Junior Manager for the SME Hub & Cybersecurity Marketplace

European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO)
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jan 12

Position description

Under the supervision of the Coordination Manager in charge of the investments, support to SMEs, regions and Digital Innovation Hubs (part of the WG2 and WG4 of ECSO), the Junior Manager will be tasked to develop, promote and deploy an online platform dedicated to SME services in the European cybersecurity ecosystems. In particular, the Junior Manager will contribute to the following tasks:


  • Manage the execution of the SME Hub Platform and in particular of the Registry Marketplace;
  • If needed, support the Label “Cybersecurity Made in Europe”, which is also part of the SME Hub initiative;
  • Collection & statistical analysis of large amount of data from ECSO Members and external stakeholders to keep the Registry marketplace database updated;
  • Drive the evolution of the marketplace’s features with the support of different stakeholders;
  • Coordinate the sustainability requirements of the platform in terms of promotion and revenue generation;
  • Manage the relationship and contractual terms with the service provider of the SME Marketplace Platform;
  • Ensure the support to “sales”, and collaborate with the Marketing and Communications Manager on external communication activities for the services provided by the SME Hub;
  • Support the Marketing and Communications Manager with the dissemination process and identifying areas of improvement considering evolving needs;
  • Report to the Coordination Manager with all the essential changes and issues linked to Marketplace services.


  • Assist the Coordination Manager in the preparation of events and meetings with investors, SMEs and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Collect relevant information from members and any other stakeholder needed to complete the objectives related to SMEs and the Marketplace;
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the strategic priorities and work plan of the Working Group dealing with these issues.


  • Relevant degree from a university or business school in economics, business management, political sciences, marketing, etc.;
  • Strong analytical (numeric & strategic) and process thinking capabilities;
  • Effective communication and organisational skills;
  • Ability to multitask and work under strict deadlines;
  • Proactive, flexible and a self-starter are important pre-requisites. The ideal candidate should be able to work under minimum supervision;
  • Prior EU project management experience would be an advantage;
  • IT-skills: Advanced use of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Power Point and especially Excel), info graphic, statistical analysis software, etc. Previous experience in managing a CRM database would be an asset;
  • Excellent knowledge of English is a must. Proficiency in other European languages would be an asset. Excellent command of German could be an advantage.

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