Head of Main Department Administration (f/m/d)

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin for Materials and Energy (HZB)

Berlin, Germany

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Reference No. A 2021/5

The Main department Administration is looking for

Head of Main Department Administration (f/m/d)


  • You are head of the ?Main Department Administration? and provide disciplinary leadership to the heads of the three units ?Personnel and Social Matters?, ?Finances and Accounting?, as well as ?Purchasing and Materials Logistics?
  • You develop strategic concepts for the further development of the main department and ensure communication between the departments
  • You analyze and optimize the work processes within the administration as well as at the interfaces to the scientific departments and to the Main Departments Information Technology and Facility Management
  • You coordinate and are responsible for projects in the Main Department Administration, currently e. g. the conversion to SAP S/4HANA
  • You are responsible for the risk management system of HZB
  • You represent all concerns referring to the administration in relation to the works council and you report to the board of director
  • You represent the area of responsibility in the external relationship, in particular in relation to the shareholders


  • You have a degree in business administration or law (diploma/master’s degree) or a comparable qualification and have professional experience in the management of administrative organizational units
  • You have experience in personnel management, you are communicative, decisive and assertive
  • You have experience in managing projects
  • Knowledge of SAP is of advantage
  • You have expert knowledge in the fields of (German) grant and tax law, public sector employment law, public sector procurement law as well as very good MS-Office skills
  • You have experience in controlling major projects and the ability to present administrative issues in a way that is appropriate for the target group
  • You have knowledge of risk management
  • You have profound knowledge of works constitution law
  • You have very good written and spoken German and English language skills

Further Information

Dr. Antje Hasselberg

+49 30 8062-42340


Closing Date: 13.06.2021

This research center is part of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. With more than 42,000 employees and an annual budget of over € 5 billion, the Helmholtz Association is Germany’s largest scientific organisation.

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Quote Reference: A 2021/5