Head of Unit Sustainable Business and Entrepreneurship (SBE) – (m/f/d)

The Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) is offering a position as a Head of Unit at its office in Wuppertal, Germany.


Part-time (min. 80%) or full-time position for negotiation, beginning as of April/May 2020.


Wuppertal, Germany

The Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) is an international nonprofit Think and Do tank that works with businesses, policy makers, partner organisations and civil society towards a good life for all. Read more about us on the website:

We are looking for a new Head of Unit for the Sustainable Business and Entrepreneurship (SBE). The unit follows the mission of driving change towards sustainability in business and leveraging innovative business models, sustainability-driven opportunities and entrepreneurship to support Sustainable Consumption and Production.

The CSCP offers a dynamic and stimulating working team, diverse assignments and international development opportunities, the chance to work on future-oriented sustainability topics and the opportunity to make a true difference with your work at a reputable organization.

Your tasks will be to:

  • Provide strategic and operational leadership to the SBE unit
  • Develop new business opportunities and lead acquisition and proposal development on the topics of sustainability driven business models, entrepreneurship, eco-innovation, and circular economy
  • Engage with public- as well private-sector project funding
  • Provide strategic and financial supervision and some project management for a diverse set of clients, ranging from private companies to public institutions, at a national and international level
  • Coordinate and maintain effective work relationships with a wide spectrum of people and nationalities from CEO level to technical experts, governments and civil society organizations
  • Be part of the CSCP management team and contribute to the ongoing strategic development of the organization
  • Represent the CSCP externally at relevant events and manage relations with strategic partners and clients
  • Manage human resources allocation for the SBE team, and stimulate skills development, creativity, and cross-team building

You have

  • Completed tertiary degree in a sustainability and business-related field (e.g. business/economics, management, natural sciences, international relations) or social science.
  • Minimal 8 years of relevant work experience. International experience will be viewed favorably.
  • Experience in leading a team, either at project or unit level.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, managing a team, business development, report writing, presenting and workshop facilitation.
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills with written and spoken fluency in English, preferably also in German
  • A passion for anchoring sustainability within public institutions, research and business.
  • A team building spirit, have a can-do attitude and take own initiatives.
  • Proficiency in MS-Office programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)


CSCP pays according to the public pay scale Tarif-Vertrag-Länder (TV-L).

Application procedure

If you are interested in this position, please send your application via Email including motivation letter, CV, earliest possible starting date, certificates and references

To: Michael Kuhndt
Subject: “Head of Unit SBE + Your Name”