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Frankfurt am Main, 06.12.2023 12:00:00

Funded by DWS, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management launched the Centre of European Transformation this year. The Centre aspires to stand at the forefront of Europe's journey towards a sustainable future, addressing the intricate web of transformational challenges such as innovation, digitization, and climate change. Recognizing the interconnected nature of these challenges, the Centre emphasizes the urgency to activate both the demand for and supply of capital to unlock Europe's growth potential.

Are you passionate about European transformation and eager to contribute collaboratively to pivotal research in this area, bridging the gap between academics, business leaders, and government officials?

The Centre of European Transformation is seeking to fill the position of an experienced and innovative Strategic Centre Manager (m/f/d). This role presents a unique opportunity to shape and grow our Centre from the ground up, fostering a collaborative and entrepreneurial environment.

Your Responsibilities

Centre Management:

  • Oversee daily operations ensuring a productive and harmonious work environment.
  • Coordinate with various departments to ensure the effective dissemination and utilization of research outputs.
  • Develop and manage budgets, ensuring optimal allocation of resources.

Strategic Leadership:

  • Contribute to defining and implementing the Centre’s strategic vision.
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders, including C-level executives, to promote the Centre’s work and secure partnerships.
  • Represent the Centre in various forums, presenting our work to a diverse audience.

Entrepreneurial Development:

  • Identify new research opportunities and partnerships that align with the Centre’s objectives.
  • Lead the planning and execution of events, forums, and other initiatives to promote the Centre’s visibility and impact.
  • Encourage a culture of innovation, facilitating the exchange of ideas to drive the Centre forward.

Research Advocacy:

  • Ensure a thorough understanding of the research process within the team, promoting a culture of excellence.
  • Collaborate with researchers to identify key messages and translate findings into actionable insights for a wider audience.
Your Profile
  • Master’s degree in Finance or Economics required (PhD is a plus)
  • Proven experience in a managerial role (within a research or academic setting is a plus)
  • Demonstrated strong project management and independent problem-solving skills, sound judgment and strong collaborative decision-making skills
  • Ease working across a range of complex issues; ability to learn new topics quickly and move between subjects
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with strong sense for prioritization and 'getting things done' mentality; strong desire to take ownership and bring in innovative ideas
  • Ability to effectively engage and build networks with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills in German and English (any other European language is a plus)
Our Offer

We offer a competitive salary and benefits, along with the chance to make a significant impact in the field of European transformation. If you are motivated to contribute to a growing Centre and take your career to the next level, we encourage you to apply.

Are you interested?

Please send your CV and a cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the role to Julia Gerda (

For inquiries about the position, please contact Sascha Steffen, Vice President Research (