Project Lead, Future of Production Systems
PROJECT LEAD, FUTURE OF PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.
The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
We have recently launched a major new initiative, Shaping the Future of Production Systems, which will stimulate substantive public-private collaboration on how we can drive innovative, sustainable and job-creating manufacturing and production systems globally.
The Project Lead will manage, shape and evolve the Forum’s agenda on production and manufacturing and deliver the initiative, Shaping the Future of Production Systems.
Acting as a knowledge hub and catalyst for collaboration between leaders from industry, academia, government, international organizations and civil society, as well as across the World Economic Forum itself, the Project Lead will leverage the extensive networks and global platform associated with the Forum to develop, advance and implement a series of public-private action tracks at scale.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Serve as the focal point of the Forum’s agenda and initiatives on manufacturing and production systems, providing leadership on both content and implementation
• Build relationships with stakeholders from industry, government, academia, international organizations and civil society, in particular a board of policy-makers and business leaders engaged on the future of production
• Liaise widely across the organization – and externally – to identify, shape and deliver workstreams agreed by the board
• Generate extra support for and partnership on the future of production
• Manage the project team (permanent staff, secondees and short-term consultants)
• Take charge of project budgets and responsibility for delivering outputs on time and to budget within an often ambiguous and fast-changing context
• Create and articulate content for specific events to promote both the initiative and the agenda, in particular the Annual Meeting, the Annual Meeting of the New Champions, and other regional meetings as appropriate
Qualifications and Skills
• 10+ years of relevant work experience in the public, private or civil society sector, working across sectors in a multistakeholder, international environment
• Master’s degree in relevant fields in social and political science, economics, engineering, industrial policy and international relations
• A perfect command of written and spoken English; fluency in at least one other language is an advantage
• Excellent strategic acumen combined with the ability to “roll up your sleeves” in a dynamic and demanding environment
• A strong understanding of the international policy environment
• An entrepreneur with a strong service attitude and a commitment to the Forum’s mission of deepening public-private collaboration
• Proven success at project implementation, including resourcing, scheduling, cost management, communication and evaluation
• Adaptable and resilient; able to thrive on ambiguity and change
• Exceptional leadership abilities and high emotional intelligence: ability to manage, mentor and inspire a team and create a supportive work environment leading to professional growth
If you are an energetic and positive leader and team player, with excellent organizational, interpersonal and communications skills, please apply online.