Job Opening - EFC COO

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The European Federation of Corrosion (EFC – is a federation of 45 organizations with interests in corrosion based in 25 different countries within Europe and beyond. Taken together, its Member Societies represent the corrosion interests of more than 25,000 engineers and scientists. Founded in 1955, its aim is to advance the science of the corrosion and protection of materials by promoting cooperation in Europe and collaboration internationally. The EFC is registered in Belgium, with offices in Paris, London and Frankfurt am Main.

The EFC accomplishes diverse activities devoted to various aspects of corrosion and its prevention, including the organization of courses, workshops, and conferences like our annual flagship event EUROCORR. Other valuable activities are fostering collaborative research, coordinating testing programmes and the preparation of reports, guidelines, and proceedings for publication.

We offer you a unique opportunity to join us in developing the EFC into a growing international scientific organization in the position of Chief Operating Officer, COO (f/m/d). As such, you will take responsibility for day-to-day business while developing the commercial activities of the EFC. You will report to the President and Board of Administrators of the EFC.

Working together with a highly motivated and experienced team, you will have an opportunity to shape the future of the EFC with a high degree of autonomy in implementing the strategy of the EFC.

Are you known as a communicative, responsible, and entrepreneurial person? Are you enthusiastic about developing a scientific community? If so, the EFC will be the right choice for you!

You will need:

- High level of motivation and commitment

- Strong communication and leadership skills

- Ability to evaluate and implement business growth options

- Entrepreneurial skills and evidence of achievement of financial targets in previous roles

- Drive to continue the professionalization of the EFC while retaining its scientific spirit and ensuring sustainability of conference management

- Ability to deal with other societies and member management

- Willingness to travel worldwide



- University degree (MBA or degree in science)

- Fluent English, further language skills are advantageous

- Relevant work experience

- Ideally, a strong connection and a network to international corrosion communities


Contract conditions:

- Home office is possible, but the place of work needs to be linked to one of the secretariats of the EFC or our Member Societies

- Initial fixed term employment contract for 2 years with tenure track option, 50% to 100% employment status

- Bonuses linked to achieved goals


Please, send your application to before 30/11/2022. The application should include an application letter, CV, and names and contact details of two referees.

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