Digital euro - Rulebook Development Manager

Market Infrastructure & Payments
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General Information

Type of contract Fixed-term contract, which may be extended subject to individual performance and organisational needs

Who can apply? EU nationals

Salary J (bracket 1 - step 1) full time monthly net salary: €8,938 plus benefits, for further information see what we offer.

Working time Full time

Place of work Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Closing date 19.02.2024

Your team

You will be part of the digital euro programme management team in the Directorate General Market Infrastructures and Payments, which initiated the digital euro preparation phase in November 2023. During this phase the focus will be on preparing further for the development of a digital euro, building on the findings obtained during the investigation phase.

In your role as manager of the Rulebook Development team you will be responsible for developing the digital euro rulebook, its operating model and a plan for its adoption in close alignment with market stakeholders. You will work alongside the other work streams in the programme to deliver the content of the digital euro rulebook. You will be the chair of the Rulebook Development Group and will therefore liaise with the external stakeholder groups represented in this group. You will report to the digital euro programme manager.

The ECB is an inclusive employer, and we strive to reflect the diversity of the population we serve. We encourage you to apply irrespective of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or other characteristics.

Your role

As Rulebook Development Manager you will:
  • manage the digital euro rulebook development team;
  • chair the Rulebook Development Group composed of market stakeholder and Eurosystem representatives;
  • manage the development of the digital euro rulebook in cooperation with the Rulebook Development Group and its working groups;
  • build, maintain and develop sound and fruitful working contacts with all relevant internal and external parties;
  • manage budget for both human resources and external consultancy.

The position offers you a unique opportunity to shape the future of central bank money by making it available also in digital form to all citizens and firms in the euro area and, in doing so, support the digitalisation of the euro area economy. You will be part of a multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens.

Qualifications, experience and skills

  • master’s degree or equivalent in business administration, economics, finance, project management, law, STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics), computer science or another relevant field (see How you can join us for details on degree equivalences);
  • in addition to the above, a minimum of 10 years’ professional experience, of which 5 should be in (i) coordinating teams as a senior consultant, senior expert or senior manager in (i) the development or management of a payment scheme, (ii) retail payments, or (iii) project management; 
  • experience in cooperating with and guiding external and internal stakeholders and suppliers;
  • an advanced (C1) command of English and an intermediate (B1) command of at least one other official language of the EU, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

  • experience in working in multiple stakeholder environments where common ground need to be found;
  • experience in managing and/or developing a customer-facing (front-end) payment solution including compensation and financial aspects.

You engage collaboratively with others. You analyse complex information effectively and can evaluate different views to arrive at solutions. You pursue team goals and can draw on the strengths of a diverse team to get the best results. You facilitate change and can articulate strategic priorities and scenarios for your team.

You are motivated to contribute to the ECB’s mission, to serve the citizens of the EU as a member of a public institution and to work with colleagues from all over Europe.

You are motivated to be part of our team and to develop and use your skills and competencies to achieve the aims of this position.

Further information

The contract offered will be fixed term until 31 January 2026.

Temporary appointments may be extended or made permanent subject to organisational needs and budgetary constraints. This may result in a staff member with a non-convertible fixed-term contract being offered a convertible contract in accordance with the ECB Conditions of Employment.

For additional information on this specific vacancy, you can speak to the hiring manager, Evelien Witlox, on +49 (0)69 1344 23856 between 11:00 and 12:00 on Thursday, 15 February.

Application and selection process

The recruitment process for this position will be conducted partly remotely. It will include a remote interview in the pre-selection phase and – if you are invited to participate in the subsequent selection phase – a written exercise, on-site presentation and interviews.

If you are not selected for this position but are still considered suitable, you will be placed on a reserve list (see step 4 of How we hire), from which you might be considered for similar positions within the ECB.

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