CEO

Job Category

Job Experience

Job Location

Expiration Date

27 Sep 2018

The Organisation

EIT Food was created last year by a consortium of 50 leading businesses, research centres and universities across 13 EU countries, with the aim to put Europe at the centre of transformation in food innovation and production with a central role for the consumer. For that purpose, it supports the creation of start-ups, develops new products and services and trains students. It is funded by EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), an independent EU body and the consortium members, with a budget of €1.5 billion, spread over 7 years.

EIT Food has its head office in Leuven, Belgium and has co-location centres in London, Madrid, Munich and Warsaw. It will have a permanent staff of around 40 people. Most key positions have been filled in the meantime.

After a start-up phase with an interim-CEO, EIT Food now wants to attract a permanent CEO.

Key Responsibilities

The CEO will:

  • Develop EIT Foods activities, involving all members and EIT.
  • Lead and inspire the team.
  • Establish effective channels of coordination, communication and reporting within the organisation and with EIT.
  • Be the spokesperson of EIT Food towards external parties.
  • Report to EIT Food’s Supervisory Board.

The Profile

Candidates should fulfill following criteria:

  • Have shown at least 10 years of a successful leadership at senior level in a corporate environment, international association or or academic setting.
  • Have knowledge and experience in technology or innovation functions in the agro/food sector.
  • Have a successful track record in building organisations, businesses and multi-party consortia.
  • Be multicultural and be fluent in English.
  • Have at least a Master’s degree.

Contact

If you are interested in this position, you can send your motivation letter and CV to EIT Food’s advisors, Egon Zehnder, Att. Joost Maes, avenue Franklin Roosevelt 14, 1050 Brussels at:
eitfood@egonzehnder.com

The closing date for all applications is September 27, 2018.

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