Position as a Senior Project Manager (m/f/d)

The Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) gGmbH is offering a position as Senior Project Manager in the Sustainable Infrastructure, Products and Services (SIPS) team in our office in Wuppertal, Germany.

Starting Date: between Nov 2021 and Jan 2022 (please indicate your availability)

Working time: 80%

Duration:  1 year, with the possibility of extension

The 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:

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 organisation.

Are you a fluent English speaker that is native in German and interested in working to support mainstreaming sustainability in an international environment? Do you like to connect different cultures and always see opportunities, even when challenges arise frequently?

Your tasks will be:

  • The main task will be to work as Senior Project Manager for a German public funded project, with duration of 5 years, focusing on supporting companies to improve their biodiversity impacts
  • Independent leadership of projects and fulfilment of their technical, organisational, formal and financial requirements
  • Independent project management as well as adequate project-related arrangement with the administration
  • Continuous, independent acquisition of externally funded projects
  • Do research work for example in the field of sustainable products, sustainable value chains, circular economy, the European Green Deal and related strategies and action plans
  • Publication of project results and further communication towards the target group
  • Coordination of internal and external project groups and project partners as well as external stakeholders
  • Leading project teams

You have:

  • Completed tertiary degree in a sustainability, social science, economics or business-related field
  • At least 10 years of relevant work experience, including sound experience as project manager
  • Experience in sustainability topics in general, especially biodiversity-related topics, stakeholder engagement, sustainable value chains and corporate sustainability
  • Independent project work, presenting and workshop facilitation
  • Working experience and/or interest in working with sectors like food, retail, textile and chemical
  • Working knowledge on the European political agenda is a plus, though not mandatory
  • Team spirit and a can-do attitude
  • Willingness to take responsibilities, availability to travel
  • Proficiency in MS-Office programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)


As English is the working language of the CSCP, fluency in written and spoken English is necessary. As the applicant will be mainly involved in a German project, fluency in German is also mandatory.


We apply the TV-L Salary system.

Application Procedure:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send us your complete application (motivation letter in English, your CV, certificates and (a) reference(s), and your time availability in one single PDF) latest by 15th October 2021.

To: Cristina Fedato, Head of Unit Sustainable Infrastructure, Products and Services (SIPS) team