Project manager in sustainable food production
We want to contribute to a sustainable food sector and through collaboration develop the sustainable food of the future. Are you our project manager?
Älvsbyn municipality has been granted support for the Charm FoodLab project. It is a collaborative project where Älvsbyn municipality is the project owner and Charminorr economic association is a project partner. The project will contribute to increased innovation power for the sustainable food of the future in northern Sweden. With a focus on the small town in the countryside as a starting point, the project will be characterized by a strong collaboration between Älvsbyn municipality and Polarbröd.
In the project, a physical Foodlab in Älvsbyn will emerge, a lab called CHARM-fabriken, which will become a place where companies can jointly develop the sustainable food of the future. Through the CHARM factory, conditions are created for increased food production as entrepreneurs get a place for collaboration and innovation. In addition to the physical lab, the project also consists of knowledge-raising efforts in the form of lectures and workshops.
Älvsbyn municipality is looking for a driven and solution-focused project manager who is responsible for running and implementing the Charm FoodLab project. In the role of project manager, you are responsible for all external and internal communication, coordination and dissemination of results. You will drive the work to create a test environment with relevant equipment whose purpose is to promote and develop food production in the north. Innovation and new thinking is a key factor. We are looking for someone who is good at collaborating and understanding the needs of different actors and is interested in the food of the future. You have knowledge and experience in project management and it is an advantage if you have worked in EU projects before. You are good at building networks and relationships and connecting actors with different backgrounds and perspectives.
We believe that you have been an entrepreneur yourself or that you have been around entrepreneurs and innovators so you have an understanding of the innovation system. You are innovative and "open minded" and also have administrative skills as you will be responsible for the ongoing reporting of project funds.
To thrive in the role and achieve expected results, you have
-Relevant college/university education
- Good communication skills
-A wide network
-A holistic perspective and a good analytical ability
-Good computer skills
- Good knowledge of Swedish and English
-Good ability to plan, lead and work towards the project's purpose and goals
-Knowledge of project accounting
-Experience of public activities
It is meritorious if you have
-Experience from the food sector
- Experience in sustainability work
-Previous experience as a project manager
We offer a full-time project employment/temporary employment up to and including 270630 with the possibility of extension.
Access by agreement
Application deadline: 240222
Location is Älvsbyn, but the work area is the whole of Norrbotten
A selection will be made of all the applications where a number of candidates with a suitable profile are invited to a recruitment seminar. The recruitment seminar will take place on site in Älvsbyn on Friday 1 March. The seminar consists of individual exercises and group exercises, presentation and individual conversations.
The project is co-financed by ERDF, the European Regional Development Fund, Region Norrbotten, Sparbanken Nord, Polarbröd AB, Stiftelsen Anna Borgeryd's memorial fund, Älvsbyn municipality. Charminorr economic association is a project partner.
Closeness and proximity are keywords in Älvsbyn. Whether it be to flora and fauna, between people and events, or coastal waters and mountain ranges. Although a small town, Älvsbyn boasts of attractions like Storforsen – the largest unregulated rapids in Europe, and Kanisbacken, a ski resort within walking distance from the town center.
Älvsbyn is also a place for entrepreneurs and pioneers, as it is home to Europe's largest test area over land for verification and validation of military systems and Polarbröd, Sweden’s third-largest producer of bread (which also happens to be run completely on renewable energy!).