hands on experience from working with national and European authorities, agencies and financing bodies;
  • Proven record on capability, under financial constraints to translate strategic goals into measurable outcomes (KPIs).

Appointment and salary

We offer a fulltime job with attractive salary and benefits. The aim is to ensure a permanent CEO of EIT Urban Mobility in place by 30 June 2019.


The role location will be Barcelona (Spain), with regular travel to the CLCs, the 48 partners across 15 EU countries and other stakeholders. The CEO will need to assure a minimum presence at the head office in Barcelona. Having a permanent residence in Spain is not a requirement.

Equal opportunities

EIT Urban Mobility values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background

Selection Committee

A Selection Committee will be appointed to carry out the evaluation of applications submitted. Please note that the Selection Committee´s internal proceedings are strictly confidential.

Protection of personal data

Applicants’ personal data are processed as required by Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data (Official Journal of the European Communities, L 8 of 12 January 2001). This applies in particular to the confidentiality and security of such data”.

Application procedure and deadline

Applications should consist of (i) a full curriculum vitae, (ii) a covering letter describing briefly how you meet the criteria outlined, your vision for the role and specific capabilities. Please send us your complete application via e-mail to: with subject “EIT Urban Mobility CEO”.

Closing date is Mai 4, 2019. Interviews will be performed in Mai 2019.

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