12546 - Division Manager - Research Division

Lecce - Bologna, Italy
Full Time
Entry Level

Job Opening cod. 12546

CMCC Position
Division Manager - Research Division
(Deadline: June 14th, 2024)



The CMCC Foundation is a scientific research center on climate change and it is committed to inform and facilitate the dialogue between scientists, decision makers and the general public to support in call to actions for the benefit of society and environment.

CMCC is committed to encourage discipline convergence to spur new and creative ideas and to ensure that environmental observations, analyses, predictions and services most effectively meet the needs of society.        

We are a cross-cutting international team that aims to stimulate sustainable growth, protect the environment, develop climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies by investigating and modelling our climate system.


Our Foundation is looking for a Division Manager, within the Division of Regional Ocean Forecasting Systems (ROFS).

Workplace location: Lecce/Bologna


The Division Manager is the leader responsible for overseeing all administrative activities within the division and its projects. Based on the indications of the Division Director, the Division Manager will be the owner of planning and budgeting, personnel management, procurement, travels and projects administration/management.


The Division Manager will be responsible for:

  • Operational processes related to opening research projects and their financial, administrative, and reporting management, in collaboration with the Project Managers, Project Function and the Central Services.
  • Administrative personnel management activities of Division with strategic approach (stabilizations, promotions, contract renewals, attendance monitoring, MBO, hiring, terminations, disciplinary actions, management of business trips and so on).
  • Management of the division procurement.
  • Three-year planning and monitoring of Division scientific activities in line with Division's strategic objectives.
  • Supporting the Division Director in the implementation of fundraising strategy and definition of scientific proposal plan, acting as liaison with Fundraising Office for preparation of new proposals.
  • Elaboration and monitoring of (semi-annual and annual) budget, accordingly with the Legal, Communication and Procurement Offices, when needed.
  • Implementation of Division networking activities and dissemination of scientific activities.

  • Strong focus on research objectives.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage personnel.
  • Ability to plan, organize and supervise research activities.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Based on the duration of the employment contract, without prejudice to any changes in organisation and/or career paths and downstream of the performance appraisal.
  • The appointment is assigned by the Institute Director and the Executive Director on the proposal of the Division Director, following:
  1. internal selection;
  2. external selection in the event that there are no internal candidates, or they are assessed as unsuitable.
  • The gross annual salary will be based on qualification and working experience.

Belonging to legally protected categories (ex L. 68/99) will constitute a preferential condition.

Some fiscal benefits could be applied for repatriated workers or foreign researchers/professors, having the requirements defined by Dlgs 147/2015 (for repatriates) or Dl 78/2010 (for foreigners).

CMCC is an equal-opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, familial status, and other legally protected characteristics. Please omit from your CV any data you or we might consider discriminatory.

This job announcement is an invitation to express interest in the above-mentioned CMCC Position.


Applicants responding to this posting declare that they have read, understood and agreed to the Official Rule for the CMCC Personnel recruitment".

We will keep your information on file for up to 1 year.


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