CALL-30-2019-1 - Head of Economic Management

04 August 2020 - Expires: 04 October 2020

The CTTC is looking for a Head of Economic Management who is excited by the challenge of driving change and providing pro-active economic leadership and support in a stimulating international research environment.

The responsibilities of the position include:

  • Lead, implement and supervise the activities of the Economic Management team.
  • Supervision of the annual accounting information and budget control (private and public) Preparation of the financial statements and other reports for the different administrations.
  • Review and control that all the existing economic information is complete and faithfully reflects the economic situation of the center.
  • Guarantee compliance with all the legal and fiscal rules applicable to the institution and all internal policies and procedures.
  • Act as a responsible for financial matters in the audits: General Intervention, ERDF, CE, projects, CCAA and others.
  • Manage the treasury of the center, prepare forecasts, approve the transactions and ensure the optimal management of the same.
  • Collaborate with Project Management and HR in the coordination of the management of the competitive funds of the center throughout its entire cycle: application, execution and justification. Ensure that all the agents involved in resource management have useful and relevant information for decision making.
  • Manage and safeguard all the assets of the institution (both material and immaterial, including facilities and equipment).
  • Coordinate & supervise the Purchase team, assure compliance with the public procurement law.
  • Contribute to the implementation and improvement of the management, accounting and budgetary circuits required along with other management policies of the center, at the level of processes and tools.
  • Promote, alongside other Department heads, the development of the ERP SAP B1, and other tools.



Professional experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience in a similar position

 Education and training:

  • A relevant university degree in Economics, Management, Business Administration or similar.
  • A strong knowledge of accounting, preferably in foundations and in particular, in public sector research entities.


  • Medium level of English (at least B1)
  • High level of Catalan and Spanish both written and spoken


  • Professional experience in an international academic environment, preferably in research organisation will be highly valuated.
  • Professional experience in Public Administrations or dependent entities in the field of economic management, public procurement or research
  • Master’s degree or postgraduate diploma
  • Specific training in public procurement.
  • Specific training in public budget management
  • Specific training in foundations.
  • Microsoft Office applications. Strong Excel abilities
  • Advanced level of Sap Business One

Soft skills

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships internally and externally, as well as to inspire, motivate and drive all members.
  • Analytical and reasoning ability, ability to convey ideas and knowledge and to work in a team.
  • Great planning and organizational capacity, prioritizing the different issues to be dealt with and their workloads
  • Initiative and proactivity, ability to learn and adapt, flexibility and agility.
  • Responsibility, maturity and commitment.

Working conditions and Benefits

  • Annual gross salary according to CTTC’s salary policy, depending on the candidate’s qualification and professional experience.
  • Full-time permanent contract, 7,5 h/day. Flexibility.
  • Extended vacation period.

We provide a highly stimulating environment.

We offer and promote a diverse and inclusive environment and welcome applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Application Procedure

All applications must include:

  1. A motivation letter addressed to HR
  2. A complete CV including contact details
  3. Contact details of three referees

All applications must be addressed to HR and be submitted online through this online applications: