Team Leader, EU Project Finance

VTT is one of the leading research organizations in Europe. What unites us at VTT is curiosity, a passion for learning and a devotion to finding solutions to global challenges and answers to our customers’ needs. We offer an encouraging and innovative work environment, brilliant colleagues and various career paths.

We are looking for Team Leader to EU project finance

As a Team Leader, you support and coach your team, which is specialized in European Commission funded projects. Team´s goal is to provide professional project finance service effectively throughout the whole project life cycle on financial and administrative matters. You will work as part of VTT´s Business Support unit in Project Finance services. In your role, you will ensure high service quality and efficient use of resources by developing team and its processes. Supporting the team with your professional skills and excellent, wide knowledge on EU Programmes, EU projects and instruments as well as EU project related practices is also one of your key responsibilities.

Main responsibilities

  • Managing the operations of EU project finance team
  • Development of team’s working methods, instructions, practices and tools
  • Collaboration with VTT`s Business Areas, Business Support and other relevant stakeholders
  • Co-operation with auditors
  • Internal trainings and workshops organized by EU Project Finance Team
  • Statistics and reports on VTT’s participation and success in Framework Programmes and other EU Programmes

We expect you to have

  • Strong interest and motivation towards team leader role and leadership, previous experience of team leader role is an asset
  • Knowledge of the European Commission Framework Programmes (especially Horizon2020 and Horizon Europe, other EU Programmes and funding instruments), general terms and conditions and financial rules of them
  • Understanding of publicly funded research projects’ processes and contexts
  • Applicable degree e.g. in Finance or Political Science (e.g. BBA or Master)
  • Versatile experience in finance related tasks
  • Fluent in Finnish and English

As a person

You strive to inspire and coach people. You actively try to find new ways of working and help people to succeed and reach their goals. You can see and take into account the big picture while you still are able to pay close attention to details.

You have a proactive, and customer-oriented mindset, which you use to develop EU project finance services. You like working in a fast-changing environment and have the ability to prioritize and adopt ad-hoc tasks with a short notice. You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

We offer

Versatile and challenging position where you have the possibility to develop EU project finance services. We offer you interesting development work among enthusiastic people with high expertise.

VTT provides an inspiring working environment that pools together world-class research, innovations and top experts. Our mission is to create impact that generates sustainable growth and wellbeing in society as well as in industry.

Our people are the core of the next generation VTT. Therefore, our personnel’s wellbeing, flexible work opportunities and competence development are key priorities for us. With us, you can make an impact for a better future and you can be part of solving the biggest challenges of our time.

Interested and want to hear more?

For more information about the position, please contact Mirka Gottberg, Manager Strategic public funding June 14th 11-12 or June 16th 9-10   Mobile: +358 40 484 7459 or Noora Hyytiäinen, Manager Project finance services June 11th 11-12 or June 18th 11-12, Mobile: +358 40 142 7320

We are looking forward to hearing from you, so please send your CV and application with salary expectation as soon as possible via our recruitment system, or June 22nd at the latest. We will start to review the applications and schedule Teams interviews already during the vacancy period.


Location: Espoo, Tampere, Jyväskylä or Oulu

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Employment type: Full time, Permanent


VTT is a visionary research, development and innovation partner. We drive sustainable growth and tackle the biggest global challenges of our time and turn them into growth opportunities. We go beyond the obvious to help the society and companies to grow through technological innovations. We have over 75 years of experience of top-level research and science-based results. VTT´s turnover and other operating income is 258 M€. VTT is at the sweet spot where innovation and business come together.

VTT – beyond the obvious.

Location: Tekniikantie 21, Espoo


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