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KE1 Team Leader

Location: Middle East / North Africa
Location: Turkey
City/Cities Location Details: Ankara
Job Code: 5867


Project: Technical Assistance for Digital Transformation of SMEs in Turkey through Establishment of the Industry 4.0. Competence Center Project

The purpose of this contract is to create a self-sustainable digital transformation and skills building environment for Turkish manufacturing SMEs through the establishment of an Industry 4.0 Competence Center (I.4.0. CC) and to make this center a model for future digital transformation centers in Turkey. The Center will be in service for SMEs of the industry to assist in digital transformation through product/process development specifically in smart manufacturing applications, targeted trainings, tests, and analysis and consultancy services.

KE1 Team Leader

Qualifications and skills:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in administrative sciences (e.g. management, economics, international relations, public administrations etc.) or engineering (e.g. industrial engineering, mechanical engineering). In absence of university degree in above mentioned fields, university degree in any other field will be acceptable together with 15 years of working experience in regional/local economic development/competitiveness initiatives.
  •  Excellent command of English (speaking, reading, and writing)

General professional experience:

  • Minimum 10 years of general professional experience gained after the attainment of the bachelor’s degree. After 20 years of experience, it will not be considered as an asset.
  • Minimum 5 years of international experience as a long-term (i.e. minimum 6 months without any interruption full-time experience) Team Leader of Project Management position in technical assistance projects with at least 1 million EUR budget.

Specific professional experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the field of policy development on national/regional/sectoral level for/to SMEs/Private Sector Development preferably in an international environment
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in applying EU’s enterprise or R&D or innovation policy  in the member candidate countries
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in the provision of technical assistance to nation-wide SME support or representative organisations
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the manufacturing sector, preferably in the white goods sector


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