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TNO, the Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research, is seeking to appoint three Directors of Science for its Units Buildings, Infrastructure & Maritime (BI&M), Information & Communication Technology (ICT), and Industry.
TNO is an independent research organisation whose expertise and research make an important contribution to the competitiveness of companies and organisations, to the economy and to the quality of society as a whole by doing applied scientific research. With approximately 3,000 staff, TNO works for a range of clients: government agencies, SMEs, large companies, service providers and social organisations. TNO’s unique position is attributable to its versatility and capacity to integrate this knowledge. TNO connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the sustainable competitive strength of industry and well-being of society.
Your Role and Profile
Reporting to the Managing Director, the Director of Science is member of the Unit’s management team, which also includes a Director Market and a Director of Operations. As the scientific expert, the Director of Science is responsible for the quality of the Unit’s knowledge programme and for promoting the knowledge base, both inhouse and externally. You are therefore charged with creating the high-quality knowledge base in support of the Unit’s innovation objectives and to attract new talent, partners and clients. You collaborate closely with the Unit’s knowledge team, including the Principal Scientists.
You have a strong (scientific) track record in the research field relevant to the Unit. As the Director of Science should be recognised as a thought leader within the relevant field of expertise, you will have a strong outlook on (long-term) knowledge development and as such have a strong innovative and conceptual mentality. The Director of Science should present the gravitas necessary to take the lead in shaping the Unit’s thought leadership. You should have inspiring leadership skills and significant management capability, and the ability to build effective relationships with a variety of stakeholders and potential clients.
For more information about TNO: www.tno.nl
An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver to assist the recruitment committee. Perrett Laver may be contacted for informal enquiries and questions regarding these roles. For the roles of Director of Science of the BI&M Unit (reference 3571) and ICT Unit (reference 3532), please contact Dr Emi Saliasi on +31 (0)20 2494373 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For the role of Director of Science of the Industry Unit (reference 3572), please contact Thomas Modder on +31 (0)20 2494379 or email@example.com. Applications can be uploaded at www.perrettlaver.com/candidates, quoting relevant reference numbers 3572 for the Industry role. The closing date for applications is 9am CET on Friday 22nd June.
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