Up to three Independent Members will be selected for the EIT RawMaterials Executive Board

The application closes on 8 April 2022, 16:00 CET.

EIT RawMaterials is an Institutionalised European Partnership collaborating with and co-funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, under the Horizon Europe Framework Programme for Research and lnnovation 2021-2027. It was designated as a KIC (Knowledge and lnnovation Community) by the EIT Governing Board on 9 December 2014 and has been collaborating with the EIT in this capacity ever since.

EIT RawMaterials has been entrusted with the management of the European Raw Materials Alliance (ERMA) launched by the European Commission on 29 September 2020. The European Commission’s Action Plan of 3 September 2020, ‘Critical Raw Materials Resilience: charting a Path towards greater Security and Sustainability’ identifies raw materials as critical to Europe’s future. ERMA is part of that Action Plan and plays a key role in making Europe economically more resilient by diversifying its supply chains, creating jobs, attracting investments to the raw materials value chain, fostering innovation, training young talents and contributing to the best enabling framework for raw materials and the Circular Economy worldwide. ERMA currently comprises some 600 members from Europe and worldwide.

EIT RawMaterials is an Association under German law (EIT RawMaterials e.V.) with its headquarters in Berlin. Its operational arm is EIT RawMaterials GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Association, with six Innovation Hubs.

Role of the Executive Board at EIT RawMaterials

The Executive Board has a widely supervisory and non-operational function, overseeing the activities of EIT RawMaterials as carried out by its operational arm and wholly-owned subsidiary EIT RawMaterials GmbH with its own Management Board (CEO and CEO). In its capacity of representative of EIT RawMaterials e.V. in the Shareholder Meeting of EIT RawMaterials GmbH, it appoints the CEO and COO of EIT RawMaterials GmbH, supervises their work and discusses and approves strategic decisions, which are developed and proposed by the EIT RawMaterials GmbH Managing Board. Independently thereof, the Executive Board is the statutory organ of EIT RawMaterials e.V.

Election and Composition of the Executive Board

The members of the Executive Board are elected by the General Assembly of EIT RawMaterials e.V. partners which are held twice a year. The regular term of office of Executive Board members is three years with re-elections being possible. No restrictions apply.

The Executive Board is composed of, in general, six members proposed by the EIT RawMaterials Innovation Hubs (Co-Location Centers), and at least an equal number of “independent” members. It is chaired by a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and a Treasurer. The Chairperson of the Executive Board should, in general, be an “independent” member.

An Executive Board member is “independent” if he/she/they does not have any link to any of the EIT RawMaterials e.V. partners.

The Executive Board composition should be balanced in terms of regions, knowledge areas, gender and other aspects. At least two Executive Board members must be female, ideally at least one third or more.

Your Profile

EIT RawMaterials is inviting candidates for up to three “independent” Executive Board member positions of EIT RawMaterials e.V. Candidates should fit the following profile:

  • Strong pan-European network to decision-makers in the raw materials sector;
  • Understanding of EU policies, incl. funding policies, and their translation into action;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the work at the intersection of research, education and entrepreneurship;
  • Preferably previous roles within the European Union and/or in supervisory functions;
  • A passion for innovation and entrepreneurship;
  • Potential availability for Board internal exchange in person or via means of electronic communication once a month;
  • Excellent English language skills.

Candidates are invited to express their interest in a chair or vice chairperson position, if applicable.

EIT RawMaterials applies a policy of equal opportunities and accepts applications without discrimination on any grounds.