VVA Brussels is a young and fast-growing market, economic and policy consultancy providing top quality advice to the European institutions and private sector clients. Our specific focus is on Space, Telecommunications, Transport, Agrofood and other innovative technologies (e.g. Artificial intelligence (AI), Robotics, Internet of Things (IoT)). We are truly European company, part of a group based in Brussels and Milan with a team of professionals from different academic and national backgrounds.
What motivates us is our mission to progress the “European project” by helping our clients:
- anticipate change;
- design public policy responses;
- understand how the EU can improve the lives of Europeans, support our businesses and transform our economy and society; and
- communicate decisions and actions to key stakeholders.
We have a high-profile, expanding project portfolio including regulatory impact and cost assessments, economic and market studies and social policy research. We currently run projects and framework contracts for DG GROW, ESA, DG MOVE, GSA and others. We also participate in Horizon 2020 projects supporting consortia with our market analysis and business planning skills.
Our success is due to our excellent team of consultants and researchers and we are now looking to strengthen our practice with the appointment of a Senior Consultant who will be focusing on economic and market analysis in innovative environments.
VVA Brussels is looking for a Senior Consultant to extend its current team of consultants and researchers.
The Senior Consultant contributes to proposals and projects. She/he will lead projects and proposals with the support of a project director, and will autonomously lead workstreams, including the coordination of project partners. She/He plans, develops and delivers in an effective and efficient way primary (interviews) and secondary (desk) research.
Focusing on the internal management, the Senior Consultant manages more junior resources, delegating and coordinating activities and monitoring the effective and efficient delivery of the outputs whilst meeting project deadlines.
On top of this, the Senior Consultant will also be in charge of the coordination of project partners when their contributions are expected in the dedicated workstreams, discussing with the project director the optimal strategy at the beginning and throughout the project.
Senior Consultants also contribute to implementation of tools and methodologies/innovation and to the identification and solution of problems. A critical mindset and creativity to support the development of new tools and methodologies are important skills which will be encouraged on the job.
She/He is also an active team builder within the company and coaches more junior staff.
As some of our clients are based in several different countries, the position implies – in normal times – limited travel outside of Belgium and outside the EU.
All of the above implies that the candidate has a strong background and experience in:
- Policy and/or economic consultancy, with 3 years of relevant experience;
- Project day to day management and tender preparation, with 1 year of relevant experience;
- management of work streams;
- Transport policy and/or innovative environments is a plus;
- desk research and stakeholder consultations;
- data analysis (qualitative and quantitative);
- economic modelling (cost-benefit analysis, market evaluations, …);
- report and proposal drafting in English;
- oral presentations to clients.
All our professionals are strongly oriented to problem solving, goal achievement and client satisfaction and show a strong basis of leadership. The ideal candidate has an entrepreneurial and proactive mindset and feels at ease in a dynamic company oriented to growth into innovative domains such as transport and smart mobility and focusing on the policy, market and economics aspects of innovation. Interest in digitalization and space downstream applications is a plus.
The position is based in Brussels.
Only pre-selected participants will be contacted and invited for interviews. Interviews will be held in Brussels or, alternatively, via teleconference.
If you are interested in this position, please provide your CV and a 1-page cover letter outlining why you are suited for the job a: