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Program Manager (m/w/x)

Join Us at Gaia-X: Shaping the Future of the European Digital Economy

Gaia-X is the European Association for Data and Cloud AISBL, committed to establishing the de facto standard for data and cloud services aligned with EU values. Our mission involves developing policies, rules, specifications, and a verification framework based on European standards and values. Over 300 companies and organizations, with a significant representation from SMEs, actively participate in designing Gaia-X. This federation concept promotes self-determination, fostering innovation and creating interoperability and portability across cloud services, driving the European digital economy forward. Hundreds of representatives from business, research, and government collaborate to ensure organizations and individuals maintain full control over their data and make independent decisions about access.

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Position: Program Manager (m/w/x)

We are seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented Program Manager to join our COO team. The ideal candidate will manage daily project activities and collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure a successful project implementation.

Your Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in implementing complex IT programs with a technical background in an international business or NPO Tech-environment.
  • Excellent program management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects to achieve a common goal.
  • Strong stakeholder and relationship management skills to coordinate complex cross-project processes and communication.
  • A degree in IT or Business Administration is a plus, as it is experience in IT consulting or technical projects.
  • Familiarity with European Commission-funded projects, especially in ICT and digitalization, is advantageous.
  • Structured, well-organized, proactive team player with a hands-on mentality.
  • Fluency in English and at least one other European language.


Our Offer:

  • Be part of a growing association creating a new digital ecosystem for Europe, based on core European values like cooperation, data sovereignty, and trust.
  • An international, multicultural, and open-minded working environment with a collaborative hands-on approach.
  • Opportunities to take on additional responsibilities with open communication across all levels, including strong connections to Gaia-X senior management.
  • Flexible working models (onsite/remote) and contract options to accommodate smart, driven individuals eager to make a difference.
  • Flat hierarchies, freedom to act, and inspiring, enthusiastic colleagues.
  • Responsibilities include managing, implementing, and monitoring projects, representing Gaia-X’s vision and strategy, and engaging stakeholders to integrate the Gaia-X framework and mission in the Data Space Support Centre working groups.
  • Monitoring EU data policy, standardization, and regulatory frameworks.


Ready to Grow with Gaia-X?

We look forward to receiving your detailed application, including your CV and a motivation letter, your starting date and salary expectations.
Please send the above information to Mr Alberto Curatolo, Chief Financial Officer at
Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, as we would like to fill the position shortly.
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