GTP-2020-HRE-MC: Graduate or Master Student specialized in business and administration management or similar - Financial Analysis and Process Management (GTP-2020-HRE-MC)

German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Köln, Germany

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Vocational training

Job description:

Have you (almost) completed your degree studies? Are you inspired by space exploration and keen to pursue a career in this exciting field? If so, perhaps you should take a closer look at the German Trainee Programme. Organised by DLR, it offers you the chance to work shoulder to shoulder with experts from the 22 member states of ESA – keeping your finger on the pulse of Europe‘s space programmes. Over a period up to 24 months, you will actively contribute to the latest research and/or technology projects. This is complemented by a generous scholarship. What better way to launch your career in international space business? The next GTP commences on 1st February 2020.

This is your opportunity to join the team at ESTEC – Noordwijk, Netherlands
Financial Analysis and Process Management (GTP-2020-HRE-MC)

You will join the Cost Centre Control & Support Services Team (HRE-MC) in the Programme Management Support Group of the Directorate of Human and Robotic Exploration Programmes (HRE). HRE is dedicated to exploring destinations in space where humans are already – or will in the future – live and work, for reasons of scientific research, economic development, international cooperation and public inspiration.

HRE-MC supports the effective resource planning and monitoring, including schedules, financial resources, procurement plans, workforce and asset management. Moreover, it prepares and implements the Directorate-specific management procedures, work instructions and related performance indicators as well as provides support for the Director in matters of internal organisation of the Directorate.
You will have an opportunity to shape new business methods and tools for the Directorate.


Your tasks will relate to Directorate-internal projects to define new and improve existing processes,  tools and documentation management methods and will, for example, include:

contributing to the definition and implementation of a continuous improvement scheme for the Directorate internal processes and methods strengthening the management process review and the relevant reporting procedures (including dashboard reporting, balance scorecard and Key Performance Indicators) actively supporting activities such as Knowledge Management, Quality Management System, Risk Management supporting the SharePoint development and other IT applications defining and implementing, in close cooperation with colleagues in the Programme Management Support Group and within the Directorate, guidelines such as, budget preparation process via benchmarking internally with other Directorates in ESA and best practice in industry support the budget and reporting process for cost centre and projects actively contributing to the analysis of Directorate-internal costs and Corporate Service Level Agreements providing pro-active suggestions towards continuing the further implementation of lean administrative processes

What can we offer you?

full integration into a team of business professionals, who will share their knowledge and  experience and support your development aspirations responsibility for your own tasks and duties within an important function in the Directorate participation in ESA-internal trainings, both with regard to the space environment as well as business and soft-skill trainings a first experience of the working environment and activities in an international organisation as well as an insight into the complex processes of political agreement in such organisations

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: GTP-2020-HRE-MC