Paragon Europe Malta I looking for a high-performing EU Programmes Manager to help us meet our business objectives and to develop further our portfolio of key relationships spanning research, education, innovation and policy, and provides briefings, strategic advice, coordination, and practical support for international partnerships. Paragon Europe is a leading innovative, international EU affairs, advisory and compliance company with head offices in Malta and Brussels with over 14 years of operational experience.
EU Programmes Manager 's Primary Duties Include but not limited:
Promote the Company’s interests externally, to organisations including EU-based agencies, networks and other related organisations, universities, foreign embassies in Brussels, Regional Offices and consortia partners.
Achieve growth in new business identification, the formation of new consortia and new partnerships.
Design and implement a strategic business plan that expands the company’s customer base and ensures it’s strong presence.
Build and promote strong, long-lasting customer relationships by partnering with them and understanding their needs.
Present sales, revenue and expenses reports and realistic forecasts to the management team.
Identify emerging markets and market shifts while being fully aware of new products and competition status.
Coordinate the development and delivery of a programme of international events designed to engage key international groups including researchers, foreign diplomats, and EU-based agencies
Recruit, set objectives, coach and monitor performance of sales representatives.
EU Programmes Manager 's Education and Experience:
BA degree in Business Administration, International Relations or a related field.
Successful previous experience in partnership development, consortia building and international travel and work
Interest in international affairs/policy will be an advantage, as will knowledge of international science, education and innovation policy environments.
Strong business sense and industry expertise
Strong planning and project management skills
A positive response and adaptability to change
Problem-solving and organisational skills to deal with complex and difficult situations autonomously as they arise
Evidence of ability to formulate operational plans to deliver the Company’s partnership objectives
EU Programmes Manager 's Attributes and Skills:
Communication, with the ability to present and influence credibly and effectively at all business levels
Driving the sales process from plan to close
Mentoring, coaching and people management skills
Problem-solving and creating sales opportunities
Excellent interpersonal skills with the capability and confidence to lead and motivate colleagues and build effective and trusting relations
High level of enthusiasm, personal commitment and independence to undertake periods of travel overseas without supervision
Cultural sensitivity, tact and diplomacy
Paragon Europe is an innovative, international EU affairs, advisory and compliance company with head offices in Malta and Brussels. From its inception, Paragon Europe has striven to realise excellence by competing with cutting edge peers in the ultra-competitive market of EU funding. Paragon Europe works with both private and public organisations, NGOs, universities, educational institutes and agencies offering various services related to European funded programmes such as Horizon 2020, Erasmus+, Youth Workers, COSME, PON/POR and more. We assist these organisations with the sourcing and implementation of EU funded projects and tailor our services to each individual requirement ensuring positive results every time. Paragon Europe stands for Realising Excellence